10.12.2012

Preparing for Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon begins tomorrow. As I just learned that I did not get the youth services job that I blogged about earlier this week, I will be dedicating my precious reading time to comfort reads. My plan is to read only feel-good books tomorrow,  and that includes all of my favorite picture books, easy readers, middle grade and chapter books.

I doubt my ability to stay awake for 24 hours, but here is the plan such as it is. I will enjoy dinner out with a friend. I will then stop at the market for Mountain Dew, spiced apple cider,  and popcorn to keep me energized. At the official 6 AM start time (I am glad I read the FAQ's because I was planning to start at midnight) I will read my devotional for the 40 Days of Prayer for the Future of Friends, followed by the Seasons of God by Richard Blackaby. I am certain that I will begin to feel sleepy post inspirational fest, but I have a very important meeting to attend , so I will be taking a reading break to attend said meeting. Post meeting I plan to head on over to the public library so I can indulge in a wide range of children's books, and free myself to enjoy some random reading goodness. 

Some of my students suggested Dean Pitchford's The Big One-Oh, so I will definitely be reading that along with my personal favorites. No read-a-thon would be complete in my eyes without a dose of Charlotte's Web, Max's Words, The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, Afrotina and the Three Bears, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Winnie the Pooh, and...

7 comments:

  1. Sorry you didn't get the job you were hoping for. I hope the readathon helps to take your mind off the disappointment and refresh you for the week ahead. Hope to pop along to cheer you along the way.

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  2. Sorry about the job. I hope your comfort reads make the day a little better for you!

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    1. Read-a-thon was just what I needed.

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  3. I hope your comfort reads did the trick and made this ache a bit easier. Books are wonderful medicine. (And I think Pooh is wonderful anytime.)
    #cheerSweetarts

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    1. I had never read Winnie-the-Pooh. Paddington is my bear lol.

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  4. Thank you Louise, Kimberly, and Jenn.

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