Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dewey's Read-a-Thon


Well, after several years of lurking in the shadows, I've finally done it!  I've committed to Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon!  I figure, I'm reading all the time anyway, why not do it in some sort of official, yet fun, capacity?

I've got a stack of library books, a bunch of books that I own and have never read, a traveling husband, a visiting cat, AND I just baked a 4 1/2 lb. pound cake.  Seriously.  I just weighed myself with it and then without it.  It weighs FOUR-AND-A-HALF POUNDS!  Ha!  That is awesome!  Wait, wasn't I lamenting the lack of healthy eating choices during the last Read-a-Thon?  Um...yeah...Well, it's not like I can't make something healthy between now and then!  Besides, I'm sure I'll have half of it eaten by then anyway.  I have a small bag of Brussels sprouts in the fridge.  Wish me luck on Sunday.

If you're looking for something indulgent to do this weekend, consider joining the Read-a-Thon, even if it's just for a few hours.  You will literally have hundreds of fellow readers with which to commiserate/rejoice/share your joy/feel your pain and there are even prizes to be had!

And here I've been so proud of myself for the fairly regular up-in-the-morning, asleep-at-night schedule that I've been keeping lately.  Oh well...what better cause?

8 comments:

Anna said...

Have a great time! My daughter and I are participating together again, which will be fun. That must be some huge cake!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Mike said...

Good luck! Do you think the time difference will help or hurt you? That's assuming it starts at a certain time in a particular time zone.

I'll be working this weekend, no staying up all night for me. :)

Florinda said...

I'm in too, for the second time, but I doubt I'll get in anywhere near 24 hours. I'm signed up to cheerlead for an hour, though, and I'm counting that!

Good luck, and have a great time :-D.

Nymeth said...

Good luck, and more importantly, have fun! :D

Dreamybee said...

Anna-That's cool that you have someone to participate with you! ( I mean, IRL).

Mike-It starts at 2AM my time, so I think if I can get to bed early enough on Friday night, I will be fine. The trick will be getting up early enough Friday morning to warrant going to sleep early enough Friday night!

Florinda-I signed up to cheerlead last time, and that kept me super busy. I didn't feel like I was up to the challenge of doing both. You go, girl!

Nymeth-Thanks, I'm sure I will!

Wendy said...

Fun - sounds like you're all set up! I just read a book I loved - Whipsmart by Melissa Feebos - you'll either really like it or really not. I thought it was a wonderfully written memoir. She's incredibly eloquent, insightful, and the book is wildly engaging. If you havne't heard about it yet, I'll let you look up a synopsis! :)

I'm putting your winnings in the mail tomorrow - sorry about the delay!!!

Dreamybee said...

Wendy-Oh my! That does sound...interesting! Thanks, I can't wait to get my prize package!

softdrink said...

Yahoo!! The readathon is a blast, although I've never managed to be a reader. I always have too much fun cheering you all on.