Hour 30: Love is Love

Good morning, fine people! It’s 6am by my watch and we’ve got a WHOLE ‘NOTHER DAY OF READING IN FRONT OF US! ISN’T IT EXCITING??

I’m super pumped (especially since Sunday is usually the day I actually get to read things). It’s a much more chill day, as readers either buckle down to try to hit 24 hours or realize they’ll probably fall short and decide to just read for the sake of reading. Whichever you are, just know that I’m super proud of you and there is no failure in spending the whole weekend reading. So keep going, turn those pages, and keep cheering each other on.

For this hour’s challenge, you’re going to help me with a little bit of activism. Take a picture of your very best rainbow book stack, and comment below with a link to your photo. For every photo, I will personally donate $1 to the Human Rights Campaign, in support of its mission of advocating for LGBTQ equality.

Just in case you need a reminder, a rainbow’s color order is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Here’s my rainbow book stack:


I’ll pick a winner for this challenge at Hour 36!

Three more prize winners:

Kayla Branson

Ann (@AnnieReads at Litsy)

Juliana Partin

Now show me your best rainbows!

Hour 27: In the Wee Small Hours

Yawn. It’s 3am and, let’s be real, I’m probably asleep (I told you guys it was just me back here). But I’m here digitally to announce four more door prize winners:

Katie (whatkatiereads on Instagram)

Sara Birmingham

Rebecca Renfrow

Jenna @ JMill Wanders

Back to bed I go, until the next challenge is announced at Hour 30.

Hour 24: Oh We’re Halfway There…

Listen, I’M not punchy, YOU’RE PUNCHY.

No, but really, how’s everyone doing? It’s the halfway mark on this ‘thon, and you guys have been reading like whoa. I’m so super impressed with the number of books you’ve been putting away. I’m trying to keep up, but there’s legit so many of you, but only one of me (I swear, it’s just one person back here). How about some prizes to make up for it?

The winners of Hour Zero’s Intro Survey prize are:

Katie Hardin

Katja Nielsen


And the winner of Hour 18’s Spine Poetry challenge is:


If you’re still up (or you’re on the other side of the world), let me know how it’s going for you? What’s the best book you’ve read so far? The worst? Any that you’re still looking forward to? Have you slept at all? And most importantly, what’s the best snack/food you’ve had?


Hour 21: Get Comfortable

I don’t know about you guys, but its cold, snowy, windy, and generally miserable outside. Which, for me, makes perfect reading weather. I’ve got my fuzzy slippers, cozy blanket, and fluffy reading partners plus a whole stack of books to keep me company. What’s the weather like where you are? Are you enjoying the sun or is the winter keeping you inside too?

Know what makes gross winter weather slightly better? Prizes! Three more winners to announce:

Erin Hernandez

Amy C (@amyecolman on Twitter)


We’re closing in the halfway point. You can do it!

Hour 18: Rhythm and Rhymes

We’re close to halfway on the official clock and I’ve been absolutely heart eyes emoji about the community online today. While many of you are marching (I wish I could be with you), lots of you are reading and talking and cheering each other on and I am here for it. Keep going, guys, you’re doing great!

I’ve seen lots of great readathon TBR stacks in my feeds, and now I want to see another kind of photo. We’ve already done shelfies, but this time I want to see your best spine poetry. Construct your best poem from book titles on your shelves, take a photo, and post a link to that photo and the resulting poem in a comment below. (Add punctuation as you see fit.) Here’s mine:

Hold still
Pretty is another day in the death of America
Half wild monstress, I see you.

Give me your best stanza and I’ll pick a prize winner for this challenge at Hour 24 at midnight ET tonight.

We’ve got another prize winner to announce, from Hour Twelve’s feminist challenge.


And four more door prize winners too!

Kayci G (@theruralreader on Twitter)

Maggie Stewart

Shana (@sfox414 on Litsy)

Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

Congrats, winners, and don’t forget to head to the Prizes page to pick your winnings!

Hour Fifteen: Stick to the Plan

What’s your reading strategy for this weekend? Are you reading comics? Novellas? Short books? A series? Or one long doorstopper? I’m personally taking bites out of a few different books I’m in a middle of, plus an audiobook or two.  Are you reading on a theme? From a set TBR? Or just whatever strikes your fancy? Need some inspiration? Check out this post I put up earlier this week.

Let’s give some books away, okay? Our next three door prize winners are:

Audra (Unabridged Chick)


Ashley Rae

Have you checked in on social media with the hashtag #24in48? Don’t forget to cheer on your fellow readathoners this weekend.

And don’t forget to check the previous check-in posts from Hours Three, Six, Nine, and Twelve to see if you won a prize.

Hour Twelve: Smash the Patriarchy

Thousands and thousand of women are marching in Washington, DC and across the country in local marches to protest our new administration. Women from all over are banding together to promote intersectional feminist ideals and demonstrate that together, we are stronger, and we’ve got no time for their ish. I wish I could be out there marching with all the badass ladies, but instead, I’ll be celebrating my favorite activists and feminists with some patriarchy-smashing reads. Your Hour Twelve challenge is this: in the comments, tell me either who you’d like to be marching with today or what feminist books you’re reading in solidarity? 

I personally would love to stand arm-in-arm with Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, Michelle Obama, and Beyonce (anyone that stands in front of a giant “Feminist” sign is an activist in my book). And I’ve got We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Here We Are by Kelly Jensen (you can win this one!), the Mockingbird: Vol. 1 comic by Chelsea Cain, and Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay on my feminist TBR stack.

I’ll pick a winner at Hour 18. And don’t forget you can still enter the Hour Zero: Intro Survey challenge until midnight ET tonight!

For now, how about a winner for our Shelfie challenge from Hour Six?

Emily DeCato

Excellent shelfie work, everyone. Not a bad looking reader among you.

And of course, we’re drawing four more door prize winners:

Rebekah (on Litsy @BekahB)

Carmen (on Litsy @Books.Bottles.and.Babies)

Jessi Newell

Gaby Oliva

See you back here in three hours! Happy reading (and marching)!