Saturday, October 9, 2010

24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Let the Read-a-thon begin...okay a few hours late for me...but in my defense I had a late night in Boston seeing the one and only Kate DiCamillo!  Super fabulous....more about that later! Anyway, my official start time will be 11:00 a.m. (EST).   I have no special goals, except that I’d like to participate for at least 12 hours. I took part in my first read-a-thon last May and I enjoyed it immensely!  I also plan on cheering other participants along for a couple of hours. 

My reading pile includes:

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (re-read)
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Sunshine Picklelime by Pamela Ellen Ferguson
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
Elvis & Olive by Stephanie Watson
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Good luck to everyone participating...and happy reading!


  1. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison
    Have a great workout today :)

  2. Just popping in to cheer you on! Looks like you have some great books lined up for the read-a-thon!

  3. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison
    Have a great workout today :)

  4. Hope you're having fun with your choices, Happy Reading!

  5. I really like your list of books - all enjoyable and fun! Good luck in the Readathon!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  6. The party’s just starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    Perfectly good reason to start late. Have a great day!!

  7. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  8. Have fun reading today! You've got some good books there.

  9. What a wonderful experience to see Kate DiCamillo. Hope you enjoy your day of reading!

  10. oh, the Dancing Pancake, I definitely need to go find some lunch now! Just taking a break to visit some people! Good luck with your reading and have a wonderful day!

  11. You have a great reason for starting late! Can't wait to see how all your reading goes! :)

  12. Have a good time reading your books!

  13. Hey, thanks for stopping by ! Hope your readathon is going well.
    .·'★¸.·'★*·~-Cheerin' you on¸.·'★¸.·'★

  14. I love the story Manfish. It is one of the most exciting biographies written for young children I've read in years. Of course, I watched Jacques Cousteau when I was little so his story holds special interest for me, but this book made me realize that he really opened the world's eyes to exploring unknown habitats and learning about our environment. Chris