Dewey’s Read-A-Thon!!!

(mini challenge participations are at the bottom of this post)

Good morning!  Welcome to the kick off for the Dewey Read-A-Thon.  I am totally unprepared!  I thought I was going to road trip to St Cloud today and look at cricut machines. I signed up for the read-a-thon a while ago and then wasnt sure if I was going to be able to do it, but as of last night knew I could just use a break from the hustle and bustle… and what a better way to enjoy a foggy fall day than surrounded by books.

I am reading for charity again, like I did in the spring… I am reading for Camp Benedict, the camp for people who have AIDS.  (You can read more about my heart for this camp here.  I will give 10 cents per page I read and 10 cents per minute I listen to audio to the camp. 

If anyone wishes to donate to this wonderful camp you may do so here by leaving me a comment about sponsoring me (a set amount or so many cents per page/ audio minute) or by donating directly through this link. 

To kick off this morning with hour one…. we were asked to give out a little info:

1)Where are you reading from today?
2)Three random facts about me…
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

1.  I am reading from Brainerd Minnesota

2.  hmmmm……  I have been to Honduras 9 times (10th in a few weeks here), I love adventures and have biked over 600 miles this year – 50 miles of that was in an arm cast from a previous bike ride,I have two shih-tsu dogs that are ages 15 and 13 and both driving me nuts right now. (Lets just say I don’t have kids at home… but with these two I feel like I have kids at home) 😛

3.  I have a stack of 13 books and a couple of audio but mainly for variety… I know I wont make it through them all

4.  To clean up some of the books I have started and have not finished due to other commitments.

5.  Have fun!  Be sure and check out the mini challenges, take breaks…. walk around with audio (I count that!)

Mini Challenge Participation:

Character Photo Mini Challenge (hilarious and fun!)

Book Puzzle Mini Challenge (guess what I am reading!)

6 Hour mini challenge and five books I am looking forward to!

Mid Event survey challenge

I will check in throughout the day by updating this post. 

9:00 a.m.:  20 minutes of audio (We The Animals) so far while I made breakfast and cleaned up kitchen

noon:  One book complete, 130 pages read this morning between – mini challenges, letting dogs out and in and out and in, e one hour getting dressed, cleaned up, making lunch… but listening to Night Strangers on audio (30 minutes)

9:00 pm (not so good at checking in am I?  😛 )  finished one audio (add another hour to my totals) while putting away our lawn furniture for the winter…. not a whole lot of reading done since last check in but hoping now to crack down….

50 thoughts on “Dewey’s Read-A-Thon!!!

  1. I will undoubtedly be reading most of the day, but I’m not officially doing the Read-A-Thon. I do have problems “committing” to events like this…something to ponder! LOL

    Have fun…and I’m sure you’ll make good progress.

  2. I’m trying to clean up unfinished books this weekend too. i hate being in the middle of so many novels at once. makes me feel like I’m changing heads as casually as hats

  3. I’m the same way. I signed up a while ago and then thought I wouldn’t be able to participate and then at the last minute I recommitted. I just have my regular TBR pile and a case of sugar free energy drink instead of a specially selected stack of quick reads and lots or pre-prepared snacks. 🙂

    Have fun!

    1. Thanks Darlene… Elmo is 15 and suffers from dementia… he goes out and in and out and in…. when I am home he thinks it is dinner time because I usually get home at dinner time….. frustrating, but love him too much to deny him anything 😉

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