Posted by: Sally Ingraham | December 5, 2009

Read. Read. Read-a-Thon: Breaktime Shindig

Read.Read.Read-a-ThonBethany of Dreadlock Girl Reads is our amazing host for this read-a-thon, and she’s been doing a great job of frequently updating with links to memes, funny videos to give your brain a break, and book give-away winners – at the expense of her own reading time. She pointed the way many hours ago to a breaktime shindig hosted by fellow read-a-thon participant I Heart Monster, and I’m finally getting around to joining the “Ditch the Naughty, Embrace the Nice” party.

A big part of a read-a-thon is supporting your fellow readers, since most of us are sitting in our houses shut up in a room, probably spending large amounts of time by ourselves – with books of course!

In my efforts to get round to as many blogs as I can to post at least one encouraging comment, I have run into a problem that is increasingly frustrating to me – the blog host Blogger hates me! Certain blog formats just eat my comments, regardless of how I try to post them, whether it is through my WordPress ID, just leaving name and URL, or even going under Anonymous… Makes me sad.

So in order to hit two cans with the same rock, I’m going to participate in I Heart Monster’s meme (the idea of which is to dish out some choice compliments to bloggers that are new to you) and also send out the love to some of the read-a-thon participants that I’ve missed.

Here goes!

Cessie of Cessie’s Book Journey is blogging from China, and she has a really lovely blog design – very open and airy. Best of luck with your read-a-thon endeavor!

It’s very festive at Reads4Pleasure! Glad things are going well for you during this read-a-thon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lanie and Julie of Lose Your Cred have a super fun, colorful layout, and I love their team-concept. Good luck ladies – keep READING!!!

Michelle of The True Book Addict is hanging out with her Mom today – hurray for shared read-a-thoning!. The header on her blog makes me smile in a new a special way, now that I have cats of my own with which to share my addiction. Nice work Michelle. ๐Ÿ™‚

And of course I must direct some love to Leila at bookshelves of doom, since she has been an inspiration to me in the field of reading and has kept a blog that I adore for quite a long and lovely time. Hurray for reading, keep up the good work!

And now, having brought my “time spent on the internet” up to approx. 3 hours for the day, I really must get back to reading!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Thanks for participating in the compliments meme ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your picture on top!

    You’re doing good, so keep up the good work!

  2. Cassie’s Book Journey has a gorgeous design. Where do these people on Blogger find these great templates?

  3. Thanks, dear. It’ll make you laugh, I’m sure (since it’s so very *him*), that I haven’t read nearly as much as I’d planned because Joshua has been harassing me so much!

  4. I Heart Monster – Thanks and same to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    EL Fay – I’m definitely jealous of some of the Blogger themes – I just wish I didn’t have this inability to mesh with some of them. Thank goodness I can still post with ease on your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Leila – Typical. I wouldn’t have expected anything else…!!

  5. Thank you for your lovely compliments!

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