Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-Thon: the beginning

When I went to Dewey's home page, I was blown away by this new logo! Cheers to the artist who created it. It perfectly embodies the concept—reading around the clock, night and day. And so it begins again this year. Since I'm in Texas, I'll be reading from 7am on Saturday until 7am on Sunday. Most of the day, I'll be away from the computer, so I won't be posting frequent updates as I have in the past. But I'll be reading during all my free time.

There will be less free time today as in prior Read-a-thons. I've gladly embraced the opportunity to care for my two grandkids on Saturdays. I start in the morning at Victoria's house and then the two of us pack up and head over to Aiden's house for the afternoon. When their daddies get home in the evening, I head back home. Reading-wise, I do get to spend at least 2 hours listening to an audio book. But there will be much of the daytime when I will not be reading. I hope to manage to stay awake all night—in contrast to previous events when I fell asleep in the wee hours—and therefore make significant progress through my TBR stack.

I'm starting with these books: in paperback, White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison; on my Kindle: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H P Mallory; audio CD: The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan

White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison Fire Burn and Caldron Bubble by H P Mallory The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I'm at my home location in North Texas.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I really would like to finish White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison. I'm planning on sending it to a fellow reader along with other books, and this is the last one I need to finish before I can pack them up and hand them to the mailman.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Today is distribution day for Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op, so I'm looking forward to some yummy fresh fruit to snack on.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have two grandchildren who are both 2 years old, and their parents work on Saturdays, so I get to spend the whole day with the grandkids. It's such a blessing. Of course, that cuts into Dewey reading time, but I'll still have the overnight hours to dedicate to reading.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my 7th time to participate in the Read-a-Thon. I look forward to it and try to clear my calendar so there are few distractions. Of course, caring for the grandkids restricts my reading time during the hours that they are awake.


  1. Woo Hoo! Sounds like a full day of reading and grand babies. Nothing better than those two. I bet you read to them too, what better way to spend a #Readathon? None that I can think of.

  2. I had to use the image on my facebook page too! I love it! Have a great day!

  3. I hadn't seen this new logo until today, but it is amazing! Have fun with the kidlets today :)

  4. Sounds like you'll have a fun day with your grandkids, and if you read to them, then that will surely count for the read-a-thon!

  5. It looks like you have perfect reads for October. Enjoy your grandkids and then have a wonderful night of reading!

  6. Hello hello! Finally getting a chance to check in on my friends! I've had things to do today too so finally now tonight I'm going to try and get some serious reading done! Good luck!

  7. Well, if you can't be reading, I can't think of a better way to spend your time than with your grandchildren! Hope you still find some time to read, though!