2022 Spring Readathon Cool-Down

Congratulations to all our readers. Another great Spring Readathon has come and gone, and hopefully we have all read a few more pages or books than we had before this weekend.

If you haven’t yet, stop by our Goodreads group and chime in on some of the hourly discussions, get some ideas for next readathon’s snacks, books, and strategies. If you use tumblr and have not yet followed our tumblr page, make sure you do. Our facebook group is usually a bit active during the months between readathons, too. We have a pretty solid admin team at the moment, but if you are interested in how you may fit into our admin team, be sure to join/follow Dewey’s 24hr Readathon on all our sites that you are on, and keep an eye out for our call for volunteers for our Reverse Readathon -dates for this and our Fall Readathon will be announced later this month. We may also have an inter-readathon reading challenge coming soon, to help dull the ache of post-readathon let-down.

Also, of course, if you haven’t yet posted your readathon wrap-up for this readathon, on whichever sites you were using to participate, you should. Brag about how much reading you finished, tell us about the books you read, the snacks you enjoyed or disliked, etc. Inquiring minds want to know!

-Jamie Barringer 🙂

April 2022, Uncategorized

Hour 24

We are not quite done yet. In some readathons this is where my brain really starts to tune out, just before the end. But, in one more hour, we’ll be done, reading champions for another season. I’ve tried using an audiobook for the last hour-long sprint, which works IF you can stay awake. I also have tried putting on an album of music that is an hour long, not classical music, to mark the hour. I am leaning towards a David Bowie album, or maybe Queen or Led Zeppelin. Something familiar enough to be background, but noisy enough to not lull me to sleep. I also am switching to a new book for this hour, something easy and fun (a Doctor Who novel, actually), so my brain will be super happy to stay alert and reading for one more hour.

Have you settled on your last reading sprint plan? Ok.

On your marks …. Get set …. Read!

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

April 2022

Hour 20

This is our second to last reading sprint. How has your readathon gone so far? When did you start reading? Have you really been reading for the past 19 hours? Fantastic! If you have adjusted your readathon plans to fit around other stuff, but are joining us for this one, that’s great too. I love reading sprints, and am looking forward to this one for a chance to refocus my rather tired brain. I am picking up a fresh book for this one, switching genres too, and yes, I have a snack and beverage (and a couple kittens) at hand so I can read without needing to get up for much during this next hour. I picked an hour-long piece of music on youtube so I can hear when the hour is over, and I’ll stop reading when the music stops. It’s tricks like that that keep me engaged during these last few hours of the hardcore 24hr readathons.

Are you ready for this reading sprint?

On your marks …. Get set …. Read!

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!