Hour Zero: Welcome to 24in48 – July 2016 Edition!

Right now, it is 12:01am ET and I am, as always, asleep when this shindig starts. Because this is – after all – the readathon for people who like to sleep. Some of you are starting now. Some of you have already been reading for hours. And some of you are sleeping just like me.

Welcome to all the readers – old and new! And a BUNCH of you are brand new to the readathon. I’m so thrilled to have you and I hope you have a fantastically bookish weekend. If you’re just now discovering the ‘thon or have been unsure of your weekend plans, you can still sign up and do so throughout the weekend.

A few reminders:

  • If you think you might really read 24 hours (and really, there’s no pressure at all to do so), make sure you track your hours. I use the stopwatch function on the clock app on my phone, and hit start and stop as I pause for other things. It might actually matter this round of readathon if you finish a full 24 hours!
  • Even though the “rules” say that the goal is to read for 24 out of 48 hours, it’s just a number to shoot for. The real goal of this weekend is to set aside some serious quality time to do nothing but read with a bunch of other people doing the exact same thing. Your time reading still counts even if you don’t hit 24 hours.’
  • Take a break, get some sleep, eat well. This is a marathon, not a sprint. And it’s supposed to be low pressure. Don’t kill yourself.
  • That being said, try to start with a rough schedule so that you don’t overextend yourself on Sunday night, if you are shooting for that 24 hour mark. Give yourself more time to read on Saturday than you think you’re going to need, because you undoubtedly won’t have as much as you think.

Follow the conversation (which honestly is my favorite part of the ‘thon) on social media. I’ll be posting from @24in48readathon on Twitter, and @24in48 on Instagram and Litsy. You can – and should – use the official hashtag #24in48 everywhere as well. I’ll be posting updates here as well, with a few guest stars, to help me out. Lastly, if you have an iOS device, make sure you download the Litsy app and follow @Litsy for fun giveaways and challenges. They’re bringing the thunder all weekend, and I’m thrilled to welcome them as a readathon partner.

Let’s start off with an intro survey so we can all get to know each other. Post in a comment below or tag the readathon on Twitter, Insta or Litsy with your answers (if you just hashtag, I won’t necessarily see it):

  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, if it is your first?
  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 choose one random winner who completes the survey at the end of the readathon who will receive a $10 gift card from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or any other book retailer of your choice, or Starbucks.

(Don’t forget to go check out Litsy right this instant too! They’re also running a giveaway with Graywolf Press.)

Okay. I think those are all the important details. Happy reading, ‘thoners. Have a flippin’ fantastic weekend!

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121 thoughts on “Hour Zero: Welcome to 24in48 – July 2016 Edition!

  1. Alright, alright, alright let’s do this!
    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Chicago, IL

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? YES! Back in january of this year. It was my first ever readathon, actually.

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? When I started paying attention to book twitter this year.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch (starting off with this actually), THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang and HAG-SEED by Margaret Atwood

    5. Tell us something about yourself. Ooh okay, let’s see. Born in India, raised in the Middle East, moved out to Chicago 3 years ago for grad school. I read everything, the only genre I actively avoid unless it’s REALLY good is Self- help (I’m a psychologist, and I love academia, but can’t stand self-help books). I LOVE books, I love gushing about books I love, I lack some really crucial social skills unless it’s book talk. Yes, I will avoid people in order to read. That is a thing that happens of the reg, actually.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @TheShrinkette on Twitter and Instagram, and jananivaidya on Snapchat. I have a blog: theshrinkette.com, but I’ll only be doing one wrap-up of the readathon at the end of it all.

    HAPPY READING EVERYBODY!

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    • Kira says:

      Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?arizona
      Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?nope
      Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?a coworker
      What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?all of them..Haha how do you choose one
      Tell us something about yourself. Wife and mommy of 2 kids and 4 dogs and 2 piggies
      Remind us where to find you online this weekend.instagram!

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    • Jenny C says:

      Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? MONTEREY CA
      Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? NOPE
      Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? BOOKTUBE AND BOOKSTAGRAM
      What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? THE GIVER by LOIS LOWRY
      Tell us something about yourself. I AM A HUGE DISNEY FANGIRL
      Remind us where to find you online this weekend. INSTA and LITSY @OCEANCITYBOOKS

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    • 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
      Southern Oregon, USA (Land of Crater Lake, vineyards, and Big Foot!)

