Hour 48: Finish Line

Guys! You did it! You made it a whole 48 hours. Did you hit your goals? (It’s okay if you didn’t!) Did you eat delicious things and get lots of snuggly reading time in? Your hosts had a great time with each and every one of you, whether you were checking in on the reg or not. And there were A LOT of you. Our previous record for readathon participants was 1,400; this weekend, we welcomed 1,850 of your gorgeous faces to #24in48 with us and all three of us are totally overwhelmed by the love. We had lots of first timers and its so great to see this little thing growing.

OKAY, I’m going to stop being sentimental and get to the business of closing this place up. First of all, we have winners to announce from Hour 42’s Challenge:


Bry Boyd

Felkins (kab-89)

Dan Riley

Natasha Barnes

Jeni Smith

Valeria Gerasimova

Tina Porubsky

Qina Liu

Cynthia Desgagné

If you won here (or during any of the previous door prizes or challenges), go to the Prize Page and pick out your top three choices.

Secondly, we’ll be back for another round of 24in48 on….::insert drum roll::…

July 21-22, 2018

Put it on your calendars, request the time off work now, and get your TBRs ready.

Next, we’d love to know how the readathon went for you. There were some changes this time and a lot of you were newbies, so tell us in the closing survey how this round went and if there’s anything you’d like to see change.

Lastly, if you hit 24 hours, you’re eligible to win one of four prize packs, generously donated by our great sponsors. Fill out the form below to provide proof of your full 24 hours read BEFORE midnight ET on Tuesday, January 30th. We’ll announce the winners of those packs next week.

As always, friends, it’s been a wonderful weekend and from all three of your hosts, thank you for joining us and we hope to see you back here in July.

12 thoughts on “Hour 48: Finish Line

  1. This was so much fun. I was a newby so I didn’t know how to link up to everything. I don’t have a Twitter account only Facebook so feel like I missed out a bit on the communication. But still had fun.


  2. Jennifer M-S says:

    Zomgosh I didn’t know we could comment here too, I am such a dork. Thanks bunches! I can’t wait for July! But I need to train my eyes up for it!


  3. This was my second time doing the readathon and I managed my time much better – prepped well beforehand, and did all the challenges for the first time! I got in my 24 hours before midnight. 3 books completed and 2 halves, for about 800 pages, + 5 chapters of an audiobook. You guys are the best.


  4. Jenny Smith says:

    I really enjoyed the readathon, but I was unsure what I was supposed to be doing to show I actually read during the weekend. I didn’t really feel like I knew what was going on with the surveys and updates; was I required to fill out the surveys during readathon? It was great but super confusing here and there, but I’ a newbie.


  5. Jenny says:

    Actually, I was a little confused, too, about how to show evidence of time read. I knew 24 hours wouldn’t happen for me on my first try but had My goal been 24, I’m not sure what was needed as proof… beyond the screenshots from my stopwatch app that I took in case I hit a wrong button and clearednitnat some point.


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