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?