Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming read-a-thons

In the next month, I plan to participate in four read-a-thons. The extra attention on reading helps to spur me on to spend even more time reading as well as talking about books and reading—here on the blog, in Twitter, and in comments left on other peoples' blogs.

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon

First up is the 11 day Wonderfully Wicked read-a-thon organized by April and Kat at My Shelf Confessions. According to these ladies, “The Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of October 17-27 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile!” I'll be participating by posting my status to the blog from time to time and tweeting occasionally. I'll also be reading posts from other participants.

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon

The very first read-a-thon that I participated in was the October Dewey's in 2009. This read-a-thon is held twice a year and runs from noon UCT on a Saturday to noon UCT the next day. Everyone starts and ends at the same time, so since I live in Texas, my start time is 7am CDT. This year's Fall Dewey read-a-thon takes place on Saturday, October 18th. Since I will be on a road trip for the entire event, I'll have to make sure I know the start and end times for whatever time zone I might find myself in. With the overlap between Dewey's and Wonderfully Wicked, I will have plenty of incentive to spend all my spare time reading. And, since hubby drives on our road trips, all I have to do is resist the temptation to nap as we travel.

BookObsessed Haloween Read-a-thon

Over at BookObsessed, the community has decided to hold a short read-a-thon over the Halloween weekend. We're planning on starting on Halloween/Friday and reading through Monday—taking a nice, long 4-day weekend. There will be a focus on seasonal books: Halloween, orange & black, fall festival, autumn leaves, candy, horror, terror, scary, etc. This is probably the only mention you'll see on the blog as all of the read-a-thon discussion takes place on the forum at BookObsessed.

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon

Last, but not least, is the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon which kicks off on November 6th. This particular read-a-thon is all about holiday themed or winter setting reads. It's organized by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer at BookShelfery and all readers are invited to participate. We'll get a head-start on the Winter holiday season and share reviews of holiday books so that others can locate copies for themselves. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else will be reading.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out. I am participating in WW, and need to attempt the 24 hour one :) Thanks for sharing :)