Why? That’s often a question asked if you tell someone that you will be participating in a 24 hour read-a-thon. It’s a valid question. It was one of the first big book blogging events I participated in during my second year at Stacy’s Books. I fell in love with the camaraderie and the fun of interacting with so many readers around the world. Every hour there’s a host and a mini-challenge (I’ve hosted several and will be hosting one this Sunday morning at 4 am :)) and always cheerleaders stopping by to cheer you on. You may even win prizes! It’s such a fun day.
And, let’s be honest, I love reading challenges because it gives me a great excuse to do what I love.
This will be my 7th Read-a-Thon in 8 years. The first 2 years I made it the whole 24 hours. Yay me! Then I went 20, 21.5, 21, and last year, 23. I’m still amazed I didn’t have enough juice to finish that last hour. My goal is always to make it the whole 24, but you never know what the day will bring.
Last year I combined the Read-a-Thon with my yearly reconstructing of Mt. TBR (to be read) and it worked beautifully. I listened to audio books as I rebuilt this. I have given so many books away this year that I am confident that number will be closer to 700 than 800 this year.
So, anyway, have I convinced you to join in yet? Read these warm up posts and join in the fun! Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon
Wanna know what I’m reading first? Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.