Saturday, October 9, 2010

Read-a-Thon & My New Button

It is finally the day of Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  Yay! I am so excited! I meant to be asleep by now but I got obsessed (yes, that is the right word) with making a button for this here blog.  Please feel free to grab it (from this post or the left sidebar) and add it to your blog.  A great big, huge thanks to my friend Julia, whose post helped me figure out how to do this in the first place.  If you want to make a simple but elegant button,  visit her wonderful blog post on this topic: Julia's Awesome Blog Button Directions

Now, I'd better get some sleep so I can actually participate in the read-a-thon.  Speaking of the which - I am hosting a mini challenge here at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.  Hope to see you then.

Finally, the button:


Have a great day/weekend!


  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  2. So I picked up a book on my own from the shelf and I started to read on my own to myself. And nonsense and knowledge come tumbling out, whispering mysteries, history’s shout, the wisdom of wizards, the songs od the ages, all the wonders of wandering wonderful pages. ~Karla Kuskin