Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon is tomorrow! Are you ready?

read-a-thon April 2009 Eek, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is starting in a few hours (tomorrow, my time)! Are you prepared? Got everything ready? Told the family, stocked up on coffee, disconnected the phone?

I haven’t done much, myself, but I have separated out a pile of books for tomorrow. I wasn’t going to, but then I realized that if I didn’t set aside books I’d be wandering around panicking because I couldn’t find anything to read. If I have a stack of books to focus my reading on, I’ll save time and nerves!

So here’s my stack:

It’s a mix of graphic novels, chick lit, Harlequin romances (which I probably won’t end up reading, but they’re the perfect size!), YA novels, and James Bond. What’s your mix?

I haven’t really made any other preparations. I figure I’ll just eat during breaks, and I can keep reading when I’m making coffee. It’ll be harder to not get distracted by Twitter (or my email), but I think I can cut back on my usual obsessive check-every-half-hour thing. I do want to set some update posts ready before tomorrow, so I don’t have to worry about thinking of anything clever to say while half-dead from lack of sleep. But what should I include in them? What are you putting in your update posts?

What have you done to prepare for the read-a-thon? Any tips for newbies from those who have done it before?

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  1. This is my first read-a-thon. I’m participating with my daughter. The only prep we did was to pull out a bunch of books. We don’t plan on reading them all, but I wanted to have a stack ready to choose from. At least I know which one I’m starting with. 🙂 The start time is 8 am where I am. Good luck and have fun!

  2. Graphic novels and YA sound perfect for the read-a-thon. A very important preparation step for me was buying insane amounts of caffeinated drinks 😛

    Good luck!

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