Hour Six – The Survey

Okay! I’m awake (I think). But I’ve got coffee and I’m ready to go!

We’re starting the morning strong – the first six hours are always the most telling – and there’s already lots of chatter on Twitter and Instagram about the ‘thon, especially since there are a number of you who don’t live in the U.S. and have been spending the last six hours deep in a book, not deep in the covers like me.

But if you’re following the official time clock, first thing in the morning is the perfect time to get the brain moving. So I’ve got an introductory survey, just some getting-to-know you questions, since we’re all about to spend the next 42 hours together.

You can either post the answers to this survey in a comment below or post them somewhere online and comment here with a link. (If you tag @24in48readathon on Twitter, make sure you add a comment here because I may not see it and it might not get counted.)

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon?
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
  5. Tell us something about yourself.
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

I’ll randomly draw one person who completes the survey to win your choice of a $10 Starbucks gift card, $10 Amazon gift card or your choice of a book (US$10 or less) from Book Depository. This contest will be open for the whole weekend and I’ll post the winner in the final check-in post at midnight ET tomorrow, so if you’re joining in late, you can still win this one.

It’s that easy.

Happy reading, ‘thoners, and I’ll see you back here in six hours!

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102 thoughts on “Hour Six – The Survey

  1. jbsalapantan says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Texas, USA. I live in a calm neighborhood. 🙂
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope. This is actually my first readathon!
    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    LittleBookOwl. She made a calendar of most readathons.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Hunger Games! Should I be ashamed for not reading it?
    Tell us something about yourself.
    Reading books is my New Year’s resolution.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Here’s my website: https://sites.google.com/site/todaywithjay1256/

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  2. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? I am reading from Southern Indiana today.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? This is my first one.

    Where did you hear about the readathon? I had started noticing blog posts about 2 weeks ago and then Twitter posts during Bout of Books. I made the decision to join late Friday.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I really want to finish The Girls from Ames for book club, since our meeting is next week.

    Tell us something about yourself. I am a librarian who likes mainly YA books and I love history. I also love unicorns and have collected unicorn items since I was little.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I will be posting on my blog, http://floodbooks.blogspot.com/, and hopefully on Twitter @SarahFlood.

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  3. Hello my name is Allysa.
    1. I am reading in California
    2.. Yes, I participated in July for the first time.
    3. I heard about it from the the twitter account.
    4. I am most excited to read 13 Bullets by David Wellington.
    5. I like to read not just for the amazing worlds I enter but to better understand the craft of writing.
    6. You can find me on twitter at @allydanielle88 or on my blog (I will be updating my progress once a day) http://hungryforbooks88.blogspot.com/

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  4. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Tampa, Florida, US.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I did it once over the summer.

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I heard about it through a BookTuber. I think Lindsey Rey.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Its kind of a love story. I’m usually not into love stories but this one sounds good.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a junior majoring in English.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Probably Twitter.

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  5. I’m ashamed to admit that the readathon slipped my mind until late yesterday! So glad I saw all the tweets about it so that I didn’t totally forget!

    1. From my bed and sofa and other sofa. And maybe a chair. All of those things are located in southwestern Ontario in Canada.

    2. Yes, this is my second time.

    3. I initially heard about it via a tweet from someone I follow but I now follow 24in48 on Twitter and subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed.

    4. I haven’t picked anything out – I’m just going to pick up whatever strikes my fancy. So I’m pretty excited about seeing where the weekend takes me.

    5. I’m wearing my Books are in my Wheelhouse t-shirt today and have set aside my library stamp t-shirt for tomorrow.

    6. Well, I’ll be at janeycanuck.com when it’s time to update progress and I’ll be on twitter and instagram at @janeycanuck on both.

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  6. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Pacific Northwest

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No, this is my first one.

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    Twitter

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Hoping to finish The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I love reading non-fiction history.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter primarily: @PlethoraBooks
    Instagram: @PlethoraBooks
    pinterest: PlethoraB
    Blog: Plethora of Books

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  7. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Tampa , FL,
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No , this is my first social readathon and I am really looking forward to it.
    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    From Twitter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I am finally going to read Interview with a Vampire because I got the bind up off all three novels for Christmas
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am addicted to horror novels and am in the process of trying to build a collection of 80s paperbacks from the greats.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    @Novelista6 (my first time actually tweeting anything ) lol behind the times

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  8. Dixie says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m a Canadian reading from home in Mexico City.

    2.Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No. This is my first time and I’m excited to be doing it!

    3.Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I was lucky enough to stumble upon a tweet earlier this week advertising the readathon.

