October 2021, readathon, Reverse Readathon

Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

***Make sure to enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Thank you so much for joining us on this amazing and fun Read-A-Thon!

Our next Read-A-Thon will be on Friday October 22rd! We will be formatting the October Readathon as a Reverse Readathon. So start time will be at 7pm CST. We are excited and hope you can come join us!

18 thoughts on “Read-A-Thon Wrap Up”

  1. I’m incredible disappointed that you have chosen to do a Harry Potter themed readathon, now that we know that JK Rowling is transphobic. You could easily have chosen another theme.

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  2. Thanks for another Readathon. I loved doing the first warm up post this time around. I’ll be there for the Readathon and the Reverse one. I have done the reverse one before.


  3. Thank you for organizing and hosting the Spring 2021 Readathon.

    I will not participate or volunteer for the Reverse Readathon because it’s Harry Potter themed. While I understand that Harry Potter is formative for many, I no longer support anything JK Rowling-related because of the harm her views and statements are causing to the trans community. I hope that you will reconsider.

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    1. Thank you for listening to those of us who had concerns about the originally announced theme for the summer Reverse Readathon.

      I look forward to reading with everyone in October

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  4. Hey, I absolutely love the readathon and have participated in it many times over the years! I would really really ask y’all to reconsider a Harry Potter-themed readathon. I have been a huge Harry Potter fan for years, but the JK Rowling’s increasingly transphobic actions have made the HP books very fraught for many, particularly for trans folks and allies. I really want this readathon to continue to be a welcoming space for everyone, but I strongly feel that theming the next one around Harry Potter accomplishes the opposite. Thanks so much for considering making a change!

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  5. As a trans person I just want to tell you how much it hurts to see people like you, with a big platform and influence, hosting something Harry Potter themed.
    Whether you have the same views as JK Rowling or not, you’re actively supporting her by giving her a platform, and that during a time where anti-trans bills in the US and UK are being introduced wherever you look. What you are doing is harmful. Please stop, reconsider and hold yourself accountable of this blatant disrespect towards the trans* community.

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  6. a harry potter readathon??? in this violently anti trans economy??? transgender people are out here losing their rights and lives, and you’re promoting a book series by the woman whose words are being used to justify anti trans legislation everywhere??? this is disgusting.

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  7. I hope you’ll consider redacting the HP theme in light of Rowling’s really hateful beliefs about the trans community. While the books were formative for me, it is more important that I support my friends, family, and loved ones who have been hurt by her and others like her. Life is hard enough for trans folks as it is. Let’s not center hate.

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  8. Really disappointed to see you promoting Books by such a viciously transphobic author. JKR has written terrible anti-trans things and pushed for awful transphobic legislation.

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  9. I’m sorry you canceled the Harry Potter themed Reverse Readathon. I, personally, separate the art from the artist, the book from the writer, etc but others don’t, so I understand the pickle you were in. Sigh. See you in October then.


  10. So so disappointed by the new hosts’ behaviour. It was bad enough that you’ll announced an HP marathon, especially with the active trans hate all around the world. Even worse that you cancelled it with nary an apology for the hurt you’ll caused this very diverse reading community, along with deleting comments when called out and subjecting trans people/ trans allies to harassment by other TERFs when they raised this issue. The LEAST you’ll can do is take accountability for the lapse in judgement regardless of your original intention and apologize.


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