Rebecca from Love at First Book here, with some tips on how to manage your time during Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon!
Are you one of those people who is saying, “Oh my gosh, I can’t read for 24 hours that day! I have a wedding/bar mitzvah/kid’s soccer game/tons of laundry/insert other event here. I don’t have the time!”
If you’re not saying that, well good for you, being free on October 12!
But for the rest of you busybodies, here are some tips on how you can fit some reading in during your busy day!
- Don’t get overwhelmed! You can honor Dewey and get reading done even if you don’t read for 24 hours. Can only read for 5, 10, 1 hour? The point is to read more, and Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon encourages much more reading, but you need to fit in what works for you that day.
- When CAN you be free? Can you set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier than you need to be up to get some reading done? I bet you can find 15 minutes before bed to get some reading done.
- Are you going to be in the car or running a marathon (I mean, maybe someone is!)? Maybe an audio book would be valuable to you.
- Try to tackle shorter reads – don’t get hung up on War and Peace! Pick a book of short stories, a few novellas, books that are shorter and can be accomplished during your limited time frame.
- Use your down time to read – keep the TV off or go into another room to spend some quiet time reading.
- Maybe you have a husband/kid who can read to you while you’re making dinner. Even if your child is reading a Clifford book as opposed to the fabulous literary fiction you’re trying to make time for, I think it can still count as participation!
Those are my tips, but you might have some other great time management ideas for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon! Share your great tips in the comments!
Thanks for reading,