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

      3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
      litsy! (Specifically from @liberty and @kdwinchester)

      4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
      ‘The Wheel of Osheim’ (The Red Queen’s War Trilogy, Book #3, by Mark Lawrence)

      5. Tell us something about yourself
      Wow, this is a pretty broad request, so I’ll limit it to something bookish…My most recent favorite book is a backlist title, ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage’ (by Alfred Lansing; narrated by Simon Prebble)

      Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
      You can find me on litsy as @Dogearedcopy

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  2. Sarah Hartwell says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes I participated in the last one and ended up reading about 20 hours.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Illuminae (which funnily enough was on my last readathon list)

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m actually about to head to bed because it’s been a long day so I’ll get a fresh start tomorrow! I’ve also been addicted to Pokemon go the last week so I’m looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the air conditioning because it’s supposed to be super warm and humid all weekend.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Instagram – sarahannastevenson

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  3. Krissadele says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m reading from the good old United States but specifically from New Jersey. And no I do not have the Jersey Shore accent just an fyi haha.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope this is my first time I have done the 24 hour readathon and heard about 24in48 through that. Im very excited to finally do this.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Oooops. I awnsered in the question before but I hear about this from Deweys 24 hour readathon.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I most excited about finishing This Savage Song by Victoria Shcwab because she is one of my favorite fantasy authors.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    Ooooh well this isn’t hard to answer…. So I’m just your average book fangirl. Specifically for the mortal instruments. I am a die hard tmi fan the books are my babies. And lets not talk about the show….

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Im at twitter @KrissadeleM or https://twitter.com/KrissadeleM Im even at goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/28333381-krissadele

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  4. Renee stroup says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Maple Valley, WA/Seattle
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Litsy/instagram
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Lumber Janes and Blackasd
    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a wife, mom, and English teacher that LOVES books and reading. Reading is just as important as oxygen to me. I love to travel too and frequently mix the two. My favorite bookstores are Shakespeare and Company-Paris and Powell’s – Portland
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Litsy, Instagram

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  5. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Connecticut, USA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, just once – Jan 2016
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? After You by Jojo Moyes. I’m about a quarter of the way into it. I actually don’t love it yet BUT I loved Me Before You so much more after seeing the movie and I’m very glad there’s a sequel, even if it’s not exactly what I imagined,
    Tell us something about yourself. According to Goodreads, I am “currently reading” 13 books so I hope to finish a few this weekend!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. https://thegirlwhocriedwrite.wordpress.com/

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  6. Jessica says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Southeastern Ohio

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? I have bot, & this saddens me.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Twitter. A friend tweeted about it, I was intrigued, & the next thing I know, I’m signed up & wondering what wonderful madness is this?
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    Tell us something about yourself. I am a dyed-in-the-wool Trekkie, a devotée of Anne of Green Gables, my favorite color is purple 💜, I love Neville Longbottom, and I am a substitute teacher.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @foundinwords over on the tweeter, and I might crank out a blog post regarding my weekend reading activities at tobefoundinwords.wordpress.com.

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  7. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Pennsylvania, USA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope, I’m a newbie.
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? It was posted in the Scribes Library group on Facebook
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I would really like to finish Brave New World
    Tell us something about yourself. I got my first library card when I was 3 years old.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Booksandbooksohmy.blogspot.com

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  8. Yay! It’s here!

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?

    I’m reading from Music City, Nashville, TN.

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

    Nope!! I’m a first timer! I started read-a-thons with Dewey’s in April & I just can’t stop!

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?

    I heard about it in a Goodreads group for Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    I’m most excited to continue the Lunar Chronicles, starting with Cress, and maybe even get the rest of the series in!

    5. Tell us something about yourself.

    I’m a teacher…and I just started a book blog this week!

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

    I can be found on Twitter (@reviewsandRaTs), on Litsy (@simplerevelry), and perhaps will post a few cumulative posts on my blog @ Reviews and Readathons.

    Can’t wait to see everyone else’s responses!!!

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  9. sfloura says:

    Yes, so excited!

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? –Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? –Nope, but I’m excited to join the fun!

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? –I can’t remember, probably Instagram.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? –LaRose by Louise Erdrich

    5. Tell us something about yourself. –I’ve got 2 spunky and adorable ferrets that will probably “help” me read this weekend.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. –My new blog: thebookfeminist.wordpress.com, Twitter & Insta: @thebookfeminist, and Litsy: @bookishfeminist

    Good luck, everyone!

