Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, obvs. The date has been set. The next read-a-thon will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2012. If you're in my time zone (Winnipeg, Chicago, Houston, Mexico City, etc.), it starts at 7:00 am on Saturday, and runs until 7:00 am on Sunday.
This will be my third 24 hour read-a-thon. I did my first one last October, and it was what inspired me to start this blog. If you're not already a regular participant, I strongly recommend you try it out! It's the bee's knees, you guys. There are already 87 people signed up, and the date was just announced three days ago!
So, it's time for me to start getting my pile together. What I've learned over the last two read-a-thons is this: Non-fiction = very bad. Graphic novels = very good. YA = very good. It's not about how long the book is, but how long the pages are (seeing low page counts is what got me down last time). This is why YA is your friend!
Also, I hugely enjoy reading other people's updates. I tend to stay away from Twitter, just because I find it too overwhelming and hard to follow, but if you're blogging your updates, let me know and I'll follow you! I have a system: I keep a tab open for each blog I'm following during the read-a-thon, and each time I take a blogging break, I refresh each tab and read everyone's updates.
Oh, and whether or not you're able to participate as a reader, please consider volunteering some of your time as a cheerleader, or donating a prize for a mini-challenge! See here for more details. Volunteers are what make the read-a-thon awesome!