Monday, April 22, 2013

The Dewey Read-a-Thon count down!

What? What's this?!  Don't tell me you haven't set aside this Saturday for the great Dewey Read-A-Thon?!!  Well there's still time I tell you, and from one avid reader to another, you don't want to miss it.  Think of your favorite spot to read, a planned and endless supply of yummy treats, and a day booked off for nothing but indulging in both of these things.  See I told you!

This year the hubby is planning on partaking again, so I've planned an array of treats to satisfy both of us.  Here are some of the options:
Assorted toasted and spiced nuts
Cheese and fruit platter
Chocolate Zucchini bread
Deviled Eggs
Slow cooker dinner (prepped on Friday), TBD based on temp by end of week.  Either Caribbean roast pork or beef stew.
Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Pop to keep hydrated and energized.
I thought about a candy option, but I'm trying to keep this a bit on the healthier side as I'm officially hitting 31 weeks pregnant on Saturday and am expanding rapidly.  As you can guess, it's less than comfortable, and I can only attend so many aqua aerobic classes to even things out.

My tentative book list looks similar to last year, a mix of short and long, middle grade, YA and adult to try and keep things interesting and moving.  Unlike last year, I now have my fancy-schmancy Kobo Aura HD (kindly sent to me by the folks at Kobo for review), so I'm also hoping to hit some ebooks.  The proposed list is:
Castle Waiting
Templeton Twins
Wonder Struck
Just One Day
The Curiosities
Peter Pan

Like last year, I'm super unlikely to stay up all night (I am so not an night owl), but I'm aiming for around 2 or 3am, and have accordingly taken Sunday off to sleep in.

The hubby and I have been having some mini-readathons lately to work on our stamina and so far we're doing pretty good.  The trick is to find the right balance between cozy, but awake, either with caffeine, sugar or small bouts of getting out of the house for fresh air and exercise.  We've also been working on getting Opal into the spirit of the thing.  All the other cats can't think of anything more enjoyable then snuggling up for hours at a time, but Opal takes some convincing, what with her kitten fits of energy.  However, even she's starting to see the benefits of extended nap/snuggles while we lounge around reading.  Of course the new spacious couch is helping everyone with all day laziness as well.

If you haven't signed up yet, make sure to head over to the Dewey site and sign up.  That way you'll get some cheerleaders dropping by your blog to encourage your updates.  There are 295 sign ups at the moment (see me down there at the end? OK, I'm pretty sure I added my site a couple of months ago, so if you see me twice just ignore it) so you're in excellent company!

Still need inspiration? Check out my planning and hour updates from last year.  Be warned, lots of food and kitty pics.


  1. This sounds like fun! May have to convince oldest to do it with me.

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  3. I was just talking about the read a thon this morning and how hard it is to decide what books to read. I haven't even thought about food yet. You're so prepared