Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon October 2013

Posted by Ann Roberts at 5:17 AM

dewey1Here We Go! I did my first Read-A-Thon in April 2010. During my read-a-thon weekends,  I’ve read 21 books, 5896 pages. And Since April 2011, I’ve donated $1755 to a local literacy organization and Room To Read. Once again, I will be reading for these non-profits.

If this is your first Read-A-Thon, Chris @ Stuff As Dreams Are Made On has some great tips.

For each book that I read, I will donate $25 per book read to both Project Read and to Room to ReadIf 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.

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

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.

Kickoff Questions

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m in the US
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Any book that helps me complete my Goodreads Romance Readers October Reading Challenge and any book that doesn’t make me want to go to sleep.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Beer Braised Turkey Thigh Sandwich
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I enjoy reading and giving back to make a difference. Dewey’s allows me to do both!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
If I find a book that I’m struggling to get through, it is NOT read-a-thon material. I will put it down (for now) and find something else to read.



Becca Sanborn on October 12, 2013 at 6:46 AM said...

Whoops, wrong post! Good luck today with TEAM PANDA!

shaunesay on October 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM said...

Good morning! Glad to see you are able to be here this time! I'll check back in with you later to see how you're doing! *hug*


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