Hour 6: Reading Nostalgia

Good morning, beautiful readers! If you’re following the official timeclock, it’s 6AM and we here at readathon HQ are in varying stages of sleep and awake, stumbling to the coffee pot and extricating ourselves from snoring dog piles.

Pro Tip to get things going: drink something hot (tea, coffee, you do you), pace yourself, and pick something quick and engrossing to kick off your reading. It’s important to start with a quick read that will make you feel accomplished out of the gate! Trust us.

While we have you, though, it’s TIME FOR OUR FIRST CHALLENGE. We’re coming at you with all new challenges this year, and we couldn’t be more excited! First up: time for some nostalgia.

What’s the oldest children’s book you have, or a book you’ve held onto since your childhood? Share it with us!

Every reader I’ve met has strong childhood memories of devouring every book they could get their hands on, but there are some that stick out among the sea of books. I’ve got a battered copy of The Phantom Tollbooth and The Westing Game on my shelf that I’ll never be able to part with.

Drop your email address and answer into the form at the bottom of this post to enter; you have until Hour 12 to submit your entry! Don’t forget to check the prize page after the challenge closes to see if you won! (ALSO you can still enter the Intro Survey challenge from Hour Zero and check Hour 3 to see if you won a prize.)

9 thoughts on “Hour 6: Reading Nostalgia

  1. I couldn’t access form through smartphone or tablet, had to logon to my laptop and even then seeing the security pictures was really difficult. It said it went through, but I’m still waiting for email confirmation.

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  2. callemarie says:

    I’m so bad because I went through a stage when I was…. in high school? Perhaps where I got rid of all my books. I ended up moving states with my family my junior year so it could have been that too. So all the books i accumulated when I was like elementary and middle school Are gone. My favorite books I treasured though were my rohld Dahl books and my baby sitters litter sisters club books. However when I moved my best friend from
    High school
    Bought me a couple of books and wrote in them and those books I have kept which is going on 15 years— those are A Seperate Peace and Bergdorf Blondes


  3. Laura Cerone says:

    I’ve held on to The Ghost Next Door by Wylly Folk St. John since I first read it as a child. And I’ve been able to find other copies of it, so I can share this story with my nieces & nephews – they love it, too


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