Friday, October 12, 2012

Dewey's #Readathon: Things Gone Crazy


Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon is tomorrow!  Whoot Whoot!!  While I'm really excited, I'm sad to say that I won't be participating at the same extent as last time.  Unfortunately, an unexpected passing of a close friend means I will be at In-Laws this weekend and attending a funeral.  I know, I know... this year keeps throwing crazy things my way.

BUT I will still participate.  The Hubby said he would read with me cheer me on.  This is his way of saying "I'm sorry you are stuck reading with someone who will grate your nerves and bother you endlessly." I'm not excited about reading somewhere that is NOT my space, but I can't imagine giving up one of my favorite holidays.  Yes I said holiday.

I've posted some tips based on my previous experience.  So check them out.  I've got some Tips & Tricks for you and a helpful post on what NOT to do (take special note of number 3).

I don't have a book pile because most of my books are in storage.  Cause I'm smart like that.  I only have review requests with me, which should be a good thing.  I guess.  So we'll see what comes out tomorrow.

As for food... I'm so sad.  I learned my lesson that time I tried to get through a read-a-thon with some grapes.  I have no idea what food I'll be munching on but I know for sure... for sure... that I am going to have a delicious German Chocolate cupcake with all of its fatty goodness.  If previous readathons are any indication, it will be gone in the first 25 minutes of the readathon.  After I've had my tea of course.

If I have some time on Friday, I'll check on Pinterest to see what I can whip up.  If worst comes to worst, I'll make my world famous guacamole and cut up some cucumbers, buy a vegetable tray, and a cupcake.  I can live off these things. Seriously.  But not grapes.  I can't live off grapes.  I tried.

Oh and I'm hosting another mini-challenge.  It was so fun last time, I had to do it again.  So check in here at 11 am central.

So enough about my unconventional readathon plan.  Tell me.  Are you giving the best book challenge in the world a go? Don't be afraid to link up in the comments if you've already done a post about your plans.  Despite the change in plans, I'm still excited.

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24 comments:

  1. You certainly have a lot going on, but I'm tickled that you'll still be able to join us! Cannot imagine trying to get through a readathon on grapes. Definitely in favor of the cupcake and guac!

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  2. I'm with you, the read-a-thon is one of my favorite holidays! I'm in though I'm trying to complete as much homework as possible today so I can enjoy my weekend more. I'll come back and cheer you on this weekend! Happy reading!

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  3. Number 3 on your "what NOT to do" post would mess me up too....my hubby always needs something when I'm clearly busy reading a stack of books! :-) I won't be participating this time, but I'll be cheering you on!

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
    www.shelfaddiction.com

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    1. It really messed me up this time around too! Uh. I didn't have a choice but never again.

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  4. I'm sorry about your friend. :(

    I'm glad you'll still be around at least part of the time! You've become my best read-a-thon buddy! :)

    Usually my partner is around part of the time, but he doesn't bug me. The only annoying thing is that he wants to watch tv, so I get banished from my reading spot. But now we have a bean bag chair, so I have multiple good spots! Problem solved!

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    1. Oh that does sound annoying. I can read with the TV on as long as it is something I don't happen to want to watch.

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  5. Can't wait! Glad you're able to join in the festivities even though you're bouncing from here to there!

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  6. I never attempt the read-a-tons because I just know my family will keep interrupting me - they didn't even respect me when I was trying to read HP 7 and they knew how important it was to me. So yeah, Read-a-tons not for me.

    But I think I might just try to read as much as I can, though

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    1. I know how you feel. The Hubby does NOT understand. I wouldn't be able to do it around him. I'm trying anyway but I'm not optimistic.

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  7. I agree with you about the read-a-thon being like a holiday. :) And I'm on my way to check out your tips and what not to do posts. Best of luck for tomorrow and have a great time!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your friend :( but I am so glad you will still be joining the RAT! It just wouldn't be the same without you! <3

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  9. Yeah my hubby helps me too - by moving out of the house for the weekend!!! LOL

    Good luck with the funeral babe, my hearts with you.

    And - happy reading (as much as you can do).

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  10. I still have yet to attempt a read-a-thon! I will one day, though. They do indeed sounds like the best kind of holiday.

    I'm so sorry about your friend :(

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  11. Take care today. My thoughts are with you.

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  12. I am here to cheer you on during this read-a-thon so remember just keep on keepin' on...Go Go Go!!! #cheertamales P.S. hope your weekend goes as smooth as possible

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