April "Do Nothing But Read" Day

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April "Do Nothing But Read" Day

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1maggie1944
Edited: Apr 15, 2011, 1:05pm



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Read the remainder of this thread if you'd like to know the background to the day.


I dug up the old thread and see that I posted this, and got some favorable responses.

"I just got the idea that we could schedule another "Do Nothing But Read" day for just after we poor Yanks (US of A) have filed our income tax returns. How would April 23rd, a Saturday, suit you? Will you be willing to read all day, save for a few breaks for necessities such as posting in The Green Dragon how you are doing?"

What do you think NOW?

Shall we do it?

2Morphidae
Mar 27, 2011, 10:31am

If there is enough interest, say at least 4 to 6 people, I'll do it. I have the big Dewey Read-a-thon on the 9th but would consider doing this one instead if there are enough people. I feel lost in the crowd in the Dewey one.

3majkia
Mar 27, 2011, 10:57am

I doubt I could do it all day, but I'd certainly do it for as long as I could.

4maggie1944
Mar 27, 2011, 11:17am

This, like most things in this little pub, has very very flexible rules. No one has to be reading ALL DAY...only do what you want to read. Hopefully, each participant will post in the "report" thread and note others postings which is what will make it a community effort, but other than that...read, eat, lounge, read, whatever.... even go to the movies, if you need to do that.

5DragonFreak
Mar 27, 2011, 2:30pm

I'm up for it. The last one, I don't know where I was, but I totally spaced it off.

6Tane
Mar 27, 2011, 2:38pm

I had a go at the last one - with limited success... however this one I'm all over it. I might just make it on the 29th of April instead... it's Royal Wedding Day, so there won't be a huge amount going on in my house...

7reconditereader
Mar 28, 2011, 9:58pm

I'll give it a shot! It would be good to remind me again later, though, cuz I have minimal brainage.

8OldSarge
Mar 29, 2011, 7:51am

Sounds good to me.

9maggie1944
Mar 29, 2011, 8:00am

It is looking good as we've got several nibbles. One idea I picked up from the 76 book challenge's read-thons is to have several books, some lighter fare as well as your most challenging, so that you can move between books, should the spirit move you. So what books do you think you might pile up next to your chair?

I am sure my current big book, River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey will be with me.

10PandorasRequiem
Mar 29, 2011, 8:16am

I will (tentatively ) add myself to the list of others wanting to join in. I add the tentative part bc I know not my schedule yet for April as of yet...

It also depends on the whereabouts of those I share the house with. Nearly everytime I schedule a blissful period of reading undisturbed, they are prone to see it as "free time", which means they think I should be engaged it what they irritatingly refer to as "something more productive with my time".

Oh, the sufferings of living amongst non-readers!

However, I shall do my very best to attend your gathering, Maggie! :O)

11millhold
Mar 29, 2011, 10:27am

I will participate.

12maggie1944
Mar 29, 2011, 12:56pm

Yay, PandorasRequiem, and millhold! I am glad you are joining Morphidae, majkia, DragonFreak, Tane, reconditereader, OldSarge, and me. Seems like a lively, and diverse group of readers.

13Graffotti
Apr 1, 2011, 3:11pm

I'm up for a day inside a book.

April 23 being St George's Day there may even be dragons involved.

14maggie1944
Apr 7, 2011, 8:28am

I am bumping this up again in order to recruit some more intrepid readers....

Who is game?

15katylit
Apr 7, 2011, 10:23am

Oh yeah, I'm always game for a reading day. Count me in.

16sandragon
Edited: Apr 7, 2011, 11:50am

Woohoo. I just finished doing our taxes last night so I'm going to join in as my reward. I won't be able to read all day but I've discovered a naughty thing that'll help me read most of the day. I've been loading my ereader up with some of my course material for study purposes. My family will leave me be when they know I'm trying to study but they can't tell what I'm actually reading on the ereader. I think I'll be studying all day the 23rd... ;o)

Ooooh, the betrayal of trust I'm contemplating...

But, unless I'm all caught up, I'll really be doing some studying, but I'm also going to look for some short stories online to transfer to the Sony. Plus I have an ER ebook of short stories, some graphic novels from the library and whatever novel I have going at the moment which I'll use to fill out our DNBR day.

17maggie1944
Apr 7, 2011, 4:56pm

Oh, it seems like a good day shall be had by all!

18OldSarge
Apr 7, 2011, 6:25pm

I'm still up for it.

19sandragon
Apr 10, 2011, 4:12pm

My kids' school had their annual Read in Day on Friday. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring sleeping bags, a stuffy and some books to read. They move the desks and chairs out of the way, set up their sleeping bags and get comfy for a full day of reading and being read to. I think I may implement a Read in Day at work ;o)

This year it just happened to coincide with the BC Librarians Association's 100th anniversary celebration and the grade 1s were invited to the Legislative Building to participate. The Minister of Finance was there to read them a story, and so was a mystery kids' author (but my grade 1er can't remember who it was, arrggg). Heehee, the organizers were rather excited when they learned the 50ish 6 and 7 year olds they invited were coming in their pajamas. I would so loved to have seen it all.

