Saturday, October 09, 2010

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Here We Go!

Getting up on a Saturday morning before anyone else in the house - and before the sun - goes against my personal code of conduct, but I am here and I'm ready to read!

This is my seventh time participating in Dewey's Read-a-Thon. (Yes, I was there at the start!) I'm thinking that I might mix things up a bit in my participation this year - maybe going to the library to read for a while, maybe taking a book to a favorite cafe for lunch, maybe taking a break for a walk - but I guess I'll just get started and see what happens.

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.)


  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  2. Have lots and lots of fun, Alison!

  3. Even though it's sad to give up sleeping in on a Saturday, I think those morning hours reading before everyone else is up, are the best part of the whole day. Well, one of the best parts!