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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon All Day!

Join us at Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!

Update 12:13am CDT: I finished The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! Yay! It’s always fun if I can start and finish a book on Read-a-Thon day. I’m off to bed. Night all! Happy reading to those who are going through the night or starting up again in your morning.

Update 7:09pm CDT: Mid-event survey:

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I’m doing fine. Not sleepy yet and my eyes are fine — probably because I have been switching activities a lot!

2) What have you finished reading?
I finished At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle L. McGuire. I read a little of Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim, but it’s time to be done with nonfiction for the day. So, now I’m reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.

3) What is your favorite read so far?
It looks like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will be the most fun!

4) What about your favorite snacks?
Dark chocolate chips with nuts — who needs candy bars?

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I’ve been cheering so I’ve found tons of new blogs! But let’s go with Jenn’s Lost in a Great Book.

Update 1:54pm CDT: I finished a book! At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle L. McGuire. I had already started it before this morning, so I read 110 pages. That doesn’t sound like much until you realize that this was a scholarly book, plus I spent close to a couple of hours cheering earlier. I’m very pleased because this is our book club selection for Thursday night’s meeting. It’s great to have it finished!

I’m up! Here’s what I’m reading:

photo of whiteboard for Dewey's Read-a-thon

I’ll see you all during my cheer hours, which I converted to Central Time: 10-11am, 2-3pm, and 6-7pm.

Here are my answers to the Introductory Questionnaire, found here:  Hour 1 – Good morning! (Or afternoon! Or evening!)

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Kirwood, Missouri — a suburb of St. Louis. In fact, one of our first nicknames was “the queen of the suburbs.”

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
My normal planned snacks (this is the life I lead now). But they’re good! 1/4c of nuts mixed with dark chocolate chips around 3:00pm and one slice of bread (baked fresh in my bread machine yesterday!) with my special yogurt spread around 5:00pm.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
The things I “should” be doing instead of reading today are: find the perfect purse for our trip to Ireland, plant greens in my garden, email the organizer of the community garden, start Brussels sprouts seeds, write, and go through the overwhelming pile of stuff in my In Box that I mean to clear every day but haven’t in awhile. There. I feel better — now I know where to go tomorrow to pick up my life again!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I’m going to count pages, but not minutes or hours read. I’m always disappointed by the amount of time I actually manage to read versus blog and cheer and whatever distractions to the read-a-thon that I allow myself. So, I just won’t count that! I’m here to have fun!

Signature of Joy Weese Moll