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!

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

  1. Hello everyone!

    1. I’m participating in the Readathon from Houston (H-Town), Texas.

    2. It’s my first time. I’ve never done this Readathon before.

    3. I heard about 24in48 on @Litsy.

    4. I’m most excited about reading “Anne of Green Gables” because I’ve
    owned this beautifully-covered edition for a number of years and have
    been wanting to see why it’s a classic.

    5. I’ve loved reading since I was old enough to cross the street to the
    Roosevelt Branch of the Gary Public Library by myself. I must’ve been
    about 7 or 8. I checked out and returned the limit allowed (8 books)
    faithfully every two weeks — or sooner.

    6. This weekend, I can be found on Litsy (Donna_sBookMinute) and
    Instagram (@donnapalmerh).

    I’m glad I learned about the Readathon. It promises to be much fun. Thank you.

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  2. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Alexandria, Virginia … although I might go into Washington, DC at some point.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes, in November 2014. I’ve never been able to get off of work for it since, until now!

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

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I don’t have a TBR planned out, although I’m starting with The Girls by Emma Cline.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I just got a new job! I start Monday, and am using this to distract myself from freaking out. 🙂

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter and Instagram: @mojostdennis & litsy: @monicastdennis

    Good luck, everybody!

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  3. 1. Morristown, TN
    2. No, but I’ve done the 48HBC & Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon
    3. I think I saw this one on Twitter or Instagram, can’t remember
    4. Probably Headstrong. It’s been very interesting so far.
    5. I’m a librarian at Morristown-Hamblen High School East
    6. Instagram & Twitter @mhhselibrary

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  4. jlee745 says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Lagrange, Ga
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? This is my first.
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Litsy
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Modern Lovers
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a happy wife and mother of four(26-17)
    I was 39 before I started my reading obsession. Five years later I have almost read 500 books.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Litsy jlee745 Instagram @jlee745

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  5. Abby Johnson says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? New Albany, Indiana

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, I’m a newbie!

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? I think I searched for readathons after my beloved 48-Hour Book Challenge (a similar readathon but more aimed at the kidlit blogging community) retired.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

    5. Tell us something about yourself. I am a Youth Services Librarian, so most (all?) of my reading will be middle grade and YA this weekend. I’m so looking forward to getting caught up after a BUSY summer!

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I’ll probably be posting most often on Litsy @abbylibrarian, but I’ll also be checking in on my blog (abbythelibrarian.com) and Instagram @abbylibrarian .

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  6. missjenniferlowe says:

    Hi! Super excited about the readathon!
    1. I am reading today in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago.
    2. I have never participated in the readathon before. I just found out about it yesterday!
    3. I heard about the readathon in an email from Litsy.
    4. I don’t have just one book that I am excited about. I am looking forward to some serious time spent reading and listening to audiobooks.
    5. I am a teen librarian at a public library so haven’t read as much as I’d have liked lately because SUMMER. Also, I will hopefully do much of this reading with a cat on my lap.
    6. You can find me on Instagram as @missjenniferlowe or Twitter as @jennifermlowe or Litsy as @missjenniferlowe

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  7. Suzze Tiernan says:

    1. I’m reading from my home in Westland, MI. I’m dog sitting my grand dog, so my breaks will be outside, on the end of a leash.

    2. This is my third time doing the Readathon. What fun!

    3. Not my first, but this year I heard about it everywhere! Word has spread.

    4. I have been meaning to read George byAlex Gino since it came out, so it is high on my list.

    5. I am a retired bookseller. I have 20+ years in the profession, at various indies over the years, and as a manager and children’s lead at Barnes & Noble.

    6. Look for me on Litsy – @suzze

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  8. Jordan says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Raleigh, NC

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yup!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Bird Box by Josh Malerman

    Tell us something about yourself. I’miss addicted to readathon! They’re a great way to keep me reading lots of books!

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Twitter @callmesensei14

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  9. radespins says:

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

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes back in January 2016. January’s was my first ever readathon

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? I first heard about it on Booktube but I forget who’s channel I heard about it on.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson. I’ve heard great things about it.

    Tell us something about yourself. In addition to reading, I like to watch the TinyKittens kitten cam.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I’ll be on twitter: https://twitter.com/R_Anne86

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  10. Julia says:

    ~Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No, this is my first time doing this read-a-thon and I’ve been looking forward to it.

