Dewey’s read-a-thon runs twice a year–in April and October. It runs for 24 hours, but participation for the full length is optional. Which is a good thing, because this round will be kicking off at 10 PM on Saturday 23 April for the east coast of Australia. As usual, I plan to be going to sleep around then, but will be up early to cram as much reading as possible into my waking hours.
As with last year, I also plan to do some cheering. Cheerleaders help readers stay motivated by leaving comments on Twitter. There is always an incredible shortage of cheerleaders. Last October the read-a-thon saw 2008 participants, which is a lot of people to visit and motivate! I had a blast with it and am looking forward to doing it again.
Of course, a read-a-thon requires books! I find myself reluctant to commit to a particular list this time, but here’s a few things I’m thinking about tackling:
Before you freak out, I’ve previously read The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula LeGuin. It has just been a very long time.
If you need to tame your own Mt TBR or are looking to connect with a great community of book bloggers, it’s not too late to join! You can sign up, follow on Twitter, join the Goodreads group or any combination of the three. The read-a-thon website will be running warm-up posts containing great advice all the way up until the event. If you’ve already signed up, I’d love to hear about what you’ll be reading.