Hour 48: The End! + Wrap-Up, Prizes, and More!!

You guys are absolute heroes! We made it to the end, and as always, I’m humbled and proud and freakin’ exhausted. And despite the late night, we’ve got some important business AKA PRIZES to take care of first.

We had 1165 readers join in from all over the world. Considering that back in January when we did this last, there were just about 460 readers, I’m so stoked about the response this time around.

It has to be said that this explosion is due in no small part to the amazing crew at Litsy, especially Kendra and Liberty for hosting giveaways, challenges and Twitter takeovers all weekend. Litsy was on fire all weekend (in fact, you guys crashed the app a couple times because of the traffic). So many of you won amazing prizes, thanks to our sponsors, Algonquin, Graywolf Press, Coffeehouse Press, and HMH. But the prize winning isn’t over!

As soon as they’ve crunched the numbers, Litsy will be announcing five grand prizes over on the app, brought to you by Novel Tees and Out of Print. They’ll be giving out awards for:

  • “Jay Gatsby Popularity” Award (Most Followers Gained)
  • “MLR: Most Litfluential Reader” Award (Most Litfluence Gained)
  • “Charles Bingley Congeniality” Award (Ms./Mr. Congeniality award)
  • “Most Enthusiastic Readathoner” Award (Most Comments Made)
  • “Eager Reader” Award (Greatest TBR Stack Growth)

Thank you to NovelTeas – who create delicious tea flavors based on classic novels – for sponsoring these awards. Also, look how gorgeous the tins are!

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Stay tuned for those winners to be announced here and on Litsy, early this week.

Also, thanks to Out of Print, everyone – EVERYONE – who finished a full 24 hours of reading is getting a pair of awesome bookish socks. In order to get your pair, leave a comment with a photo or a link to a photo (on social media or a blog etc.) showing proof of your full 24 hours read. If you don’t have social media on which to post a picture or are unable to comment with a picture, leave a comment letting me know and then email me at 24in48readathonofficial@gmail.com with your photo.**You must get your entries to me NO LATER than 12pm ET, tomorrow (Monday, July 25)** (Be cool, people. No cheating.)

Next, the winner of the $10 giftcard from our Intro Survey – or should I say winners! I know I said there would be just one, but we had so many entries from all over the bookternet that I couldn’t help but give out more than one. So I’m giving away THREE $10 giftcards to Amazon, B&N, Book Depository, or your book retailer of choice (or Starbucks. Because caffeine.). The winners of those prizes are:

Nephele (@NepheleTempest)

Kirsten (@snakes6atx)

Lisa (@flyfarther79)

Congrats to all of you, and I’ll be emailing you soon.

Finally, to make sure I continue to run this readathon in a way that works well for everyone, especially as it gets bigger and bigger, I’d love it if you could fill out the closing survey in the comments:

  1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
  2. How many hours did you read?
  3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
  4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
  5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

Okay! I think that’s all the wrapping up I need to do…Oh wait, you thought I forgot! Obviously I need to announce the dates for the next readathon, don’t I?? The next 24in48 will be held on:

January 21-22, 2017

Can’t wait to see you all then! Now I’m going to go do this:

82 thoughts on “Hour 48: The End! + Wrap-Up, Prizes, and More!!

  1. How many books did you read? Pages? 5 books, 2 trade paperbacks, 1583 pages.
    How many hours did you read? 24 (and a bit)
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? For me- reading time with friends, social media, and #thon4ham
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I was sad to miss out on all the giveaways on Litsy because the app isn’t on Android yet, so hopefully we’ll have the app by January!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? DUH! With better #thon4ham puns and action.

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  2. You can see proof of my 24 hours on litsy @emilymorgan, on Twitter @realemilymorgan, or on Instagram @emdrake1. 😄

    Survey!!!
    1) I read 3.5 books and around 1270 pages!
    2) I read for 25 hours as of right now…but I had too much caffeine and I can’t sleep…so I’m still going!
    3) I liked the prizes, it gave me a chance to take a break and get creative!
    4) Nothing that I can think of!
    5) Um, YES!