    4.What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I’m excited to (FINALLY) finish Gore Vidal’s novel ‘Lincoln’ this weekend as it really seems to be the #bookthatneverends. I’m not hating it like I originally did (it’s a book club read) but there are other things I’d rather read. Plus, this will be my first finished book of 2016 and I want to hit that mark!

    5.Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a single mama living abroad so I’m curious to see how close to the 24 hour reading goal I can get. Audiobooks are my saviour and so far that’s all I’ve read this morning (of the aforementioned tomb Lincoln).

    6.Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter: @dix_ie
    Instagram: dixi_e
    Tumblr: dix-ie

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  9. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Long Beach, California!
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope, but I love readathons!
    Where did you hear about the readathon? Twitter 😀
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I’m finishing off four books, so I’m excited to get through all of them!
    Tell us something about yourself: Studying to be a librarian!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend: blog: http://oodlesofbooks.net twitter/instagram @oodlesofbooks

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  10. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Rainy Santa Cruz, California
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? yep. This is my third, I think?
    Where did you hear about the readathon? I am Twitter buddies with Rachel. 😘
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
    Tell us something about yourself. I have joined the ranks of loving Hamilton. hehe
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @karenafagan on Twitter and Instagram or my blog http://theunread.net

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  11. 1. Reading from Fargo, ND, USA.
    2. I’ve done #24in48 at least four times. I’ve lost count!
    3. Also don’t remember how I heard about the readathon. Most likely a book blogger friend.
    4. I’m most excited to read Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road.
    5. I love to travel! I’m going to London for the third time in November to see the Harry Potter play. 🙂
    6. Twitter and Instagram are @jmillwanders. Blog is http://jmillwanders.com.

    Happy reading to all!

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  12. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Rainytown, USA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? nope!
    Where did you hear about the readathon? I followed on twitter last time I heard about it, though still somehow missed hearing about in time this year!
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a huge romance fan.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    @willaful on twitter or http://www.willaful.wordpress.com

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  13. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    suburbs of Chicago, Illinois 😀

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes! I love it

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon?
    From Rachel, who I know through Book Riot

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Saga volume 5, definitely. I’ve been holding onto to it for a readathon

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I loooove Ramen.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Mostly on Twitter: @rinceya

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  14. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Ontario, Canada
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No
    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    My friend and fellow blogger, Sarsi
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Lifer by Beck Nicholas
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I don’t read enough, but favorite genre is apocalypse/ dystopian
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    beccasbookaffair@blogspot.com
    Thanks for starting this awesome weekend!!

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  15. Aya Sato says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Sydney, Australia

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I’m a newbie to the 24in48

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    Through a friend and The Little Book Owl’s booktube.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I have 30 different types of tea in my cupboard even though I’m a coffee addict.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I’ll be using Instagram (aya_m_sato) and Twitter (@AyaMSato)

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  16. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? I’m reading from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? I have not… so I’m excited to try this out for the first time!

    Where did you hear about the readathon? I follow LittleBookOwl on Youtube and she does a video about some of the major readathons that happen during the year.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Probably Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a bit of an anime addict. Chances are I’ll find an anime to watch in between reading sprints… XD

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I’ll be tweeting mostly: https://twitter.com/callmesensei14

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  17. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Berlin, Germany

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I’m a newbie to the 24in48

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    Through The Little Book Owl’s booktube.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    George by Alex Gino

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am very picky with food, but I like some weird stuff no one else likes 🙂

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    My blog: http://papertea-and-bookflowers.blogspot.de/
    My tumblr: http://papertea-and-bookflowers.tumblr.com/
    (and my twitter: https://twitter.com/NoraVonIbsen)

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  18. Joining late, but what the hell…
    1 – I’m reading in Zürich, Switzerland.
    2 – First time doing any readathon.
    3 – Somewhere on the web, possibly Twitter, but not sure.
    4 – I actually already finished the book I was most looking forward to – “Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children” and it was amazing!! The next one is an older one – Wool.
    5 – I’m doing this to catch up on my reading, but am also secretly fueling up with some creativity for my own writing – I’m working on a novel 🙂
    6 – not hard to find me by my name or @yoannna 🙂

    Cheers!

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  19. For my 2nd #24in48, I’m reading from Palatine, IL. Tomorrow is supposed to be frigid, which gives me the perfect excuse to not leave the house on Day 2, allowing plenty of time to get some reading done! I am most looking forward to reading George, which I am about to start shortly. I have 2 cats which also enjoy the #24in48 because it means that I spend a lot of time at home with them! Looking forward to getting to know some of you today! You can find me at http://www.readingwritingandrandommusings.com or at Twitter on @rwrmusings.

