“Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.” – Neil Gaiman
Woohoo! You’ve made it to the finishing line! Well done!
Did you enjoy your weekend? It’s a great feeling to know that you have an excuse to read all weekend, that you are doing it for a good cause. As you know, this wasn’t about who reads the most, but about celebrating reading while helping cats.
It was our first read-a-thon and I guess people were a bit shy about it. It was kind of the unknown. So we would like to congratulate our 3 brave participants who took up the challenge (don’t forget to sponsor them to thank them for their effort – click on their names to do so): Pauline, Shauna and Hope. We know you did it to help the cats and we really appreciate your support. We will announce the best fundraiser, who will win a bunch of prizes) next weekend.
It is not because that this first edition was quiet that we will not have other read-a-thons. We’ll just say that this was a trial run. I can even tell you that the next edition will take place in January 2017 and we will keep you posted about it.
Now, tell us… How many books did you start this weekend? How many books did you finish? What was your favourite book? What was your favourite moment? Did you have fun?
“When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?” – Montaigne
The end is nearly there and you are still reading, are you? Of course, nobody can read 48 hours non-stop and you need to take a break or a nap every so often to mind your eyes and your body. And this is why we were here online posting some distraction for you.
Tell us, what did you do during the weekend to take a little break? How did you cope with unplanned interruptions?
Enjoy your last 2 hours of reading!
“Here you complain about your boring life, yet when a talking cat drops into your lap, you seek to silence it!” – Puss in Boots (by K.M. Shea)
Victorian illustration from 1895
Only 5 hours of reading left and, this afternoon, we would like to celebrate the children who took part in the Kids Edition of this read-a-thon and are about to finish their month of reading. We are really proud of the five children, aged 5 to 11, who decide to spend one month reading books and collecting money to help the cats. It gives you faith, doesn’t it. We will hear more from them next weekend, but we received a comment from one of our young readers last Thursday, which I’d like to share:
“best month ever and I’ve read a load of books. And I hit my collecting target too tonite.” Rachel
We will keep you updated on how they got on next weekend.
There is no age to read children books, and they are a good way to take a little break when doing a read-a-thon.
Tell us, do you ever read children books? What is your favourite children book of all time?
“Cats can be funny and have the oddest way of showing they’re pleased to see you. Rumiface peed in our shoes.” – W.H. Auden
I hope the reading is going strong! Only 8 hours left to read as much as you want! Have you done a bit easy Sunday morning reading so far? Or are you engrossed in a novel? There are so many forms and genres to read from…
Tell us, what is your favourite genre?
“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…” – Albert Schweitzer
Are you still with us? You’re doing good! We have just finished the 37th hours of this read-a-thon. Has your weekend of reading met your expectations? Have you had a few musical interludes? What have you been listening to?
Tell us, do you like reading with a musical background? What would you listen to?
“Cats have it all — admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” – Rod McKuen
Good morning! It is very early in Ireland, but maybe have you turned on your alarm clock despite it being Sunday so that you can go back to read that great book you didn’t have the energy to finish last night? What will you start with today? There are still another 14 hours to read. Maybe you will listen to an audio-book first?
Tell us, what is your favourite medium to read? Do you use digital books or do you still prefer to read paper-books?
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe
It is now the middle of the night and maybe have you gone to sleep? Or are you trying to read a little bit more before you do as tomorrow is another day of… reading!
The participants in this read-a-thon are all in Ireland, but what about you, who is reading this post? We have had visitors from various parts of the world this weekend, so where are you from? Come on! Don’t be shy and say hello and give the participants a little cheer!
So, mystery visitors… Tell us a bit more about you!