Spring Read-athon!

Raise your hand if you can’t wait for the next Dewey 24 Hour Read-athon April 10-11, 2010!

What?  Are you not aware of this most amazing event?  Oh, are you in for a treat!

Twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall – book bloggers from all over the blogisphere reserve this time to read as much as they can/want in a 24 hour period.  There are mini-challenges, prizes, and cheerleaders. The weekend is spent with lots of good books, yummy snacks, and blogging communication (not to mention tweets around the clock).

This is a very low-key, fun way to partake in our favorite solitary activity with a large group dynamic.  Don’t worry if you can’t commit for the entire 24 hour time period – just join for as long as you can.  I typically strive to read 12 hours over the course of the entire weekend (minimum 6 hours each day), as I am a bit too old to pull all-nighters anymore.

I am sure there will be many more posts about this event in the upcoming weeks.  Some of us will share our reading strategies (variety is key – both in terms of genre and length), our game plans, our reading lists, and our excitement.  This will be my third read-athon and I am more excited than ever.

How about you?  Do you plan to take part?


  • Diane

    Molly…I was not aware of this one in April so thanks. I did the October and stayed up 20/24 hours, but it was a bit much for me. I think your idea is good — 12 hours total.

    thanks so much for posting about this.

  • Booksnyc

    I have heard people talk on the blogs about these read-a-thons but I have never participated. I will have to check my calendar for this one and see if I can do it!

  • Kim

    Oh my hand IS up!! In fact I am now going to crawl into bed with my lists of books and begin making my choices. I am also looking at what books to read for the Spring Reading Thing hosted by Callapidder Days.

  • JoAnn

    ACK!!! It's my nephew's confirmation, and the twins are taking the ACT exam… I'm starting to feel like I'll never be able to do one of these!

  • Suey

    It's at the tail end of our spring break from school, so it will all depend on if we stay home, or end up traveling for spring break. Still up in the air at this point! If we are home, we'll do it for sure. My kids (well the girls anyway) had a blast with it last time!

  • Dave and Tami

    I had totally forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. We really enjoyed the last one, but I think this time we'll build in more sleeping time. I'm too old for that all night stuff 🙂

  • Vivienne

    I am now stamping my feet with temper and pouting badly. I can't take part. Whhaaa! I am off to a big scrap day and will be out of the house all day,so I will miss all the fun. One day I will participate in this.

  • Kathleen

    This is very good news! I am FINALLY going to be home and able to participate in one of the read-a-thons. In the fall I was trapped in Denver at a tradeshow and was only able to be a cheerleader!

  • Lisa

    I'm really looking forward to doing this again. Definitely learned a few "what to do, what not to do" things at the last one. Like not to try to stay awake the whole time!

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