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.
5 thoughts on “Why Would anyone read for 24 hours straight?”
I don’t think I have the stamina to do anything for 24 hours, but it sounds like fun.
I couldn’t sit still for that long! And no way would I walk around with headphones listening for that long either! But I totally admire participants in this challenge.
I read, I do most of the mini-challenges so that I’m moving almost every hour and audio books really do save the day now that my eyes have started to go downhill! That way I can clean and get a workout with Mt.TBR. I think you could do it 🙂
Weekends are too busy for me to be able to participate. I’m in awe that you last so long. Have fun!!
I’m hoping to put more hours in this year than I ever have. Wish me luck! Have fun!