Hour Zero: Welcome to #24in48, the July ’17 Edition

Wheeee! It’s time!! Let’s do this thing!

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of #24in48! Right now, it’s midnight ET on the official readathon clock, but we’re kicking things off with a bang. 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 notes as we get started:

  • Lots of helpful information on tracking your time and other tips for readathon success can be found here. You’ll want those tips, I promise.
  • Speaking of tracking, if you’re planning on reading a full 24 hours (or even just trying to get close), make sure you track your time. You can do this a number of ways but the preferred method is with a stopwatch on your phone or computer or the Bookout app for iOS devices. If you finish 24 hours of reading, you’ll be eligible to win one of four prize packs, including one just for non-US participants.
  • There is ZERO pressure to read for a full 24 hours. Seriously, guys. This is the fifth year I’ve been doing this thing, and I say every time, this is supposed to be fun and low pressure. The goal is to set aside some serious time to read with other like-minded readers.
  • Take a break, get some sleep, eat well. This is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Make sure that your sign-up entry is correct (including email and social media/blog URL). If you’re not active on that social platform during the ‘thon, you won’t be able to win any of the amazing prizes we’re giving away. By URL I mean, don’t just type “Twitter” or “Facebook.” I need to be able to find you, so list your username or the URL of your feed (i.e. http://twitter.com/24in48readathon). If you need to update your entry, you can do so by going through the link you received in your confirmation email. If you didn’t get an email and need to update your entry, email me ASAP at 24in48readathonofficial@gmail.com.
  • If your name is announced as either a door prize winner or a challenge winner, go over to the Prize page and fill out the form. If you don’t check in there, you’ll miss your shot to win.
  • Follow the conversation (which honestly is my favorite part of the ‘thon) on social media. I’ll be posting from @24in48readathon on Twitter, on the official Facebook page, and @24in48 on Instagram and Litsy. You can – and should – use the official hashtag #24in48 everywhere as well.
  • We’ll be posting here every three hours with challenges and door prize giveaways, so check in early and often.

Let’s start off with an intro survey so we can all get to know each other. Post your answers (or a link to your answers) in a comment below:

  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.

Four people who complete the survey will win their choice of prize. You have until the midway point, Hour 24 at midnight ET tonight, to enter.

Happy reading, ‘thoners!

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449 thoughts on “Hour Zero: Welcome to #24in48, the July ’17 Edition

  1. Alexandra says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Aberdeen, Scotland :).

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

    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    My friend recommended it to me.

    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I’m just excited to catch up on my reading, starting with American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    Tell us something about yourself.
    I volunteer at my local Oxfam bookshop

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter @avuniverse22

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  2. 1. Reading from California, USA!
    2. This is my first readathon ever. I’m not sure if I’ll make it to the full 24, but I’ve been having a blast so far.
    3. Litsy
    4. Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
    5. I’m a college student, fencer, and writer and I’m just happy it’s summer so I have actual time to read for fun.

    You can find me on Litsy @nanoauthor

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  3. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Rochester, NY
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Booklikes
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Casanova’s Secret Wife
    Tell us something about yourself. I love gardening as well, and I currently have a ton of raspberries
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Stephaniesbookreviews.weebly.com

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  4. 1. Indiana! Both Bloomington and Indy!
    2. I have not participated in this particular 24 in 48 style readathon. I’m jazzed!
    3. I’m a member of the Shadow Lounge Readathon group on Facebook, and someone posted about this Readathon. Exciting!
    4. I’m most of the way through The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova’s book that just came out in April. It’s incredibly riveting thusfar, and I can’t wait to finish it.
    5. I’m a recent MLS graduate and trying to get a job at a public library. I have three kitties and a puppy who might make appearances in my pictures posts this weekend.
    6. My handle on Insta and Twitter is @paigesquared !