    ~Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I heard about it through a video that Little Book Owl made about read-a-thons happening this year:

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Im most excited about reading The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

    ~Tell us something about yourself. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Well my name is Julia and I really love reading and drawing. I’m also a bit nerdy bc I’m in love with math and subjects surrounding science, and I’m studying them in school. You can find me on my twitter account: (@juliakristins)  https://twitter.com/juliakristins?s=09

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  11. Kimberlee says:

    I’m Kimberlee or @javadiva on litsy/IG
    Reasing southwest of Chicago my first readathon ever.
    I heard about 24 in 48 through litsy newsletter.
    I’m most excited to read the book I won from goodreads The Curious Beginning.
    I work in a library as a reference assistant. I get to pretend to be a librarian!! Dream come true as I never finished college. I work with the nicest most amazing people and the patrons are great too! And I love coffee, it runs through my veins.

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  12. hafrase says:

    Hello all! I’m reading in Indianapolis Indiana this weekend- I was hoping to spend some time outside in the park, but it’s super hot and humid, so I’ll be on the comfort of my couch all day, curled up with my cousin’s dog and reading. This is my first 24 in 48 readathon, I’ve seen it on Twitter a lot, but I was always too busy to participate until now. I’m super excited to be reading Hamilton: The Revolution- it’s just going to feed my addiction to the musical, but I’m okay with that! I’m posting my updates on Twitter today. Enjoy your reading!!!

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  13. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Same as always – from my house in Southwestern Ontario in Canada. I often read up in our finished attic but we’re suffering a pretty big heat wave right now so while it’s somewhat cool right now, I think I’ll have to relocate to the main floor by late morning.
    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, this is my third time.
    3. Where did you hear about the readathon? 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. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? The Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, I think… It’s my audio pick for the weekend and the book I already started this morning. I’ve heard amazing things about it and so far, I’m really enjoying it.
    5. Tell us something about yourself. Oh, I never know what to put here… I’m travelling to Iceland in September to drive the ring road so if anyone has restaurant suggestions, pass them on!
    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Well, I’ll be at janeycanuck.com when it’s time to update progress and I’ll be on twitter, instagram, and litsy as janeycanuck in all places.

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  14. 1. Beautiful, wiltingly hot and humid Central Indiana!
    2. Last year was my first time, and I had a blast!
    3. n/a
    4. The Arabian Nights. I’ve always wanted to explore this work, and I’ve selected six of the tales as part of my #24in48 reading list.
    5. Five days a week, I’m a “Senior Financial Instruments Accountant” (I’m not really sure what that means, either) at a large bank. In my spare time, I blog about books and reading, play pub trivia and the occasional chess tournament. I once spent several years as editor of “Chess in Indiana” magazine.
    6. At Bibliophilopolis (bibliophilica@wordpress.com/ or on Twitter (@bibliophilopoly) I’m not on Instagram.

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

    Germany

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

    No, this will be my first one 🙂 I’m so excited!

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

    On Booktube. I watched a video there with a list of some readathons and thought that this one sounded really cool

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?

    East of West – Vol One … It will be my first graphic novel!
    And Dragonfly in Amber (already started this one and probably won’t finish it during this readathon because it’s huuge, but soo amazing!

    Tell us something about yourself.

    Well, besides reading my other great passion is music. All types, all variations. I love to dance, to listen to it, to sing and I play Cello 🙂

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

    My twitter: https://twitter.com/NoraVonIbsen
    My Insta: https://www.instagram.com/nora_thebookfae/
    My blog: https://paperteaandbookflowers.wordpress.com/

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  16. Hi, everyone! I’m Mariana 🙂

    1. Houston, Texas, baby!
    2. Nope! This is my very first time and I’m super excited about it!
    3. I think I found you guys on Twitter, but I can’t remember who brought it to my attention. It might’ve been @rinceya from Rincey Reads.
    4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman! Just because he is my favorite and it’s a crime I have yet to read this book of his.
    5. I am obsessed with coloring books right now. Does anyone want a colored postcard? I’ll send one your way!
    6. I’ll be mostly on Twitter and Litsy, but you can find me at @joiedeslivres at basically all social media platforms!

    Happy reading, y’all!

