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1Cecilturtle
Oct 2, 2010, 10:32am

A reminder to all that Dewey's biannual read-a-thon is next Saturday, October 9: http://24hourreadathon.com/
I'm getting my bottle of Visine ready!

2jjmcgaffey
Oct 3, 2010, 1:41am

Wow. If there ever was a date that I could not participate even a little bit...Oct 9 I'm waking up at 6:30 am to go to a seminar that starts at 8; it ends at 3pm, at which point I will drive home, drop off the other two people who are going to the seminar with me, and drive up to a folk music festival which will run until 10 pm. I suspect I will then drive home and fall on my nose. Ah well, I'll read the blogs afterward.

3Cecilturtle
Oct 3, 2010, 2:57pm

It's Canadian Thanksgiving - I'm hoping I can dedicate some time to it!

4Neverwithoutabook
Oct 3, 2010, 3:31pm

I'll be attending a Celebration of Life for a friend who recently passed away but outside of that I'm planning to spend all the rest of my time reading!

5sonyagreen
Oct 5, 2010, 10:50am

I just created a wiki page for it here. How do we want to structure a LT readathon within/around the Dewey one? Just do the Dewey, and note it here?

6Morphidae
Modifié : Oct 9, 2010, 12:10pm

Anyone doing this besides me?

Posting about it:

http://lessismorph.blogspot.com/

7skittles
Oct 9, 2010, 1:24pm

I'm not doing it... can't...

I've got a "honey-do" list to read & finish today!!

8Neverwithoutabook
Oct 9, 2010, 2:45pm

I'm planning to read later today until I fall asleep at least! Will post here:

http://never-without-a-book.blogspot.com/

Just got to finish up a few things today first. :)

9Cecilturtle
Modifié : Oct 16, 2010, 3:46pm

Well, all my great plans were thwarted when I found myself in the hospital emergency waiting room for some twelve hours - without a book -on October 9. Luckily everyone is okay but I do declare I have never been so bored, wishing with every atom for a book (all I found in my bag was a pamphlet for Chapters - I was able to pick my next reads, at least) and pondered the irony of my situation.

I did manage to get quite a bit of reading done over the weekend: I read the entire of The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre which was great food for thought and started Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery which I just finished today.

Definitely an adventure... hopefully things will go smoother at the next read-a-thon...

10Neverwithoutabook
Oct 16, 2010, 4:35pm

#9 - Cecilturtle - I feel your pain! Oh to be without a book is traumatic! I am glad to hear that everyone is ok tho. Take care.

11sonyagreen
Oct 19, 2010, 9:47am

We should have a LibraryThing emergency response team, which can deploy a nearby member to you with a book. It sounds like it could have been any book :)

12jjmcgaffey
Oct 19, 2010, 10:04am

Reasons why I love my ... well, now it's my phone (used to be my Palm). Paper books are better than ebooks for settling down and reading, but ebooks are wonderful for when you have unexpected reading time and no book at hand... (though depending on your choice of gadget, a power source may also be necessary!).

13skittles
Oct 19, 2010, 10:27am

I take my laptop almost everywhere, but I am seriously considering getting a netbook for this very reason.

small enough to tote.
can do work on it, in small quantities.
can surf & email when online.
can listen to music.
can play games (board & card games)
can read ebooks

I can have it in my backpack or messenger bag & it isn't obvious that I'm bringing backup entertainment.

14sonyagreen
Oct 19, 2010, 11:57am

>12 jjmcgaffey: Agreed. As the owner of a netbook, a Kindle and an iPhone, my opinion is that I rarely have the netbook or Kindle by my side at all time (especially in surprise reading situations), but I will ALWAYS have my phone with me. It's not the best screen to read on, but it's good enough when hanging out at the ER!

The netbook is only really great (for me) if I have a wimax card, and even then, it's only a minor upgrade from my phone.

I guess I'm pretty stuck on my phone.