Yay! It’s finally here! I can’t BELIEVE how many people are participating! It’s so exciting to take a day just to read, and to do it with 400 of your closest friends. 😉
Before I get started on my blah blah blah, check out this readathon they’re doing in France! The first time they had 10 readers, and the second time they had 54! So so cool!
There’s going to be a lot going on today, and we’re going to try to help you keep it all straight. But before we start off, I want to remind everyone:
- If you have a blog and use word verification, please turn it off for the duration of the read-a-thon. It makes it easier for the cheerleaders to cheer.
- We have new buttons! Check them out on the FAQ.
If you’re participating in the readathon, please make sure you’ve signed up at the original sign up post.
You can email the hosts (Trish, Shesten, Danielle, and Bobbie) at email@example.com.
Did you see we posted the mini-challenge schedule? Go plan your day!
If you’re on Twitter, please use the hashtag #readathon. We’ll be tweeting from @readathon.
Many people update their blog every hour or every few hours, and if you’re wondering what you should update it with, other than, Still reading, here is a suggested template; you can make your own or adapt this one.
Title of book(s) read since last update:
Number of books read since you started:
Pages read since last update:
Running total of pages read since you started:
Amount of time spent reading since last update:
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!)
Other participants you’ve visited:
Prize you’ve won:
Hmm…what else? I think that’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments area. I’ll either respond via email or edit the post to answer your question.
Let’s get this party started! Our first activity is this short little meme that’s become the Hour 1 tradition. This is open through Hour 3. We will then draw three winners who will each get to pick one book from our list of prizes. Have fun, and let the reading begin!
Where are you reading from today?
3 facts about me …
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?