Introduction to the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon
Welcome to my Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Page! This is my first year participating in Dewey’s so I’m learning the ropes, but from what I can gather, this read-a-thon was first held in 2007 by a woman named Dewey who, sadly, is no longer with us. The event is still held bi-annually in her honor – in April and October – where, for 24 hours, people sign up to read books, and to participate in optional hourly mini-challenges! I’ll be updating this page throughout the event to keep track of the mini-challenges I participate in.
Cheer me on!
Hour 1 Mini-Challenge – Introductory Questionnaire
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? United States
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I’ve picked one book to read – Freefall To Fly. If I finish it, I’ll add another as time allows!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate fuels me on!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have always loved reading – as a child, I thought the alphabet was the most magical invention in the world! I marveled at how you could create books from 26 little alphabets. When I was young, I wanted to read every book there was in the library.
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? This is my first read-a-thon and the thing I am looking forward to the most is the camaraderie and the chance to connect with other book lovers!
Hour 2 Mini-Challenge – Post The Books
Today I am reading Freefall to Fly – A Breathtaking Journey Toward A Life Of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons. Tune in on Monday, April 29, 2013 for my review of the book!
Hour 8 Mini-Challenge – Book Sentence Challenge
Book Sentence Challenge: Take a photo of a stack of books and use the titles in a sentence.
In a world filled with Limitless choices, it shall forever remain A Season Of Mysteries to me why Mary chose to forsake traditional Campfire Cuisine and insisted on Cooking With Flowers; I guess she wanted a Sunflower Summer.
Hour 9 Mini-Challenge – Clear The Webs and Recharge Yoga Challenge
I rejoined the Read-A-Thon in Hour 9 after a much needed cat nap, so starting with some deep breathing and stretching felt good! I did the first three poses (to the best of my ability – I did not have a mat and I now have rug burn on my knees from the cat pose!)
Hour 14 Mini Challenge – Share A Quote
Share A Quote Mini Challenge: Share a quote from the book you are reading.
This quote is from page 37 of Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons..
To stay in the freefall means to stop running.
To stop avoiding the pain. To embrace the struggle. To settle in with the lament. To get cozy with my nemesis. Because it was working something out in me that was buried deep. Locked down for a number of years. Wounds that had been planted long ago were starting to show their ugly heads. I was scared. But I needed to give them room to surface. To let them out.