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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon 2011

21 Oct

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What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ 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 won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.

I’m very excited to enter my first 24-hour readathon.  I have a pile of books, food in the house, my laptop with power cord, a blanket, and music.  I think I’m ready to jump in.

My goals:

  • Read 3 books
  • Read at least one Net Galley book
  • Review all books read
  • Participate in mini challenge

My TBR pile:

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Boys: Vol. 6
  • Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Penelope’s Daughter by Lauren Corona
  • Night World Vol. 1 by L.J. Smith
  • Night World Vol. 2 by L.J. Smith
  • Night World Vol. 3 by L.J. Smith
  • Changeless by Gail Carriger
  • Blameless by Gail Carriger
  • Heartless by Gail Carriger
  • Jack of Fables: Turning Pages
  • Jack of Fables: The Bad Prince

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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Readathon

 

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4 responses to “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon 2011

  1. theoncominghope

    October 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Great choices! I’m really excited, and we’ve only got half an hour to go!

    My list is here if you’re interested:
    http://theoncominghope.blogspot.com/2011/10/24-hour-readathon.html

     
  2. Care

    October 22, 2011 at 7:14 am

    oh HAPPY FIRST READATHON! I’ll be your cheerer today. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit more than once! You’re going to have a blast!

    if you are on Twitter, I’m at @BkClubCare. come say hello when you need a break. 🙂

     
  3. Staci

    October 22, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I think your goals are very reachable! Great list of books to read too!!

    Have fun!

    Team Golden Grahams Cheerleader-Staci

     
  4. alitareads

    October 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I have The Hitchhiker’s Guide in my readathon stack too! I’m not sure if I’ll get to it today, but I do need to read it soon. Have a great readathon!!

     

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