Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

On Saturday, October 24, 2009, participants in Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon read books, posted to their blogs about what they were reading, and visited other readers’ blogs. They also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. Mark your calendar and get ready for the next one! It happens twice a year, in April and in October. The first one was held in October 2007.

San Marcos High School Teacher Librarian Helen Murdock shared her Read-a-thon day with fellow librarians.

Check out the dozen or so Read-a-thon buttons for your blog or website.
Read the list of tips for surviving a full day of reading. I like the one about not sitting in the same chair the full time -- get up and move around. My tip would be to listen to a book while walking to the YMCA, then spend an hour or two with a fast-paced mystery book while walking/climbing at 3.1 mph on an incline machine or treadmill set at various levels of incline, from 3-24. That is how I keep in shape and have a daily excuse for reading mysteries. :)

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