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  10. Kirsten says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Austin, Texas

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

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? My daughter told me about it.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I am not sure what I will be reading yet as I don’t do well with TBRs. I have many books that I could read and am looking forward to just picking up whatever looks good at the time!

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I prefer books to TV or movies. I love going out to hear live music. I have 4 children and my daughter will be doing the 24in48 readathon this weekend too!

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter @snakes6 and Litsy @snakes6atx

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  11. Lisa Jo says:

    1. Alabama – yes we do read here.
    2. First 24in48
    3. Litsy,Twitter
    4.Confess by Colleen Hoover, my niece recommended it.
    5. I take road trips just to visit new bookstores in other states.
    6. Twittet – @ljinhelena

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  12. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?

    Tempe, AZ

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

    Nope! This is my first one! So excited!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?

    My friend asked if we could do it together! And I was like my TBR pile is out of control. LETS DO IT!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    I’m really excited to read Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. I keep hearing amazing things about it.

    Tell us something about yourself.

    I’m a mom of 2 crazy boys and my lovely husband is going to help me with reading by keeping them VERY busy. Haha

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

    I am on listy at IanPhelanBrown

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  13. Michelle says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    From Hot Arizona! in the middle of a heat wave, so what better way to beat the heat then inside with a few good books!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope but I am excited to rock this!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    From a friend at work!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Alice by Catherine Henry!

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am 40 something-ish, lol, married for 20 years to my wonderful husband and we have the most awesome 4 year old son!

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    https://www.instagram.com/mich1973elle/

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  14. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? A Detroit suburb
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Never!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? On Litsy 🙂
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I would love to finish my current book so I can start Lilac Girls, which I’ve been looking forward to.
    Tell us something about yourself. I have five kids, & fortunately for me this weekend, most of them are old enough to get their own food 🙂
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. http://www.instagram.com/andrea_thorpe, & on Facebook & probably Litsy.

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  15. Anna Romero says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Babylon, New York
    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, this is my first year and I’m really excited!!! When I found out about this I also heard of the Dewey 24 hour readathon so I like to think that this is training me for that!
    3. Where did you hear about the readathon if it is your first? From Litsy
    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    5. Tell us something about yourself. I used to love sci-fi and fantasy, but lately I’ve been reading a lot of realistic fiction and I love teen romance books and I’m sorry to say this but I actually loved the Twilight Series.
    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I’m gonna be on Litsy,@dani.a02, posting updates and I intend to read for 24 hours, Good Luck Guys!!!

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  16. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Brooklyn, NY
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? I tried once before but didn’t read the instructions.
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Twitter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Between the world and me.
    Tell us something about yourself. I usually find reading a nice, individualist relationship but I like interacting with other readers now!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Litsy – sharimichele, Instagram – ultrasharimichele tumblr – Ultrabookgeek.tumblr.com

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  17. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?

    Sydney, Australia

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

    nope

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?

    On Litsy – I think from Liberty posting about it

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    It was probably The Raven King, but I’ve finished it now. It was amazing.

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m studying publishing and I want to be a children’s editor.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Gillyreads on Twitter, Instagram and litsy
    Also probably on my blog at some point.

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  18. AmandaCatherine says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Shreveport, LA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No but I tried the Dewey Readathon once about five years ago
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I think I first saw notice of it on Twitter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Probably the Narnia series which I am rereading this weekend
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am going to be a first year teacher, teaching fourth grade at a classical charter school this year. This is why most of my reading is focused on children’s literature.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Instagram (@ahunt8113) and Litsy (@amandacatherine)

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  19. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Flagstaff, Arizona! We are at 7,000 feet, proof that not everywhere in Arizona is hot.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Liberty!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Stargirl because it’s in Arizona! Also, a lot of comics and some shorter novels.

    Tell us something about yourself. I love working out! I’m a runner and I ran 4 half marathons this year.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Alicia @ Litsy, aliciaaa1 @ Instagram, aliciaaa1 @ Twitter!

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  20. Lynn Cooper says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Putnam,CT USA

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Enjoying the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

    Tell us something about yourself. Single mom to a 17 year old daughter and a newly adopted kitten. Read 137 books last year. Going for 150 books this year.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Twitter @Ahavahreads

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  21. Hi everyone! So excited for this one.

