Saturday, October 20, 2007

The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Is Underway!



Was it any surprise this morning that I was awakened by my furry alarm clock with claws at 5:30 a.m.? I won't tell you where he decided to stick me, but needless to say I was not too pleased with him for a few seconds after that.

It is a beautiful day out so far. Those dastardly Santa Ana winds have not yet made an appearance, and I truly hope they decide to skip over my city altogether. You see, high winds and I do not get along at all. I'm a magnet for static electricity like you wouldn't believe. In those moments, I am afraid to touch just about anything. It is quite comical seeing me close a car door when I am most afraid of being shocked.

What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. I am just rambling. I actually wanted to put in a good word for the first (annual?) 24 Hour Read-A-Thon that Dewey is hosting. I have had the chance to stop by a visit a couple of my blogger friends to check on their progress so far. It looks like so much fun. Twenty-four hours of reading time, what could be a better way to spend a day? Good luck to everyone who took up the challenge! I decided against participating myself, but I will act as an unofficial cheerleader when I can.

Happy reading!

14 comments:

  1. Those damn furry alarm clocks!

    Thanks for mentioning the readathon and for visiting some Readers. It's much more hectic than I expected, and next year I think I'll space mini-challenges with empty hours just so I can get some reading done myself!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You do have a lot on your plate, Dewey. The enthusiasm of the event is very contagious. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. thanks for stopping by! the weather here is cold and rainy today, which is good for curling up with a good book - but it's also making me sleepy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm only participating for part of the time. I agree about the enthusiasm being very contagious. I wish I could read even more. I know I can't possibly stay awake all night though.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Alison - Oh, yes! Rainy weather does make perfect reading weather. And now that you mention sleep, I could use a nap. Haha

    Maureen - I don't think I could stay up all night either. My body takes control when I get too tired and I'd fall asleep with book in hand.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aren't cats adorable? The little fiends.

    Your decade meme was fun! Glide & Grace Cathedral are a great pair to see in SF.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for being such our unofficial cheerleader :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Carrie K - They are adorable, even when they are being naughty. LOL

    Iliana - It's my pleasure! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's progress.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I couldn't participate as a reader today either. But is has been fun to spend a few minutes visiting the reader's blogs to see what they are doing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. BookGal - It has been fun. :-) It's a great idea, just not one I'm up for.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Those darn furry alarm clocks! I don't get clawed but our Bailey has a very loud piercing meow in the morning and it never fails to wake me up! Too bad it's always earlier than I actually want to get up!
    I didn't participate in the Read-a-Thon either. H works long hours during the week so weekends are the time to spend together. We spent the day out yesterday and it was very nice! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tanabata - I am glad you enjoyed your day with your husband. :-) Normally my cat doesn't actually claw me--but he does mew and pull at the blanket. This time he stuck me in the process. Ouch. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's great you got involved, officially or not :) Thanks for visiting me!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you, Claire! I had a lot of fun visiting the various participants. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to visit Musings of a Bookish Kitty. Don't be shy! I would love to hear from you. Due to a recent increase in spam, I will be moderating comments for the foreseeable future. Please be patient with me as it may take a few hours before I am able to approve your comment.