04 April 2010

Read-a-Thon: Let's Get Ready to Read!!

Are you ready??? It's almost Read-a-Thon time. What the heck is the Read-a-Thon? It's an international book blogger community event in which bloggers set aside a single day to read and share their experience with others.

If you cannot schedule the entire day for reading, then read for whatever time you have or--like me--be a cheerleader. The Read-a-Thon doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing deal. Participate at whatever level you want. I plan to lend moral support throughout the day, cheering on the readers whenever I get the chance.

Last spring, I decided to be a cheerleader, and I had the absolute best time. If you've never cheered before, check out my Tales of a Cheerleader from April 2009. Cheering is so much fun and is an easy way to get involved.

I'm dusting off my pompoms and taking my uniform out of storage . . .

Rah, rah, bloggers
Turn that page!
You can do it
Just engage!

Hummm. I think I need to take some cheer-writing lessons from Softdrink . . .

For more information check out the Dewey's Read-a-Thon blog.


Sandy Nawrot 4/4/10, 5:38 AM  

I can't wait to have you as a cheerleader! I doubt I will have the Twitter turned on, but will do my best to participate in the mini-challenges! This is going to be FUN!

Lenore Appelhans 4/4/10, 6:12 AM  

I like your cheer! I am sure it will help me as a read :)

Care 4/4/10, 9:01 AM  

That's a terrific cheer! Yea for Read A Thon!

Unknown 4/4/10, 10:12 AM  

Love the cheer! I am ready for the readathon although it probably won't be a 24 hour event for me with an infant in the house,lol! But I'll try to squeeze whatever reading time I can out of the 24 hours.

Anonymous,  4/4/10, 10:37 AM  

I plan on being an unofficial cheerleader. I have a lot going on next weekend, so I will not be able to participate as much as I'd like but I hope everyone else has fun!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 4/4/10, 10:46 AM  

Uh oh! Are you about to break Twitter again? :)

Robin M 4/4/10, 12:13 PM  

You always have so much fun. I won't be able to participate this year as a reader or cheerleader, but may drop in from time to time.

Kathleen 4/4/10, 1:54 PM  

I'll be cheering everyone on too!

Amused 4/4/10, 2:15 PM  

Have fun being a cheerleader! This is my first time participating and I am really looking forward to reading so much!

Anonymous,  4/4/10, 9:35 PM  

I think you get bonus points for using multi-syllable words in your cheer. ;-)

Vasilly 4/5/10, 1:33 AM  

So glad to know that you're going to be cheerleading again! It wouldn't be the same without you. I'm thinking the same thing as Nicole: are you going to break Twitter again? ;)

Margot 4/5/10, 2:25 AM  

I'm so glad you are cheerleading again. It means a lot to readers to get those messages. I volunteered to do four hours this time. I'm looking forward to it.

Alice 4/5/10, 4:12 AM  

Have fun, Beth! And happy reading to all!

Julie P. 4/5/10, 8:15 AM  

You are the best cheerleader! I bet the participants will be happy to have you in their corner!

Serena 4/5/10, 1:22 PM  

I'm glad you'll be cheering again. This will be my first year as an official cheerleader!

nat @book, line, and sinker 4/5/10, 4:14 PM  

i'll be in and out of the house the day of the 'thon but intend to cheer on readers when i can. i'll even pull my hair into a high ponytail and add a jaunty ribbon!

Shelley 4/5/10, 7:30 PM  

Great cheer! I'm going to be a cheerleader this year, and I'm looking forward to it!

Anonymous,  4/5/10, 8:18 PM  

Okay, that is a pretty fantastic cheer! I'm going to have to work on some of those. I cheered for the Fall 'thon and had so much fun! However, I was getting kind of jealous of all the wonderful reading that was going on, so this time around I'm going to attempt to do both. Yay for over achievers!

Heather 4/7/10, 8:13 AM  

Yay!!! I love it when you cheer. I hope you have your back-up Twitter account ready! :D

Michelle 4/9/10, 9:36 PM  

**waves pom poms**

Go team! Looking forward to seeing you lead the charge tomorrow :)

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