I am not good at this. This being sitting in one place reading for 24 hours. But! There has been reading. I’ve read Trixie Belden and The Mystery in Arizona, Nancy Drew and The Secret of the Old Clock, and Good-bye, Stacey, Good-bye, a Babysitters Club book. Fun! Lori from TNBBC was worried they wouldn’t hold up, but I can see how I went through these books like crack. I have taken a loo-oong break and made a run to the grocery store, so I’m back in the game!
What is the Readathon?
What is Deweyâ€™s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readersâ€™ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link wonâ€™t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. Weâ€™re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
Of course, I never get my act together in time, but I’ll join in when I can today, especially since the weather is questionable outside.
- I’m reading from Beaumont, Texas.
- I’m excited about all the books in my stack!
- Shhh. I’m on a diet, but I bought a Reese’s egg last night. Can’t. Wait.
- I’m in my pajamas again (after going to the gym, coming home and showering), and it almost feels like I’m doing something illegal. 😉
- I’ve never participated in the official Readathon, though I did do one of my own for New Year’s Eve.
The books I’ll be reading?
How fun is that? Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Babysitter’s Club. I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday next week by returning to my reading roots and reading those books I coveted when I was young. You’ll hear all about my experiences on Thursday, but for now I’m starting at the beginning: The Secret of the Old Clock.
I’ll check in now and again, but I won’t make too many promises. Also, I noticed that quite a few people are reading for funds for different organizations. Since I procrastinated and only decided last night that I could join in, I’ll just be donating books myself. In the fall, I promise I’ll be more organized. 🙂
Are you joining in today? If so, happy reading!