Here we go ...
I'm a half-hour behind the official starting time, but getting up before 6 o'clock on a Saturday morning is just really hard for me to do - even for the read-a-thon. Given my life of late, I'm just glad to be here at all.
This is my sixth time participating in Dewey's read-a-thon. (Yes, I was there at the start!) My approach this time is, by necessity, going to be more take-it-as-it-comes than in the past. But I still plan to get some relaxation and enjoyment out of the experience.
Good luck to all the other read-a-thon participants, and a big thanks to the hosts, the cheerleaders, and all the other helpers! (If you're just stopping by and want to know more about what's happening, check out the read-a-thon blog or the Twitter feed.)