October 22, 2011

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon and Team Trix Cheerleading

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon is all about promoting literacy. As the title implies, a bunch of people are doing nothing but reading books for the next 24 hours.And where there's a marathon, there has to be cheerleaders! To do my part, I've signed up for both cheerleading and reading.

I've been assigned to the Team Trix Cheerleading Squad, which covers R-Z on the linky list. I am starting at the bottom of Z. That way, people at the end of the list will not be forgotten. So for the next 1+ hours, I will bloghop around and cheer the readers on. I know that the participants all love to read, so I'm sure they're having so much fun - and they have a darn good excuse to sit around reading all day! Does life get any better than this?!

I've signed up to do my reading bit, too, but it will have to be later when I'm through cheerleading!

Today, I hope to finish The Legend of Victor Standish by Roland Yeoman. It is a new release and I have to say that I started it the other day and could hardly put it down. I would have finished it at one sitting if I didn't have a darn rib injury from doing the Rugged Maniac 5K last weekend!

Here is the excerpt taken from Roland Yeoman's blog:

There are strange tales told by the vagrants of the French Quarter when midnight descends. The hours fade as the shadows creep closer. The tales are not to amuse, but to keep weary eyes from closing. For the creeping shadows are hungry. One such tale is THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH.

If you want to buy it, you can do so here at Amazon.  I don't have a Kindle, but did you know you can download the app on your PC for free? It's so easy. Then you can read it from your computer, laptop, or whatever other apps that are compatible.

If you don't know Roland, you should definitely check out his awesome blog, Writing in the Crosshairs.


1) Where are you reading from today?

Mostly in bed due to injured ribs - in my house in the Rockies! It's a clear, cool and breezy day.

2) Three random facts about me…

I like to read British mysteries as a genre, and YA fiction.
I began writing in January 2010 and jumped right in with a book.
I'm a pretty big hermit.
3) How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

About one is all I can handle today. The Legend of Victor Standish.

4) Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

I am trying to a visit to all the blogs listed under R-Z, but I don't know if I'll make it! That's a lot of blog visits and will end up way past the 1-hour cheerleading I volunteered for.



Sarah Pearson said...

I'm sorry your ribs are still hurting, but how wonderful that you have Victor and Alice to keep you company. Isn't Roland great?

Trish said...

Yay Team Trix! Thank you so much for signing up to be a cheerleader--the list IS really daunting but we understand that you can only do what you can do (we know you're readers, too!!).

Hope you had a really great readathon. ;) HAVE...HAVE a really great readathon!

Tami said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to cheer me on during the read-a-thon. It was a blast and cheerleaders are the best!

Care said...

YAY Team CheerTRIX! Congrats on a great readathon.

Lady Gwen said...

Sarah, thanks for the sympathy:) And I still haven't finished the book. My pain meds make me sleepy!

Trish, you're welcome. I had fun being a cheerleader. I felt bad I only got to T-Z, though. I hope other cheerers made it to R-S!

Tami, it was my pleasure! I hope the readathon went well for you:)

Care, Thank You for cheering the cheerleaders, LOL!

MG Higgins said...

What a great project! I bet you have a fun time with it.

Lady Gwen said...

MG, it was loads of fun. Thanks for stopping by!