We’re a short three hours into this thing and if you’re just discovering that readathon exists (um, HELLO, where have you been?), you might be wondering if it’s too late to sign up. The answer is definitely not, no way, it’s definitely not too late. In fact you can sign up and start reading pretty much all weekend and you’ll be eligible for prizes and goodies and why would you want to miss out on that? (Hint: you wouldn’t.) Sign up HERE.
Most of your U.S.-based readers are probably asleep but if you’re global (like me!), what are you starting your readathon with? What’s your readathon strategy? Personally, I like to start with a brand new book and preferably something that’s either super short or super fast so I get at least one book done quickly and I get to feel like I’ve had a productive readathon. Speaking of finishing books, don’t forget that we’re asking you to tell us what books you’re reading all weekend and where you’re reading from. We’ll be updating our shiny new Goodreads profile with all your books this weekend if you want to track what your fellow readathon-ers’ are reading.
We’ll have your first challenge up in 3 hours at Hour 6, but if you haven’t yet done the intro survey, don’t forget to head over to the Hour Zero post and fill that out.
But I wouldn’t leave you without at least a few door prize winners to kick things off right.
Michael C. Steffens
If you won, go make your pick on the prize page, and if you didn’t, stay tuned all weekend for more winners. We’ll be drawing random names all readathon and hosting challenges so you’ll have lots of chances to win.
Okay, I think that’s it. I’ll be popping in on all the social media and bouncing up and down, waiting for Kristen and Kerry to wake up and get our readathon squee on together.
(We are not collectively that coordinated, I promise.)
7 thoughts on “Hour 3: Never Too Late”
I’m reading Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh. I plan on finishing up my NetGalley reads as much as I can
LikeLiked by 1 person
Wheee! I made the mistake of starting with a huge dense book. I’m switching to something lighter and shorter tonight so I get a feeling of progress!
I’m starting my first hour on the west coast reading Bear Meets Girl
I usually stat with a short novel as well, to be able to finish at least one book. But non of the books I wanted for my stack were short. Luckily I was reading 3 books simultaneously and all three almost finished. So I’m finishing those first, before starting on a new book. They don’t all fit the diversity theme, but at least they are all by female authors even if 2 are Caucasian and western.
I just woke up so Hour 1 is about to start for me! I’m going to try Michiko Kakutani’s The Death of Truth first, then maybe switch to Vivien Chien’s Death By Dumpling.
Starting Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Parker. This has been on my Goodreads to read list for ever! I am in the middle of Under the Tuscan Sun, (read it before) it is Relaxing and slows your mind down!
Im listening to an audiobook right now, but plan to start the reading by finishing a book I’m 75% into, Dark Place by Gillian Flynn