Yes I am late to the party, but it is never too late to sign up, yes? I am committing to Peril the Second, which is reading two books for the challenge. I LOVE this challenge. Even in the off-years where I skip out on all challenges together, I always come back to this one. I have a soft spot for autumn. I adore Halloween. I love the idea of getting into the spirit of the season through reading and this challenge excels at that.
Rhinoa and I will be continuing our tradition of reading a book together during Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon. This time we have decided to up the ante. Our book will also be for the R.I.P. challenge. The book in question: Melissa Marr’s Graveminder. I am not sure what my second book will be. I am considering The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I am also thinking about re-reading Her Fearful Symmetry.
Mark your calendars! Dewey’s 24 hour Read-a-thon is coming up soon. October 22 to be exact. This is my FAVORITE book blogging event EVAR. I get crazily excited about it. I love knowing that there are loads of people reading all day around the world. We are connected from one point (the 24 hour readathon site) and spiral outwards in multiple directions to varying locations. We are reading, commenting, participating in fun activities together.
It is this strong sense of community that pulls me back every time. Sure I could spend all day on any given weekend reading, but I won’t. There is too much to do and I would probably feel guilty. However, Dewey’s readathon is a sacred time in my household. It is two days a year where I gleefully shun everything else and devote myself to a pile of books, snacks, and connecting to other readers.
I don’t interrupt my time for anything or anyone. I wake up before the official start time so I can get everything set up. I track, I post, I read, I cheerlead. I freaking LOVE IT.
Signups are up now. I highly encourage you try it if you’ve never participated before.
What are you waiting for? Go now!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