Readathons are a great excuse to take time out to catch up on your reading, and, in some cases, an excellent opportunity to support charitable causes. Last year, I loved participating in the 2015 National Readathon Day, and look forward to joining this year’s challenge on May 21st. I’m also anticipating my first Dewey’s 24-hour Readthon on April 23rd.
Apparently, this year will mark another first for me: my first year participating in 24 in 28 Readathon. Yay!
The 24 in 28 Readathon, hosted by Rachel from 24in28.com, runs this weekend (Jan. 16 and 17) from 12:01 Saturday morning to 11:59 Sunday night. The goal? To read 24 out of the 48 hours, obviously. But, how much time you want to commit is completely up to you. Find out more here 24 in 48 Readathon.
Since I just discovered this reading challenge a little after 12 am this morning, I’m not exactly prepared. That is, as far as snacks are concerned. I always have something at hand to read.
Still, I’m looking for to making some headway with my currently-reading and ever-growing TBR lists. Here’s what I have planned so far (in no particular order):
Eleanor by Jason Gurley Salt in the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
A Reaper of Stone by Gelineau and King (revised edition)
Broken Banners by Gelineau and King
Shock (Virals, #0.5) by Kathy Reichs The BFG by Roald Dahl Charlie and the Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
The Magician’s Nephew by by C.S. Lewis
Not too much in the way of historical fiction, but I usually like to take more time with those. Which often means I wind up doing huge amounts of research on the historical events or the overall time periods covered. It happens; I can’t help it.
I’ll try to keep this post, my tweets, and my 24-in-48-readathon-2016 Goodreads bookshelf regularly updated throughout the weekend. So you can follow my progress if you’d like to.
If you’d like to participate as a reader you can still sign up here. If not, you can always cheer readers on and keep up-to-date by following on Twitter: @24in48readathon and #24in28.
Well, I’ve just completed my very first 24 in 48 Readathon. Yay!!! True, my to-read list (above) was a little ambitious (I even added an extra book). But it served as great encouragement to keep reading throughout the weekend–despite the distractions. Here are a few of my stats:
Books finished: 6
Pages read: 908
Hours spent reading: 24
Thanks to Rachel and all the readers for a fun and challenging weekend; I really enjoyed all the posts, pics, comments, tweets, and videos. Be sure to join us for the next one taking place July 23rd through July 24th. (I’ll make certain I stock up on more goodies next time. ^_^) . Can’t wait. But, for now, …must sleep.