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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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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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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 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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Travel books top my summer reading list

Are you ready for a little armchair travel with some great travel books?

 Travel books great for armchair travel Travel books litter my bookshelves and declare my lifelong passion for traveling. I was born traveling and made my first move at the tender age of two weeks old. You see, I’m an Army brat. That should be a big clue as to the source of my wanderlust. It’s…

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24-Hour Readathon end game

This entry is part 18 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 18 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonDewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Activities & Wrap-up Yes, folks, it’s been a wild and wooly 24 hours and I nearly didn’t finish reading any book at all. It’s a tale of woe. First I forgot the readathon started early yesterday morning, so I got a late…

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Time for the Dewey Readathon

This entry is part 19 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 19 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonYes, it’s book reading time again and I nearly missed the Dewey Readathon. Luckily I caught one of the posts on Facebook this morning so I’m getting in gear now and starting off with this intro post. This is a 24-hour readathon event. Why would…

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A march toward the modernists

Modernist writers make up a new challenge Reading is a worthwhile effort for writers. Reading outside a writer’s normal genre is even better. Reading celebrated and influential writers is one way writers learn about their craft. With that in mind and with a caterpillar-like crawl through my Classics Club reading list, I’ve realized that participating…

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Classics Club spin winner is The Man in the Iron Mask

A classic tale of intrigue and duplicity Who is Prisoner #13? Well, thanks to the new Classics Club Spin I get to find out. Number 14 on my list is the famous book of The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas commonly known as The Man in the Iron Mask. Me, Alexandre Dumas, and his Masked Man…

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A Classics Club spin on great books to read

A twist on reading the classics You may know that I’ve committed to The Classics Club 5-year reading plan and am well on my way. I recently finished reading Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and am heading toward the end of Melville’s famous Moby Dick.  Today I’m creating my first Classics Club Spin List in…

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The benefits of a day of reading

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonSlow down. Reading isn’t a race. Reading is meant to be an intimate exchange between you and the author, a dialogue of sorts. When a writer finishes a book, even after it’s published the book is not complete until it’s been read. Readers are a…

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