Sunday, March 6, 2011

Have You Ever Read in a Read-A-Thon? [Read-A-Thon] [You're The Expert]

So, gang.

Reader sign-ups for Dewey's Read-A-Thon are up and live.

The gist?  You plan to devote your day - your 24-hour period - to do as much reading as you can.  You can make friends and gain buddies and win prizes and put your creative hat on during a 24-hour period of awesome where you knock out a good portion of your to-read pile.  Did I mention it's fun?  Well, at least it is for me.

The great part about it is that you don't have to make it all 24-hours... it's a goal, not a requirement.  You can pop in and out, listen to audiobooks as you chauffeur whomever it is you chauffeur, and get your nose stuck in a book all over your house and heck even your neighborhood for that matter!  It's a great way to relax and have fun and do it while hundreds of people around the world are doing it at that very moment.

So, obviously, I'm pro-Read-A-Thon.  Are you?  Tell us a little about your Read-A-Thon experiences, will you?  Never tried it think you might?  We wanna know.


kapri said...

I love read-a-thons. I enter all of the ones that I can. Though, I find that I never end up reading as much as I want to. That's something I try to improve every time.

Kate said...

I love the readathon! I actually got into book blogging because of Dewey. I was googling book reading activities and her readathon popped up. At the time I just bookmarked the page, because I didn't understand the requirements (and I didn't have a blog). I found the link again awhile back, and it was just a few months before Halloween of '09 readathon, so I started a blog and jumped on board. Since then I've hosted a few challenges and done some cheerleading (which is a BLAST, everyone should do it!). I end up spending a lot of time on twitter, and I have yet to be able to stay up the entire 24 hours, I normally crash a bit towards the end but wake up to say goodbye to the reading challenge. One of my favorite challenges to do is the one where you have to make a sentence using book titles and take a picture of it (so it's books you own) and the first readathon I did we had to get #readathon to trend on twitter and take a screen shot of it. The awesome thing is, we did get it to be in the top 10 trends! I'm hoping to see it this year too!