Wednesday, March 18, 2009

24 Hour Readathon is Coming Soon...

deweys-readathonbutton The 24 Hour-Read-A-Thon will be the weekend of April 18th/19th 2009. It will start at noon GMT time. Dewey was *always* so helpful in making sure that little-old-me got it translated properly into Central time. I am *so* challenged when it comes to technical things like that. I *believe* that would be 8AM Central. Please, correct me if I'm wrong :)

It will have its own blog this go round. Sign ups have not begun just yet. I'll try to let you know when they do.

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Unknown 2:23 PM  

I'm planning to try to participate--it would be my first time! I may just serve as a cheerleader this time around so I can get a feel for how everything works, but we'll see...

I *think* that it would start at 8AM Eastern, therefore 7AM Central, but I'm not 100% sure... I used this web site to check.

Becky 2:30 PM  

The thing that confused me is that it said there was five hours difference for Daylight Savings time and six hours difference the rest of the year. And I know we're in Daylight Savings Time.

My Cozy Book Nook 2:51 PM  

I have never participated in one - but it sounds fascinating (only wish it could have been this week when I have been on spring break). If we cannot participate for all 24 hours - can we participate for a portion of the time? I have already put it on my calendar.

Ana S. 2:59 PM  

Thanks so much for spreading the word, Becky. I'm so glad we can count you in again.

About the time zones, I think it might be a good idea for us to post a list the exact starting time for different time zones...I'll suggest that to Hannah and Trish.

I'm on GMT, and right now we're 5 hours ahead of you. The thing is, we'll be moving our clocks forward an hour on the 29th of March, and you've already moved yours, right? So we'll be 4 hours apart after that? *head explodes*

Worry not...I promise I'll get back to you with a definite answer before the read-a-thon.

Ana S. 3:01 PM  

And for Molly (sorry for the hijack, Becky!): yes, you can definitely participate for only part of the time. In every read-a-thon, only a small portion of participants actually stay awake the whole 24 hours.

Unknown 7:36 PM  

Ah, thanks for clarifying the time zone thing, Nymeth. Didn't realize about your own time change.

BTW, something about your head explodes comment really tickled me. My husband thinks I'm a freak. Maybe it's because I'm picturing that cute little profile picture or something, I don't know, and the "head explodes" came out of nowhere. I must be tired and punchy.

OK, now I'm sorry for hijacking...

Ms. Yingling 1:32 PM  

The weekend after spring break. Nice planning. I may have to do this. I do like sleep, though!

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