Saturday, June 5, 2010

Let the Readathon Begin!

Hey, guys, I'm not really here.

I mean, I'm starting the 48 Hour Book Challenge at 7:00 am this morning but I can't write about it this weekend. (I wrote this ahead of time and set it up to publish this morning) Since I work for the library, I write on the blog only during work time. This is my weekend off, except for a special library event on Sunday afternoon, so I can't post anything until Monday morning. You'll get a full report then. In the meantime, I'll be reading away, doing my utmost to put in 12 hours during these 48 hours.

Wait a minute--did I hear someone call me a wimpy reader? Did someone impugn my manliness and say that other readers will do 30 hours this weekend? 40 hours??? That some bloggers give up meals and sleep? Well, all I can say, then, is that I'm a MANLY MAN, not a CRAZY MAN! Actually, I have some other commitments this weekend and getting in 12 hours will be tough. But tough is the CARLMAN'S middle name!This is me, sneering with disdain at the thought of giving up!! The Iron Guy will read until the pages fall out!!

Until Monday morning, feel free to leave comments. And don't forget that this is for a good cause. I hope you will contribute however much money you'd like to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library for every hour that I read. Thanks! You will be the real heroes!

7 comments:

Camille said...

Will be checking back to see what you are reading.

Rasco from RIF said...

Thinking about you and wishing you all the best!

donnasaintcyr said...

Go, go, go! I

just wanted you to know that HERO (Mike Lupica coming out in November) needs to be on your list - it was FANTASTIC and the manly men will love it.

MotherReader said...

Yeah, you tell 'em! Read on!

Miss Pippi said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to read about your weekend come Monday.

MotherReader said...

Please sign in at the finish line post so I can count you for donations and prizes.Thanks!

Fred Smith said...

Yes! Read until the pages fall out! Got the concept. Got the "leftovers" of some good books on my shelves to prove it. You Go Carl!