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Thursday, October 15, 2009


This year I'm going to try and join in on the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I tried doing it last year and failed spectacularly. This year I'm going to be more prepared. I even told my husband and he's supporting me and going to give me the time and space to do it. It's on a Saturday so while I'm reading he can watch college football.

But I have a question.

I recently received an audiobook of Muriel Barbery's Gourmet Rhapsody from LibraryThing's FirstLook program. And I told my husband that I was planning on popping on the audiobook during the Read-a-thon so I could still go work out and cook dinner, etc. And he said: THAT'S CHEATING!!!

So I'm listening to an audiobook during the Read-a-thon cheating?

***UPDATE: Consensus is, listening to an audiobook is NOT cheating. Whatever my husband says.


  1. No. That is absolutely *not* cheating. You're still awake and absorbed in a book. :-)


  2. It absolutely is NOT cheating. If you consider audiobooks to still be reading (which I do), then it is completely fine. Plus, you have to eat!

  3. I'm glad you're joining in too! It'll be exciting-- I am trying to figure out what kind of snacks I want to have on hand for it... hmm...

  4. No, that's not cheating. You might need to rest your eyes. Welcome to the Read-a-thon!

  5. I've been told that there really aren't any rules. Which would mean, of course, that there's no way to cheat!

  6. Nooo! Not cheating. I know a lot of people who have done audiobooks so they can still carry on with necessary activities. It's a smart idea...NOT cheating! :) Glad you're joining in!

  7. I agree that it isn't cheating. Good luck with your reading! This will be my first time and I'm excited


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