20Athabasca
Apr 10, 2011, 6:06pm

April 23rd sounds good to me. I really really need to make some inroads on the TBR pile!

21Vanye
Apr 10, 2011, 6:11pm

Count me in! I have just finished The Hobbit & am starting on When Christ and His Saints Slept w/another LT group & that is going to take awhile. Since I am involved in an event this coming week which will leave me little or no time for reading that sounds like a plan to me! 8^)

22reconditereader
Apr 11, 2011, 11:43pm

I totally want a day where everyone comes to work in PJs and reads. Oh yes.

23Citizenjoyce
Apr 12, 2011, 12:04am

Ooo, PJ's and reading. Count me in.

24jjmcgaffey
Apr 12, 2011, 12:06am

The LT Readathing (http://www.librarything.com/topic/113946) is happening the same day - that's usually not 'each person (try to) read for a full day', but we schedule things so there's at least one person reading every hour for 24 hours. Since the 23rd is the day before Easter, I wouldn't be able to read for a big chunk of time, but an hour or two works fine, usually.

(Morphidae posted over there and lured me to look at yours.)

25maggie1944
Apr 12, 2011, 9:09am

Horray for luring...we like to encourage reading! Yes, we do.

26jbd1
Apr 15, 2011, 8:02am

Do you all mind if I publicize your DNBR Day along with the LT Readathing? Blog/Facebook/Twitter/SOTT?

Let me know if you'd rather I didn't, or if it's okay to shout it from the rooftops. I'm planning to join in, if only I can keep the LT fires banked for that day :-)

27clamairy
Apr 15, 2011, 8:17am

#26 - My impulse would be to say 'Shout away!' But I'm going to leave this decision up to maggie1944, as she's the member organizing it.

28maggie1944
Edited: Apr 15, 2011, 9:07am

I'm happy to have you "shout out" to the world. The more the merrier but I need to say my "host" duties will be much less active than that of the the 75 book challenge hosts. I hope to encourage all to post questions and comments which will stimulate the readers to post during the day.

I am assuming I'll pay attention on Saturday, April 23rd but maybe not so much on other days nearby.

29jbd1
Apr 15, 2011, 9:10am

Awesome - will do!

30Jenson_AKA_DL
Apr 15, 2011, 9:22am

I'd love to but I can't. Best wishes to all the partcipants..Happy Reading!

31pokarekareana
Apr 15, 2011, 6:03pm

Ooooooooooooooh this sounds like my kind of readathon. I'm not sure what I'm doing on 23rd, but I am definitely free this Sunday so I might have a dress (or maybe pajama?!) rehearsal then.

32fairywings
Apr 15, 2011, 7:46pm

I have all week to catch up on things around the house so next saturday sounds like a great day to curl up with books all day, would love to join in.

33MrsLee
Apr 16, 2011, 10:29am

Hmmm, my only day off is the 22nd, so I may do it that day, sort of get the vibes ready for you all. ;)

34maggie1944
Apr 16, 2011, 10:33am

Oh, Pre-Event Party. Great idea, MrsLee.

35clamairy
Apr 16, 2011, 12:01pm

I won't be able to just read 'full bore' but I'll be participating as much as I can that day. So, maybe I'll call it "'do nothing but read and keep the family fed' day."

37clamairy
Apr 16, 2011, 1:10pm

Ooops. ... LOL

38WaxPoetic
Apr 17, 2011, 3:38pm

I get to read all day that day! No work! I already picked the book and the chair I will take up and I will be happy. Yay.

also: The Island of the day before by Umberto Eco is my reading as I've had it for years and never taken the time to just get it read. Oddly, Foucault's Pendulum? Couldn't put it down for a week.

The superglue may have had something to do with that.

hm.

39jewelknits
Apr 17, 2011, 11:44pm

Definitely going in on this one; I did Dewey's, but I had to take quite a few hours off for study and a test and for "something" (I can't remember what) with my child(ren). Off to the sign up page!

40millhold
Apr 18, 2011, 12:20pm

Well, I'm going to be reading all that day, in fact all that weekend, but I won't be able to post, as I don't have the internet at home. Will that still be okay? Can I post on the Monday, when I get back to work?

This time, I won't have a big glass of wine with my lunch, since--last time--it caused me to have a HUGE nap in the middle of my do nothing but read time.

41sandragon
Apr 18, 2011, 2:45pm

#40 - :o)
Maybe we should ask maggie1944 to include that last bit as a warning on her suggestions list.

42Morphidae
Apr 18, 2011, 2:53pm

Drink no wine before it's time... for bed.

43WhiteAcre
Apr 20, 2011, 10:23pm

I also have the Island of the Day Before and have not read it. It's on that day's reading list if I finish Polgara the Sorceress

44lammassu
Apr 22, 2011, 10:34am

Awesome, I so need a 24 hour readathon. I'll start things off with some Nietzsche, and then move to something more enjoyable like Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime.