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Dewey’s Read-a-thon is on

This entry is part 1 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

Quick, grab a book. Dewey’s Read-a-thon has begun. I’m a little late getting started but remain committed to a day of reading. It’s not hard. Find a couple books and start reading. There’s an official start and end but it’s more about the intent than the details. Read books, post blogs (if you have one), and visit the blogs of participants. There’s even a Twitter group at #readathon.

My first book? Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C). (Click on title and scroll down page to leave comments.)

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Read-a-thon intro meme

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonTime out from reading to play the Read-a-thon meme. Where are you reading from today? Deep in the southern part of Texas, in the Gulfcoast area, Houston to be specific. So far I’ve spent time reading in the reclining massage chair and sitting on a…

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Dewey Readathon mid-event survey

This entry is part 3 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 3 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonNot only am I reading but I’m also participating in posting blogs about the read-a-thon event. We’re at the mid-way point so below is my answer to the survey. Mind you, I was a wee bit late getting started so I’ve only now finished my…

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Dewey Read-a-thon continues with Beyond Blogging

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon When the clock struck one I closed the book and put TETHERED: A Novel by Amy MacKinnon away. From the opening sentence I was swept into a unique landscape populated with some really interesting characters, especially the protagonist. I couldn’t put the book down….

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Dewey Read-a-thon Why participate?

This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon Why on earth would anyone attempt to stay up for 24 hours and read? Well, there are still people who open a book for the joy of reading and for pure pleasure. I am among them. Why would I post my participation when my…

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Weekend readathon 24in48 – Join us

24in48 Weekend Readathon
This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonWeekend Readathon 24in48 November 15-16, 2014 Weekend readathons are fun. This one, rather than a 24-hour reading marathon, allows for 24 hours of reading within a 48-hour time span. Yes, you do get to sleep. I’m in. However, I will be attending the Gregorian Chant…

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How Dewey’s Readathon led to a new book publication

Book Club Guide for Xingu by Edith Wharton
This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon Readathon leads to publication Readathon rituals are good. Mine led me to publish a new book this past year. I’ll share all the info, but first things first: April 25, 2015 is the day when readers from around the world gather virtually to read…

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Dewey Readathon – Opening Meme

Reading to dogs is a great readathon activity
This entry is part 8 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 8 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonDewey Readathon Participants and Cheerleaders—A Big Hello! from the Great State of Texas! A bit late to starting the 2014 Dewey Readathon but am ready to read, so here’s my brief intro coming to you from the great state of Texas. I live in Houston…

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Stop, Sit, and Read – Readathon books for 2014

Stop Sit Breathe and Read - Ready for Dewey's Readathon
This entry is part 9 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 9 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonEven the dogs are readathon-ready! The official readathon books for Dewey’s Readathon 2014 Yep, we are readathon-ready, folks. The dogs are settled. The books are pulled.  The food is prepared. The chair is chosen. What else is there? Oh, the books. Readathon Books – Short…

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Readathon prep in full swing

Readathon prep for Dewey's 24 hour Readathon
This entry is part 10 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 10 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon Prep begins Readathon prep is in full mode in preparation for the biggest reading holiday of the year: Dewey’s 24-hr Readathon. This is not my first time with Dewey’s but for some reason my excitement is growing hour by hour. I absolutely can’t wait…

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Gathering books for Dewey Readathon

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathons are good ways to keep the book habit The Dewey 24-hour Readathon is in full swing, so it’s time for me to post my books. This one nearly swept by without me as I only discovered it was on today sometime late last night….

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Readathon reading log – Dewey’s

Short story - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe readathon reading log begins You would think you’d start the day off reading when you’re committed to a 24-hour marathon readathon like Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon, but no. The dogs must piddle. The coffee must brew. The dogs must eat. The cheerleader must shake those…

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Readathon book list – Dewey’s

Even the Pug wants to control my readathon book list.
This entry is part 13 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 13 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon book list results in dog fight Around here, any time I have to come up with a readathon book list or any other book list bedlam occurs. You see, I have seven dogs and each one thinks he’s more literate than all the others….

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Readathon books – Planning and gathering

Choosing readathon books is all-important for a successful read-a-thon.
This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonI require a stack of readathon books if I’m to go the distance in the Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon tomorrow. After participating in several Dewey’s and a couple of readathons put on by The Classics Club, I realize that a plan and strategy for choosing the…

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Readathon activities – Snacks and recipes

Major readathon activities include snacks, food, and recipes
This entry is part 15 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 15 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon activities release your inner foodie Readathons demand energy so snacks, food, and recipes become an important component to any discussion of readathon tips. Having a plan that is geared to light and healthy food is a good way to ensure success for an all-day…

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