Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-thon is Coming!

Are you a new book blogger? Do you wish other bloggers would come and read your wonderful blog posts? Read-a-thon is for you!

Are you an old book blogger? Do you wish you could discover other bloggers who read the same books you do? Read-a-thon is for you!

If you an old blogger or a new blogger and you want to have fun with reading and fun with blogging, then I invite you to sign up for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon.

I became a book blogger by accident. I took a class online, a 23 Things class, a class where you learn about all the cool tools of Web 2.0. Part of the class was creating a blog. I thought I'd create a blog for the class and that would be it.

An unexpected 663 posts later, here I still am. Reading. Writing about reading. And reading some more.

One of the things that hooked me on blogging was the readathon. Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon was the first book blogging event I participated in, way back in June of 2008. I did every challenge. Wow. I visited other people's blogs. Wow. Other people visited my blog. Wow. And left comments. Wow. Some people became followers. Wow.

All of a sudden, I realized there was this Whole Big World of Readers out there. I met some of my favorite bloggers, bloggers I still visit every week, during Read-a-thon.

So, I encourage you to join in, too. The read-a-thon will be Saturday, October 13. I hope I'll see you there!

For more information:
Read-a-thon Home
Read-a-thon FAQ
Start Times for the Read-a-Thon


  1. Oh I'd so love to participate in this. I'm not sure that I will have the domestic situation to be able to participate in this this year. But one year I will.

  2. I'm not a Night Owl, so I tend to aim for completing a Read-a-thon Lite. It's just as much fun.

  3. Hi Deb!I've never participated in a Read-a-thon, though I've seen them around a lot. Perhaps I'll think about this one. :)

  4. I love the Read A Thon! This year I will probably not read the full 24 hours, but I'm getting a few books together just for the event. Thanks for the post - I posted about my current read and my participation in the readathon as well.

  5. OMG, the 23 Things is also what got me blogging! I really enjoyed that class and feel like it jumpstarted a lot of what I do today! I am in the middle of a blogging break, but am going to post a Sunday Salon today... it feels needed.

    I have loved doing the read-a-thon in the past, but won't do it this time around. Have a fantastic time!

    1. I now teach a small version of 23 Things (called 7 Things) to teachers!

  6. I haven't joined a readathon yet (they are different from readalongs, right?). So with readathons, you can read different books? :)

  7. Yes, you can read anything you want! And there are games and mini-challenges. And, of course, reading and blogging. Very fun.

  8. I first participated in a Read-a-thon earlier this year, and love how you can do it at your comfort level. I tend to shy away from heavy duty It was great to visit other blogs and see what everyone was doing.

    I have also enjoyed Bloggiesta, which is at the end of this month.

    Love how you fell into blogging. That happened to me, too, in a different way. The publishing consultant who worked on my first book suggested blogging; I thought, okay. But it was a year after I started my first blog in 2008 that I "fell into" the community, and I've been hooked ever since. Hundreds of blog posts and numerous blogs later (12, at one point there were 20!), I am still having fun.


  9. I guess I am an OLD book blogger since I know about th Readathon and Bloggiesta. For some reason (I guess the pressure!), I've never participated. But blogging -- who addictive :)

  10. Yay! I've signed up for the read-a-thon. If I get enough homework done before the event, I'll read as much as I can. If not, I'm doing a Read-a-thon Lite too.

  11. I feel like it's fate I visited your blog today because I love participating in events around the book blogs but I tens to forget when they are and to search for them, so I was especially excited to see you were discussing Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon today! I've participated since I started my book blog 3 years ago and always enjoy it. I don't get a lot of reading done because I enjoy the challeges and visiting blogs, too, but that's okay!

    Your story about how you became a book blogger is wonderful! And a testament to what a fun,friendly and interesting place this is.

    Time to signup!

  12. I did this last year and had a lot of fun. I'm definitley doing it this year, especially because I won't feel like I'm wasting a day of housework. I have off the following Monday so I can catch up on "important" household stuff then :) Thanks for reminding me about the readathon Deb!

  13. I'll have to check my schedule. I've hosted mini-challenges, been a cheerleader and a reader in the past, and they were all lots of fun. I would love to do something again, it's just a matter of seeing what I have time for.


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