    Q1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? I’m from Pakistan
    Q2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope this is my first time 🙂
    Q3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Litsy!
    Q4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I want to finish some of the books that I’m currently reading. But there are books that I want to start and finish for this readathon and I’m so excited about them. Those are ACOTAR and Modern Lovers!!
    Q5. Tell us something about yourself. I’m 24 years old and I work as a school administration officer. If I’m not working in my office then I’m reading books, Instagraming about books or writing blogs about books 😀
    Q6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. https://www.instagram.com/book.ninja/ and then later on I will be writing a blog on my readathon experience so the link for my blog is researchpub.wordpress.com

    All the best everyone!!

    Happy Reading!

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  22. Hello, fellow readers!

    1. I’m reading from home right now, in Pasadena, CA.
    2. I’ve done the 24 in 48 before and it’s my favorite readathon.
    3. Can’t recall when/where I first heard of it, but it’s been a couple of years.
    4. Currently I’m most excited about Victoria Schwab’s THIS SAVAGE SONG, which I’d already read a bit of and found totally engrossing.
    5. Outside of my reading obsession, I’ve recently become sewing/fabric obsessed. I’m working on a throw quilt and have plans for new pillows for my couch.
    6. I’m on Twitter mostly for the readathon, @NepheleTempest, and also Litsy @Nephele.

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  23. Megan Elgin says:

    1. Where in the work are you reading from?
    Horace, North Dakota (just outside of Fargo)
    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope. In fact this is my first ever readathon!
    3. Where did you hear about the readathon?
    Litsy
    4. What book are you most excited about reading?
    I have a few I picked up that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I’m probably most excited for The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
    5. Tell us something about yourself:
    I’m the art director/graphic designer for a local women’s magazine; mother of one 7 yr old boy who has promised to help me finish by letting me read to him; and I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember.
    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend:
    Litsy @MeganAnn
    When I can get it to work that is… Right now it’s not working on either my phone or iPad probably due to all the 24in48 traffic. Crossing my fingers it doesn’t have issues tomorrow!

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  24. Get ready to R U M B L E!! Woot Woot!!

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Hot and sunny Phoenix, AZ. A readathon is perfect way to stay indoors and out of the 120 degree weather!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope, this is my first time!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I came across the page on Listy.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    The Ice Twins by S.K.Tremayne. Nothing like a creepy book to keep you engaged in reading all weekend.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    Currently writing my first novel with the hopes of getting it published.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    https://www.instagram.com/thetallented/
    Also on Litsy – TheTallented

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  25. Hi!!!
    Where am I reading from? Lubbock, TX!!
    I have not done this readathon before, but I am really looking forward to some quality reading time, and raising some $$$ for the Colkn Cancer Alliance!
    I heard about this readathon on Litsy (which is messing up for me right now, and I can’t even log in to!)
    What book am I most excited about? Quite a few of them! I think my top two are Every Exquisite Thing & Sleeping Giants
    Something about me…. I’m 34, just had my 12th wedding anniversary, and am a proud Boxer Mom & aunt to many nieces and nephews. I also have a review blog that I love to run in my spare time.
    You will find me, this weekend, on IG- NovelGirl82, on Twitter (same handle), Litsy (if I can ever get back in to it!)- same handle, and my blog- http://www.thenovelgirlreads.com!

    Happy Reading, everyone! I’m going to try to get a little bit of sleep before I start!

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  26. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    The Netherlands

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Not in 24in48 but in Dewey’s readathon and in others.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I think it was on Twitter.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    The book I’ll start the readathon with: Plats du Jour… it’s about food!!! 😉

    Tell us something about yourself.
    My passion are foreign cultures and languages, I love to read about them and learn more. Besides that I love to write, garden, bike, and obviously I like everything food related 😉

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I’ll be on Twitter (@cessie) and Instagram (@cessie888)

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  27. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Fargo, North Dakota

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yep! I think this is round 4 for me.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Romeo and/or Juliet will be a fun one, but I’m also excited for Milk and Honey (poetry).

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m slowly working on finishing a couple novels and hope to move to Denver soon.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @jmillwanders on Twitter and Instagram, and blog is jmillwanders.com.

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  28. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    YES! Mexico City!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    YES! Last time! LOVED!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I have NO IDEA – but I did! LOL

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Trigger Warning, Neal Gaiman!

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I love Elotes, and LOVE – um…. graham crackers with milk! (I am one of 17 children, so that is usually a great topic!)

