Thursday, January 24, 2019

24 in 48 Readathon...I'm in!


I just read about the 24 in 48 Readathon from Anne at My Head is Full of Books (thank you, Anne!).

Here's what I hope to read (yes, I have over estimated):

  • The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Adults by Caroline Hulse (I am already about half way through this one)
  • Learning Supercharged: Digital Age Strategies and Insights For the EdTech Frontier by Lynn Schrum with Sandi Summerfeld (Chapters 1 and 2 for a slow Twitter chat that I am doing for work)
  • Summarization for All Subjects by Rick Wormeli with Dedra Stafford (Ch 1-3 for work)
  • Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay (pages xi-61 for work)


Q: How does 24 in 48 work? Do I have to read 24 books in 48 hours? 24 is for the number of hours, not the number of books! Over the course of 48 hours, you challenge yourself to read for 24 of those hours. This can mean reading 12 hours each day, 20 hours one day and 4 hours the next, or 24 hours straight. However the scheduling works best for you!
Q: When is the next readathon? Mark your calendar for January  26-27, 2019!
Q: What time does the readathon start? The official start time is 12:01am ET on Saturday and the official stop time is 11:59pm ET on Sunday. But, basically it’s up to you. Because 48 hours is your whole weekend, you can do whatever works best for you.
Q: Will there be prizes? Yes! Check out the prize page to see what we’ve got so far. If you’d like to donate prizes (books, gift certificates, bookish stuff, etc.) please send an email to 24in48readathonofficial@gmail.com. Also, your donations through the PayPal Donate button over there in the sidebar help us to send prizes all over the world to our large international community. Please think about donating. Even $5 helps our whole community.
Q: How can I participate? Make sure you’ve signed up for the next readathon on the sign-up post, and include your main participation location and email. That location can be your own blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Litsy, etc. but you also don’t have to have an internet presence to participate. You can just sign up and that’s it! You’re participating.
But if you’d like to do more, you can use the hashtag #24in48 on all of those social media outlets to keep up with fellow readathon-ers, as well as check in to this blog as well as TwitterInstagram, and Litsy during the ‘thon to take part in challenges, answer questions, and maybe win some stuff.
Q: Do I have to read for a full 24 hours? This is the goal, but many people don’t quite make it. Which is fine! The point of the 24in48 readathon is to dedicate a weekend to reading (while still allowing time for sleep and/or brunch and/or exercising and/or whatever else you might have going on in a normal weekend). You’re free to customize the readathon to best fit your life, and we encourage you to sign up if you plan to participate in any way, even if you know you won’t be able to fit in a full 24 hours! (You aren’t eligible for prizes if you don’t sign up.)
Q: Do ebooks or audiobooks count? Absolutely! It doesn’t matter what format you consume your books, just the hours you spend doing so. (In fact, I highly recommend a walk at the end of each day, with an audiobook in your ears, to stretch out and take a break from sitting all weekend.)

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