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  20. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m reading from Philadelphia!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope! First time!

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    All the social media. Either Twitter or Instagram.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I already finished Undermajordomo Minor and that was a lot of fun. I’m starting in on Bad Feminist now. I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out and I’m glad to finally be getting to it.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a librarian, a book blogger, and a cat mama.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I am on Instagram and Twitter @poindextrix and I blog at witlesswitticisms.wordpress.com

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  21. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Berkshire, UK

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No – first time!

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    Little Book Owl on Youtube – she’s put up a year’s worth or Read-a-thons on her youtube!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Orbiting Jupiter

    Tell us something about yourself.
    Reader, gamer, sunset-gazer, book-blogger, paper-folder, sock-collector, food-lover, hot chocolate-drinker, geocacher.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter: @piperbunny
    Instagram: piper_bunny
    Blog: http://pagesofpiper.blogspot.co.uk/
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3769623-rachael

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  22. Carolyn says:

    I’m reading in the US, sunny (but not really right now) Arizona, and this is my first readathon ever, which I found out about on Twitter. I think there’s not one book in particular I’m excited about because everything I plan/planned to read I’ve been looking forward to in one way or another; I just love reading all kinds of books so I’m happy to have a reason to do it for 24 hours this weekend. It means I won’t really have time for my friends and family(unless they rudely decide to interrupt) or movies or game playing or craft of one kind or another or working out, but I’m good with that for this special event (and reading tends to slip to the top of the list anyway). I will miss what writers and readers are talking about on Twitter (@akaTheReader), though, because that’s definitely one of the other things I love to do: talk. Whether about books or other topics, I adore discussions. So happy this exists and I just wish I had more time to look at what others are doing with their #24in48!

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  23. Suzze Tiernan says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Westland, Michigan
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? This is my 2nd
    Where did you hear about the readathon? Twitter? Not sure
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
    Tell us something about yourself. On-the-verge-of-retiring bookseller. Grandma of 7.

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  24. Ashley Rose says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? New Mexico, USA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? This is actually my 2nd one!
    Where did you hear about the readathon? booktubers on youtube
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Golden Son by Pierce Brown
    Tell us something about yourself. Well, I made a goal to read 100 books this year. It’s on now.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. https://twitter.com/bookerwitt383

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  25. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Connecticut, USA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Once before, summer 2015.
    Where did you hear about the readathon? Book Riot? I’m actually not sure.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Super excited to hopefully finish Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. About halfway through, I love it so far and I’m sad it took me so long to read it.
    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a slow reader and I have a bad habit of buying way too many books that end up in TBR piles for way too long. But I suppose there’s worse habits to have!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. https://thegirlwhocriedwrite.wordpress.com/

    Good luck & happy reading everyone!

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  26. Ok let’s try to do this thing ;D

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? “Lola and the Boy Next Door”
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope this is a first
    Where did you hear about the readathon? LittleBookOwl on youtube
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Maybe finishing some books ;D
    Tell us something about yourself. Well…I’m a really slow reader it seems haha
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. http://leafedpages.blogspot.com/

    Happy Reading Everyone ❤

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  27. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? California
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope, first time
    Where did you hear about the readathon? YouTube
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? NOS4A2
    Tell us something about yourself. My goal is to read 60 books this year, 12 being very large, 400+. This will be quite the challenge because I have big book fear, am a slow reader, and have a short attention span. Wish me luck!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. http://www.instagram.com/bookswithb

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  28. Kimberly says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    From the Biggest Little State in the Union!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    This is my first, but it won’t be my last. This is fun!

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I can’t remember. Was it Book Riot?

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Finally getting to my Buffy & Angel trades. I usually read them as soon as I get them but somehow I’ve let a few pile up.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    When I’m not reading I can be found in my living room or kitchen (in various stages of dress) singing-along and dancing to my fave music (right now it’s Hamilton OBCR), practicing the keys, or rewatching X-Files episodes in preparation for it’s grand revival (while anxiously awaiting TGIT tv to come back from winter break)

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    IG: @missberlyreads
    T: @xoberly

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  29. Where I’m reading from – Texas.
    Have you done the 24in48 Readathon before? No, this is my first readathon.
    Where did you hear about 24in48? Book Riot somewhere – maybe All the Books.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? A Little Life!
    Tell us something about yourself: Hm. I usually like to listen to books while doing other things – like walking or knitting. I’m determined that this weekend I will read with an actual book in my hands for at least part of the time. So, I’ll be listening to books, reading actual books, and reading a digital book this weekend. If I don’t have knitting in my lap, there are usually a couple of cats!
    Where to find me online: I’m KarmaKnits on Instagram and Twitter.