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. –
    Hmmm, Facebook – Harry Robert Brake, and Twitter – Michiagn01

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  29. Emily says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Philadelphia
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope, first time!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    From another blog on tumblr
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    The Book of Speculation!
    It’s been on my to read list for forever and I checked out the book from the library a week ago and haven’t had a chance to get to it yet!
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I was too excited to wait for midnight to start, so I started reading at 11!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Mundanehermione/tumblr.com

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  30. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Tempe, AZ – Hopefully, next week will be cooler. *crosses fingers*

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? I have, but this is the first time I’m doing it without having some other something going on.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? N/A (And my memory isn’t that good!)

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I’m excited to read stories by KJ Kabza and Lavie Tidhar because I know they’re both excellent writers.

    Tell us something about yourself. One of my favorite subjects to read about is the history of magic.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. https://katenread.wordpress.com/ or @katen on Twitter

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  31. Carolyn says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m in the US, in Arizona, so Pacific time zone now (fun fact: AZ doesn’t do daylight saving, so we jump from mountain to pacific time zones by everyone else’s clocks, but we’re just the same time always, really. Native land does do dst, though, so there are parta of AZ out of step with the rest.)

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I did the last one, my first time. I had a great time and just squeaked in my 24 hours. I’m hoping to get it done with more time to spare this go-around.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    When I first did it, it was through someone on Twitter.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I’m probably most excited about Richard Rider’s Stockholm Syndrome because he’s the only author I’ve read before in my stack, and I love his other stories.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I love to read, and I love that I get to talk about books online. Offline I don’t have a book community except when I stop in at bookstore events. I love to craft when I have the time, too. I love to talk and meet new people, so feel free to drop into my mentions if you want.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I’m posting my updates on Twitter, which is my online home base – @akaTheReader

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  32. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Edinburgh, UK

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

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Via the Dewey’s 24 hour readathon earlier this year (which was my first readathon).

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Finishing up The Book Thief. I started this towards the end of Dewey’s, and then really slowed down on in. I’ve got about 100 pages left to go, so should be fairly quick to finished.

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m currently doing a challenge to read a book from an author from every country in the world. At the moment I’m reading one from Australia and one from Nepal – I hope to finish both this weekend.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Mostly twitter (http://twitter.com/pact83), but also my, fairly neglected, blog (http://pact83.wordpress.com/).

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  33. I’m reading from the UK this weekend.

    My first readathon was the last one, which I heard about through Book Riot!

    I think I’m most excited about I’ll Give You The Sun.

    I like to read! (Why am I always so terrible at this question?!)

    And you can find me at @uncoolbry at Twitter and @bryonyreadsbooks on Instagram!

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  34. Chelsea says:

    1. I’m reading from Honolulu, HI.

    2. This is the first time I’m participating in the readathon.

    3. I heard about the readathon from Book Riot.

    4. I’m most excited to read The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore.

    5. I got to work extra early (6:00 a.m.) so I could leave in time to start at 6:01 p.m. HST.

    6. Litsy @chelsea

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  35. Masanobu says:

    Let’s do this!

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Spain! It’s going to be 96º, so it’s just better to lounge and read.

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Never. I signed up last year but didn’t carve out time to read.

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Twitter!

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? A book about literary theory. Weird answer, I know.

    5. Tell us something about yourself. Doing a PhD so you don’t have to. I’m in the middle of it, so I’m currently questioning why in the world I thought it was a good idea to go to grad school.
    Completely unrelated: I love traveling and I’m going to have a perfect summer in that regard. If any of you have recs about books set in New Orleans or in Texas, send them my way!

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend: Twitter @everyprettybook

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  36. letemeatbooks says:

    Good morning

    After saying I’d skip this readathon yesterday I decided to at least try it, to get some stuff for college done and read a good book or fanfiction on the way as well. So here are my answers:

    1.Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Germany 🙂

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope, Never. Only Dewey’s earlier this year-

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    On Litsy, I guess.

    4.What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Actually fanfiction. Right now most books I read are for college, on reciprocity and altruism, and … whenever I lay hands on a book that’s not for college I feel bad. But reading fanfiction on my kindle feels different. It’s not a book, so I’m not cheating, right? 😀

    5.Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m 26, sociology/political science student, working on my master’s thesis right now – it has got to do with books, yay – and a not so quick reader.

