2010: 24-Hour Readathon & The National Book Festival

I am hereby announcing my intent to participate in the next 24-Hour Readathon on October 9. So now I have to do it, right? 🙂

As usual, I will be attacking it with a "come-what-may" attitude. There will definitely be a viewing of the Hokie game (we play Central Michigan that Saturday), but this wouldn’t be the first time I read during a football game. I have no idea what I will or won’t read, or how much I’ll actually read. But that is the way I roll!

bookfest In other news, I’m off to the National Book Festival this weekend! I will be unapologetically dragging my husband and my in-laws from Baltimore to the National Mall on Saturday, where they will probably promptly abandon me for the Air & Space Museum. I’m really hoping to run into other book bloggers there, but unfortunately I can’t make it to the dinner that Swapna has so graciously arranged (see: husband and in-laws). I’ve never been to the NBF before, so I have no idea what to expect.  But here’s my tentative schedule of presentations:

10:35 – 11:05 Ree Drummond (or Suzanne Collins if the tent isn’t majorly crowded)
11:00 – 11:30 Diana Gabaldon
11:35 – 12:05 Elizabeth Kostova
12:45 – 1:15 Ken Follett
2:05 – 3:05 Orhan Pamuk (or hanging around the signings tent)
4:15 – 4:45 Karin Slaughter

Depending on the boredom level of the rest of the family, I may not be sticking around as long as Karin Slaughter’s presentation. I’m bringing some books with me to try to get signed, but if the lines are really long I’ll probably skip it.

If anyone’s interested in meeting up with me, I’ll probably be twittering my location throughout the day, and will try to keep an eye on it.  Also, my cell number is on Swapna’s contact list, please feel free to text me!

I hope to see you there!

6 thoughts on “2010: 24-Hour Readathon & The National Book Festival

  • September 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Greetings from Poland 🙂

    I will be participating in the Read-a-Thon as well. Any idea what books you’ll be reading?


  • September 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Wow! I’m so incredibly jealous! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Have fun!

  • September 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I wish I could be there!! Have fun with the read-a-thon. I have a feeling that football game won’t be on TV.

  • September 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I’m so jealous. I can’t do either. Can’t afford the trip to Washington and going to be at the lake the weekend of the read-a-thon doing fall fun stuff.

  • October 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hello! I am here to introduce myself as one of your designated cheerleaders for the upcoming Read-O-Thon. My name is ___ but my friends just call me MisterBIP. I will do all I can to be with you for as long as you are able to keep your eyes open and those pages turning during the gruelling 24 hour adventure you’ve willingly signed up for. Sure I may nap for a small time, or get chip grease on my keys ::which hopefully no one will notice:: but you can be sure I will be here to cheer you on! I wish you luck and I’m looking forward to being there to keep you getting many, many paper cuts throughout the night!

    Mr BIP
    ::fellow reader – supporter of readers and writers everywhere!::


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