Friday, April 17, 2009

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

Despite being more than a bit sleep-deprived for the past two weeks, I've decided to check in with Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon tomorrow. I'm still sitting with my father as he recuperates from pneumonia, so I have some time on my hands - if I can just keep my eyes open.

I've wanted to do this before, but the first two events happened on weekends during which I was out of state attending music festivals (in Kentucky) so this is a first for me. I'm so unprepared, in fact, that I only have one book here that I haven't read. It's a long one, though - a collection of every John Cheever short story ever published. I doubt my ability to read nothing but Cheever in such a concentrated dose, so I'll have to slip out and find some backups that will offer a little more variety.

I seriously doubt that I'll be up for anything near 24 hours straight, but I'm looking forward to the experience. If I read the time schedule correctly, it all starts at 7:00 a.m., Houston-time.

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying to find out what the deal is with the read-a-thon.Is it just that you're supposed to read for 24 hours straight without sleeping?

    I think if I had gotten involved with this, I would make sure I had some "really great" books to read.