Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day Break Mini-Challenge [Readathon]

Yeah, I've posted about this Readathon thing a few times (<---yes that was sarcastic), and I have the privilege of hosting a mini-challenge for its participants today!  (If you don't know what I'm talking about, skip to the bottom where there are answers to the questions you're asking)

Readathon participants:  *drumroll please* (yes, you! make a drumroll sound on your lap, desk, or arm of your chair!)  I present to you, the Day Break Mini-Challenge.

Here is your challenge, should you choose to accept it and the hazards that accompany it...  Put down that laptop.  Put down that book.  Get up off of your booty, and take a break.  See some sunlight (or moonlight depending on where you are in the world), and take a book/technology/being-indoors break.

Get out for a five minute walk!  Water the grass.  Smell the roses.  Do some cartwheels in the park across the street.  Chase a car.  Dance in the rain.  Get out your skateboard and do a trick.  Ride your bike to the corner and back.  I don't really care what you choose to do with this break as long as you get outside, and get your blood moving again!

Then, and this is the hard part, the REALLY REALLY hard part, you come back here and you post a comment telling us what you did.  We wanna hear about your booty shaking while the neighbors watched, your failed attempt at that cartwheel, or narrowly missed being taken out by a tornado or hurricane.  (hopefully not, but hey, I said there'd be hazards).  And if you want to post a picture on the Dewey's or IHM Facebook page?  All the better! Let us laugh with you!  Tweet the photo (mention @iheartmonster and #readathon) for even more visibility.  Have fun with it!

And if you do leave a comment telling us you went for a walk, did jumping jacks, or whatever it was that you did?  You're entered into a drawing for a $15 gift card to the online bookseller of your choice.  Provided I can purchase the credit online and email it to you, it's yours, worldwide.  You want Amazon UK?  You got it (the equivalent of fifteen USD).  Sound fair?  I think I'd do it just for the chance at fifteen bucks, but hey, that's just me.

Oh, and this message?  It is so not self-destructing until the beginning of Hour 11 when it will officially be closed and a winner will be chosen.  Oh, and maybe a little inspirational music?  Yeah?  If this doesn't make you want to move I don't know what will!


Don't have Spotify? Why not?  It's free for your computerIf you don't mind the 14 second ad here's the YouTube vid...


Non-Readathon Participants:

What the heck is a Mini-Challenge?  It's a break for people who are reading for 24-hours straight where they get to use a different part of their brain other than the language-processing ones.  You know, keep them fresh, interested, and most of all, HAPPY!

Why would people do that?  Because it's a challenge and because it's fun and because there are prizes to be won.  Oh, and because their TBR (to-be-read) piles are huge.  OH, and because they love reading!

Why do you think I care?  Because I think you're a decent human being that doesn't mind a straggly blog post that doesn't exactly apply to you.  Oh, and because maybe you'll want to do the next Readathon in April.

That's not fair!  I want to win a $15 giftcard!  Well, sign-up for the next 'thon.  Get updates by subscribing to us here (we always announce it) and Dewey's official 'thon blog.  We're usually sponsoring a mini-challenge or some sort of prize for this thing, even if this is our last time before handing off the Hosting duties to the awesome ladies at The Estella Society.