Friday, October 2, 2020

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon October 2020

Each year, I sign up for the Dewey 24-Hour Readathon and, each year, I don't read nearly enough. Sigh. But, this year we're in a pandemic so I have nowhere to go, nothing to do, and a daughter who is away at college so I am ready!

The readathon is October 24, 2020. Here's the link up post containing a Google Form.

The women running the readathon are wonderful and already have a series of pre-readathon mini reading challenges lined up. No pressure, just do them if you want. I'll see what I can get done. Here they are:

    1. Read a “long” book (over 500 pages) – For readers under 13, page count over 250 pages. Can be multiple books
    2. Read a “short” book (under 250 pages) – For readers under 13, page count under 100 pages. Can be multiple books
    3. Pick 5 of your favorite genres and enter them in a randomizer. Read a book in that genre
    4. Read a “spooky” book (your own definition of spooky is fine)
    5. Read a book that is 75% one color on the cover.
    6. Read a book that was published in the last 18 months
    7. Read a book that was published more than 100 years ago – For readers under 13 years old, a book published more than 10 years ago.
    8. Read a book set in the Fall or with a cover that looks like it is Fall (leaves changing, etc)
    9. Read a book set in the Spring or with a cover that looks like it is Spring (trees blooming, etc)
    10. Read at least 75% of a book when it’s dark outside – For readers under 13, it must be read 75% after dinner, but doesn’t have to be when it’s dark outside.
    11. Read at least 75% of a book outside (please social distance… a park or back patio will do fine)
    12. Read a book with an animal (real or made up) on the cover
    13. Read a book with a main character or author whose first name starts with the same letter as your first name.
    14. Take five books you really want to read and put them in a randomizer and read whichever one is chosen.
    15. Read a book that is set in a location you wish you could visit or live in. This location can be real or imaginary.

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