Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Hey all, Dani here.

I know…it’s not Tuesday so why am I posting here? Well, I’m going to have a few bonus posts up in the next week, so I hope you like them.

So a random Suggested Post/Page on Facebook introduced me to this wonderful readathon that takes place every April and October. It is a 24 hour celebration of books and reading. Over the course of the day a large number of readers and bloggers will be posting on their blogs and social media accounts about their reading progress.

There are mini-challenges throughout the day and participants can even win prizes.

This event was created by a lovely person going by the name of Dewey. It was created because her husband and son would go participate in a 24 hour Comic Book Day and she would drop them off at the comic store and then return 24 hours later. Inspired by this she decided to sit down on their next Comic Book Day in 2007 and just read. Sadly Dewey passed away in 2008 and the readathon was renamed in 2009 to honor the founder.

Now what makes this readathon wholly unique is that everyone starts the event at the same time. For me in Ohio, the readathon will take place starting on April 23rd, 2016, at 8:00am and will continue until 8:00am on the 24th. Now for someone in say England, the readathon would begin at 1:00pm on April 23rd and continue for 24 hours.

I have decided, with only a couple days to go before this lovely event, that I’m going to participate. My TBR pile has 30 books on it and though I should probably spend the day writing for Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m still going to see how many books I can polish off.

Apparently there are some people who stay up for the whole 24 hours of the readathon…which sounds crazy yet awesome at the same time. I’m going to try and stay up for as much of the event as possible, so we’ll see what happens.

So, this weekend, if this sounds like something interesting, then feel free to check out my Twitter for semi-regular updates, and then I’ll post an overall wrap post here on the blog sometime either Sunday or Monday.

You can find out more information on Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon here.

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