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Sunday Salon: Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

Today I’m recovering from Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the next one in October.  I read for two charities: A public library and 4Paws Rescue Team.  While I did not raise a ton of money, I feel good about what I did accomplish.  I even managed to finish Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore, but I’m going to wait until tomorrow to write the review because while I did not make it through the full 24 hours, I did make it to 4am.  I am now operating on about  6 hours of sleep.  My schedule’s little off.

Thank you to everyone who visited my site and visited my site and left comments. That’s really cool.

I am currently reading The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart.

If you would like to check out 4Paws Rescue Team click below.  You can even make a donation if you like.

And now to veg.


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon 2012

I’m participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon 2012.  It’s taking place tomorrow April 21, 2012 and I start reading at 8 am.  Want to know more about it?  Check it out here. My reading list so far includes:

  1. Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore (I hope to finish this one.)
  2. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
  3. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  4. Lifeboat No. 8 by Elizabeth Kate
  5. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  6. Turned At Dusk by C.C. Hunter
  7. Short Friday by Isaac Bashevis Singer

And I have several additional books to choose from.  In this event, variety is key.  I’m going for a mix of short stories, young adult books, and quick reads in addition to the novels.  The only book  I hope to finish is Sacré Bleu. I also have a variety of snacks on hand and I plan on having a pizza delivered.  Also, I will get up from the couch frequently for short breaks and I have the laser light primed for the cats so I can play laser tag with them during my breaks. How will you manage this read-a-thon?

Hour 1: Finished Taken at Dusk.  Getting a snack.

Hour 3: Into Good Omens kitten asleep on my lap.

Hour 4: Switching to Short Friday for at least one short story.

Hour 6.5: Read two short stories in Short Friday, ate lunch, patted the cats.  Now back to Sacre Bleu.

Hour: 8.5: Cruising along on Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.  Going to order pizza or something.

Hour 11: Wow!  I’m really into Sacre Bleu now.  It really got rolling.  And it is now raining heavily.

Hour 15.5: I did it! I finished Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.

Special Update:

BookJourney has pointed out that I do not have a link to one of my causes which is 4Paws Rescue Team.  Here is a pretty graphic and link. (The other is a private library.)


Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon


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