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  17. 1. Canada!
    2. No, this is my first time participating.
    3. I saw another blogger who had signed up for it share their post on Twitter, so I decided to check it out.
    4. The Dragonball mangas! I have two and I’ve been wanting to read them for a while, but I saved it for this.
    5. I love Hello Kitty!
    6. Twitter (@Kelsenator)

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  18. I’m participating for my first time in #24in48 because my husband is on Ragbrai and I’m going to enjoy my quiet time with loads of reading. The dust bunnies be damned. I’m reading from Cedar Falls, IA. I saw a post about the read-athon on Litsy. I’m @Peaceful_Reader and @peacefulreader on Twitter. I’m an elementary librarian at a K-6 school.

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  19. kaitlyn says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Michigan, US

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

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Liberty Hardy via Litsy

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I’m starting with Emma Cline’s The Girls and also have Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl both of which I’ve been hype about since last year.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I currently work in a library. Thankfully this is not my weekend at the branch.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    practicalcat on Litsy

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  20. Candace says:

    Salutations!
    1. I’m reading in New Hampshire.
    2. This is my first time!
    3. I heard about this on the Abby The Librarian blog.
    4. I am probably most looking forward to Chuck Palahniuk’s “Stranger Than Fiction.” I went to a reading of his once and met him afterwards, he is one interesting fellow!
    5. Something about me…I’m a children’s librarian!
    6. I can be found on Intagram @purpleperseus.

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  21. Hey all! 🙂

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Bath, England. Home of a Jane Austen festival and lots of pretty buildings.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I have not.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I saw RinceyReads on youtube make a TBR video for it and followed the link in the description.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I haven’t set myself a strict TBR, I’ve finished Practical Magic which was fab & now I’m reading a sort of memoir called Cold Blood: Adventures With Reptiles and Amphibians by Richard Kerridge which is nicely written & since I love reptiles and amphibians, it’s keeping me hooked.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’ve been learning Dutch as my boyfriend is Dutch and I’m going to the Netherlands for a friend’s birthday part next weekend. My favourite words so far are apotheek, heks, sloffen, paraplu & eetstokjes. ^-^

    Find me & my cute little dragon:
    http://thebookishdragon.tumblr.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/thebookishdragon/
    snapchat: wildeism

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  22. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Jamestown, Michigan
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Litsy
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Anna Karenina
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I work in the financial aid office of a university and I play the handbells
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Suelizbeth on Litsy

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  23. Dani Moth says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m reading from the very hot, very humid state of Iowa. You guys know what “corn sweat” is? Well, neither did I until this year. And it’s awful.

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes! I participated last year and totally nailed 24 hours of reading.

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I heard about it from a Twitter friend, about an hour before the readathon started, and decided… what the heck!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels. It’s the third book down on my TBR right now so let’s see if I can get to it.

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a horror blogger and reviewer for Bloodbath & Beyond (http://bloodbathandbeyond.tv).

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    You can find me on Twitter (@mothwinged) and Instagram (moth_winged). I add back everyone who follows me who isn’t a rando or a bot so just poke me and introduce yourself and we can be BBFs! Besides books, I’m tweeting a lot about Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, weird history stuff, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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  24. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada

    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?
    On the Dewey’s Readathon Facebook page someone was suggesting other readathons.

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Incubus by Ray Russell

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I work at a thrift store and that’s where I buy most of my books – at a 50% discount.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    On Twitter, @LittlMissZombie and my blog http://littlemisszombie.blogspot.com

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  25. Laura says:

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

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

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

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    The Verdict by Nick Stone

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I love tea. Since it’s so hot outside, I’m sticking to iced tea for the readathon – most likely a citron green tea.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    On Litsy at @drinkteareadbooks

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  26. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Ohio!!

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    I have but last time was a complete failure so I am hoping I do better this time around

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I think I heard about it from LittleBookOwl on youtube

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I have 4 dogs, 7 cats, and a chinchilla so my house is always fun.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    On my tumblr at http://whisperingtreesandbooks.tumblr.com/

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  27. Lena says:

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

    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope, I am a newbie

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    On Facebook. I participated in the Dewey 24 hour challenge in April and was part of that Facebook community. Someone mentioned this read-a-thon on there so I joined up!

