Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon

It's time for another Read-A-Thon.  On Saturday, April 10th, join readers around the world in a 24-hour bookfest.  Reading starts at 1:00 p.m. (GMT) which translates to 6:00 a.m. Mountain Time - figure your own zone from there.  There will be challenges, cheerleaders and prizes.

This will be our second read-a-thon - our first being in October of 2009.  If you were reading our blog back then, you may remember that we learned a few lessons - the first, and most important, of which was:

We are too old to pull all-nighters! Our plan for next time is to pick a 12-18 hour span and allow ourselves a full night's sleep.

So, my (Tami's) plan this time is to read from 7:00 a.m. (I'm not a morning person*) to 10:00 p.m. - and possibly after that if circumstances allow.  Dave has a trap shooting meet that day, so he'll join in whenever possible.

I also learned an important lesson about advance preparation:  I noticed lots of participants making advance food plans in the days leading up to the read-a-thon, but didn't really pay attention. Now I understand the advance prep. Cooking and/or prowling the pantry looking for munchies consumes a lot of time.  I will have snacks on hand and lunch pre-prepared.

If you've never tried the read-a-thon, it's tons of fun, join in if you can - even if it's only for a few hours. The site to sign up is here.  We made some really great blogging friends the last time around and hope to make more this time.  Start stacking up the books and we'll see you on the 10th.

*Tami's morning theory:  There are plenty of usable hours in the day after 9:00 a.m. so there's no point to using the ones before that.  Only books and the promise of coffee could get me to rise early!


  1. Haha Tami - I agree with your assessment of morning hours completely. Early flights to save money are the only time I see the sun rise. Sunsets are just as pretty.

    Good luck with your reading. I'll be cheering you on.

  2. I'm looking forward to a fun day. Good luck to both of you.

  3. I think it's great that you have a readathon buddy! Have fun. I've always thought about planning a family readathon but I have to wait for my 3 year old to learn to read!