This is a good day for booklovers as today is the April 2012 Dewey Readathon Mini-challenge. It’s not too late to participate. Don’t worry if you’re just reading this and half the day has gone by. After all, the only true requirement is that you do some reading over the 24 hour period. It doesn’t matter when you start or how much you read–just read. I didn’t even know I was going to participat until this morning when I ran across a post about the marathon. Go ahead and be spontaneous. Who knows what the day will bring.
Here’s the basic information to get you started but most of all you just need to decide to do it.
Dewey’s April 2012 Readathon Information
You’ll find the sign-up information here.
Tweet Info: @readathon / #readathon
Begin with one book. It doesn’t hurt to have some kind of action plan even if it’s just grabbing a book off the shelf to get started. I chose three simply because I’ve had a small 2012 TBR stack sitting on a nearby table and it was easy.
My Readathon Bookshelf
Here are my picks.
Silence of the Grave: A Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason
– I read JAR CITY and have had the rest of his books staring at me for the last two years. Time to shut those pages up.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson
– Ever since I read Jackson’s short story THE LOTTERY, I’ve wanted to read something else by her.
Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet
– Okay, so maybe my six dogs have pushed and urged me to read this one and it doesn’t hurt to add a little nonfiction to the mix.
That’s it. That’s all you need to do. So sign up. Grab a book. Fill that cup with coffee, tea, cola or water and plump down into a comfy chair and read.
I’d love it if you’d tell me what you think in the comments below. If you want to keep up with me and other DWP readers and share your progress, go to the Down the Writer’s Path FB Fan Page. Tweet your reading with other marathoners. Or just curl up and read. Have fun.
My thanks to Jillian Bower over at A Room of One’s Own for her post about the challenge.