April 2016

April 2016 READER Sign-Ups are Open!


Helloooooooooooooooo, everybody! Today is the day! Reader sign-ups are here, and we are so excited you’re joining us for the April 23, 2016 Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!

There will be MUCH more coming up in the next few weeks. We’ll have cheerleader sign-ups, prize donations, videos, warm-up posts! Stay tuned! You don’t want to miss a thing!

43 thoughts on “April 2016 READER Sign-Ups are Open!”

  1. Should I have entered my last name in the “Name” field? Can my sign-up be edited to include it? I’m okay with being “Jennifer Greenlees.” 🙂

    Also, when I tried to enter this comment, I signed in under my Twitter username and it said “your name appears to be spam.” I know that Jennifer is a common name, but spam? Really? 🙁

  2. Really no cheering on blogs? I just signed up and said I wanted to be cheered for. Interaction is great, but I understand all this must be hard to arrange given all the participants. I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo too so April is busy. The readathon is a relaxing event for me, I love audiobooks!

  3. I would have loved to have been cheered for too. But sadly–twitter is beyond me. I will just read around and check on my friends who are reading. Hopefully they will check on me! 🙂

  4. The readathon is coming!!! It always makes me so excited. Thanks for organizing, you guys do a lot of hard work to keep this going. I understand your decision about cheering only on Twitter. I’ve been cheering for a handful of times and the number of blogs has grown beyond what we could realistically cover during the readathon. Meaningful interactions had completely disappeared for the cheering teams. That said, I’m a bit sad that blogs won’t get official love this year since twitter is not for everyone! I wouldn’t mind doing some rounds around the blogs, so I’d be eternally grateful if you could post a list of participants to go through on that day.

    PS: The comment widget is accusing me of spamming. I hope you’re not getting repeated comments!

  5. we can’t view others who have signed up? I always tried to hit a few TBRs to see what people were reading.

    and I totally understand re only cheering on twitter. Makes it so much easier for the Cheerleaders. Although if ya’ll are on Youtube, then I’mma gonna come cheer for you!

  6. Sharlene, we’ll post a list of everyone on the day of the event so you can visit blogs and stuff if you’d like to. 🙂

  7. Kimmery, we’ll post a list of all our participants on the day of the event so everyone can cheer each other. I’d also recommend our Goodreads group if that’s more your speed!

  8. Chaneladdict, we just don’t have enough people volunteering to cheer to make it effective on blogs. As often as not there are complaints that not enough cheerleaders make it around to the blogs. If Twitter is not your bag check out the hashtag on Instagram or join our Goodreads group. All of those platforms are really active!

  9. Sorry, Ariel! I definitely recommend the Goodreads group or checking out the hashtag #readathon on Instagram on the day! We’ll also post a list of the participants if individuals would like to visit each other outside of Twitter.

  10. I definitely understand the ‘Twitter cheering’ situation – the readathon’s exploded so much over recent years, the wrangling behind the scenes must be almost overwhelming – but since I’m not on there, I’ll be stalking Instagram obsessively and floating round some blogs and YouTube channels instead on all my reading breaks. See some of you around on 23rd, wheeee! *runs off to play amongst the bookshelves and dream about snacks* *she says, like this is any different from a regular Thursday evening in my house* 😀

  11. Odette, you do not have to have Twitter to join. There are several ways to embed yourself in the community. Instagram has an active #readathon hashtag. We also have a Goodreads group and a Facebook group! Post coming about this soon!

  12. All signed up! Thank you to the organizers for everything you do, and the cheerleaders, and everyone who takes part! I completely understand about only cheering on Twitter, as a sometimes cheerleader, I think that will make things definitely easier for them!

  13. All signed up, yay! I love this readathon. I know I’m spending time with a friend that day (plans are not definite yet so I don’t know how much time), so I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for reading, but I will make sure I have at least some time. I can’t miss out on this readathon!

  14. I realized I used the wrong Twitter handle when I signed up – is it too late to switch it? I need to change @EMurch to @GameandRead

    Y’all are awesome and I can’t wait for this!

  15. It’s been a while since my last Readathon, but considering my growing to-read list and my lack of time to get through them, I thought I’d do it again this year~ It’ll be my first time with the new WordPress blog too! I hope I do get a lot of reading done~! 😀

  16. Hi!
    I’ve just signed up & I’ve said I’d like to be cheered because it was the only way to enter my Twitter handle. I won’t participate with my blog this time, only with Twitter (of course, you can cheer me up but I know there’s a lack of cheerleader & I can do w/o). I hope my comment’s clear :/

  17. Pretty sure I signed up already, but I wasn’t listed under participants so I signed up again just to be safe. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *