Saturday, October 09, 2010

Dewey's Readathon: Goodnight!

The way the time zones work, whilst the readathon is kicking off quite early in the morning in the US, I am getting towards the end of my day with the event starting at 11pm on Saturday night my time.

Having been up since 6am my time (yes, on a Saturday), there is no way I could stay awake for another 24 hours, so I will be off to bed very shortly. I will however be back for hour 7 of the readathon when I will be hosting one of the mini-challenges! I also have some family commitments tomorrow, so I will be in and out, but when I am here I will definitely be cheering.

I don't know if this is wise given that I tend to end up cheering a lot more than I end up reading, but at this stage I am planning to achieve the following during readathon:

Finish Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Read up to the end of the current milestone for The Princess Bride readalong
Start The Exile by Diana Gabaldon
Maybe start Clockwork Angel or Lament or Leviathan or Soulless or The Ask and the Answer.

To everyone who is starting readathon - good luck, and have fun!


  1. Good luck to you too Marg!

  2. Get some good sleep and we'll see you when you get up!

  3. I'll be watching from the sidelines. And it is 4:40 AM here on the West coast so I'm up fairly early on Saturday as well :)

  4. Good luck and have fun! THose are some great books!

  5. Have a good sleep/nap! I'm impressd that you're going to try to read a Gabaldon novel during the readathon! Aren't they all super-long??

  6. Yes, good luck to you too! Looks like you've got some fun choices. And I like your 'maybes'. Mine outweigh my 'for sures' too.

  7. Good luck and enjoy yourself!

  8. See you soon!

    (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.

  9. Hope you're having fun reading today! Good luck! :)

  10. What a great list of books! Especially the "maybe" ones - I would definitely not be able to choose between them! Good luck in the readathon!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  11. Soulless is amazing and super quick to read, I recommend that one. Good luck!

  12. Happy reading! Hope you get lots of time in today to get through your pile :)