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  5. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Italy! 😀
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Yes, once ♡ it was awesome
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? I’ve just bought a fantasy book of the pathfinder tales and I can’t wait to read it!
    Tell us something about yourself. My name’s Cristina, I have a sister and three cats. I’ve gotten my degree just two weeks ago and now I’m trying to decide what to do next. It’s not easy XD
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend: on instagram at came_g

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  6. shanebeth says:

    1. I’m in Tennessee.
    2. This is my second one!
    3. I learned of it through Litsy.
    4. I can’t wait to finish Final Girls!
    5. I’m a teacher.
    6. I’m on Litsy: @shanebeth

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  7. pipernicole8 says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Maryland, USA 🙂
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No I havnt! I’m so excited to be doing this for the first time!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I heard about it on another blog but I don’t remember which blog.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Note to Self by Connor Franta
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I love to go to concerts and see my favorite artists live!
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    http://www.piperreads.wordpress.com

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  8. Pogue says:

    https://mereadworld.wordpress.com/

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Western United States
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope and it has been slow to start today.
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? Dewey
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Sex and Rockets the Occult world of Jack Parsons
    Tell us something about yourself. I hate summer
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Twitter @SRGGF, and my blog
    Got a very slow start today on reading, I woke up in a bad mood. Then had to do hours of running around. It looks like I am going to be reading late into the night to catch up. Coffee is going to be my friend.

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  9. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Boston-area.
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    no!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    it’s my first readathon. I found it on instagram yesterday.
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    kinda winging it. I have a ton of TBR.
    Tell us something about yourself.
    i’m a longtime music critic. getting old for the scene though. my birthday is in two weeks and I’m dreading it. that much closer to 50. eek. I have a masters in journalism. looking for FT work. volunteer at an animal shelter.

    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.

    https://www.instagram.com/msamysteele/

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  10. 1. Hey y’all, Syd from Paris, Texas
    2. First #24in48 but not a newbie to readathons
    3. Heard about it on Litsy of course!
    4. Excited to read My Favorite Thing is Monsters!
    5. @sydsavvy on Litsy, Instagram and Twitter — my college age daughter, in for a tiny bit before going back to school, wanted me to hang with her at the pool today so I totally failed on my first reading day. Only about 6 hours so far, but I regret nothing!

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  11. Chelle says:

    1. Binghamton NY
    2. Yes once before
    3. On Litsy of course!
    4. Starting Game of Thrones
    5. I’m not much for knick knacks, but I collect old vintage cameras.
    6. Here on Litsy and on IG as Chelle Rydz
    #24in48

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  12. 1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Vancouver, Canada

    2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes, in January.

    3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    I think it was in the Dewey’s Readathon Facebook group!

    4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    I think Women Who Run With the Wolves will take up my whole weekend, but I wouldn’t mind starting Career Of Evil.

    5. Tell us something about yourself.
    I have one bookish tattoo.

    6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    I’m on Twitter and Snapchat as @vinylcut. Will probably only post once on Instagram tonight also under @vinylcut.

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  13. californiarose1 says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    Sunny California
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    No
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    Someone posted on IG or Litsy a picture of their bookstack
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    Illuminae because I’ve been meaning to finish it for ages, plus I want to begin American Gods finally
    Tell us something about yourself.
    Love sugar and YA especially fantasy
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    IG: @sdrosereads or Litsy: @sdrosereads

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  14. Tara Colaruotolo says:

    Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Upstate New York
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No this is my first time !
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? My friend on Instagram
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Our Dark Duet and The Secret Life Of Bees
    Tell us something about yourself. I have two pugs named Zucchini and Pixie Dust
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend. For Twitter @ravennessreads and Instagram @ravenness

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  15. 1. Reading from someone else’s house in Denton TX!
    2. First time trying this challenge.
    3. My writing group friend @_coffeesnob_ told us about it.
    4. Most excited about my reread of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle series.
    5. Fun fact about me: I have a tendency to overthink things and procrastinate (as evidenced by my literally taking until the eleventh hour to comment here….)
    6. You can find me on instagram as @kayqy or occasionally on twitter as @kayquimi

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  16. 1) Reading from Riyadh
    2) First time participating in any readathon!
    3) From bloggers and booktube.
    4) A Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson and Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich.
    5) I buy insane amount of books and then cry cause I’ve no control.
    6) On Twitter @RamblesAndBooks

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  17. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
    The US! Illinois, my couch, bed, etc. 🙂
    Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
    Yes- only once!
    Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
    N/A
    What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
    When Dimple Met Rishi- which I just finished today!
    Tell us something about yourself.
    I just had spinal fusion surgery and I’ve got so much time to read! 😂
    Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
    Twitter- @bookwormgirls88

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