Saturday, 24 October 2009

I'm cheerleading!! Dewey's 24 Hour marathon is on!

I won't be posting until much later today - I've signed on to be a cheerleader for Dewey's 24-Hour Reading Marathon, and in between I have lots of baking to do for a Hallowe'en party we're going to tonight. So I will be cheerleading as much as I can. I signed up for 4 hours, but I know me, I can't resist encouraging people to read, and seeing how they are doing. I'll be cheering for many more hours!! You're wondering why I didn't sign up to be a reader too? Well, there is that party, plus my children are too young to let me catch up on my sleep tomorrow, which I would need to do because I would make myself stay up for the entire 24 hours to read. I know me!! So to avoid unpleasant Sundays, I have to stay away from that part until they are a little older. But inside me I am reading along with everyone! So if my cheerleading helps you to read, then it's just as good.

It's not too late to sign up for either, depending where in the world you are. I've given the link in case you like to decide at the last minute, like I did!

Thank you to the organizers, the other cheerleaders, the mini-challengers, the prize donators, and mostly to you, Gentle Reader, for loving books, and for particpating. That was what Dewey was about, our book community.

Have a fabulous 24 hours of reading, everyone!!

****Edited to add: I'm on the Transcendentalist cheerleading team! Cool name. I'll try to get to everyone, but you have to post first, too! Good luck, participants!


Nicole said...

You are an awesome cheerleader. Thanks for stopping by. I am reading The Carnivore, by Mark Stinnett and Ash, by Malinda Lo. Hope you had a great time today cheering!

Memory said...

You cheerleaders did an awesome job today!

Kailana said...

I am glad you were a cheerleader! I didn't even see you! Have a great week!

Bybee said...

That's so great that you were able to participate even for a little while.

bermudaonion said...

I hope you had fun during the read-a-thon!

Emily Barton said...

Now that you're done cheering, you've got to go do the Halloween meme for which I tagged you. I am dying to read your answers!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What an awesome place, and I love the sentiment...the blog header is fabulous, too!

Susan said...

Nicole: thanks! thanks for coming back here. I'll come visit you again!

Memory: I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you to see how you did. I got the times all mixed up.....

Kailana: thanks, Kailana! I didn't get to visit you either.

Bybee: How did you do? how did I miss visiting you then? Oct 24 went by in a blur because I had all that baking and then the party and then - that was it. When I got on the next morning, it was all over!

bermudaonion: I did! Really enjoyed cheering people on. Definitely going to do it again.

Emily: Ok, now that I'm back (Nov 7 today) I'll be doing the meme. Better late than never, and you and I know ghosts never go out of style! lol

Laurel-Rain: thank you so much for your compliments! I've never been called awesome before (except by my kids on occasion!). I love this blog (it is about books, which I love), so that is lovely to hear. I'll come visit you.