October 2017

Hour 2 – Community is the Word

One of my favorite favorite FAVORITE THINGS about the readathon is the COMMUNITY.

I MEAN YOU GUYYYYYYYYYS.

Whether you’ve read with us for a few years now or are a new reader joining us for the first time, I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE. Reading, and chatting, and partying all over the world with a few hundred readers. What could be better than that? And we’ve been doing it for 10 years now!

Can you feel the love tonight people. CAN. YOU. FEEL. THE. LOVE.

Sorry, not sorry, if I earwormed you. Mwah! Now go get reading!

Mini-Challenges

Traveler’s Log

Opening Survey

10 Years, 10 Books

Hourly Prize Winner

Jennifer @CremedelaFemme

Tessa Moon Leiseth @revtessa

If you see your name announced as an hourly prize winner, visit the PRIZES page to claim.

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Thank you!!!

Thank you everyone, for another great readathon! Though we had a ton of hiccups (I really hope this posts soon) the love, the reading, and the joy in both were there in full force (perhaps even more?). We will be back later with a full wrap up, but again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Also, one bit of important information:

The next readathon will be OCTOBER 21, 2017!!!!

April 2017

April 2017 READER (and Volunteer) Sign-Ups!

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Ready for the Biggest Reading Party of the Year?

Thought so!

In addition to reader and volunteer signups in this post, we also wanted to unveil a new addition to readathon. This season we’ll be putting an emphasis on philanthropy and giving. Dewey was one of the most generous people we’ve ever known, willing to give her time and energy and love to our community of readers. We want to share our love of reading and learning through giving. Giving takes many forms, and we know not everyone has the resources to give financially but we’ll be looking at several ideas throughout the event. room to read logoOur focused effort will be a goal of raising $1,000 for Room to Read, a non-profit organization focusing on literacy and girls’ education across Africa and Asia. You can visit our campaign page or check out Room to Read’s Charity Navigator report card.

Without further ado, reader sign ups are live and we’re so excited for you to join us on April 29, 2017. Please sign up to join us below and come to the (1st) biggest book party of the year!


If you’d like to volunteer to help with the event, sign up below and we’ll get back to you!

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Readathon Wrap Up for October 2016

Hi everyone! Heather here with your October 2016 Readathon wrap up! Are you like me and love to look at the stats after these events? Let’s get right to it!

Readers signed up: 1723

Books read (currently at): 1192 (don’t forget to add the books you finished to the database!)

Countries represented (that we know of): France, India, US, Spain, Japan, Poland, UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Wales, Israel, Austria, Australia, Bosnia, Scotland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Brazil (Holy Cats that’s awesome.)

Social Media used: Facebook, Twitter, Litsy, Goodreads, Instagram, this Blog… We were slightly unprepared for Litsy and very excited by the response there! We will definitely utilize it even more in April.

I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing us to try this change with the cheering. As the co-host responsible for the cheering teams, this took a HUGE weight off my shoulders. I haven’t enjoyed a Readathon this much in years and was able to help Andi so much more with the other behind the scenes stuff. In truth, cheering took all my time the month before and the day of the Readathon. So thank you, so much, for allowing us to try it and I hope you will allow us to continue to modify the cheering to get it to where it is fun for all.

Now, see you ALL in April! Invite your friends!

October 2016

Hour 5 – Take Care of Yourself!

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Hi there! Heather back to check on you lovely readers! How many books have you read? How many snacks have you ate? Did you get up and stretch a bit? Rest your eyes? As you grab book after book after book, remember to pace yourselves! We have a long way to go!

Mini-Challenges

A Puzzling Read

Book and Snack Challenge

Bookish Other Half

Prize Winners

FunkyFairy22

Bryan from Still Unfinished

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

October 2016

Hour 2 – It’s All About the Comfort

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So, how are you doing out there? Getting comfortable? Settling in with a good book? Comfort is so important today. A nice place to sit, the right amount of light, the right clothes…all go to a wonderful reading experience. Make sure you’re comfy, you’re just getting started!

Mini-Challenges

Six Word Story

Intro Survey!

Prize Winners

Leesdame

Sally Allen Books

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

October 2016

Hour 1 – Let’s Get this Party Started!

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Hey guys! Heather here, ready to get this party going! I want to send a huge shout out to a few people for helping us out behind the scenes. We are not doing any official cheering this go round, but Jenn, Memory, and Kelly have graciously agreed to help us out with our Instagram account, Liberty is heading up our Litsy, and Kathryn is tackling Facebook AND Goodreads. And of course all our lovely co-hosts who will be posting today and watching Twitter. Andi and I will be circling everything to make sure it all runs smoothly, but these gals are carrying the brunt on these fronts and we SO appreciate it. Give them a round of applause y’all.

Also, it goes without saying that we are so thankful for Dewey. This was her brainchild and we are so honored to keep the Readathon going in her memory. If you are unfamiliar with Dewey, I encourage you to check out our History page. She was an extraordinary woman and she is so missed. Thank you Dewey!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

thanks

Now, LET’S GET STARTED!!! GO READ!!!

Mini-Challenges

Intro Survey!

Prize Winners

Jaleenajo
KristaOnPurpose

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

October 2016

Hour 0 – Opening Event Questions

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Hello everyone! I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE. I can’t wait to get started, so, shall we?

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Be sure to link up!

Click below to link up!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!