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Apr 1 2013

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

by Jencey G

24 Hour Read A ThonDewey’s Read-a-Thon is a 24 hour reading challenge that takes place on April 27. To participate you need a computer to access the Dewey’s Read-a-Thon website and Facebook page. Then you will need that stack of books you have been dying to read. Finally you will need to pick food and drink with tons of caffeine to keep you going during the evening hours.

What do you do during the challenge? You read. You also update your blog intermittently with comments about your reading experience during the challenge. This often qualifies you for prizes. There are also challenges from book bloggers that include everything from crosswords to title scrambles. There’s even an opportuniy for you to raise money for charities.

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon was started in 2007 by a woman who was left alone while her husband and son went to a 24 hour Comic Day. She to use those 24 hours to read and blog about it. She died in 2008, but the Read-a-Thon lives on, run by the women who helped her carry it out twice a year.

I look forward to this year’s challenge. I hope that you will join me!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jencey Gortney April 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The date for April Dewey is the 27th.

Leigh P. April 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

That sounds like the thrill of the first 24 hours of a Harry Potter release date all over again! I wish I had the energy; I certainly have the books. But an excellent excuse for the husband to watch the kids while I read…I’ll spread the word.

Jencey Gortney April 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Leigh P. ,
I did that with the Hunger Games series for the one in the fall.

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