Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Dog Days of Summer Readathon


Summer spells nostalgia for me. I miss those days when I was a kid when I could curl up on the patio with a book and block out the world. Back then, I was reading books by the likes of LJ Smith, RL Stine, Stephen King, and later, in high school and college, Fahrenheit 451 or the short stories of Flannery O'Connor.

In the spirit of nostalgia, Heather and I will be hosting the Dog Days of Summer Read-a-Thon over at The Estella Society. The read-a-thon will take place the weekend of August 17th and will run for 48 hours. 

This is an uncomplicated read-a-thon. We're not doing tons of prizes, but we do hope you'll take some time out to sit in your lawn chair with a re-read or a stack of books that make you feel nostalgic for those hot summer days of your youth. You can also party with us on twitter at #ddsummer.

Go on over and sign up to join us!

24 comments:

  1. I love the dog mascot you've chosen. I want to feed it snausages!

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  2. Nostalgic reads eh? I wouldn't mind setting up camp with a stack of Trixie Belden books ;)

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  3. I'm in for a bookish sprawl! I'm not sure if I'll go for nostalgic rereads, I tend to read powered by whim, but whatever it'll be, it'll be fun!

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    1. Glad to have you, Elizabeth! I'm also powered by whim, so I totally feel ya there.

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  4. Dog poop! I'll be on a road trip/vacation to Mt. Rushmore/Badlands that week. Oh, well. Have fun!

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    1. Awww, bummer Les! But the trip sounds really fun!

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  5. The boys are home that weekend but we might play along some!

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    1. Fun! The more the merrier. :)

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  6. Well yes, I'm in. :-) I'm starting to think summer is the perfect time for read-a-thons. I miss those years of reading anything and everything without worrying about responsibilities. Oh adulthood. :-)

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    1. Cool!!! Summer is the perfect time for readathons. I'm highly enjoying them. Oh adulthood -- right on.

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  7. LJ Smith is my fave. :) It might be fun to do a HS/middle school reread of my favorites.

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    1. YAY! Always glad to know someone else is a fan. Maybe I'll break the mold and read one of the lesser known series. Dark Visions or that scary carnival one.

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  8. So...I might have seen this readathon and immediately purchased some of my childhood favs. My first two selections were The BFG by Roald Dahl and the first Fear Street novel by R.L. Stine. This is going to be AMAZING.

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    1. LOL, yay! I'm thinking of diving into more Dahl myself. I've only read Matilda, The Witches, and George's Marvelous Medicine. The BFG might be a good next step!

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  9. Ohhhhh I have a Dahl book on my Nook (The Vicar of Nibbleswicke) but in Italian, so I could use it for this AND the Language Freak Challenge. It'll probably take me all 48 hours to get through it. haha

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    1. Ooh, that one sounds so cute! And in Italian! That's pretty awesome.

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  10. Ok, I'm tempted... I haven't done a read-a-thon in ages so I'd love to join but it's so close to our vacation and I'm sure I'm going to be running around like crazy in preparation. I'm going to keep thinking about this one though and I may join you guys :)

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    1. I hope you can squeeze in some time to read with us, Iliana!

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