Saturday, October 24, 2009

24-Hour Read-a-Thon

Well, today is the day for the read-a-thon! I have been blog hopping, which is fun! I added all the blogs to google reader in their own 'Read-a-thon' folder. I am so organized! (ha!) Anyway, this way I can just read when blogs are updated and it is a bit of a time-saver. (So far, anyways!) I am actually think that I might read for a bit, so if I stop commenting I will be back later! I have been reading, but not books. I have about a hundred pages to go in Geektastic and then I have no idea what I am going to read next. I think after I finish this post I am going to collect a little pile of possibities.

I do know that tonight will consist of blog reading and writing my post for tomorrow! Good luck to all the readers and have a lot of fun today. All the charities being read for are so lucky to have such dedicated readers today, wouldn't you say? And, lots of love to Dewey because without her this day would not be the big success that it is. She was a fantastic community-builder, which I think is proven by the fact that everything is carrying on even without her! It's unfortunate that 2008 was such a bad year for me and blogging because I missed out on a lot. One of those things was developing my friendship with Dewey. We knew each other, but I think we could have known each other a lot better!

Okay, enough rambling. I am going to go track down some books! Happy reading!


  1. You are organized, Kelly! I wish you luck with the read-a-thon. May you enjoy many hours of wonderful reading.

  2. I'm a little less organized but I'm tryig toget around to the bloggers on my Google Reader and cheer them on.

    Happy Reading.

  3. You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

    I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

  4. Yes, you should enjoy some reading for yourself!!!! You're such a sweetie to be cheerleading...reward yourself! :D

  5. Way to use the google reader! I may go back later this week and add the ones I don't have to my reader. Great idea!

  6. Hope your reading is going well, Kelly! I am on book 2, but keep getting distracted by guilt about not cheerleading when there are so many people I have yet to visit! Hope you read a FANTASTIC book :-)

  7. Well put about Dewey, I didn't know about her until this year, and I am very touched that you all have carried on her tradition. She would be very proud!

  8. Anonymous11:57 PM

    Thank you for your comment! I am kind of slogging through Wicked and I don't like it much. We are going to go see it in San Francisco on Halloween and so that's why I want to read the book. I can't wait to see the musical!

  9. I enjoyed your rambling and what you mentioned about Dewey is very touching. It something to think about and realize that we can do better when it comes to community building. Thanks for the reminder.
    I wish you the very best today throughout the readathon! I'm enjoying visiting the different book blogs as I cheer. Book bloggers are so amazing!

  10. Anonymous12:14 AM

    Just for you (well, and a few others :-)):

    It's astounding, time is fleeting
    Reading takes its toll
    But listen closely, not for very much longer
    You've almost met the goal

    I remember doing the Read-a-thon
    During those moments when
    The blackness would hit me and sleep would be calling
    Let's do the readathon again...
    Let's do the readathon again!

    It's just a book in your hand
    And then a flip of the page
    With your eyes on the words
    You let your mind engage
    But it's the cheerleaders that really drive you insane,
    Let's do the readathon again!

    Your book is dreamy, or hot and steamy
    It stars a banshee, or no one at all
    It’s in another dimension, there’s no comprehension
    Oh no, there’s none at all
    With a bit of a page flip
    You're suddenly on a space ship
    And nothing can ever be the same
    You're strung out on cookies, you sound like a Wookie
    Let's do the readathon again!

    Well I was strolling through the bookstore just havin’ a look
    When what should I espy but my next book
    It shook me up, it took me by surprise
    It had a sale tag and Care gave it 5 pies.
    It lured me in and I felt a change
    Time meant nothing, never would again
    Let's do the readathon again!

  11. I hope you're having a great time with the readathon! :D I agree with what you said on Dewey : I didn't get to know her since I started blogging just after, but she clearly left a great legacy to the community!

  12. THanks for stopping by to cheer me on.

  13. I've got to adopt the whole folders idea for the next read-a-thon. It sounds like they'd make things so much easier!

  14. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and keeping my spirits up. I now have another great blog to add to my list and am very happy about it.

  15. Anonymous11:25 AM

    What a smart way to work! I must remember that ;) It was fun, wasn't it?

    Thanks for the cheering!

  16. OK! How'd you do? Hope you had a blast and got some great reading done. THanks for your cheer/comment. CHEERS back at ya, Care

  17. Hope that you've had some well earned rest by now :-)

  18. Just stopping by to say thanks for the cheer you gave me during the Read-A-Thon. Cheerleading is definitely appreciated.


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