Fantastic Winter Read-a-Thon!

Is there anything better that curling up in a comfy chair with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa (mini marshmellows are a must!)  while it’s snowing outside? What about all of the above plus a great book to enjoy? I think this is a perfectly good way to spend a cold winter day.

If you are anything like me, then you will be catching up on your reading during this winter, when days are shorter and going outside doesn’t seem that appealing. Well, maybe all of that reading can be put towards a good cause this time around. Here, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we’re getting ready to start off our Read-A-Thon on January 8th, 2011.

If you decide to participate on our Read-a-Thon you will be raising funds with us, helping the library buy new books, magazines and audiobooks;  these funds will directly relate to the amount of hours you spend reading, so the more you read the more money we can raise!

I’ve been giving this Read-a-Thon a lot of thought because I really want to cover a lot of material (so I can raise lots of funds) and I thought that maybe the best way to start off my reading marathon was to pick up a fantasy series.

We have some very good series here at Children’s:

Harry Potter  by JK Rowling–> Who haven’t heard about this amazing boy wizard? If you have but haven’t read these series yet then you’re in for a treat!

Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Huang–> This fantasy collection follows the story of a group of owls who are determined to fight evil and protect the Big Tree

The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart–> These series follow the adventures of 13 year-old Twig as he leaves the Woodlands to find his real family.

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Crowell–> These series recently turned into film, take a look into the world of Vikings and Dragons.

Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan–>Vampires, yes! Two friends become the assistants for a Freak Show Ringmaster, and he’s the real deal when it comes to blood-sucking.

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