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I am a wife and mother who works full-time outside the home so sometimes it can be difficult to find large chunks of time to enjoy reading. Although I always try to fit in reading in whenever I can, these read-a-thons are a special indulgence I do just for myself a couple times a year.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Mostly I will be just in the comments as I don’t blog or use most forms of social media. I do however use Facebook and Goodreads so if need be I can be found at https://www.facebook.com/lena.carpenter.94 or https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6358350-lena

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  28. Valerie says:

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? West Chester, PA
    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No
    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? Now that I just started reading it, I’m most excited about “Peyton Place” by Grace Metalious!
    5.Tell us something about yourself. Married with three kids, 15 – 20 years old. Even at those ages they keep me busy so I really hope I can manage to get 24 hours of reading in this weekend!
    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. At Litsy, @ValerieAndBooks

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  29. Hi everyone! I’m Emily.
    1) I am reading with you this weekend from Simpsonville, South Carolina!
    2) This is my first 24 in 48 read a thon!
    3) I heard about this from Book Riot’s Liberty Hardy on Instagram.
    4) I am most excited about finally finishing the Harry Potter books! I have been slowly reading them for a while, interrupted by finishing school and reading some newer books. This weekend I’m going to put those under my belt!
    5) I am an aspiring YA author!
    6) You can find me online on Instagram @emdrake1.

    Happy reading!

    Emily

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  30. twentyonelittlethings says:

    1. San Diego, CA

    2. No, but am excited!

    3. Litsy 🙂

    4. Most excited about Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – how appropriate!

    5. I am a graphic designer with an irrational love of ampersands, literature and traveling.

    6. Instagram & Litsy: @nicolani21
    Twitter: @nicolekshepard

    Happy reading!

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  31. Hello fellow bibliophiles!

    1. Reading from the lovely coastal town of Little Creek, Delaware.

    2. I’ve never done a readathon before but I’ve always wanted to! I’m excited to try it out.

    3. This readathon has been all over BookRiot, and then I noticed it popping up a lot on Litsy and other websites/apps and had to join.

    4. The Empire of Things will fall before my reading powers! As will Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies. Those are my first attacks, but I’m also really excited to read Bonita Avenue, since it was recommended by a friend 🙂

    5. Check out my updates @spounsb3rry on Twitter, @spounsb3 on Litsy, and https://shelfconscious.wordpress.com. I’ll be updating on the hour!

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  32. Rachel Purtteman says:

    Hello! I’m Rachel from Charlotte, NC. This is my first 24in48 readathon and I can’t remember if I saw it first on Facebook or Litsy. I’m most excited about reading THE ROOK by Daniel O’Malley, but I’m not sure if I’m going to get through the ones I have to read first before the weekend is up. I read just about every genre, although my favorites are detective mysteries/thrillers, “classics”, and most recently Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I have a degree in English Literature, which I selected for no other reason than I love to read. I’m on Litsy @DGRachel :0)

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  33. 1. I’m reading from Texas!!!
    2. Nope, this is my first time, but I’m super pumped!
    3. I heard about it from Little Book Owl on YouTub and thought this would be a great first reading challenge. 🙂
    4. I’m really excited about finishing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Not sure what else I’ll read. 😛
    5. I skipped 8th grade a few years ago and now I’m homeschooled! 😀
    6. I’ll be updating on my blog hourly (jasminecarlisleblog.wordpress.com) and frequently on Twitter (@jasmine_writes_)

    I’m so excited to read this weekend and get to know a bunch of other readers too! 🙂

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  34. Elisa marks says:

    I’m reading in pacific palisades, ca
    Never read for 24/48 and I have small kids so I’ll read as much as I can but…
    Heard about I from a litsy email
    Just started Molokai before writing this email!
    I’ll be online in the comments or Facebook or good reads!
    Happy reading everyone.

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  35. #24in48

    1. where in the world are you reading from? Small town in California.
    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, this is my first time! I thought it would be a perfect end to my days off before going back to work.
    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Andi @estellasrevenge posted about it.
    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
    5. Tell us something about yourself. I never know what to write for these! I just got back from 3 days at Disneyland & my 4 cats have been crazier than usual.
    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Insta & Litsy: flyfarther79. I don’t know many people on Litsy so I’d love to add people!

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  36. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Tampere, Finland
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Nope
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Litsy newsletter
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Finish Gone with the Wind, almost there
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m a Swedish speaking Finn, 36 years old and I have two cats and hundreds of books.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    http://cindersboo.blogspot.fi

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  37. Caitlin says:

    Hello readers!

