As someone who loves to write, books and reading are important to me, for helping me get inspired to write and also for relaxation purposes. I listen to an ebook or audiobook multiple times a day and always before bed every night.
I first participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in 2014. I love competitions and reading events. I managed to read all of One Day by David Nicols during my first event. In the years since, I have read/listened to a variety of books in different genres.
By far the best part of the Readathon (after the reading) is that it’s such a fun event with book lovers sharing their experiences and activity on social networks and other blogs.
I wrote a blog post in 2015 which was a “warmup” post for the event and enjoyed blogging my progress.
See the post here: http://www.24hourreadathon.com/happy-readathon/
I am part of the Goodreads Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon group, and follow the event accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
Here are some examples of what I read during the Readathon. I read various types of books, from books from my teens and childhood to Classics and fiction. I’ll even read a short story or a graphic novel if I feel like it.
Thanks so much to Andi and all who make the Readathon so enjoyable. I will continue to take part every year as I have done since my first time participating in the event. It’ll always have pride of place in my calendar!
My advice to those who still haven’t joined the event is: go ahead and do it! It doesn’t matter if you read 1 page or 1,000. Just enjoy the event- it’s so worth it!
Thank you to Katherine Hayward for sharing some of her Readathon memories!