Dewey’s Read-a-Thon is coming: Saturday October 22nd, 2011.

Here’s the link to the sign-up page. (✔)

Here’s the link to be a cheer-leader. (✔ ✔)

And over there? That stack of spineless material?

That’s the bunch of books that I’ve gathered. (✔ ✔ ✔)

Yes, it’s only one day. Well, 24 hours. Assuming no sleep. (Which I’m terrible at.)

And I’ve got a commitment for the bulk of that day. (Besides sleeping.)

But I never leave the house without a book. A couple of these will tag along.

Last year I read with the 1001 Books to Read Before You Croak list in mind.

I read four of them. (Not enough to raise the likelihood of my reading them all.)

But it was fun. Especially the cheering. And those pom-poms opening the door to new bookish friendships.

So this year, I have another theme in  mind. But I can already see a weakness in my plan. You too?

All those books over there? All quite fat and juicy.

Can’t you see those reading arteries clogging now. I’ll be nodding off in no time.

That stack needs some skinny-minnies to cleanse the palate.

Or a couple of bon-bons to sweeten the meal.

That’s okay: I still have a week to add an unreasonable number of courses to this menu.

And it’s not too late for you to jot the Read-a-Thon into your reading plans.

Are you making plans?