In October 2012 I participated in my first Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. At that time I was signing up for every challenge that came down the pike and I gleefully hopped on the read-a-thon train as well.
I’ve since learned that I cannot participate in every event because I’ll burn myself out. But the one event that I will never miss is this one. Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is the bee’s knees of the book blogging world.
Tips for Success
What I wish had known when I was a newbie
- Food is important. I loaded up on snacks last time around. I wish I had thrown something in the slow cooker in the morning so that I could have had a real meal at some point. This time around I won’t forget REAL food. I’ll also make sure to have plenty of Raisinettes on hand. Because duh.
- Don’t be afraid to take breaks. Don’t feel guilty for taking a snooze if you need to. I’m a gal who loves her nappy time and I’m 99% sure I’ll be “resting my eyes” during the read-a-thon.
- Break up the day with short reads. During the last read-a-thon I read my very first graphic novel. They are like lovely little palate cleansers and they are perfect for this occasion.
- Move your body once in a while. Run around the block. Do some jumping jacks. Get your heart pumping a few times during the day. I’ve heard that bedsores are uncomfortable. Let’s avoid those, shall we?
- Don’t miss the best parts of this event. Readers are awesome. Get to know some new people by partaking in the challenges throughout the day.
Happy reading you crazy read-a-thoners! I’ll see you around on the big day!
Thanks so much to Jennifer of The Relentless Reader for her enthusiasm last year and willingness to help out this year!