I haven’t done Dewey’s 24 hour-readathon in years, and I am so excited to participate in the next one, which is coming up VERY soon on April 29, 2017! If you haven’t heard of Dewey’s Readathon, it is a book love fest where participants spend 24 hours reading books, talking about books, and posting about books on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Litsy, Instagram and more!
The first 24 Hour Readathon was hosted by Dewey at The Hidden Side of the Leaf in 2007. Sadly, she passed away in 2008 and the readathon was renamed in her honor. I last participated in the late 2010’s, and I am so excited to be back!
I live in the EST zone, so I will be starting at 8am in my time zone on Saturday, April 29.
My Readathon TBR Pile
I like to have a lot to choose from during a readathon, so I have a large stack of books that will be on hand:
- Ms. Marvel, Volume 6
- Saga, Volumes 4 -6
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (a re-read)
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
- Every Day by David Levithan
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
- The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket (a re-read)
I am hoping to polish off at least two books for the #DiversityBingo2017 Challenge!
Oh, But there is more…
Additionally, I am setting myself a philanthropic goal as well, and for this one, I will need your participation!! The Dewey Readathon’s emphasis is on philanthropy in addition to the social aspect, and I embrace that whole heartedly!
I will be donating $1 to The Ada Jenkins Center for every page that I read during the 24-hour readathon, up to a maximum of $500! And for every comment that is cheering me on during the readathon, I will donate another $0.25 per comment, per person, up to a maximum of $100! That is a total of $600 that could potentially be contributed to an organization that promotes the importance of education and equal opportunity for all citizens, and helps those in poverty break the cycle and gain economic independence.
I will be setting up one master post on the day of the readathon where I will be updating as the day goes on. All you have to do is send out some happy cheerleading vibes throughout the day by commenting on the post, and sharing it with others.
The reason I chose The Ada Jenkins Center is due to my first-hand experience of all the wonderful things they do in my local community. The Center is a model for other community centers across the country, as a resource hub, a one-stop shop for a wide variety of social services and support programs.
I am especially impressed by the Ada Jenkins LEARN Works Program:
The purpose of LEARN Works is to partner with families, schools and volunteers to support the academic progress of students and advance family engagement. The after-school program they provide is AMAZING, and no child is ever turned away because of an inability to pay.
Let me know if you plan on participating in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon! I will be updating here on this blog, as well as at:
Twitter: @abergsmanNC I will have a threat that I will be updating quite often!
Litsy: 4thhouseontheleft – I’m just starting out on Litsy, but plan to use it frequently during the readathon!
Please link to your platforms in the comments! If you haven’t signed up for the readathon yet, you can do so here!