    Much love and books,

    Emily

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  3. Roselyn Vazquez says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!
    I read three books (my goal was six), but the third one took me longer than I thought.

    How many hours did you read? I read for the 24 hours. I’ll be honest? Didn’t take I was going to make it that last hour.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    For me, It was the encouraging posts from Litsy, the 24in48 and all the other readers from all over. It was exciting to interact through social media with so many people who share a passion for reading. I also loved the posts and photos. (P.S. I’ll be adding quite a few books to my TBR pile)

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    This was my first time participating in a Readathon so I’m not sure how to answer this one. It was engaging at all times and I really enjoyed myself.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    ABSOLUTELY!!!

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  4. Karen says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) 4 1/2 books and I didn’t count pages

    How many hours did you read? 20

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? Litsy!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I can’t think of anything.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes! Thanks for hosting this readathon.

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  5. How many books did you read? Pages?
    I finished 6 books and read/listened to 2 others without finishing them 🙂
    I did not keep track of pages, but it wouldn’t be super high, since I prefer shorter reads for readathons.
    How many hours did you read?
    About 13–I’m actually really happy with that since Saturday was a super busy day for me.
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    Everything! I loved this readathon. I especially liked seeing what everyone was reading on Instagram, which gave me more books for my TBR and inspired me to keep reading more.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    No idea! I thought it was great. Although it looks like I missed out on stuff by not being on Litsy, so maybe I’ll have to join.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    For sure!

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  6. YAY! I’ve never done anything like this before, but I had so much fun, so thank you for hosting! You’ll definitely be seeing me again in January!!! 🙂

    How many books did you read? Pages?: I finished the last half of one book, the entirety of another book, and the first 100 pages of a third one. I wasn’t exactly counting the pages, though.

    How many hours did you read?: I read 24 hours! (Or, 24 hours, 4 minutes, and 37 seconds to be exact!) How’s that for perfect timing? 😛

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?: I think everything worked really well! I especially liked how you were interactive with everyone on Twitter (I don’t have a Litsy, so I don’t know about on there…) and how you were so encouraging. 🙂

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?: I honestly can’t think of anything that could make it better. I do think that maybe if you had an extra pair of hands helping you run the whole thing, it might be a lot smoother and easier on you. 🙂

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?: AB-SUH-LOOT-LEE!!!!! 😀

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  7. I read about 20 hours mostly audio books. I read one entire audio book and 2/3 through another and got close to finishing a hardcover book. Hopefully next time litsy will be available to us android users.

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  8. 1. I read 1 entire book & parts of 3 other books & an audiobook (part). I kept up with pages, but read one of my books on my phone , so I did screens instead of pages. I read 624 pages , 642 screens of my ebook, & 7 hours & 10 minutes of my audiobook.
    2.I made it to 24 hours & 15 minutes.
    3. I liked being able to sleep due to the 24 in 48 format 🙂
    4. More mini-challenges & giveaways for people that aren’t on a particular app.
    5. Probably

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  9. Jenna Hailey says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I read six total books and parts of three others for a total of 1,545 pages and a few hours worth of an audiobook.

    How many hours did you read?
    I read 24 hrs and 4 mins (to be exact lol)

    What do you think worked well in this
    readathon?
    I enjoyed all of it! Being on litsy regularly helped- kept me motivated and provided good short breaks to see what other people were reading. I also enjoyed the challenges, it was great seeing other peoples’ shelves, pets, favorite quotes and everything else!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Maybe more challenges? They don’t all have to have prizes, I think most people participated because it was fun! But with the time differences, I invariably missed some of the challenges because they started too early for the west coast (for me at least!).

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Definitely! Now that I’ve done one, I will be better able to prepare for the weekend of reading!

