The Readathon

Just a reminder that Dewey’s 24-hour readathon is this Saturday the 20th! You don’t have to be available for all 24 hours to participate; part of the day is fine. It starts at 9 am Eastern time in the US (my time zone); I’ll probably be a bit late to the party so I can get groceries done. Here’s some of the most important info from that post for readers:

People who sign up to be readers are committing to reading books, posting updates in their blogs, and if they need breaks, visiting the blogs of other readers and encouraging them. The most hardcore among us will stay up the entire 24 hours and do nothing but read and update, even going so far as to skip showering and eat meals while reading. However, not all of us are that hardcore, and it’s ok for you to customize this readathon to meet your needs. … All I ask is that you be honest in your updates, and that’s about the only rule for readers.

Updating for Readers: This should be individually customized. If you want to spend 5 or 10 minutes updating each hour or every 3 hours, that’s great. If you want to update whenever you feel like you need a break from reading, that’s great, too. If you want to just read and read for 24 hours straight and then write one big update, that’s also great. You do what works for you, ok?

Suggested format for updating: Again, customize this as you wish, but I suggest updating about what you’re reading, how many pages you’ve read since your last update, and how much time you’ve spent reading since your last update. You may want to keep a running total of time spent reading, number of books read and pages read; this could make you eligible for some prize drawings. Updates might also be your typical book reviews, once you finish something.

I’ll probably do little updates frequently, although I might do several per post so as not to clutter things up too much.

So I’ll see you tomorrow!


This week’s BTT touched on Typography. As usual I went around reading a bunch of the entries, because it’s a fun way to spend a little time while drinking my coffee and you never know what entertaining stories you’ll encounter. This week I was lucky enough to come upon book-a-rama’s entry, which included the following video (NSFW language!) on “the impotence of proofreading”. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Chris, for sharing this with us!

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8 comments on “The Readathon
  1. Clare says:

    Good luck for the readathon tomorrow, Heather.

  2. dew says:

    Aw, the video is no longer available. :((((

  3. 3m says:

    Hope you have fun tomorrow!

  4. heather says:

    Clare: Thanks!

    dew: Nooooo! Not the awesome video!

    3m: Thank you! I expect I will! 😀

  5. Eva says:

    I’m reading tomorrow as well. 🙂

  6. heather says:

    Eva: Yay! It’ll be fun! An hour and a half left. *grin*

  7. Debi says:

    Geez…I got to laughing so hard at that video clip, that I almost forgot why I was here. Good luck! And have FUN!!!!

  8. heather says:

    Debi: Hehe! Glad the clip is working again. Thank you! I plan to!

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