I’m Doing Dewey’s Read-a-thon Again!

I participated in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon as a Reader for the first time last spring.  I had so much fun then that I am setting my alarm to be in my reading chair, book in hand, at 8:00 Saturday morning, October 17, 2015 (i.e., tomorrow) to do it again.  That is the official start time for people in the Indianapolis, Indiana, USA area, which is where I am.  Some 1600+ people will participate from all over the world.

I have stacks of print books from my public library and stacks of print books that I’ve bought, plus several audiobooks on my iPhone for when I need to give my eyes a rest, plus a few audiobooks on CD in my car for when I need to pop out for food or to take some things to the post office.  Saturday is the only free day I have for the next couple of weeks so I need to do some life maintenance stuff, too.  But MOSTLY I will be reading!  Yay!

Check back to this blog and follow me on Twitter as @LibraryHope and/or on Instagram as hope.baugh for updates if you want. I am also on GoodReads as Hope Baugh but I rarely add reviews there because I don’t enjoy agonizing over how many stars to give a book.

In fact, better would be to follow the #readathon tag on Twitter and Instagram. More information about the whole thing is at www.24hourreadathon.com/.

Thanks in advance to whatever official Cheerleaders stop by this blog to leave encouraging comments.  Best of luck and happy reading to all involved!

Third Dewey Readathon Post: I Finished Reading One Book!

Button used with permission given on Dewey Readathon website
Button used with permission given on Dewey Readathon website

I just finished reading one whole book!

It’s around 3:30pm Indiana (USA) time. I am participating in a very relaxed way in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, which officially started at 7am here. Some 1700 people are doing the #Readathon from all over the planet, including some people who are reading in languages other than English. I blogged about my prep yesterday and about my beginning this morning and now I am blogging about completing my first book. (Yay!)

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‘Woke Up Wanting to Re-read Moby Dick for Dewey Read-a-thon

Moby Dick from NoExit Performance on Vimeo.

I am making a slow start to my first time participating in Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon, I’m afraid.  I woke up at 4am and 5am, but when the alarm I’d set for the 7am starting time sounded, I tapped it off and allowed myself to fall back asleep until 9:30am. My head was full of the live theater show I saw last night and my body wanted to let me spend more time with it.

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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.

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