Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon

Reading Madness Hour 23 (5 a.m. CST)

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One hour to go. I think I’ll make it now, but I’m eagerly awaiting my fluffy pillow. And I’m starting to get hungry, even after the steady stream of snacks. This hour’s mini-challenge helped stir up some fun. Hosted by Lu from Lu’s Raves and Rants, this challenge calls us…

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Reading Madness Hour 22 (4 a.m. CST)

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Still here. Still reading. Only slightly sleepy. Here’s what I’ve been up to since my last update. Currently Reading: Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay Finished Reading: Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman “Stories” chapter from Made to Stick:…

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Reading Madness Hour 20 (2 a.m. CST)

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This is an hour I rarely see. Typically at this hour, I’ve been tucked snugly in bed for almost six hours. Despite the hour, I am feeling quite energetic. It must be the company and the good books (and the coffee and snacks—I’ve had some salty, crunchy Wheat Thins as…

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Reading Madness Hour 18 (Midnight CST)

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Short ‘n sweet . . . Read-a-Thon Stats Currently Reading (I’m now switching between these two until I finish Postman’s book—four chapters to go!): Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay Finished Reading: Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen Total…

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Reading Madness Hour 10 (4 p.m. CST)

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Whew! What a start to this fall’s read-a-thon! Here’s what I’ve been doing so far: Read-a-Thon Stats Currently Reading: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman Finished Reading: Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen Total Pages Read: 128 Total Reading Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes…

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Reading Madness Hour 7 (1 p.m. CTS)

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As if reading isn’t enough of a challenge, Dewey’s Read-a-Thon hosts organize mini-challenges each hour. These are distractions, yes, but also help in building community among the hundreds who are on this quest. These are distractions, a good break from reading, yes, but these also help in building community among…

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Reading Madness Hour 6 (Noon CST)

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It’s the end of the sixth hour of Dewey’s fall Read-a-Thon. I’ve just finished Creative Prayer by Chris Tiegreen. What a great read! Tiegreen proposes that our prayer lives, which should be the lifeline of deep and all-satisfying communion with God, are suffering from, well, boredom and formulas and stodginess….

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