Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon Is Coming!
September 25, 2011 26 Comments
Saturday, October 22nd is the next edition of the 24-hour read-a-thon. The people at Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon have been busy preparing this great event and I thought I better mention it to you in case you want to join in (which of course you do). A read-a-thon is a reading marathon, where you try to spend as much time as you can on reading, for 24 hours.
Some people take this quite seriously and read for (close to) the full 24 hours, making sure their agenda is totally empty, don’t sleep and survive on food that doesn’t need
elaborate any cooking.
More than that, it is a community event. All over the world, people will be reading when you are reading and you are encouraged to visit other participants’ blogs (there will be a list on the read-a-thon website) to see how they are getting on (most people post an update every few hours). Oh, and there are cheerleaders who will come by your blog to cheer you on. Yes, seriously!
There are also mini-challenges that you can take part in, and even win prizes with (mainly books, of course!). Usually the mini-challenges are about writing a little book-related piece, such as who is your all-time favorite hero, or creating a cover or wordle (how-to’s included!). They are just small things that will keep you entertained during the day.
Everyone starts at the same time, so in some countries that means starting at 2AM while others start at 11AM or 5PM. But since everyone is reading for 24 hours (if they can), everyone will get to the difficult hours at some point.
Sign up HERE, at the 24-hour read-a-thon blog. I took part twice so far and loved it! (The event is run every April and October).
Time to get my reading list sorted: what will I read during the read-a-thon? Something light for the small hours and nothing too bulky as it will look like I’ll never get to the end of it. So, short and light is my motto.
I’m definitely taking part. How about you?