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Readathon Starting Line

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's Readathon day!  The time zone thing is confusing me, so I'll just say that I'm starting at 7:00 am Madrid time and I'll be reading until 10 pm Eastern time when I finally get home. I'll probably be reading a lot of short stories on my nook, just so I can feel like I'm making some progress. Unfortunately, I will have very little control over my snacks since I'll be on a plane and at the mercy of the attendants.  Send some mental chocolate chip cookies my way!

Good luck to everyone who's participating!

And one more time, here's my husband's cheer:

Pick up a book!
Read it front to back!
If you get a little tired,
Scarf down a snack!


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  1. Love that cheer! Good luck reading!

  2. yay, good luck! I like the hubby's cheer!

    happy reading :D

  3. You can be the first beneficiary of my (non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  4. There's no way I can top Softdrink's words above, so all I'll say is that it sure would be confusing (time-wise speaking) if one was doing the Read-a-Thon on a plane! :)

    Happy Read-a-Thoning!

  5. It's almost time! Get your page-turning ready!

  6. It's early in the day - but the weather here is perfect. Hope you have good reading weather too!

  7. We're just underway
    But I wanted to say
    I know you'll do a great job today!

    Enjoy your read a thon! Love hubby's cheer.

    Cheerleader Marsha

  8. I am definitely sending cookies your way! I hope you have a great flight+readathon all in one :)

    (oh, and I hope your trip was great!)

  9. Whew, participating in the readathon from a plane, that's determination!

    All the best to you:)

  10. Have you eaten yet? (you should)
    Have you had enough to drink (this is a must)
    Have you put enough coffee/sugar into your day yet? (this is necessary)

    ::grin:: I am about to install more sugar into the system now...oh ya!

  11. Ok I can't compete with your husband's (awesome!) cheer, but here's a limerick for inspiration:

    I hope that your day's going well,
    That the books you are reading are swell.
    A day for just reading
    (and mild competing)
    Will do us all good, I can tell!

    Have fun!!

  12. Books pile up
    Take one from the top
    Take another, Flip right thru
    Find the one that just suits you Read read read, don’t stop!

  13. Hope you are enjoying your reading retreat:)

  14. All you fans
    in the internet stands
    give our readers
    a great big hand!!!

    Way to Go!!!
    Cheerleader Marsha

  15. Reading is fun, reading is great!
    Don't overdo it, take a break!

  16. Sometimes I think heaven must be one continuous unexhausted reading
    Virginia Woolf
    Or, at least, one 24-hour-long exhausted reading! Keep it up!

  17. Hope you are getting lots of reading done!!! And having fun of course :)

  18. Still with us in all your readin' glory?

    Inquiring minds want to know! :D

  19. Let's dance
    Let's shout
    C'mon readers, shake it out!

    Hang in there
    Without a care
    Keep on reading as long as you dare

    Keep it up, you're doing great! Marsha


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