    My timer pic for my 24 hours completed is on my litsy @yamich49.

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  10. Anna Romero says:

    I posted proof of reading for 24 hours on Litsy @dani.a02

    1. I read 3 almost 4 books and a total of 1,308 pages.
    2. I read for the full 24 hours
    3. How I could see so many other people who were just as crazy as I was reading encouraged me and so did the little challenged that let me take a break
    4. I can’t think of anything to improve it
    5. I totally plan to do this every year from now on!!!

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  11. I read for the full 24 hours. It was a lot harder than I expected, with all the little interruptions that happen. I read 11 1/2 books or 3092 pages. I am very glad it was over the summer, but I don’t know if my family would put up with my doing this ever again. 🙂 Here are my final tweets about it:

    Thanks for doing this!

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  12. Here’s my link: https://twitter.com/reviewsandRaTs/status/757432774949298178

    Closing Survey
    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)

    I read 9 books (1 started pre-readathon) for a total of 2,211 pages and listened to 2 audiobooks (did not complete).

    How many hours did you read?

    24 hours and a few additional minutes.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?

    I loved that there was social media presence, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The tie in with Litsy was great too.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    I think it was wonderful as is.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

    YES!

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  13. iceangel9 says:

    I posted my time on litsy @Iceangel9 and on Twitter @Iceangel9.

    I finished 4 books (two of which I had begun before the readathon) and partially completed another 3. I listened to one partial audiobook, but since I had a hard copy as well I did get the exact page count: the total was 1164 pages. I did not count the pages I had already read before the readathon; to be fair I only counted pages read during the readthon.

    I read 24 hours and 10 minutes and a handful of seconds.

    This is my first readathon and I thought everything went well, except for when we crashed litsy 😦

    I can’t think of anything to improve it at the moment, but I’m a little slap-happy.

    YES, I can’t wait for January and I’m going to try to lure my high school students into participating as well. THANK you so much for a wonderful weekend!!!

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  14. Woo! Congrats to all the readers, and thanks so much to everyone organizing/hosting/sponsoring for making this such a wonderful readathon.

    1. I finished 3 novels and started a fourth (got about 1/3 through), plus a trade comic. Total pages: 1,245.
    2. I ended up reading 22.5 hours over the two days, which is a personal best. 🙂
    3. I loved having Litsy as part of the mix, especially once they ironed out their technical difficulties. Made posting photos easy, and also since I was already using the app, it was a logical place to post.
    4. I can’t really think of anything I’d improve; this is my favorite readathon.
    5. I will definitely participate in the future!

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  15. 1) How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) 6 books finished, started a 7th.

    2) How many hours did you read? 24 hours and 16 minutes

    3) What do you think worked well in this readathon? Litsy–it was encouraging to interact with everyone and it introduced me to lots of new people–being very new to Litsy. The hosts and contests were fun. I think it worked pretty well for me to read during the set EST even though I am six hours behind. Meant that was awake during the quiet times and sleeping in the mornings for others but it worked with my body clock to start at 6:00 PM Friday here and end at 6:00 PM Sunday.

    4) What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I can’t think of anything. This was my first readathon ever and I thought it went well.

    5) Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes! Definitely!

    Not sure what all counts as proof but I kept track semi-old school–noting my reading times on my notes on my iPhone. Do you want me to transfer that to paper and send a picture of it to you? I put my stats on Litsy (@DebinHawaii) but didn’t break them down into hour segments there.

    Thanks for the fabulous job with this readathon! I loved it!

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  16. evamics says:

    1) How many books did you read? Pages?

    I completed 2 books and started 3 more on Saturday. And I read game of thrones all day on Sunday. For a total of 940 pages

    2) How many hours did you read?

    16 hours, 13 minutes, 34 seconds

    I had a few things that I had to do on Saturday and I didn’t get much reading done that day. Only 6 hours and 22 minutes. I knew when I woke up on Sunday that I would have to work extra hard if I wanted to make 18 hours of reading happen, but I was only able to get about 4.5 hours of sleep in during the night and a nap came swift and hard. But I was determined to get in as many hours as I possibly could, even though I knew I was out for the 24 mark.

