I think part of the fun of Dewey’s 24 hour readathon is the prepping for the readathon. As a Dewey’s pro I thought I would share with you what I recommend you put in your Dewey’s Survival Kit.
Your TBR Stack.
This really depends on your style it can be a lot of short books, a long book you want to make some headway on, or a mix a books your want to work though. I personally love getting a new book or two from the library or bookstore. Right now my library only allows us to pick up holds so how’s the time to reserve those books!
Drinks, Drinks, Drinks
The day or two before the readathon I like to go to the store and pick up some treats. I’m a southern girl so in the spring I love having lemonade and sweet ice tea. Also I highly recommend picking out your cute mugs or cups and having those clean and ready to go (for those twitter or instagram pictures
I like keeping things simple on the day of the readathon so I’ll stick to things I’ve made beforehand or even simple meals such as sandwiches. I have also ordered pizza one year and that is always a fun treat.
All of the Snacks
I like to have a frozen treat on hand for the April readathon. Right now I’m loving lime fruit pops. I like having fruit and veggies with humus on hand. Also a must is some sort of salty snack such as cheese and crackers.
Get your reading spots ready. I’m loving reading on my patio right now so part of getting it reading ready is making sure I have a citronella candle ready so I can read at night without being eaten alive.
Find some way to pamper yourself. Whether that’s reading in the bath, using a face mask, or going and getting yourself a fancy coffee find some way to relax.
Way to track your reading.
I will either journey my reading in a vlog or on instagram stories but I’ve also used a plain post it note in the past to keep track of the total number of pages I’ve read and which hours I have finished a book.
Hang out with all your fellow readers on social media throughout the readathon.
You don’t have to pick all platforms but I find instagram and twitter are both popping every year. #readathon
I hope you all have a fantastic readathon. You can find me on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jD44dYQNMVTWDJkEsrejw and instagram and twitter @ElizabethGReads.