April 2021, readathon

Hour 0… Almost time for the April 2021 Readathon!

Hello Readathon Friends! This is Kate and we are less than one hour away from the April 2021 Readathon. So much has changed since the last October Read-a-thon. My dog, Gracie, had four puppies at the end of February.

So, without further ado, lets get this event going!

If you participated in the October 2020 Readathon, then you were introduced to Readathon Bingo! In case you missed the post with the Bingo Board and Rules, you can find a menu option above named “Bingo”. The Bingo Board and rules can be found there. This will also be linked on every hourly post so you can be able to reference it. Please feel free to copy the image and post your progress to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #readathonbingo

Also, if you haven’t already joined our Goodreads Group, now would be a great opportunity to do so! We will be hosting a Reading Sprint in the first hour and would love for you to join us! There will be additional reading sprints on hours: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24. Use those opportunities in your attempt to get a Bingo 🙂

You can also join our Facebook Group. Throughout the Readathon, volunteers will be posting hourly discussion posts. A lot of members also enjoy pictures of their progress, or their food, and we would love for you to join us there!

Now, without further ado, I’ll leave you to all those last minute things you’ve procrastinated doing… that first book you need to pick (if you’re doing the bingo challenge make sure to pick two books and then flip a coin to pick your first book), that snack you need to grab, the coffee you need to brew… and the opening survey you need to fill out (please see below). I’ll see you all back here in an hour when you all crack open our books together and begin our weekend reading adventure! Happy reading, friends 🙂

Opening Survey!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Link below or leave a comment!

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the Bingo Board!

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook or Reddit groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #Readathon on all your social channels

8 thoughts on “Hour 0… Almost time for the April 2021 Readathon!”

  1. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Austin, TX
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Cake and ice cream!
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    Oh geez. I’m married and we have a cat. Oh, and I’ve been having another slow start to my reading year that I hope to give a kick this weekend. It worked last year!
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    This time I picked up some audiobooks of short story collections for my husband and into listen to together for those times when we want to be engaged in the same story/can’t be reading. We intend to use those while we get some chores/cooking done.

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  2. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Netherlands

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Rule of Wolves

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    chocolat haha

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a mom of three girls, I’m married and I love to read. I have my own blog in dutch and I recently found out I love to draw. I journal a lot and I’m a huge Supernatural fan.

    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    This is my frist time, I’m mainly curious to see how many books I get to read haha.

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  3. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Utah ❤️

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    I’ve already started Marcelo in the real world but it’s so interesting so I’m going to finish that one

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Pineapple lol

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    Ummm, I’m a REALLY slow reader but whatever

    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    Not make myself stay awake the whole 24 hours, I’m gonna take a long nap

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  4. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Los Angeles, CA
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Changeless by Gail Carriger
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Pancakes
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Hi there. I’m Alysia and I’m a single, tea and coffee drinking, library card collecting, vintage dressing reader. I founded a book club called Mocha Girls Read which is turning 10 years old this October.
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do differently today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This is my 7th or 8th read-a-thon and this year I will jump on Zoom with a few book club ladies and we will read together.

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  5. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Chicago, IL

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    the Ninth

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Chocolate

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    Before last year I read about 100 books a year but the pandemic reading slump is real… definitely hoping to read more this year! I live with my 20-lb cat Fat Louie, who will be cheering me on/complaining I’m not paying attention to him.

    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    This is my first 24-Hour Readathon (I’ve done 24-in-48 a bunch) – definitely looking forward to making a dent in my TBR pile 🙂

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  6. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    Oh the choices. More than I can fit into a day, but I will be starting with Inherit the Stars by James P Hogan

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    SuzyQ donuts. The best donuts in the world (I will shortly be heading over to pick them up, while listening to the audiobook of my first book)

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m in my 50s, and became an avid reader when as a kid in the 70s we lived in the Netherlands for several years. With no English tv and few kids in the neighbourhood that spoke English, I started reading. A lot.

    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
    I’ve been having eye strain, so I’m going heavy on the audiobooks this time around.

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  7. Opening Survey!
    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? New Hampshire
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? All of them. That’s why I picked them! lol
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Again, all of them. lol
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I was recently promoted at work!
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Try to read more? lol.

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