This past Saturday I took part in Dewey’s 24hr read-a-thon. It is a fun event where you basically read as much as you can in 24 hrs. You don’t have to read the entire time (though many do!) but you spend as much as time as you can spare reading. I had heard about the read-a-thon a few months ago but didn’t think I would be able to participate. On the morning of the read-a-thon I woke up unusually early and while on YouTube watched this video by the lovely Danika Leigh Ellis. Upon realizing I was on time to start reading decided to sign up.
I had started The Mists of Avalon a couple of days earlier and was not very far into it. I figured I would try to finish it that day and then move on to some shorter reads. I did NOT finish Mists but I did make great progress. I am currently only 30 pages away from finishing the book. Even tough I did not reach my goal I had fun. First of all, trying to read while looking after a toddler is an obstacle course in distractions. It’s why I generally only read at nap time and late at night. Still, following the read-a-thon Twitter and Instagram feed was fun. What better than to know you and hundreds of others are reading, too!?
I can’t wait for the next one! If you would like to find out more about the read-a-thon check them out here.