Readathoners! We’re in the home stretch with only a few hours to gooo! (Unless you’re just joining us, in which case, yay! fresh blood!) Please say thank you and huggles to Anastasia for hosting the last four hours. I’m Tasha, a.k.a. heidenkind, from Truth Beauty Freedom and Books, and I’ll be taking us through to the end. Hooray!
Fun fact: I used to the work the graveyard shift. Well, to be entirely accurate, I worked the graveyard shift for a week, which was more than enough. But! I learned some good tips on how to stay awake when you’re really really tired that I am more than happy to share with you now. Of course, it isn’t the middle of the night everywhere the Readathon is happening; so think of these more as tips to keep you going through the end of hour 24.
Tip 1: Keep drinking! After 2 A.M., coffee might make you jittery and might stop you from going to sleep after the Readathon is over. However, it is a good idea to drink a lot of water, tea, or eat fruit that’s high in water content, according to WebMD, because “dehydration causes fatigue,” not to mention bad skin.
Tip 2: Converse with the peoples Talking with people will keep your brain engaged and alert. If no one’s awake to talk to, try heading over to twitter and cheering on other Readathoners!
Tip 3: Alternate tasks Doing one thing for a long time can also cause fatigue. If you’re nodding off over your book, try doing something else! May I suggest some lovely mini-challenges?
Reading Zombies–Who’s hosting this challenge? Oh, it’s me, what a coincidence!
“Zombify” one of your Readathon books in the style of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by editing the cover art or writing a zombified adaptation synopsis.
Our Reading for Charity winners are:
Thank you all so much for using your reading to donate to a worthy cause!
The winners for the Can You Sing Challenge are:
If you won a postcard, please contact India via her blog! If you won a book, you can pick one from India’s prize page OR the Readathon’s prize page.
Chose your prizes from the list and then e-mail your choices and snail mail addy to deweyreadathon at gmail dot com