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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 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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Halloween reading list and plans

Short story - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Halloween reading list and events Halloween approaches and my interest in horror books is rekindled as I pull together my Halloween reading list. October is a wonderful time for reading, especially if, like me, you adore Edgar Allan Poe. My interest becomes laser-focused as I pull his books from the shelf, stack them on bed…

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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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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 challenges and tips – Dewey and the Count of Monte Cristo

24-hour read-a-thon reading challenge
This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon challenges offer hours of reading fun Dewey readathon challenges offer great reading opportunities. Join hundreds of readers for the semi-annual 24-hour Dewey’s Read-a-Thon this Saturday, October 12, 2013.  A Dewey Read-a-thon is flexible and the choice of reading material is wide open. Readathon challenges…

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New reading challenge values short works

Join the Short Works Reading Group.

Short works have many benefits for writers and readers Now’s the time to explore short works in both fiction and nonfiction with a new reading challenge called Short Works Reading Group (#shortworks2). I’ve skipped across the blogosphere and haven’t tripped over any challenges focused on short works like short stories and essays, so I’ve decided…

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Book bloggers – Annual event ends – Armchair BEA

Book bloggers gather at alternative Book Expo: Armchair BEA 2013
This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014 Book bloggers gathering for virtual Book Expo ends The end of another year of Book Expo’s virtual Armchair BEA has come to pass with this final wrap-up. It’s been a hectic week full of books, blogs, and bloggers. Each day’s…

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Genre fiction or popular fiction – Armchair BEA

Genre fiction appeals to the popular culture and draws crowds of readers.
This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Genre fiction populates most bookstore shelves, and the books are often referred to as commercial fiction as opposed to the more literary fiction. While many think the division between the two is firm, I’m not so sure. Let’s make the rounds:…

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Reading the classics for fun – Armchair BEA

Reading the classics is fun and full of surprises.
This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Reading the classics for enjoyment Reading the classics, for most people, isn’t considered fun. For some it’s boring, some mandatory, some downright annoying; but for readers like me the classics can be invigorating, exciting, and downright fun. Classic books can be…

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Armchair BEA 2013 Intro Kick-off

Ready for the 2013 Armchair BEA Tea Party?
This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Armchair BEA, that virtual Book Expo odyssey, is on again this week and I almost missed it. I quote the Mad Hatter, “It’s tea time!” Here’s my Q&A answers to get this party started. The blogger and the blog I’m Vikk…

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