Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dewey's 24-hr Read-A-Thon

From DreamsTime copyright by 24hourreadathon.com The 2010 Spring Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon was this past weekend. For 24 hours, participants read books, posted to their blogs about their reading, visited other readers’ blogs, and participated in mini-challenges throughout the day. This event happens twice a year, in April and in October. I've never done it before; only heard about it after it was over. However, I'm looking forward to being a part of this fun event in October.

Copyright by 24hourreadathon.comCopyright by 24hourreadathon.com In October 2007, Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf (her blog has since been taken down) was inspired by the 24-Hour Comics Day and started the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. That October 37 people took part. June '08 saw 69 people, and the following October, there were 119 participants. Dewey passed away the same year, but Hannah (WordLily), Ana (Nymeth), and Trish (Hey Lady) decided to continue the tradition. The event's been steadily gaining readers. Now there are French and German versions, too.

Would this be of interest to you? Or would an event like this take the fun out of reading for you?