Determining Your Start Time

The Read-A-Thon is so close I can almost touch it!

Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, I want to explain the Start Times for everyone.

Dewey’s Read-A-Thon starts at noon (12pm), GMT. International time zones are calculated based off of GMT (which stands for Greenwich Mean Time). So for instance, I live in the United States, in Arizona, and our time zone is GMT -7. That means that when it’s noon GMT, subtract seven hours and it will tell you what time it is in Arizona, which is 5am, which is my start time.

If for instance, I lived in say… Stockholm, Sweden, I am normally GMT +1. But since it’s European Summer Time, my time zone has changed to GMT +2. So, my start time would be 2pm.

If I lived in Uzbekistan, which is GMT +5, year-round, my start time would be 5pm.

If you’re not sure what time zone you live in, try this site, and try selecting your country and your location. If there is more than one time zone for your country, it will generally break it down for you. It will also let you know if your country is observing summer time, or daylight savings time, and will give you the adjustments you need to calculate your start times.

If you are unable to determine your start time, we would be more than happy to help you. Just email us. deweyreadathon at gmail.

We hope you’ve started to select the books you’re going to read, and hope you’re starting to line up snacks and breaks and pillows and such! Yay Read-A-Thon!

14 thoughts on “Determining Your Start Time”

  1. I’m decamping to my parents’ house for the weekend. (They think I’m insane for doing this but will feed me.) I have a lovely giant stack of books.

    And I’m doing all my reading for charity. $1 to the NY Public library for every book I read. I think I’m at GMT-4 which makes…. 8am? Yes?

    Stop by my blog to place bets on how many books I read.

  2. I am jealous of all of you on the East Coast. I am in California, which means I start at 5 AM. I am so not a morning person! But maybe I will get a few hours of sleep on Sunday before I have to wake up for my Sunday… So maybe it is okay!

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