April 2020, readathon

Hour 21 – Twenty-two Readathons Ago…

Hello Readathon Friends, this is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. And I am here to finish this readathon out with you all.

Like many of you, I was blown away with Andi and Heather announced that this was to be their last readathon. Readathon has defined my adult life and this announcement flooded me with memories. I immediately visited my old book blog that hasn’t been updated since November 2017… the whole reason I even created a book blog was to participate in the 24 hour Readathon. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about being able to make it the whole 24 hours a couple times, so what I am about to say will hopefully comfort those who feel like they have failed… my very first readathon, I took a 16 hour “nap”. I only read for a total of 7 hours. You can read about that disaster here if you want. Later readathon memories next hour…

Heather and Andi – Thank you so much for 7.5 years of amazing Readathons to participate in. It has been such a pleasure getting to work with you and getting to know you. I hope you enjoy your time on the other side of this event. You will certainly be missed on the organizational side 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Hour 21 – Twenty-two Readathons Ago…”

  1. A 16 hour nap, lol, that is precious! 🙂

    Do I remember my first readathon? Barely. It was a Dewey‘s Readathon as well, quite a few years ago. Back then I still used FB and Twitter and might have been active there. I don‘t remember if I stayed up or how many hours I managed to stay awake…


    1. hahaha. It was mid-terms week and I had pulled 4 all nighters. I also worked graveyard shift. So it was definitely unintended, but needed. Especially since I had work that night.


  2. I don’t remember the year. I want to say 2015. I know for a fact it was in October. I specifically took the day off for the event. I had so much fun. It was the first readathon I ever attended. I met so many amazing people It was humbling.


    1. That is so awesome! I’ve always thought I should take the day before and the Monday after off so I could fully prepare myself.


  3. My first Readathon was an October event about 4 years ago, and it was on a day my son’s marching band had a marching competition. I read on the school bus as we traveled to and from the competition, so I only read a few hours but it definitely whetted my appetite to try again and I’ve been participating ever since.


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