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  30. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Mostly my home, just outside of Indianapolis, IN.
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope
    Where did you hear about the readathon? On the Tweeter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? A manuscript that I’m doing a final read through for a friend.
    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a writer who is procrastinating actually reading my most recent manuscript.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. You can find me on the Tweeter; @msannalangford.

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  31. jesspryde says:

    I’m reading in Tucson, AZ.
    This is my first 24in48 and I found out about it through lots of channels.
    I was probably most excited about Manners and Mutiny, the final Finishing School book, yesterday. I haven’t decided what I’m reading yet today.
    Something about myself? I’m a librarian and I love choral masterworks. Also friends of the library book sales. One of which is happening right now. And I’m avoiding. Because I have too many books and haven’t read any of the books I bought at the last two I’ve gone to.
    I’m keeping regular updates on Twitter and Instagram (@jessisreading and jess_is_reading respectively) and will do a roundup post at jessisreading.blogspot.com

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  32. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? –> Cincinnati, Ohio
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? –> I attempted it once before, but didn’t make 24.
    Where did you hear about the readathon? –> Twitter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? –> Passenger by A. Bracken
    Tell us something about yourself. –> This is my first year as a librarian!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. -> (Twitter) @taylorandkens

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  33. Lauren Cripps says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? The lovely city of Boston!
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, this is my first one 🙂
    Where did you hear about the readathon? I heard about it through following @MissLiberty
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? “George” by Alex Gino
    Tell us something about yourself. I have two awesome cats who have been taking turns spending time in my lap while I work through this pile of books.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. On Twitter @needlethrower

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  34. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Illinois!
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, once I think!
    Where did you hear about the readathon? On twitter I think!
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Carry On by Rainbow Rowell!
    Tell us something about yourself. I’m an elementary school library, but love to read MG/YA for fun.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @bookgoil on twitter, if you click on my name you’ll get there!

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  35. Astrid says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I am in Cypress, TX. Right outside Houston.
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    This is my first time.
    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I heard about it on the All the Books podcast by Book Riot.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I decided to just lsiten to a 25 hours long audio book. I am listening to Purity by Jonathan Franzen.
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I teach eight grade Science, so reading is a welcome escape.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Nowhere.

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  36. Just in case here are the answers
    Here are the answers to the Entry Survey that was posted at hour 6.
    1) I am reading from london and will be for the whole 24 hours.
    2) I have not done this readathon before and so i was excited penciling it in my planner.
    3) I heard about the readathon from a booktuber who was talking about readathons this year.
    4) I am most excited to read City Of Fallen Angels because it will help put me into a Shadowhunter mood for reading.
    5) I believe that rainbow should be a colour,
    6) People can find me on my twitter or on here for an overview of the event.

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  37. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Moorpark, CA! (I live in Camarillo, CA but I’m dog sitting this weekend.)

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope. This is my first — but definitely not last — time.

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I don’t know exactly who posted it but I saw it on Twitter last summer.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    None in particular but I am most excited about finishing up a few books I’m in the middle of.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m almost 33. I love dogs. I tend to read popular fiction. I love Jesus, Pretty Little Liars, and cross stitching.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    @kristaonpurpose on both Instagram and Twitter!

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  38. simplemelodica says:

    Also posted on my Instagram the_book_wyrm. Tried to post it on Twitter and Litsy but those damned word limits 😂
    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    West Yorkshire, England

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope, never actually completed a readathon. Let’s make this my first!

    Where did you hear about the readathon?
    I think it was someone’s TBR on Instagram or Youtube a week or two ago. My memory is not fine for this.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Probably Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. Been on my TBR for so long. Finally reserved it at the library!

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I waste my life away on music and play Fiddle, Bass Guitar, Guitar and Piano.
    I also volunteer at the library on Saturdays, which us gonna make this readothon super hard haha. I’m going to try though!

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Instagram: the_book_wyrm
    Litsy: the_book_wyrm
    Twitter: AbiMarieAinley

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  39. kidkelly2016 says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?

    Texas, USA. I live in a small town near Austin.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope

    Where did you hear about the readathon? I can’t remember.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

    Tell us something about yourself.

    I’m 50. I work in a library. I’m left handed. I have a Little Free Library in my front yard.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

    IG: cindylouwho66

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