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PostHeaderIcon 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

I will be participating on Saturday in a Read-a-Thon. It’s 24 hours that you’re supposed to read as much as possible. Those of you that know me, know that I love to read. I haven’t been able to read as much as I usually do (I figure I’ll hit 50 book this year instead of my usual 100). It’s okay, life has just been in the way this year. 🙂

BUT, I’m still doing this Read-A-Thon. People think I’m crazy trying to read at least 20 of those 24 hours, but I do it because it brings attention to literacy. There are a couple of ways you can support me:

1. Donate to Reading Is Fundamental. If you do, I would love for you to let me know, it makes me feel so much more motivated during the 24 hours of reading to know that others are behind the whole reason behind this. RIF is the largest children’s literacy program in the US. They do great amazing work and I’ve started it off by donating $100 to them.

2. Cheer me on! You’ll see me post on Facebook and Twitter often about how it’s going. I have a book blog that I will also be posting to during that time. Stop in, leave a comment. Throw pom poms around – whatever floats your boat.

3. Participate with me! The Virtual Assistance League is keeping track of how many virtual assistants (and those friends, family and clients that love them) are participating and keeping a log of our hours read, etc. Stop by the blog there to sign up with the coordinator, Jaclyn. There’s no cost, you don’t have to be a member of VAL, etc.

I’ll be really tired on Sunday, but I do this at least once per year (sometimes twice) and I love it. You don’t have to read 24 hours – you can read just an hour with your kids or whatever you are able. It’s just a chance to show that literacy means something to you.

Yes, it’s one of my big causes 🙂 One that is very dear to my heart. I hope that you’ll do one small thing for it this Saturday!