    3) What do you think worked well in this readathon?

    Personally, getting my adulting out of the way on Friday and doing my best to budget my time.

    4) What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    This was my first readathon. I only found out about it on Friday morning so I didn’t have much time to plan or prepare myself for my weekend.

    I also failed at checking the blog regularly and missed out on some of the good giveaways that I could have entered.

    5) Will you participate in a future 24in48?

    ABSOLUTELY!

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  17. Joyce says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)

    I read 3 books and I didn’t keep track of pages.

    How many hours did you read?

    About 10 hours

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?

    Had a number of books to keep me entertained. I liked using Litsy because I was able to follow other readers who were also doing the readathon.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    I’m not sure, it was my first readathon!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Defintley yes!

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  18. Hi!!!
    This was my first 24in48. I had a blast!!! Thank you so much for hosting this. My husband even ended up joining me for some reading time it was great.

    I ended up reading four and a half books. I’m pretty sure it was around 1700 pages.
    What worked well for me was the community on tumblr and litsy. It was fun seeing how everyone was doing, what they were reading, and knowing I wasn’t the only one getting super sleepy, especially near the end!
    I ended reading just a tad over 24 hours!
    You can see my results on Twitter at @theresagivan or Litsy @TheresaGivan.

    Thanks again and I look forward to the readathon in January!

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  19. Carolyn says:

    That’s so cool of Out of Print! Thank you, OoP!

    To the questions:
    1. Six books and 106 pages of another, for a total of 1,901 pages and 1 hour and 8 minutes of an audiobook.
    2. I read the full 24 hours.
    3. I think the amount of tweets and posts were great. Not enough to intrude on reading time but enough to make it feel like a community. I didn’t do litsy, but I don’t think I’d have time for it since I always seem to squeak by on time.
    4. I think it would have been fun to have a few of the fun things on Twitter like last time instead of only on litsy. But I totally get why not.
    5. DEFINITELY!

    Thank you again for all the work you do and for facilitating all the fun we have! 😀

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  20. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    3 finished books, 4 in part

    How many hours did you read?
    19 1/2! This was my first time and so much fun! I think I know how to prep to get 24 hours next time; it’s all about having food in the house before it starts. 🙂

    What do you think worked well in this
    readathon?
    I think the whole thing went really well!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Not sure–maybe there could be a discussion of one book that everyone’s reading? Could be fun and easy through Litsy or Goodreads!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

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  21. 1 How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    -Read 3 1/2 books and 1192 pages!

    2 How many hours did you read?
    – 18 hours

    4 What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    – All those updates on Twitter, they were very encouraging! I didn’t read much on first day, and those tweets were probably the reason I got back to reading and finishing these many books! 🙂

    4 What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    – This was my first readathon so there’s nothing I can think of.

    5 Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    -Absolutely!!

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  22. How many books/pages: 5 books/1300 pages

    How many hours: 24

    What worked well: everything, actually! There was a lot of great interaction among several platforms, so it made it very easy to keep in contact with people participating.

    What could be done differently to improve: honestly, most of my concerns from previous readathons were remedied on Litsy

    Will you participate in future 24in48: definitely! Looking forward to it!

    My stopwatch messed up a couple of times, so I was having to add time together. My last picture of the readathon is on my IG. It’s actually private, but you are tagged in it. My user name is NovelGirl82

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  23. How many books did you read? I finished 5 books!
    Pages? 1,588 pages..
    How many hours did you read? Little over 16 hours..
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? The community built around sharing posts and keeping people involved.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I felt it was a little unfair that one of the Litsy winners wasn’t actually participating in the readathon. It would be nice if the readathon had a way to check for that.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? YYYEESSSS!!! I’m looking forward to the January one!!

