Friday, April 20, 2012

Time to Prepare for Another Read-a-Thon!

Its' time again for another great read-a-thon, starting tomorrow.  Twice a year, over at Dewey's Read-a-Thon page, book bloggers, authors, and readers all join together to try to read for 24 hours straight.  I'll admit that I haven't ever made the full 24 hours, and I doubt I will be able to on this one.  I'm a lot better at staying up when we do them in the summer, but I still LOVE to participate in these read-a-thons.

Here in Mountain Standard Time, we're supposed to start up at 6 am.  I'm not 100% sure I'll make it up that early, since it was a lot harder week than I anticipated.  Plus, I have to go and administer an AP Literature practice test in the morning.  I will be able to read and tweet from the test though, so that should be kind of fun, right?

This year I'm also going to be hosting my first mini-challenge.  I'm pretty excited, but also kind of nervous!  Here are the details for the challenge:

  • Mini-Challenge:  Me and My Book
  • Time:  Hour 17
  • Prize:  $15 gift card from to one winner, U.S. only
  • Details:  You'll have to check in at hour 17 to find out!  :)  
I really am pretty excited to participate in the read-a-thon this time around.  This week was a little gnarly, so I need to unwind with something great like this.  It will also be great to try to get through my current reading list, which has about 15 books in it at the moment.  Yea, that's just too many to be bouncing between!

Well, I better get off and get ready for tomorrow.  If you haven't joined in the challenge, you really should!  Even if it's only for a few hours, it can be pretty fun.  Between blog posts and twitter conversations, it's a really great time!


  1. I'll be grading papers, wah-wah. But I am going to participate as much as I can and make an effort to wake up at six (I say that every Readathon, haha).

    1. Me too. I have a stack of essays I'm going to be rotating in with my reading. I'm going to "try" to make it less painful that way. :) Well, I hope to see you around!