October Read-a-thon, 2021

It’s almost time again for the October Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon! When I was teaching 2nd grade, read-a-thon days were the best. The kids would gather piles of books from the class library. They’d find a cozy spot on the floor somewhere and settle in for a wonderful reading session. I always provided snacks for them because books and treats go well together. And they would spend long periods of time reading and going through their piles of books. So that’s some of the excitement I feel when Dewey’s Read-a-thon comes around again…it’s my turn to gather the books and treats, and read, read, read!

Some of my former 2nd graders during a spring read-a-thon.

For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed doing a theme for my read-a-thon reading. Looking at my bookshelves for some inspiration, I realized I have quite a few books on owls, and that seemed the perfect theme for my reading this time. A pair of Great Horned Owls have nested nearby this year, and we hear them often in the middle of the night or early morning. They have been delightful nighttime companions, even leaving us some owl pellets under our cedar tree, so in honor of our bird friends, I’m going to read or reread my books on OWLS. I have also gathered some other books to read that simply have “owl” in the title.

Tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. Pacific coast time, I will begin my reading. I don’t last 24 hours these days, but I will read as long as my old eyes will let me, and I will post some updates on this blog a couple of times during the day.

Happy reading tomorrow, read-a-thoners!


10 thoughts on “October Read-a-thon, 2021

  1. Marlo Quick

    A day with owl books sounds fabulous. I’m going to add a little-known, amateur book to your available titles. Several years ago we stayed in a vacation home that had an owl nest in the yard. I spent most of the month sitting in the yard watching. Here is a link to the book I made for my grandchildren. https://babyowlbook.shutterfly.com I think the link will work. Let me know if it doesn’t. What a great experience it was! Happy reading!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Oh Marlo! It’s a wonderful little book! Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I will definitely include it in my owl adventure tomorrow! We are connected in many ways, aren’t we, my friend.


  2. Lesley in OR

    I hope you have a wonderful day filled with great books. It’s been years since I’ve participated in the Read-a-Thon. Maybe next time.

    Stay safe tomorrow. I hope we don’t lose power or have any trees fall down around us. Big storm coming!!

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  3. Robin Post author

    Thanks, Les. It’s a perfect day for reading ( or baking or working on jigsaw puzzles)! It’s so dark outside. We’re not looking forward to this storm(s) approaching. I hate the winds because of our very old oaks. Stay safe, too, on the coast!



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