Happy Dewey’s Read A Thon!
I did not decide until last night that I was doing this so hang on while I catch up. 🙂 I had a conflict today – a run actually that was going to keep me from this, however poor weather in the area stunted my training for this one, and it was supposed to be cold and rainy today so my friend and I had made the decision not to do the run.
And of course… it is sunny and not a cloud in the sky.
But no matter! Once I wrapped my head around the idea of doing the read-a-thon, I became really excited. I usually participate with helping with the mini challenges, or hosting, or cheer leading or a combo of all I just mentioned… and due to my lack of commitment… I get to just participate.
I kind of feel like Katniss today.
I did mention I was reading today for Charity. There are a few charities I connect with through the year and this time of year I am usually raising funds for the MS 150 mile bike ride I participate in this June. I ride with a group that raises money for MS. If you look at my support page you can read more about it.
My personal contribution I will make to this cause today is:
$1.00 for every 10 pages read
$1.00 for every 10 minutes of audio listened to
A bonus $5 per each book finished
Every comment on a Dewey post today (here) I will add 25 cents to the total.
I would LOVE your support on this reading day for MS. If you feel called to contribute to this cause, please go to this page and click on donate. I appreciate your consideration, and each person who donates to me through this read-a-thon will go into a drawing for one of the following books (your choice):
I will announce final totals for reading and for contribution to MS through this read-a-thon in the morning.
Here are the official kick off questions. All other updates and mini challenges I participate in will be in the post below this one for the rest of the day.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hmmmm….. since I just made the decision last night to participate, I relaly do not have a stack… I do hope to tackle today the end of Jane Eyre which is a book I started over a year ago and have not returned to yet.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Again, I am a poor preparer so at some point today I will have to run to the store, while listening to audio of course. 🙂
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have blogged about books here at Book Journey since June of 2009. I am an avid reader, biker, rollerblader, and want to be runner. I LOVE hanging out with family and friends and being a part of whatever is new exciting and a little bit crazy.
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?
I am hoping to get in some good reading time! I usually get distracted my the mini challenges and all the fun and I like to visit other participants too but I am going to try to stay in the books today…
Carpe book people. Carpe book.
All other updates and mini challenges I participate in will be in the post below this one for the rest of the day.