Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let’s get this #readathon started

Posted by Ann Roberts at 5:00 AM

It’s that time again…yes, it happens twice a year. I’ve cleared my calendar…while I’m having trouble deciding what to read, I’m confident I’ll find something.

Once again, I’m donating to charity…but have decided to make it more interesting. If you are participating in Dewey’s Readathon and you register, I will donate $0.10 for every book read.  In addition, I will donate $25 per book read that I read. The donations will go to both Project Read and to Room to Read.  If you want to help by making a pledge based on how much I read, please let me know! I will let you specify which organization (or both) gets your donation.

I’m also hosting a mini challenge at hour 10 (5pm EDT) so please be sure to stop back by and see what is going on. It is my first time hosting a mini challenge so if you have suggestions, please let me know.

Here is some information to start the readathon (okay…so these are last year’s questions but I’m trying to be proactive:

  1. Where are you reading from today?
    It looks like it will be a good weekend here in Dayton OH for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon…cold and rainy!

  2. Three random facts about me…

    1. I thought I would be more mature at 52 than I feel

    2. I love travel, food, and wine

    3. I’ve been married for almost 27 years to the most amazing man who hasn’t expressed any concern about the fact that he will be taking care of everything today so that I can read

  3. How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
    That is a hard question to answer. There are 28 samples on my kindle to choose from.

  4. Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
    I hope to make it the full 24 hours. I am also donating $50 for each book I read.

  5. If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
    I find it hardest to manage the amount of time that I spend reading blogs and participating with actually reading. I try to limit the time that I spent on the blogging stuff to less than 15 minutes per hour. This year I’m using the alarm on my clock to help

Room to Read

Room to Read believes that "world change starts with educated children". We focus on countries whose lack of resources results in insufficient educational infrastructure. Rather than apply a short-term solution, Room to Read seeks to intervene early in a child's life and provide ongoing educational opportunities in their communities. We have developed a successful three-pronged approach to tackling the problem of education by:

  • Partnering with communities to build schools;
  • Enhancing educational facilities within schools, including establishing libraries, computers labs and language training centers; and
  • Providing scholarships for underprivileged young girls

Project READ ((Miami Valley)

Project READ is a coalition of public and private organizations working together to build skilled workers, strong families, and healthy communities. Through Project READ, over 35 literacy and basic skills providers, 80 schools and tutoring sites in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties, and over 100 businesses and community partners are committed to building literacy in the Miami Valley.  Project READ relies solely on grants and individual gifts for financial support.

1 comments:

shaunesay on April 21, 2012 at 8:28 AM said...

Good morning! I registered! Getting ready to head into book 2. Good luck today! *hugs*

 

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