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!

A Sad Goodbye in the Blogging Community

She was a tireless blogger who worked hard to build a community of book bloggers, and was so successful at doing that.  Perhaps you knew her from The Weekly Geeks.  Or Bookworms Carnival.  Or the Read a Thon.  She was a prolific reader and wrote lovely reviews. She was extremely generous, giving away most of the books she read.  She was the famous Dewey of The Hidden Side of a Leaf.  And I can hardly believe it, but she’s gone.  Read the sad news HERE.