Bump in the Road. . .

Some of you may have expected my review of Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson for Pump Up Your Book Promotion, but the publisher didn’t get the book to me with enough lead time, so I’ll be posting on Tues. Oct. 27, 2009.

Ok, on to other business. . .

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon is this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at 8 AM EST

I’ll be reading again this time around, and although I did post my list already, I wanted to give you an update about some books I added to the pile:

1.  Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson, which I need to finished.
2.  More of Me Disappears by John Amen (poetry)

3.  At the Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen (poetry)

4.  Fair Creatures of an Hour by Lynn Levin (poetry)

5.  Carta Marina by Ann Fisher-Wirth (poetry)
6.  Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum (poetry, naturally)

I thought about my experience last read-a-thon and realized that many of the books I chose to read were large and required quite a lot of concentration.  I decided to add some poetry, which could be read aloud and be more fun–which is good when you need to wake yourself up after reading for long stretches.  This brings my total of books up to 13.  Wish me luck.

If you haven’t joined yet, you should.  Here’s a little incentive.

Additionally, I’ll be reading for one cause. 

Poets.org, which is run by the Academy of American Poets; click here for the donation information.  I’m going to pledge to donate up to $5 per poetry book finished during the read-a-thon.  I hope that you will join me.

The Academy of American Poets does a lot of great things to spread the word about poetry and poets around the nation, sponsoring National Poetry Month events, providing resources for teachers, and offering online access to poetry and poets.   Here are some of the great things you can find on their Web site:  Poem-A-Day, Poem In Your Pocket Day, Free Verse Project, and the Poetry Read-a-Thon.

If anyone would like to join me, I would love to hear about it.  If you are going to read one poetry book during the read-a-thon, I will donate $2 more per book up to $25 to poets.org.

Later today, I’ll be posting the Virtual Poetry Circle post instead of on Saturday like usual.  I hope you’ll find time to participate even if you are preparing for 24-hour read-a-thon.