Good morning ladies! I just wanted to give you a few updates that are happening with Mocha Girls Read. As you know we are having our first book club meeting this Saturday (from 4-6pm) where the book for the month of October will be introduced. Please RSVP if you plan on coming so we have a seat and some eats for you.
We now have a bigger internet presents with the start of the Meetup.com group and the membership into Book Blogs group. And this will be the first time we will be participating in a The Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. There will be other reading challenges Mocha Girls Read will participate in as well.
Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Meetup‘s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Book Blogs members read books, blog books, write books, and publicize books. It is basically a forum of book related bloggers and writers come to together and help each other in promotion, advertising, tech issues and general cheering on.
During the read-a-thon we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day (to win prizes). It happens twice a year, in April and in October. It was created by the beloved Dewey. The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009. On October 22, 2011 the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon will start at 5am for Los Angeles. If you want to learn more or sign up, click on the links or the button above. You can check back here to get updates as it gets closer.
Feel free to check out the sites and join us there too. You will always be able to access all sites via the buttons located in the right hand side menu. I also wanted to let everyone know since our first day up and running a month ago (yes, we are one month old) we have had:
1,794 hits on the site
15 Website Subscribers
48 Facebook “Likes”
133 Twitter Followers
21 Good Reads Members
Wonderful job everyone! I have to say, I’m completely thrilled and shocked everyday when I see the response Mocha Girls Read has received. I am constantly encouraged to continue to get through the Mocha Girls Read To Do List when I see new Facebook Likes and members joining as well as all the emails from you ladies. Thanks again for the love and support. This is amazing!!
♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