Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 

Susan Speaks: Are you people NUTS?

Check out what Dewey's up to now: A 24-hour readathon, in which the most die-hard readers will forgo basic things like showering.

Now, if you were all going to spend 24 hours reading my fiction, I'd ... well, still think you're nuts. That's because my pillow and I are very good friends. It prefers me to be using it for sleep, not to prop up my persnickety back. And to be honest, nothing beats a good, restorative sleep. Except for maybe those really good dreams that you remember come morning. Or those hours of insomnia that are spent working out new scenes, characters, and/or outtakes.

The good news is that there's room for the not-so-dedicated readers, too. And for cheerleaders. And for people like me, who can't possibly have this much time on their hands to simply sit and read (but what a luxury that sounds like!). This challenge is completely customizable, so ... join the fun and read away!

(before you ask, I'll gladly lurk and leave comments on readers' blogs -- a few hours late, I'm sure. But hey, admit it. You'd rather see Trevor's Song on the shelves than me spending an entire day reading.)

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Wow, I think my eyes would be crossing after something like that! But there are some days when I suspect I come pretty close already, especially days when I do a workout on the elliptical trainer. It's an easy machine to read a magazine on.

Personally, I think my newly-in-print POD book would be perfect for a 24 hour read-a-thon because the chapters are short, there's lots of pictures to rest the eyes, and there's a new adventure every 2-3 chapters. :-)

But I bet any road trip book would be like that, so if you're thinking of doing the 24-hour thing, get a road trip book.
 
When I was a kid and an avid reader, a 24-hour Readathon would have been my idea of heaven.

Or even a 24-hour Writeathon!
 
When I was a kid, sure! But now...
 
Thanks for the publicity/support, Susan!

Really, though, we do have people joining who will only be able to participate a couple hours. As you say, customizable!
 
No definitely couldn't do that. I'll just cheer with my pom poms made of kleenex. ;)
 
I could easily read for 24 hours. Easily.
 
Just dropped by to say HI!!!
 
Cheerleading will be good. I'll be away during the readathon or I would cheerlead.
 
There was a 24-hour Seussathon at school when Dr. Seuss died, does that count?
 
Yeah I am sitting this one out : )
 
I'm not sure, Brian. I know how those rhymes crawl into your head after you've read one book. I can't imagine the cadences you all spoke in after 24 hours!
 
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