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Why Would anyone read for 24 hours straight?

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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.

April 27, 2017 - Posted by | Blogging from A-Z


  1. I don’t think I have the stamina to do anything for 24 hours, but it sounds like fun.

    Comment by susanbruck | April 27, 2017 | Reply

  2. 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.

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | April 28, 2017 | Reply

    • 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 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  3. Weekends are too busy for me to be able to participate. I’m in awe that you last so long. Have fun!!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 28, 2017 | Reply

  4. I’m hoping to put more hours in this year than I ever have. Wish me luck! Have fun!

    Comment by truebookaddict | April 29, 2017 | Reply

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