Oct 24

I’m a Cheerleader. Stop Laughing! It’s True!

I am an official Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon cheerleader. Yes, I can hear you chortling in the background Meredith, but it’s true. I. Am. A. Cheerleader.

Okay, I’m willing to concede that the only reason I qualified for this job is because, unlike other cheerleading positions, it does not require youth, good looks, athleticism or co-ordination of any kind. All it requires is a good helping of team spirit and a love of books, and those are qualities I have in spades. So I will ignore Meredith’s mocking laughter and embrace my cheerleader role with enthusiasm and pride.

The Read-a-thon starts in about an hour and a half, so I have already been visiting a few of the early starter blogs to offer some early encouragement. I’m disappointed that I have joined up as a reader myself, but with several family commitments this weekend and the difference in time zones I decided that cheerleading was probably the best way to go this time around. Hopefully I will be able to join in as a reader next time.

I’m part of the Post Modern Cheerleading Team. My trusty, rusty Collins Australian Internet-Linked Dictionary tells me that postmodernism is “a style and school of thought that rejects the dogma and practices of any form of modernism”. Rejection? Dogma? That’s not sounding very cheerleader-y to me. I think I’ll aim for something a little more upbeat. 🙂

Unfortunately, I’ll probably miss the first 6 – 7 hours of Readathon (since it starts at 11pm local time), but I’ll be there with bells on and pom poms waving tomorrow. If you want to help me cheer on all the intrepid Read-a-thon Readers, here is the Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon participants list.

I’m off to fluff my pom poms (no, that isn’t a euphemism). Good luck to everyone involved. I’m looking forward to hearing about some great books and meeting more wonderful book bloggers.

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  1. tanabata

    Thanks so much for cheering! The cheerleaders really help make this the fun event that it is! Hope you enjoy the rest of the read-a-thon. Happy cheering!
    .-= tanabata´s last blog ..Read-a-thon: Fun with Titles =-.

  2. Carrie K.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to cheer me on! It’s been fun to see all those comments when I check in online.
    .-= Carrie K.´s last blog ..Time for the 24-Hour Read-a-thon! (Update: 7:30 pm PST) =-.

  3. Louise

    I loved being a cheerleader for the read-a-thon. Hope you’ve had some well earned rest by now 🙂
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..Readathon Wrap Up Post =-.

  4. Ronnica

    Thanks for cheering us on! I love your header picture…how appropriate!
    .-= Ronnica´s last blog ..Ronnica’s Read-a-Thon, Actual Final Update =-.

  5. carol

    Thanks so much for cheering. you guys were great.
    .-= carol´s last blog ..Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman =-.

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