I just entered my name on the list for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, and I'm more than a little hesitant. Read for 24 hours straight? I'm not sure I can manage that, especially with everything going on right now in my life.
My grandmother has been in the hospital all week. A feisty, independent 82 year old, she was out working on her farm raking and burning leaves when she fell and broke some ribs and punctured one of her lungs on Monday morning. She's been most unhappily confined to her hospital bed, so the whole family has been keeping her company in an effort to keep her spirits up. All this means I'm a bit tired, but it could present more opportunity for reading. I mean, what better to do while sitting in a hospital than read? Perfect, right? So maybe I can do better than I think.
It sounds kind of fun to stay up all night reading (I stay up really late often enough, anyway!), but I'm not so sure I can make it 24 hours without sleeping at all. Dewey says it's okay to sleep, so I guess I can still consider myself a "reader" for the read-a-thon, even if I don't actually read for the full 24 hours!
Join in here if you're interested. Remember, no one will be policing your reading hours, so a full 24-hour commitment isn't necessary. But it should be fun! It'll be my first, so we'll see how things go. If you have any questions (or are afraid of not being able to commit yourself), check out the FAQs to banish your fears and learn what it's all about.