The Read-a-thon will start: October 24th at 5am Pacific (1pm GMT). You can click over to the start times page to check the starting time in your timezone. Remember that if it’s more convenient to you, you could start either earlier or later, as well as participate for only part of the 24 hours. Very few people make it through the entire 24-hour period without sleeping, so don’t let that discourage you! Sleep is definitely allowed.
So, if you’ve been living under a rock you might not know that Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon is in like, 2.5 weeks. If you didn’t know, get out from under that rock and sign up! IT IS SO MUCH FUN and you are missing out if you don’t participate. I’ll wait while you go sign up..
Now let’s talk strategy.
This will be my third time participating in the read-a-thon (henceforth called RAT, because I have a devil of a time finding that – !) and I want it to be my best yet. The first go round I think I finished 2 books. Miserable. The second time, I think I finished 3. This time I am going to be a little more ambitious in that I’m picking longer books, but books I think will be quick reads. So far I have these on my list of books to choose from; what do you think?
- The Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking Book Two by Patrick Ness
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier
- Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
- Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice by Christopher Pike (for a trip down memory lane!)
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
- Born Blue by Han Nolan
- Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
- The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
- The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
So, what do you think? Which are quick reads? Engrossing? Easy? Should I look at other books besides YA? Also, what else do I need? Snacks? Pillows? Gags for my children? (Kidding, KIDDING! I swear!) What strategies have you used in the past that got you through with tons of pages read and that sated, blissful afterglow from hours spent contentedly reading?