The first time I participated in Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon was a long time ago. (To give you some idea, LiveJournal was still the hot new thing. Pinterest didn’t exist yet. Goodreads didn’t exist yet. I hadn’t met my husband. I hadn’t even met the friend who would eventually introduce me to my husband.)
Anyway, it was a long time ago, but I loved it, and I’ve tried to participate in every subsequent ‘thon. A week from today will be the first time I’ve ever done so while at the helm of an actual book blog, and I am pumped.
If you’re not familiar with the readathon, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a worldwide event in which the participants read for 24 hours. It takes place twice a year, in April and October. The hosts and volunteers run some fun side events and mini-challenges (you might see one one this very blog, depending on how things go).
In short, it’s awesome.
Readers, cheerleaders, mini-challenge hosts, and volunteers can all still sign up on the site’s homepage, 24hourreadathon.com.
There are a couple of communities dedicated to the ‘thon this year, too:
- Facebook! Activity and excitement are already on the rise over there.
- Goodreads! This option is especially good if you don’t have or want to start a blog of your own, but do want to keep up with all the internet festivities.
I’ll be getting my game plan and book stack ironed out this week, and I encourage you to do the same!