    6.Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I signed up with http://letemeatbooks.zwiebelbaguette.de but I won’t post much on it, only if necessary for a challenge and maybe a ‘review’ afterwards. Well, more a ‘did I survive?’ kinda thing in german.
    But you can find me on twitter (@zwiebelbaguette) and Litsy (Taayasbooks)

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  37. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Netherlands – but I’m flying home (greece) today which is ideal for reading! 😀
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope this is the first time!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    From my fellow members at Booklikes.com
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I haven’t made a list, which is a first for me. I decided to read whatever I feel I want to read!
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m 26, studying astrophysics, which sounds super wow but trust me it’s a fancy word for math! I love it! I also love reading! 🙂 Good luck to everyone participating and thanks for hosting this!!!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I will update at my blog @http://gardenia.booklikes.com/

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  38. hoopiefoot says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Delaware

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes! I did the January readathon & read all of the Anne of Green Gables series.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams

    Tell us something about yourself.
    When I’m not reading I’m out riding my bike.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @hoopiefoot on Twitter, Instagram, & Litsy.

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  39. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?–Honolulu Hawaii

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?–This is my first time & first readathon too!

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?–Litsy

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?–Excited to get several books off of my ‘guilt stack’–books I have won or been given to review that have been lingering too long/ 😉

    5. Tell us something about yourself.–I’m a food blogger with a love of reading and I pair book-inspired recipes with book reviews on my blog, Kahakai Kitchen (BTW–I have two different book giveaways on there right now–The Monster’s Daughter & Unearthed. (Link to blog: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/)

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.–Probably mostly Litsy (DebinHawaii) and maybe Twitter (@DebinHawaii).

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  40. Karen says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Lindenhurst, New York

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes, this is my second.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neural

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I love the ocean and plan to spend most of my daytime reading on the beach this weekend.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter @karenmgill
    On Litsy I am Karen.

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  41. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Boston, MA! It’s a beautiful weekend to sit by the pool and read 🙂

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, this is my first time. Though I have participated in other readathons before!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Via posts Instagram

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Hmm That’s a really difficult question, but probably either finally reading “Tender is The Night” which has been on my TBR for forever or “the sport of kings” by C.E. Morgan!

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a dentist who spends most of her free time planning trips to new cities and countries!

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Blog: http://mytablesofcontent.wordpress.com or Twitter user @megbutler1

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  42. Leann says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Just outside Baltimore, MD.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    My first readathon of any type!

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Instagram, back during the January event. My feed blew up out of nowhere.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam (agh it’s early, hope I spelled that right)

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am already at triple my number of books read this year compared to 2 and 3 years ago. My reading has skyrocketed last year and this year thanks in large part to bookish Internet. Great recommendations and so much motivation.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    @lean_rosey on Instagram and @leann_nr on Twitter.

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  43. Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great start at the weekend. These are my answers to the survey:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m reading from Groningen in the Netherlands.

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No, I’m a first-timer.

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I think I first found out from the LittleBookOwl on BookTube.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I will be reading The Fireman by Joe Hill. I’m already about 300 pages in and I really like it so far.

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m actually from Greece, just finished my Bachelor in Psychology and starting my Master soon.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    You can find me on Twitter @MensRea3 and also on my book blog here: https://mybookshelfdialogues.wordpress.com

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  44. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Good ole Northeast Ohio

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No this is my first one but I’m excited!!!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? I want to say a Book Riot podcast or one of libertys posts on Litsy but I’m not quite sure.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Oh man. I haven’t even decided what I’m reading yet once I finish Z.

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m currently panicking about buying a new car so I’m excited to have my readathon to take my kind off of it.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. http://Www.twitter.com/callemarie or find me on Litsy at Callemarie

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  45. bookwormkara says:

    Woo woo!

    1. Coming to you from beautiful Grand Haven, Michigan.
    2. Last July’s 24in48 was my first ‘thon!
    3. First heads about it early last year on Twitter or Instagram following Rachel!
    4. I THINK I am most excited to finally check out Y the Last Man.
    5. I feel like I’m a slow reader and audiobooks are my saving grace😃

    Have fun everybody!

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  46. jlg0249 says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Hershey, PA! 🍫

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope first time!

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? e-mail

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I am a certified scuba diver.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. @julie_nerino on Twitter jlnerino on Instagram and Snapchat; http://www.facebook.com/Julie.L.Gwinn

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  47. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Indiana

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

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? From Abby the Librarian’s blog. Thanks, Abby!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Adichie.

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m an English teacher (middle school and high school). Reading is both vocation and avocation for me.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. http://morelikeaflower.blogspot.com/

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