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  24. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I read 28 books. Didn’t track pages some were quite big also read a lot of small ones.

    How many hours did you read?
    23. So close!

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    Using Litsy was a lot of fun. I also liked that everyone was very active and encouraging.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Well I understand why, but it’s a bit sad when competitions are only open in the US.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathons
    Definitely. I got through a good chunk of my TBR 🙂

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  25. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) 6BOOKS, NO PAGE COUNTING BECAUSE ITS HARD ON EBOOKS AND COMICS.
    How many hours did you read? 21HOURS
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? THE UPDATES WERE THE SAME ACROSS ALL SOCIAL MEDIA, LITSY IS A PERFECT HOME FOR IT. ANNOUNCING TIMES FOR WHEN TO CHECK BACK IN. SIMPLICITY OF CHALLENGES.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? MORE INTERACTIVE CONTENT.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? YUP!!

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  26. My proof of 24 hours read was posted on Litsy (@bookworm83).

    1. I read 5 books, but didn’t keep track of pages. I also listened to some of Moby Dick on audio throughout the readathon, as well.
    2. I read 24 hours!
    3. I loved all the activity on social media ( specifically Litsy). The giveaways and challenges every couple hours were so much fun.
    4. I can’t really think of any improvements. It was a lot of fun!
    5. I’ve already got it marked on my calendar for January!

    Thank you so much!

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  27. How many books did you read? I made some major headway with finishng one premarathon read, disc 7 of 9 audio and almost finished another I started, so cleaning up alot!

    Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) I didn’t keep track but finsihed one premarathon read, read another 30 pages of another (almost done) and on disc 7 of an audio book (out of 9) so – I would have never done that had it not been for this! I set a goal for 70 books this year thorugh good reads and am on book 47 already so these three will put me ahead this week – and will assure I will make my goal!

    How many hours did you read? I honestly didn’t read the 24 hours, BUT – I did read roughly about half of that probably about 11 ish hours.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? Having somewhere to check in peridically and seeing a place to report progress and see milestones for the weekend!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? Hmmm, I like nothing to change actually, I liked it just the way it was!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Absolutely!

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  28. Twenty four hours of reading later, I posted my stopwatch pic to my Litsy: http://litsy.com/p/VVZvVnhtR2F4

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    4.5 books. I didn’t keep track of pages because I was switching between physical books, ebooks and audiobooks.

    How many hours did you read?
    24 hours and 12 minutes

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I really liked how casual it was — it wasn’t about how much you read so much as that you just read. I also liked finding other readers through Litsy.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    This was my first readathon so I didn’t realize how interactive it would be with the Litsy challenges and Instagram posts. I missed the first few Litsy challenges bc I was reading offline. Then I was worried I was spending too much time on the challenges instead of reading so I stopped, haha. BUT I really liked the Litsy part. It introduced me to so many other like minded readers.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    A thousand times yes!

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  29. Emily says:

    So I messed up my timer partway through and gave up on that, but I read for 24 hours! I can’t figure out how to post a screenshot on mobile but I posted a pic on Litsy @shmemilina !

    1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    5 books, didn’t count pages!
    2. How many hours did you read?
    24!
    3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I loved that it was lower pressure
    4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    More giveaways!
    5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 Readathon?
    Definitely!

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  30. 1. I read 215 pages across 5 different books. Small, but a definite improvement after a six-week reading slump of almost NO pages. 🙂
    2. I read for 6 hours 38 minutes.
    3. I was only on Instagram, but I loved the community there. Lots of people exploring the hashtag, commenting, hearting, and generally enjoying each others’ company between pages. In fact, my time on there probably rivalled my reading time in the end!
    4. You just keeping doing you, this readathon’s great!
    5. Hopefully I’ll participate again, yes. I don’t think I get as much of the readathonny urgency and community now I’m not on Twitter or blogging as I go, but it was still a nice little boost to my reading and an excuse to eat chocolate buttons and actually finish my first book in ages, so thanks!

