It’s 8 am and here in Cleveland, Ohio and here I am with my coffee, my stack of books and 24 hours to read. I’ll be reading books, a few magazines, books with my son, audio books for when I need to move or cook, and even blogs for a change of pace.
This is somewhere around a dozen Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thons for me and it will be my last one. When I did my first one 11 years ago, well, I was 11 years younger and without child. I loved the challenge of trying to stay awake 24 to devote time to my favorite activity. And I LOVED the mini-challenges. I loved checking in on the blog each hour or two and trying a fun bookish challenge and seeing everyone giving it a try too. Over the years I hosted mini-challenges probably as many times as I read. I think one of my mini-challenges is still my most viewed post ever and it’s from years ago. The whole 24 hours I felt like I was part of a community and it was a blast.
So why is this the last one? Well, I see that Andi and Heather are passing the reins on to someone else after all these years and thought it would be a fitting time to bow out. You can, of course, participate just reading when you can, no stress, but that’s rarely the way I roll 🙂 I like the idea of staying up 24 hours, but now the day after is really not my best day and I hate not being fully present for 2 whole days when I have a kid who needs me. Although, with this quarantine business I’m re-thinking that. We’ve been able to spend lots of quality time together lately, lol.
Anyway, if you are reading in the read-a-thon today too leave me a message and I’ll stop by to say hi. I’ll be updating on Instagram (@stacybuckeye) and the Facebook group. Stay home and read on!