Because I work on Saturdays, I wasn’t able to participate in the first read-a-thon I discovered back in the early days of spring, when the book blogging world was blowing open to me. I was eager to participate in the next one I found, but once again Dewey’s Read-a-Thon falls on a Saturday. Why, oh why, can the world in general have free Saturdays, while I must slave away at selling movie tickets and serving pop corn?! I just want to READ (for 24 hours straight!)
However, my dream can still come true. To my great excitement Bethany of Dreadlock Girl Reads can’t participate in the Oct. 24th read-a-thon either, and in her brilliance she has scheduled a NEW read-a-thon for Dec. 5th. While that is also a Saturday, I actually DON’T have to work since Reel Pizza Cinerama will be closed for our winter break! Thank you Bethany – you have earned my affection forever. 🙂
So. The deal is that on the 5th of December I will begin reading at 6 a.m. and not stop reading until the following morning – 24 hours. Actually, I will break up the reading with some blogging and cheering for the other participants now and then – as well as snacking and going to fetch another beverage! I’ll come up with a hefty stack of SHORT books and see how many I can get through. Sounds totally awesome, right? Hu-rah!!
Meanwhile, I must dash over to visit Lu at Regular Rumination, who is in the thick of her own “Faux-Read-A-Thon day”, (unable to swing the 24th, she went out on a limb and is read-athoning a day early!) to cheer her on.
And a big pre-cheer for all the eager readers who are hopefully going to bed early tonight, falling asleep with that huge and exciting pile of books beside their bed, ready for the 6 o’clock alarm and the start of Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Good luck and happy reading!