Tuesday, June 24, 2008

time is running out...

Come on, people! It's time to go get yourself signed up for the Read-a-thon! Only 5 days left! And seriously, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT! Why? Well...

1. Who wouldn't love an excuse to just read, read, read, right?!! But don't let the "24 hour" part scare you off. If you need to sleep, just sleep! This is not meant to be stressful; it's meant to be fun!

2. Our wonderful hostess. I'm telling you, Dewey goes above and beyond in putting this all together. It seriously boggles my mind how she does it all!

3. The camaraderie. So many wonderful people, all cheering one another on. Probably some you already know. Plus the chance to make new friends.

4. Prizes. Tons and tons of them.

5. The chance to help a good cause, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental). But don't let the idea of going and getting a bunch of sponsors scare you off or anything. If you don't mind that kind of thing, great...get people to sponsor you for a penny a page, or for a dollar an hour, or for a set amount...whatever. But if that kind of thing makes you uncomfortable, maybe you'd just like to make a donation yourself. Don't stress over it.

And you know what...if you've got obligations you can't get out of for the day, you can still participate. Maybe you'd like to sign up to be a cheerleader, who drops in on fellow participants and keeps them going. This way you still get to be part of the fun, and you'll be eligible for special prizes.

Annie and I are so anxious for Saturday to arrive. We've both got big piles of books set aside as possible reads. We've been putting together a list of snacks and easy to prepare meals. I've even set aside my comfiest clothes for the day. Yep, come on...you know you want to get in on all this excitement too, don't you?


Dewey said...

I left a comment here just as my laptop died, so please excuse me if two comments show up. I was saying I was thrilled Annie would be participating, and checking whether she's signed Mr Linky. Some of the prize drawings will be based on Renay's participants page, and that's based on Mr Linky. :)

Carl V. said...

I would love to join. I am so disappointed that I cannot participate in the reading. I will be in Nebraska that weekend helping my parents with a sale. I may get all of 5 minutes reading done that entire weekend. If I do get any reading done I'll be participating in spirit and I think I'll look tonight to see if I have anything worthy of a prize donation or two.

Debi said...

You know, I think we officially signed her up, but as scatter-brained as I can be, maybe I ought to go check. I'm really glad she decided to stay home with me and read...should hopefully give us each a little extra motivation. Of course, she'll leave me in the dust as far as number of pages read. :)

Sounds like you're going to be where you're most needed, but damn, we'll miss you! I hope the timing will be better for you on the next one...it really is too much fun!

Nymeth said...

I still wish I could be a reader! But next time, next time. And it will be fun to cheer you all on :D

Debi said...

Oh Nymeth,
I really, really, really wish you could read this time around!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

That you and Annie are doing this together is too cool! Saturdays are too busy for me to even think about doing something like this...maybe next time. :)

Debi said...

I hope you will think about it next time...it is just sooo much fun!

Dawn said...

Have a GREAT time. I'm sure you and Annie both are very excited about the reading time! I hope you have lots of fun and enjoy every page that you read!

take care,