Dewey’s Readathon—Saturday, October 18, 2014
Dewey’s Readathon is this Saturday, lasts 24 hours, and it is huge. As of right now, there are 789 eager readers ready to hit the pages 12:01 am Saturday. It is an exciting time with Twitter chats and parties, huge reading expectations, cheerleading and challenges, and lots of fun. This is an annual event that has taken on all the trappings of one giant holiday. Are you ready?
Go to this page: Dewey’s Readathon Sign-up.
Books for the big readathon
So, what to read? That is the all-important question. I usually like to start off with something short. I was introduced to one of my favorite short stories during my first Dewey Readathon: Edith Wharton’s XINGU. It is perfect for readathons, book clubs, and the best short story for a reader or writer. I highly recommend it. I liked it so much, in fact, that I published my own version and added Wharton’s wonderful essay, The Vice Of Reading, along with some additional information and book club questions. This was my pet project and a big introduction to the world of self-publishing.
Another Dewey’s Readathon habit is to hit Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, again. I also plan on reading a book of Edith Wharton’s short stories set in New England, called Wharton’s New England: Seven Stories and Ethan Fromme. If you like short stories, take a look at my short story reading challenge.
That’s how I plan on kicking off the Dewey’s Readathon this Saturday. What’s on your list?
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