Ready, Set, READ!

deweys-readathonbuttonThe 24 hour Read-a-Thon is in full swing!  Hour 3 is just beginning.  I’m participating as a cheerleader, so please note my unusually sunny and cheery tone!  Go, readers, go.. YOU CAN DO IT!  Give me an R!  Give me an E!  Give me an A!  Give me a D!  YAY!  (Cartwheel, back handspring, flip, trip… whoops).

Our family is still in spring break mode.  We are on a ‘stay-cation’ of sorts and will be doing touristy things together today.  We’ll start with a trip to Griffith Observatory and the planetarium this morning, then a late lunch at the Farmer’s Market is planned.  Later, we’ll visit the Santa Monica Pier.  I’ll be reading in the car and tonight before bed, but I just can’t check out for 24 hours of reading (and then a few more to sleep!) without my family getting a leeeeeeetle upset.. especially since next weekend will be all about me and books and bloggers and reading (I’ll be spending all weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books with a large group of blogging friends). Two bookish weekends in a row for mom would not go over well with my family!

Good luck to all the Read-a-thon participants!  I’ll be back with more cheer this evening!  Don’t forget to take breaks, drink plenty of fluids, stretch your legs, rest your eyes, eat small meals, read short books (for the sense of completion and to fight boredom), and most of all HAVE FUN!