As some of you may know, many folks in the book loving section of the internet participate in a semi-annual read-a-thon, known as Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. The read-a-thon happens in April and October and was first started in 2007.
During the read-a-thon, participants attempt to spend 24 hours reading and discussing books. People also join in mini reading challenges, which can include things like drawing a scene from or writing a poem about a book.
I won’t be participating in the read-a-thon this year, but I will be eagerly watching how everyone else does. 24 hours is simultaneously a flash in time and an interminably long period. People definitely become a little punchy after they reach the 18 hour mark, which helps make their adventures extra entertaining. Last year 1723 people from 24 countries officially signed up for the read-a-thon, and judging from some of the news I’ve been reading, even more people will get involved in it this year.
Happy reading! And if you are participating in the read-a-thon, have fun and enjoy some good snacks. You’ll certainly need some extra energy to make it through the day.