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Readathon June 2016 Rachel Poli

I’ve heard about Readathons through Jen’s blog, Combustible Reviews. She’s a fantastic person and wonderful book blogger, so go check out her blog and follow it if you’re not already.

She did a 24-hour readathon not too long ago (actually, I think it was a couple of months ago…) and I didn’t know about it until the last minute. Either way, I wasn’t able to participate because I had work and stupid life things like that.

I told myself that I was going to do my own readathon with my sister, Kris, over the summer because I wouldn’t have work or any other obligations.

We were going to do a 24-hour one, but the date we chose conflicted with life things… again.

We decided we’re going to keep the same date, but we’re just going to do an all-nighter instead of a full 24-hours. Let’s pretend we’re easing ourselves into the 24-hour one that we may try for at the end of the summer.

The readathon is hosted by someone over at their blog (Again, check Jen’s blog because I can’t remember.), but Kris and I are doing our own because we would love to participate, but just can’t do the dates that the readathon usually is.

We’re going to do this June 24-June 25, a Friday into a Saturday. This was the easiest date.

This whole thing doesn’t sound as cool as I think it is, but it’ll be fun and something different to do. I’m hoping to maybe read at least two books during the night. If I make it through the night. There’s no guarantee that I’ll actually stay up the whole night. Reading makes me sleepy.

Anyway, that’s what we’ll be doing this coming Friday-Saturday. Feel free to do it as well if you can.

It’ll be an interesting experience.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

26 thoughts on “Readathon

  1. Certainly sounds interesting and of course it’s as cool as you think it is. Readathons are cool! I’d love to know how it goes though. I took part in the Dewey one, with Jen i think, and it took every ounce of sanity I had to not throw all the books out. Have you chosen your books yet?

    1. Maybe the Dewey one was the one I saw Jen doing? I’m sure reading for a full 24-hours takes a lot of of you. I’m not even sure I’ll be able to handle the all-nighter, lol.
      No, I haven’t chosen my books. I have some author requests lined up, but I’m not sure if I want to throw my own choices in there as well.

      1. What if you don’t like what you’re reading? I had that trouble with one of the books during Deweys. Thankfully the next one I read was brilliant. A girl I know read 1750 pages. She’s secretly a robot, i bet

      2. Hm… I didn’t think about that one. A couple of the author requests I have are mysteries, so I’m sure I’ll like those. Some of them are less than 200-pages. So I don’t know. I guess we’ll have to cross that bridge when we get there, lol.
        1750 pages…Holy crap. How many books was that?

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