#WeekendCoffeeShare – Readathons and Scholarship Work!

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

Join us for some coffee time!

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This weekend I will be splitting my time between a few things – but the two most prominent are a Readathon, and completing a scholarship application!

The readathon is Dewey’s 24-hour readathon. I’ve participated in this a number of years, or at least attempted to, and am looking forward to giving it a go again this year. One of the things I enjoy about this readathon is that it happens all around the world during the SAME 24 hours. So I and a participant in Europe are going to be reading at the same time. Every hour there are check-ins on the website, and in the major social-media locations (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), giveaways and just general fun. Many of us don’t actually read for the FULL 24 hours (I certainly can’t!) but it is pretty cool to jump in even for an hour or two. Dedicating time to reading, and knowing that there are other people around the world also dedicating that time to reading, is awesome. Right now there are over 1,100 readers signed up to participate! My hours start at 5:00 am (PT), and I have NO intention of waking up that early, but I’m hoping to fill the waking hours with reading (and listening to audio-books while I work on some important craft projects).

A photo collage of three book covers: Rick Riordan's "The Trials of Apollo, Book Four: The Tyrant's Tomb"; Mary Shelley's  "Frankenstein"; Rainbow Rowell's "Landline."
My “To-Be-Read” list for this weekend. Both Landline and Frankenstein are audio-books, and I’ve already started Landline. I still need to purchase the Riordan – but my best-friend and I have been sharing these books since the early Percy Jackson days, so I really want to get it read so I can pass the e-book onto him so we can talk about it!

The one thing that could get in the way of my reading all day on Saturday is some scholarship applications whose deadlines are rapidly approaching. Which makes me realize I haven’t shared my news here yet – starting in January I’ll be working towards a Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences! It’s a completely online program through San Jose State University, and I’m very excited to be getting back into school, working towards a career path that finally feels 100% perfect for me. I’m sure I’ll be sharing a lot more information with you all about the program and my journey through it as I go along.

That’s pretty much my weekend! What are your plans?

16 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Readathons and Scholarship Work!

  1. A good degree program to go after. A number of my former clients went on in that and enjoyed it very much. Lovely, the broad spectrum of career paths, these days. Best wishes! And the read-a-thon sounds fun. Sort of like the “write a haiku a day” thing in February. Have fun with it!

    Caught up, here, and so, looking forward to lots of unstructured time through Monday.

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