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Good Luck, Read-a-Thoners!

Unfortunately, I’m not going to get to participate in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon this weekend. I’m back in the Twin Cities for some volunteering and time with friends and family, so devoting a whole day to reading just wasn’t going to work. I’m excited to see family, but disappointed about the Read-a-Thon. Oh well, there’s always April 🙂

My one tip for tomorrow is to turn off your word verification — I know it helps protect from spam, but during Read-a-Thon it gets so annoying for cheerleaders and others to type in those letters. As a friendly reminder, check out this cartoon I made last year as part of my mini-challenge:


Have fun, and good luck!

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  • Kathy October 23, 2009, 4:59 pm

    Have a great time with your friends and family!

  • Andi October 23, 2009, 5:46 pm

    Have a lovely time! And will definitely be turning off the word verification!

  • Kay October 23, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Love the comic! Lol!

    Have a great time tomorrow! I won’t be able to join the reading either, but I plan on cheering from time to time 🙂

  • Trish October 23, 2009, 6:56 pm

    LOL! SO true! I’ll be making the same plea tomorrow (but without the cute illustrations).

  • Kailana October 23, 2009, 8:08 pm

    That’s a great comic! That’s what drove me crazy last year, too! Have a good weekend. 🙂

  • Vasilly October 23, 2009, 9:32 pm

    I love this! Have a great time this weekend!

  • Fyrefly October 23, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Snerk! Have a good time with your family, and safe travels!

  • Care October 24, 2009, 5:19 am

    Have fun! (I’m already feeling silly for the lack of real anything in my comments and it hasn’t even started… I’ll pull myself through this, I’m sure.)

  • Jodie October 24, 2009, 5:33 am

    Hehe. Thanks for the reminder, just turned mine off. Have a great weekend, where are you volunteering?

  • Care October 25, 2009, 9:58 am

    YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED the session I attended at bookfest with Mezrich on the panel! Pogue was really funny, too. and the next event with Hodgman (and Tom Perotta) was TERRIFIC. He is very quick-witted and I had NO IDEA his literary background. Bookfest was awesome. 🙂

    • Kim October 26, 2009, 4:44 pm

      Me = jealous of you, Care. Sounds awesome!

  • Louise October 25, 2009, 11:03 am

    Hope you had a great time w/ family. I was cheerleading for 12 hours during the read-a-thon and was, I admit it, tired of the word verifications over and over and over again. However, what made me more annoyed was those blogs denying me access and where you have to be a member of something to comment. Hrrmrpphh. Anyway, nothing annoyed me more than the haters on Twitter when #readathon began trending. Amazing how many trolls are out there, getting off by being rude to others 🙁

  • Julia Smith October 26, 2009, 7:29 am

    LOL! Love the word-verification version of you, Kim!

    • Kim October 26, 2009, 4:45 pm

      Word Verification Kim is actually a picture my old roommate made for me the first dya we discovered the character creator. I especially love the bike helmet and the ax because they don’t see to go together 🙂

  • Kim October 26, 2009, 4:45 pm

    Thanks for the comments, everyone! I hope the Read-a-Thon was fun — I’m trying to catch up with how things went by skimming a bit, but there are so many posts!

  • Ali (worducopia) October 28, 2009, 10:12 am

    I had to miss the Read-a-thon, too, and I’m not even trying to catch up on those posts. It’s not possible!