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  31. 1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    Half a book, so about 220 pages.
    2. How many hours did you read? 3 😦 The weekend really got away from me!
    3. What do you think worked well in this readathon? I loved seeing the participation on social media!
    4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I think it went great! I just need to prioritize better.
    5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Hells yes!

    Thanks for a fun weekend!!

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  32. Here is my proof of completion: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIRKNXuhqt3/

    How many books did you read? I read the end of one book that I’d been lingering on, five novels, three trade paperback comics, and the first chapter of two different books that I DNFed.

    How many hours did you read? Twenty-four, and one minute.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? I’ve been dragging my feet on Litsy since nobody I know IRL is using it, but I liked seeing the community going on there.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I know this isn’t your fault, but I do most of my social media on an actual computer and didn’t like having to keep checking my phone for Litsy, since it’s only available on iOS. My husband has an android and couldn’t participate there at all.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Probably. Next time, my goal will be to make friends AND get the 24 hours done. 🙂

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  33. jlee745 says:

    How many books did you read? 3
    How many hours did you read? 16😞
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?Loved the giveaways
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I noticed that I was staying on Litsy and Instagram seeing what everyone was posting and making sure I didn’t miss a giveaway more than I was reading. This could be just an issue I experienced. Maybe have a check in schedule posted before event.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes mam I have to try and beat my awful time.

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  34. Supersillysara says:

    I read 4 books, 1,128 pages. 24 hours, finished right before midnight (whew). It was so fun! A guilt free excuse to do virtually nothing but read for two days. I’d do it again next month (no way I’m waiting until January). I would say that while I posted my progress on social media, I didn’t have time to browse so I didn’t notice or participate in giveaways or follow the progress of others. I wish I’d been more in touch with the thousand other readers, but I just didn’t have time!
    Thanks for the awesome opportunity to really challenge myself and accomplish a reading goal!

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  35. Sarah Hartwell says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!
    Just one book, but it was a big one and one that’s been on my tbr shelf since December! I also started part of another book and listened to HP5 on audiobook for a while.

    How many hours did you read?
    About 10

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I really like connecting to other participants on social media and seeing what everyone else is reading.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I was disappointed that almost all the giveaways and fun things were happening on litsy, which isn’t available on android yet. I might’ve been more dedicated to my reading this weekend if I had been able to join what was going on there.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Yes!!

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  36. Thank you Rachel, and all the lovely sponsors for hosting this readathon and making it so much fun! 🙂

    I only found out about it the day before, I don’t think I had enough time to prepare myself and get in the mindset, so I was a Saturday slacker. I worked well yesterday, though. My stopwatch also kept inexplicably closing so I had to record my times in my bullet journal. So I wouldn’t have been able to provide proof even if I had reached 24 hours, which I’ll have to solve for next time.

    How many books did you read? Pages?
    Finished 1 I was already reading, 2 started during the readathon, got halfway through another. 789 pages total.

    How many hours did you read?
    15 hours, 48 minutes.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    The sign up was easy, the hashtags easy to remember, the regular blog updates were really nice.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    If there will be prizes for the full 24 hours, maybe suggest some ways of recording it and say what counts as proof? I’m not an iOS user so I missed out on some of the Litsy-centred stuff. It would have been nice to do the spine poetry, even just as a challenge rather than giveaway (I live in the UK so would have been ineligible anyway).

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Definitely! And I’ll be prepared next time 😉

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  37. Lisa Wisdorf says:

    A full 24in48. TBR pile a little smaller today (at least for today). Sending pic from Litsy to email. I had a blast on first readathon. Looking forward to Jan.

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  38. I loved the entire experience! This was my first 24in48 and it wasn’t as easy as I thought. I managed 18 hours and 6 minutes, but I plan on training hard for the next one 😁

    How many books: Four, didn’t keep track of pages.
    How many hours: 18 hrs 6 min.
    What worked: Loved having Litsy for company
    Improvements: I will prepare snacks in advance next time…. Oh wait, you mean on your end? 😉
    Will I participate next time: ABSOLUTELY!

