Thursday, 29 March 2012
Dewey's 24hr Read-A-Thon
Yep, I worked it out and I will be able to take part this time. I have a bit of time in between assessments and since life can't be just about study I have decided to sign up. For those of you are unaware it's a non-stop reading event for a 24hr period. Starts on the 21st April and ends on the 22nd. Each time zone has its own starting time so that we all start at the same time. Here in the UK it's 12pm. There are usually lots of prompts and people cheering you on. You can even become one of the cheerleaders. There is also no pressure to take part for the full 24 hours. I know I napped briefly last year. If you want to know more about it head over to the blog here.
Crohn's and Colitis UK. Crohn's is an incurable disease which effects the entire digestive system. It can be quite debilitating for sufferers. I picked this one because a friend of mine is a sufferer so I know (as much as any outsider can know) what the condition can do to people. Sadly though it doesn't get much limelight and with raised funds there is hope that a cure might eventually be found.
So I now have a page on the Just Giving site should anyone, very kindly, wish to donate anything. Even the littlest amount would be appreciated. I still plan to enjoy this event and I promise I won't go on anymore about the charity in detail (although I am sure I will put in a wee reminder with a link).
Also on facebook.
I will open my twitter account for that weekend too as I interacted with quite a few people taking part that way last time. It really is good fun. Part of that of course is choosing the books. Anyone else planning on taking part? Decided what you are going to read yet?
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I think depending on work i will be able to take part again however not sure if i want to be on the organising blogging side again. Gotta think about it! Definitely going to be reading though!ReplyDelete
Yeah, the organising part sounds like a lot work. Don't think I could do that. One day maybe. Have you picked out a list of possible books yet?Delete
I really want to take part again, but I'm working on the Sunday so might just do a 12 hour stint this time. It is fun trying to stay awake though!ReplyDelete
Yeah, working with no sleep is not a good idea, lol. I love the fact that you don't have to do the full 24 hours if you have other commitments. It means so many more people can join in. Last year I think I did take a four hour nap. We'll see if I manage all night this time.Delete
I would love to be able to take part someday!!! I always seem to be out of town whenever these things happen.ReplyDelete
That's a shame. Just one of those things though. I am sure a year will come that you aren't going away and you can join in.Delete
I'm only planning on doing 12 hours this time as I have a work do the night before and it was such a struggle starting at noon. But I have signed up to cheer for the final hours after I've had some sleep.ReplyDelete
That will be me come the autumn one if I am able to do it at all. Was gutted last time that I had too much on. Good for you signing up to cheer though. Maybe I'll do that next time too.Delete
Oh, and thank you so much for donating. I really do appreciate it.