Sunday, September 24, 2017

Everything Book-ish: Readathon...Cybils...Texas Book Festival

DEWEY'S 24-HOUR READATHON

Good grief! How can Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon be ten years old? Crazy. 

I participated in my first readathon in 2008. I might have missed one. If I do the math, it sounds like I have participated in nineteen readathons! Oh dear. More math...19 x 24 hours?...Oh my! That's 456 hours of straight reading. 

I've had lots of memorable readathons. I had a baby shower to attend during one of the readathons and I got trapped at the shower by flood water. And of course I had no Internet access. And I was supposed to post my first Mini-Challenge. (It all worked out.)

Another time an ice storm came in and knocked out our Internet. (We have wacky weather here in Texas.)

I've created Mini-Challenges. I've co-hosted. I've often used the readathon as a springboard for my Cybils reading. Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon was the first blogging event I participated in, and it made me love blogging and the blogging community.

Can you tell I love the readathon?


Hashtag? Why, yes! #30DaysofReadathon OR #readathon if you’d prefer because easy.

2017 CYBILS JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Tomorrow. Stay tuned.

2017 CYBILS NOMINEES ACCEPTED

Soon. Stay tuned.

2017 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

Sometimes everything aligns perfectly in the universe. This year, in successive (not, happily, overlapping) weekends, will be Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon (Oct. 21), my granddaughter's 2nd birthday (October 28), and the Texas Book Festival (Nov. 3 and 4). So many great authors. Can't wait.


What are you reading today?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

26 comments:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! I actually haven't participated in a single readathon yet but they sound like so much fun! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I hope you will join in during the October readathon.

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  2. I have only participated for short periods during readathons...but I always intend to do more.

    Maybe this year?

    Happy birthday to your granddaughter! My birthday is three days before hers.

    Enjoy the week, with all your activities, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I always intend to do more actual reading during readathon...maybe this year?

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  3. I've always wanted to participate in a 24 hour readathon... But I don't think I can do that :D it's just so... hard! And what about life things? But I am so tempted to do it anyway :) 10 years is totally amazing, that's for sure.
    Those adventures sound crazy though :D
    Have a great reading week, Deb :)

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    1. I almost never do 24 hours. Still it's fun to try.

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  4. I actually stayed up all night (total sleep three hours) for my first Dewey's. My second, the year before last, I put in 10 hours of reading and whittled down my TBR list. I plan to participate in this year's Dewey's and will probably tackle Barkskins. Or maybe I'll read solely one author. Or maybe you can suggest an appropriate "angle."

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    1. I think it is fun to have a stack of books ready to go, and then see what you feel like reading.

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  5. It is hard to believe that Dewey's is 10 years old. Wow. I haven't done too many readathons, but the ones I have done I've really enjoyed.

    Hope the Festival is great when it gets here!

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    1. Yes, and my blog will also be ten years old next summer. Crazy.

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  6. I have never participated in any of the readathons. I always think I will but I never do. Have fun with the readathon.

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  7. Wow that looks fun! I would try that one day (preferably vocation).

    Have a great week!

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    1. Readathon is twice a year---once in October, once in April.

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  8. I love the idea of taking part in a 24-hour readathon and it is definitely on my To Do list - though I need to do it when I'm on holiday. Teaching is one of those jobs you really have to stay sharp for... Congratulations on taking part in so many - I do think it sounds huge fun - and also for the birthday of your granddaughter:). Have a great week and many thanks for popping in:)

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  9. Yay, I have been selected to read for the YA Cybils, first round. Now the hard work to come...read all those books!

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  10. Sounds like you're having fun with the readathon. I've never done one; I have a feeling I couldn't keep up. What am I reading today...mostly book blogs (getting caught up with whatever everyone else is reading) and an ARC. Last night I finished and blogged about a little known poet whose work I recently discovered: https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/do-you-know-eileen-hall

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  11. It's sounds crazy that the readathon is 10 years old. I've participated on and off during the years.

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  12. I've never participated in a readathon. The weekend never seems to work out for me. Maybe it'll work better now that I'm retired. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  13. Not participated in a readathon either but I can imagine how good it is to be involved. You sure have participated well in so many.

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  14. I am amazed that Dewey's Read-a-thon is 10 years old. I definitely need to participate again this year!

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  15. I remember when the Read-a-thon started but I've never participated in it or any of the other read-a-thons. It just strikes me as too much reading and blogging combined together. Come see what I'm reading

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  16. Due to Hurricane Irma, I had an extended weekend without much else to do so I turned it into a personal read-a-thon. Most of the time I can't do the read-a-thons because they are during the week while I'm at work. Girl Who Reads

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