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  39. Kirsten says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    3.5 books – did not keep track of pages
    How many hours did you read?
    Didn’t keep track, but probably close to 24 hours
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I loved the Litsy interaction. I feel like I connected with so many new people.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    The technical issues on Litsy were annoying. More challenges would be fun.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48?
    Absolutely!!

    Thanks so much for organizing this!

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  40. Heather Conley says:

    Conleyheather’s post on Litsy
    http://litsy.com/p/aUNSWTdEcnNC

    1. I read pieces from four novels and read three children’s books
    2. 24 1/2 hours
    3. I really enjoyed getting to post things on Litsy. It was fun to interact with the community.
    4. I had a great time.
    5. Yes!

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  41. Here is my proof of completion of the 24 in 48 readathon challenge:

    Now to answer the questions: How many books did you read? 6 completed, started a 7th.

    Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) This is approximate, as 3 of the books I read as audiobooks, but I own hard copies of two & looked up the page count on the 3rd: 1,223 pages

    How many hours did you read? 24

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? The Indtagram community was fun.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I know you guys were pushing Litsy, but more involvement in Instagram would be great.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? OF COURSE!

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  42. 1. How many books did you read?
    7 books (2 graphic novels, 2 memoirs, 3 novels). Also listened to 2 hours of an audiobook and read book that I didn’t finish for about an hour.

    2. Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    2111

    3. How many hours did you read?
    24!

    4. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    The social media interaction on Twitter, Litsy, and Instagram. It was there when I needed encouraging or a distraction from reading, but it was also perfectly fine if I put my phone down and read for a few hours.

    5. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I feel like there was a bit more of an Instagram community in the last readathon. Litsy is great but since everyone can’t get it yet, maybe sharing the love with Instagram a bit more?

    6. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    YES! I had such a great time this weekend!

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  43. How many books did you read? Pages? 4.2 books, 752 pages
    How many hours did you read? Only about 15 😦
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? The people are incredible, and you run a fantastic program. ❤
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I was bummed I couldn't participate on Litsy, but hopefully it's ready by the next round!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? YES. It's already on my calendar.

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  44. (1)How many books did you read? Pages?
    I completed 6ish books – I read 4 print books (plus 100 pages of a 5th) and listened to two audiobooks. My page count is 1,477, plus 10 hours of audiobooks.

    (2)How many hours did you read?
    24! And 6 minutes. Woo!

    (3)What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    The Listy involvement was super fun, and it helped that the weather here was perfect for a weekend of reading. 90s and uber sticky plus storms = so much reading time and motivation!

    (4)What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    A Goodreads group would be fantastic for talking with other readers over the weekend.

    (5)Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    OF COURSE! It’s wonderful and fun and gives me an excuse to just spend the weekend with books. I’ll be back!

    Here’s my stopwatch showing my 24 hours 😀 https://www.instagram.com/p/BIQ6HyogrIJ/

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  45. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) So I finished 3 paper books (628 pages), 2 and a bit audios (just under 12 hours) and made really good progress on an ebook that has been languishing on my Kobo for a really long time (got it to 68% from somewhere around 30, I think…).

    How many hours did you read? The full 24. And about an extra 10 minutes on top of that.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? I really like the check-in posts – every 6 hours is good, it doesn’t make me feel like I need to always be checking in, gives me lots of time to make progress in my books.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? This is a purely personal thing but starting Friday night would be an improvement for me. I could read late into the night on Friday, get up early on Saturday and have just a bit of reading to do Sunday. I think I’d have better balance to my weekend if I did that cause the Monday morning after is always so hard!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes, I think so. I love having an excuse to do nothing but read.

    I didn’t use a stopwatch but I kept track of my starting and ending times with each chunk I read of a book…

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