I’m Doing Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!

Dewey Readathon button from their website - okay to use
Dewey Readathon button from their website – okay to use

A few years ago, I was a Cheerleader for a friend who was participating as a Reader in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. This year (2015) I’m going to join Megan as a Reader along with hundreds (thousands?) of other people all over the world and read as much as I want to beginning at 7 a.m. Indianapolis time on Saturday, April 25.

I’ll go to bed at my usual time Saturday night, not read through for a whole 24 hours the way some folks will, but still…a whole day of pleasure reading! What luxury! What a treat!

It’s supposed to rain here in central Indiana tomorrow, too, so I won’t feel as if I should be outside pulling weeds or soaking up vitamin D or whatever instead.

Just the bliss of reading. For the fun of it. With no interruptions except the ones I choose myself.

Which reminds me: Check back to this blog and follow me on Twitter as @LibraryHope for my Read-a-thon updates. (Because writing? Also my bliss.)

For fuel I have bananas, carrots, hummus, chips, cookies, OJ, Diet Coke, tea, and milk. I’ll probably take a break at lunchtime and go pick up a tuna fish sandwich from Subway. (Hmm. That sounds good right now, actually.)

For cheer I have a deep purple African Violet plant that I splurged on when I was buying the groceries, plus whatever comments you, my blog reader(s?) leave me.

For comfort I have a cardigan sweater in case I feel cold and a paper, hand-held fan and electric ceiling fan in case I feel hot.  I have a full box of tissues in case whatever I’m reading makes me cry.

I also have my lipstick and perfume collections handy because I love to wear both when I know I won’t be talking to anyone or triggering anyone’s allergies.

I also have a fresh pad of sticky notes and several pens because you never know when you might want to make a quick note without completely detaching from the story.

Oh! Most important: last weekend I brought home a small, wheeled suitcase full of print books from my local public library. Most of my own books are in boxes in my garage (I’ll save that story for another time) but I do have several of my own next to my reading chair. Plus one audiobook on CD in my car and several downloadable audiobooks on my iPhone for when my eyes get tired.

‘Wish me luck!

© 2015 Hope Baugh

12 thoughts on “I’m Doing Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!”

  1. Hope, I love that you’re finally taking the plunge in the wonderfulness that is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. Best wishes and I’ll look forward to your blog and twitter updates tomorrow!

    1. Thank you so much, Megan! Thanks for your encouraging comment and thanks for turning me on to this Read-a-thon in the first place! Have a great weekend!

  2. You are so prepared for the Readathon! Have an amazing time!!

    P.S. The last time I checked, the reader count was somewhere around 1,700!


  3. Hi Hope! I’m so excited to get to CHEER for another midwestern gal! (Central Illinois, representing!) It’s a rainy day here so it’s PERFECTION for reading all day with no guilt. I hope you enjoy! #TeamPopper will be cheering you on! #rahrahreadathon

  4. Welcome to the wonderful world of RAT with the readers this year! I had a precious reading friend from Indiana who passed away a few years ago but I can never think of Indiana without thinking of Natalie Rose and her TBR piles. You sound fully prepared to snuggle in for the duration. Have a great day of reading and being part of the most fun RAT in the world!

    1. Thanks very much for your encouragement, Leann. I’m very sorry to hear about your friend. I bet she would be glad to know she is remembered. (I would be.)

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