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Dewey’s Readathon Reading List Lights the Way

Deweys Readathon reading list
This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonDewey’s Readathon Reading List Preparation Creating a Dewey’s Readathon reading list is so much fun because the readathon days are magical for me. I love reading and confess that those wonderful huge blocks of time where I escape to other worlds has eluded me during…

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Readathon Reading

Readathon reading of old vintage books. Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon material
This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon reading for Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon Running late on the readathon reading for today but I do have a few books selected to get me started. I usually grab some older books from the rows of bookcases, but not today. These are from the the…

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24 Hour Readathon – Sign up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Dewey's 24 hour readathon 2015
This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Dewey’s 24 hour readathon is Saturday, October 17th this year, and I’m getting ready. How about you? I love this readathon. Not only do I spend hours upon hours reading, I am immersed in an event with hundreds and hundreds…

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Readathon Events – Of surveys, mini-challenges, and furry friends

Readathon events that include cover games
This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon Events and the mid-event survey Now you might think that all a participant does in a readathon is read. You would be wrong, particularly if you are engaged in the 24-Hour Dewey’s Readathon. Why there’s a plethora of things to do to keep those…

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Readathon Book Stack

Book stack for Dewey's 24-hour readathon 2015
This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon Book Stack for Dewey’s Readathon Readathon book selection, gathering, and stacking is an important pre-readathon objective if one is to be ready at the stroke of the reading hour. The result is the “readathon stack.” This becomes an image that is propagated on social…

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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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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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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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Dewey’s Readathon this Saturday and it’s HUGE!

Dewey Readathon October 2014

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…

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Are you reading short stories?

Master of short stories, Anton Chekov is a well-known writer of the short form.
This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Short Stories – Time for a comeback? Short stories often get short shrift. Why is that? The short form, often more difficult to write, is a wonderful format to learn the craft of writing. Film makers love them. Many short stories…

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Holidays provide needed reading time for good books

Thankfully Reading WEekend offers opportunity to read Thanksgiving holiday books for writers.

Thanksgiving reading time and The Count of Monte Cristo When two reading events come together, it’s a pleasure and holidays provide added reading time. This weekend my intention has been, if not to finish, to at least gain headway in my reading of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I mean, it is…

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Thanksgiving holiday books for writers

Thankfully Reading WEekend offers opportunity to read Thanksgiving holiday books for writers.

Who writes Thanksgiving holiday books? The answer might surprise you. Count Louisa May Alcott among the writers who have given us Thanksgiving holiday books. Alcott’s An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving short story has even been made into a movie starring Jacqueline Bisset. Truman Capote mined his childhood for short stories and came up with the perennial holiday favorite The…

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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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