Apr 18, 2009

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon 2009

Welcome to my very first attempt at the Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon; I thought about all those times that I was going to participate when Dewey was alive, and I missed out on those chances. But I'm doing it now.

What you can expect from me today in terms of blogging is some updates to this post throughout the day, so keep checking back.

I'm primarily going to be reading some review copies, short stories, audiobooks, and poetry books. I have no particular page goal or book total that I hope to achieve. I will be checking for the mini-challenges and other blogger's updates; I see the hubbub feature growing in the near future! Overall, I just want to have fun.

Meme Hour #1:

3 Facts About Me:

1. I love my Keeshond like he's my kid.
2. I love books, and I think it's becoming an addiction.
3. I really love poetry and I hope to in some small way broaden the audience for poets publishing work today.

Where I'm reading from is my living room couch, the car as I head to Anna's later today, and her couch or floor or somewhere.

I've answered all the other questions for this meme above. Now let's get reading!

Hour #2:

Not much reading happening here as I get ready to head over to Anna's in Baltimore, but I have gathered the no-bake cheesecake, the veggies and dip, the green tea, strawberries, and some bread sticks. I've got a ton of books in my bag, but we'll see how many I actually get through over her house. :)

The laptop will be coming along, though I hope I can hook it up, if not it's my multimedia movie/music distraction when I need a break! See you all on the Web again soon.

Hour #3 & 4:

Ok, so the last hour the hubby and I were in the car "reading" One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Yes, I resorted to audiobooks while in the car, but that counts as reading, right?! I don't discriminate anyway.

Now we're at Anna's house and The Girl is taking a break with the scooter outside, and Anna's on the couch wrapped in a blanket reading. I'm blogging, obviously, but the Men are out getting us Chipotle for LUNCH! WOOHOO. I like this read-a-thon stuff. Keep commenting, and I will be back on the Internet soon. I hope these updates aren't boring you! I'm reading Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert for those interested! I really love this book!

Hour #6:

This is hour six, and I am still reading the same book, but that's OK. My main goal is to finish this book and maybe read some poetry later today. However, I did decide to take a cue from The Girl and draw a comic for the Hour 6 Mini-Challenge at Sophisticated Dorkiness. If you haven't read this blog before you should, Kim does a great job. Anyway, here's my comic creation below based upon Natasha Mostert's Keeper of Light and Dust:

Well, it's back to reading! Have a great time. We'll be posting about our adventures in cheesecake later!

Hour #8:

I've made it 8 hours! I'm still reading the same book, but the breaks to eat and have The Girl read to us has been good! I'm still awake...no snoozing here. Anna, on the other hand, has fallen a sleep for a nanosecond or two! :) Too much quiet for her, I think. I just entered the Hour #8 mini-challenge about Loving Your Local Library. What a great challenge. well, it's back to reading Keeper of Light and Dust!

Hour #11:

Well, we had our Jello No-Bake Cheesecake with fresh cut strawberries, and some of us had some whip cream on top as well. You should have heard the orgasmic sounds from the girls and boys. LOL And it was all very platonic! Still reading Keeper of Light and Dust, but I'm nearing the 200 page mark in spite of the Twilight-Edward distractions.

The Girl is hoping to win the comic challenge, but I'm hoping to beat her out and win the prize. It's a friendly little rivalry we have going on here. Neither of us will probably win! LOL Anyway, its back to reading...I mean watching Edward!

41 comments:

Nymeth said...

Good luck, Serena!! Have a great time :)

Anna said...

You can have a recliner instead of the floor, you know. Can't wait to see what books you bring. The Girl wants to you to get here already. LOL

--Anna & The Girl
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

OK...Guess we'll be there about 12pm

Book Lover Lisa said...

Have fun reading. Yeah, I crossed over into addiction phase years ago.

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by and cheering me on!

Bybee said...

Book addiction is so delicious! Well, except when it's time to move them to another location...

Trish said...

How cool that you'll be reading with Anna. I'll be meeting up with Laura later tonight at IHOP.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Enjoy, Serena! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned!

Literate Housewife said...

Good luck today! I wish I participated while Dewey was alive, too. Still, we can read on in her memory. I know she's smiling down on us!

Dar said...

Hey SErena, for some reason I though you weren't participating. Good luck. I'm just doing a bit of blogging and then back to it.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

This is my first as well. Lots of luck!

Shelley said...

Cheesecake! What a great idea. Have fun!

jacketsandcovers said...

Good luck, Serena! Happy read-a-thon!

Amanda said...

This is my first time, too! I'm keeping my posts at my personal blog, agignac.blogspot.com. I look forward to your updates!

Gavin said...

Happy reading and good luck!

Lezlie said...

Audiobooks in the car *totally* count! :-) Good luck today, Serena!

Lezlie

Vasilly said...

Audiobooks definitely count.Have fun!

Blodeuedd said...

Good luck! And have fun :D

bermudaonion said...

I bet you and Anna and the Girl will have the best time of all the read-a-thoners! Good luck today!

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the ever-growing post! We are having fun!

Toni said...

So cool that you are having fun.... enjoy enjoy enjoy.... I am having fun hearing about all the read a thon activities..and getting hungry with all the talk of food..... :)

Anna said...

I think the ninjas are funny! I'm anxiously awaiting the cheesecake.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Eva said...

Your cartoon's so awesome! I don't think I'm cool enough to come up with an entry for that mini-challenge.

sophisticateddorkiness.com said...

Your comic makes me laugh! And thanks for the kind words about my blog :)

Good luck today!
Kim

Tara said...

Good luck today!

Serena said...

I'm glad that people like the comic...lol...and Kim those words...I meant every one.

Ti said...

Your comic is too cute!! It sounded a bit labor intensive for my feeble brain so I skipped it.

Keep up the reading! We can go at our own pace so that helps too.

Tricia said...

I like the idea of hourly updates in one post. Also, your comic is great!

Jessica said...

Oooh . . . adventures in cheesecake sounds like fun. And pair that with reading? Perfect!

Care said...

Great entry for Kim's cartoon challenge. You're doing incredible - keep it up! :)

Serena said...

Thanks for the cheerleading guys! I need it. I have been having a hard time concentrating, but The Girl is reading aloud to us to keep us motivated. :) I just entered the library mini-challenge too.

Melissa said...

Good luck and happy reading!

tanabata said...

That's so fun that you're reading together! How are you enjoying Keeper of Light and Dust?
I'm starting to fade a little bit so may opt for a nap. Happy reading!

Nise' said...

Great job, keep up the good work. Loved the drawing.

Serena said...

Thanks for checking out my updates...I'm not fading yet, and I really am enjoying Keeper of Light and Dust!

Anna said...

Yeah, watching Edward put a damper on my reading efforts. But it was worth it. LOL And so was the cheesecake.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Eva said...

You're still doing great: good for you!! :D

Marie said...

good luck with the readathon! :-)

Luanne said...

sounds like you and Anna and the Girl are having a great day together!

Jenners said...

I totally loved reading your ReadAthon posts! Sounds like fun ... I might try in October.

And my Twilight obsession is growing .. and I'm dying to see the movie. Is it wrong that I googled Edward Cullen the other day? Yes...yes it is.

Serena said...

Jenners: I recommend the read-a-thon...it was fun. Twilight obsessions are good and Edward Cullen Rocks.