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Tag Archive: reading the classics

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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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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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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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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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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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 tips – Five ways to have fun with readathons

Readathon tips - 5 ways to have fun with readathon challenges
This entry is part 17 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 17 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonEasy and fun readathon tips Are you afraid of readathons? Does the mere thought of reading for 24 hours give you the hives? I doubt you are alone but you might be surprised at how many readers enjoy and participate in readathons — yes, even…

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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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Good nonfiction books – Armchair BEA

Take the plunge and try some good nonfiction books
This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Good non-fiction books are everywhere. While many people think of nonfiction more in the way of how-to books, they are so much more than that. The nonfiction genre is deep and wide with many categories. Maybe you’re someone who hasn’t really…

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Literary genre types in fiction – Armchair BEA

The Grimm Brothers devoted their life to literary genre types known as fairy tales.
This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Literary genre types and categories Literary genre types or categories exist, too, in addition to all the popular or commercial fiction genres. Sometimes people don’t think of these stories as genres. We’re so used to thinking about them as units unto…

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