    1. I’m reading from outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

    2. I have never done this or any readathon before…readathon newbie here!

    3. I heard about this readathon on Litsy–pretty much my new favorite app!

    4. I’m most excited about reading What Alice Forgot and listening to my audiobook of Neverwhere…I could listen to Neil Gaiman’s voice for hours!!

    5. I am a book lover and reader—have been since childhood (or perhaps birth? 😉). Nothing makes me happier than curling up with a good book, cup of tea, and one of my two kitties!

    6. You can find me on Litsy : @asiriusreader

    Happy reading, all!

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  38. Hi!!!
    1. I’m reading in Hutchinson, Kansas where I live in a tiny apartment with my husband and several overflowing bookshelves. (We both love to read!)

    2. I’ve never done it before, but I know about the readathon back in January. Unfortunately I worked that whole weekend, and even had to stay the night at my work. So there was no reading for me! I was really excited when it came back around!

    3. I originally heard about 24in48 from my sister-in-law. She tagged me in a post on li.st (the List App should be included in future readathons!)

    4. I’m most excited to read the biography on Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff I got awhile back. I held off reading it for just this occasion! (Also I have started and it has not let me down!)

    5. About myself…. I’m 24 years old… And… Well other than reading I love to drink hot tea, and rainy days, and playing the piano. I studied history in college. I tend to want to read more history books than novels. But I love both! I own a small education business with my husband where we design programs for museums.

    6. You can find me on Litsy @TheresaGivan or Twitter @TheresaGivan OR li.st @teamgivan.

    Thanks for bringing so many people together for this!!! It’s wonderful. 🙂

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  39. Chelsea says:

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

    I’m reading in Naperville, IL – outside Chicago!

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?

    Nope, this will be my first time!

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

    I heard about it through Litsy.

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

    I can’t wait to finish “A Darker Shade of Magic” by VE Schwab!

    5. Tell us something about yourself.

    I am training for my first marathon, so this morning (Saturday) I couldn’t get started right away – had to run 12 miles and take a nap!

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

    @chelseanne23 on Instagram & Litsy.

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  40. Jen says:

    My phone won’t post to my Tumblr. 😦 So I guess I’ll make my third try here:

    #24in48 Intro Post

    1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    I’m reading in super hot and disgustingly sunny Tucson, Arizona. Thankfully, we have air-conditioning. 😉

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes, I did the last one. This is my second. 🙂

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    This is my second, but I’m 99.9% positive that I learned about it via the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon community. 🙂

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    My current read is the one I’m most excited to read/finish: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. I won a prize in one of my groups on Goodreads.com and so was able to pick a Book of the Month for us. Sorcerer to the Crown was/is my pick. 🙂

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I’m disabled and distracted and might not have enough reading hours in the 48 to read for 24, but I’m going to have fun doing my best! 🙂

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I “blog” (or try to) at Tumblr: http://reader44ever.tumblr.com
    I tweet via @Jen_fromWA
    And I’m on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/reader44ever

    🙂

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  41. Jenna says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Humboldt County, CA
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Litsy.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? This Savage Song – just got it in the mail!
    Tell us something about yourself. I just rescued the cutest little puppy, Harper, who keeps trying to chew on my books!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Litsy @yamich49

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  42. Melissa says:

    1. I am reading from Fitchburg, WI, which is just outside of Madison.
    2. No
    3. Litsy
    4. I am hoping to get a chunk read of Count of Monte Cristo read, if not all. For lighter fare, I am reading Code Name Verity and As You Wish.
    5. I am a homeschooling momma with two other part time jobs. I had to work all day today, so I am counting a little bit of reading from last night with the challenge.
    6. I am on Litsy as MelissaJ

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  43. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Los Angeles! There’s a fire somewhere so the sky is black and ashy.

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

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? I heard about 24in48 through Litsy.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I’m excited to read Before the Fall, Homegoing, Heroine Complex and Losing It. Basically, all.

    Tell us something about yourself. If I could have dinner with anyone in the world, it would be Gregg Popovich. No one else even comes close.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. I’m posting on Instagram and Litsy. I’m @treatyoshelf

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  44. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Las Vegas and New Mexico
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, this is my 3rd round!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Twitter and other booktubers
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? This Savage Song by VE Schwab
    Tell us something about yourself. I found $20 bucks in the parking lot this morning. I think today was my lucky day.
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. twitter @bookerwitt383

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