Saturday, April 25th
24 hours of reading
Sounds like the perfect day, reading for maybe not the whole 24 hours (sleep and food are basic necessities), but setting aside a large chunk of your weekend reading in the comfort of your home or favorite reading spot. The Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is quickly approaching! I always tell myself that I’ll dedicate a whole day to reading (and potentially finishing more than one book in a day) and here is my chance! The ultimate challenge! Of course distractions are going to ensue as that happens, however, I am going to vow to unplug from social media and technology (except for the posting to the Read-a-Thon site to keep all the participants in the loop and keep supporting each other!) There is a possibility that I will not accomplish all that I planned to read, and that I think is more than ok. It is the spirit of the event and the overwhelming support of the books community that I am looking forward to.
Preparation for this main event is quite the endeavor:
- Pre-make all meals or have them pre-ordered for delivery the day before
- Pick shorter books
- If one book isn’t holding your attention, switch to another
- Inform those you know that you are busy! 🙂
- Plan breaks to get up and walk around, get the blood flowing and energy back
- Relax. This is supposed to be stress-free and a break from reality 🙂
Here are a list of books I’m planning on reading (some if not all):
Room – Emma Donoghue
Anne of Avonlea – L.M. Montgomery
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Housseini
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
What are some other tips for a 24-hour Read-a-thon?