Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday Salon: A Quickie

The Sunday

A Sunday Salon post mid-month? Surely not! Alas, this one is just a quickie to give you an update about my activities next Saturday.

Why, what is happening next weekend that is so important? I hear you cry. For the first time I am taking part in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! Most years I have chosen not to actively take part because I usually worked on a Saturday. Sitting with my nose in a book (plus staying up for 24 hours) would not have been an option. Now my weekends are free, I've decided to take part. Following the example of Alex in Leeds, I'm going to start at midnight – GMT. The idea behind the Readathon originated in America so the 'official' start time begins at 13.00 on Saturday afternoon, UK time. I work on Mondays so staying up to 13.00 on Sunday is not ideal.

Today I'm going to spend my day wading through Mount TBR to select my reading choices. It's going to be lovely to give over an entire day of reading for pleasure. The Readathon also comes with an assortment of challenges so my blog might be rather active next weekend.

If you would like to join me on the Readathon, you can sign up here. Go on, you know you want to.  


Becca said...

I’ve never done the 24 hour reading thing either- as much as I love to read, i’m not sure I could handle it! I hope you enjoy it :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have yet to participate...perhaps this time I can!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Readathon was the first blogging event I ever participated in. It hooked me from the get-to!

Here's my
Sunday Salon: TLA Conference.
I hope you'll stop by!

Alex in Leeds said...

Ooh, company on the day. Excellent!

(Female) Opinionated Reader said...

Becca -
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Hopefully you can join us for part of the readathon.

Laurel -
I'll look out for you next Sunday. Although, due to the time difference, I be finishing 13 hours earlier than other participants.

Deb Nance -
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope I'll bump into next Saturday.

Alex -
I'm relying on coffee, your delightful conversation and a good book to get me through the early hours of the Readathon :)