Another Reading Marathon, this one in Italy

It's not just going on in libraries and bookstores. The Church is now into the reading marathon thing. The text of course is what many call "the Good Book", and the first reader, the Pope (is he Catholic? yes).

AP reports: ROME, Italy (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI's "In the beginning" started off a weeklong Bible-reading marathon on Italian television Sunday.
RAI state TV began its program called "The Bible Day and Night," with Benedict reciting the first chapter of the book of Genesis -- the holy text's opening verses about the creation of the world.

The marathon will feature more than 1,200 people reading the Old and New Testament in over seven days and six nights. While the pope recited his segment from the Vatican, most of the reading will be done live in Rome's Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, a basilica built in the fourth century.

On a somewhat similar subject, October is Church Libraries Month. Here are two Church Library Organizations National Church Libraries Association and Evangelical Church Libraries Association.