Monday, March 31, 2003
Texas Tech Holding a 24-hour Reading Marathon - Xoanon @ 11:51 PST
notlost writes: Texas Tech University will be holding a 24-hour marathon reading on April 11-12, 2003. One hundred readers will be taking on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings in 24 hours as a community literacy event to raise funds for children's materials for the Lubbock Public Library and a Graduate Professional Development fund. [More]

You can sign up as a sponsor or, if you contact Rich Rice ( this week, you can sign up as a reader (send in a tape, or read "real time" via webcam).

On a related note: The TTU English dept. is supporting the Marathon Reading by choosing Lord of the Rings as their April book recommendation. Each month, the English dept. suggests a book for the university/community to read that they meet and discuss at the end of the month. This month, the discussion will take place in room 200 of the English building at 7:30 on April 25, 2003. Brian McFadden (Old English scholar) will lead a panel discussion. Please, if you're in the area, join us! [More]