Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

24hrreading1-thumb 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!

8 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

  1. Melissa F. says:

    The day after a Readathon is grueling for me, too. It’s amazing how exhausting this can be — LOL! I’m participating today too, although we’ll see for how long. Hope you enjoy your last Readathon 😦

  2. Marg says:

    I never did manage to read the whole 24 hours. It doesn’t help that it starts at about 11pm at night for me so I was already ready to sleep!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I actually found it way easier to do the reverse readathon last summer that started at 8pm. I think the long, dark, quiet hours are the hardest so if I can get through those first I’m home free 🙂 As much as I said this will be my last readathon I’m already thinking it probably won’t be, lol.

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