I have heard of Dewey’s Read-a-Thon from a few book blogger friends, originally from Michelle at My Books. My Life. But I was never really sure what it was, other than a read-a-thon, which is sort of obvious.
Yesterday, browsing through my blogroll, I finally found the origin of this particular read-a-thon from Giraffe Days. So, here it is:
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is hosted by Trish, with help from volunteers.
There will be a Dewey Read-a-Thon this next Saturday, October 9th. And I think I will be participating. Unfortunately, I will be starting a little later on Saturday than most–my bridesmaids are spending that Friday night with me, helping me to put together all the invitations so they will be at my place for awhile on Saturday morning. But as soon as they leave, I am all about reading 😀 I’m not sure what I will be reading, but I do have a hefty pile from the library. So I think I’ll just stick with those. But I’ll post a list of what I hope to read towards the end of the week 🙂