Friday, April 09, 2010

Readathon: Cheerleading

My plan for the Readathon is 8/8/8: Read for 8 hours, cheer on other Readathoners for 8 hours, then go back to reading for the last 8. This system usually works pretty well for me.

There are hordes of cheerleaders this year! We've been organized into 4 teams, named after Romantic poets: Keats, Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth. I'm on Team Byron, and I'll be cheering for readers whose names begin with D-J.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of the Romantics and I always thought that Byron was a bit of an ass, but I must also admit that I find his portrait pretty damn easy on the eyes.

According to the website, 320 bookish types have signed up to read for 24 hours. If you listen closely, you'll be able to hear the whispery sound of pages turning all over the world this weekend.


Sam Sattler said...

Good luck to you all. I was hoping to participate this time around but I've had so little sleep in the last six weeks I would probably only last three or four hours before crashing. Have fun.

lilly said...

Lol! I loved your last thought. I bet you really could hear something. It's my second readathon and I'm really hoping for staying up longer than last time.

Anna said...

Have fun!

I took a class in college all about the Romantic poets (except Blake because I guess he deserved his own class). One of things I remember the most is my professor telling us that Byron carried a locket with a snip of one of his lover's pubic hair. Gross!

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