I’m just going to come out and say it: It’s peak reading season, y’all. Winter was made for cozy blankets and book piles and a crackling fire, if you can swing it. And you know what else cozy winter reading season means:
We’re back with another round of the #24in48 readathon on
📚 January 26-27, 2019 📚
Navigate to: ❓How does it work? 🆕New this year 📝Sign-up details
This past July, we welcomed 1,912 readers, and we’re looking forward to having each and every one of you back for an excellent weekend of reading.
We’re also counting on you to spread the word, and bring your friends! The best part of this event is the community you’ve helped us build; As the years have gone by, we’ve seen you form reading teams, seen groups of you go away for the weekend for uninterrupted friend and reading time, and watched libraries and indie bookstores host events and recommend books.
It gives us ALL THE FEELS, and every time around it keeps getting better thanks to you.
How does it work?
If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am (official timezone is EST) on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period.
You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between. You can pause as much as you need, enjoy regularly scheduled weekend activities, nap, stop for dance breaks with your kids or pets or neighbors. Whatever works for you.
And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure.
Have more questions? There’s an FAQ page for that. Also, just as we did in July, we’re still accepting donations to help us send more prizes out to international winners through the PayPal donate button on the sidebar (or you can go here; every dollar helps). And if you’d like to donate prizes directly, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New this year
For those joining us again: Y’all. Have we got some exciting things to share.
FIRSTLY: We’ve spent the past few months brainstorming, and the past few weeks working with a designer, and one result of that is…OUR SHINY NEW LOGO. Isn’t. It. The. Best?!?!? And…we’re not done yet.
SECONDLY: In the coming days, keep an eye on this space and our social platforms for a 24in48 merch announcement to fill your burning desire for more bookish gear (which we know exists because, hey, we feel it too).
We’re working feverishly to get it all up and running in sufficient time for you to outfit yourselves before the January ‘thon, and don’t worry—we won’t let you miss the announcement. The fanfare will last…for days.
There’s even MORE to come than this, and we’re so incredibly excited to get some other additions / surveys / initiatives off the ground. Stay tuned…and get excited.
Ready to join? Fill out the form below (or if you’re having trouble, click through here) and feel free to list any and all of the places you’ll be hanging out online during the ‘thon. After you sign up, check out who else is participating. If your entry doesn’t immediately pop in to the spreadsheet, give it a few minutes to populate. (It’s also worth noting that mobile phones can make things difficult, so if the form doesn’t work on your phone, try a computer!)
And you can follow the readathon in all the normal places. We’re on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Litsy (@24in48) and you can use the official hashtag #24in48 everywhere to keep up with your fellow readathon-ers.
See you soon!
15 thoughts on “January 2019 #24in48 Sign-Ups are Open!”
Woohoo! Can’t wait!
Can’t wait 😊
Just signed up! Cannot wait!
Oh and I LOVE the new logo!
New logo looks really awesome! Excited for this months 24in48! Thanks for the reminder email!
Of all the times for this to be happening, it’s got to be the weekend where I move back into my dorm room >< definitely still (trying to) participating though!!
Bummer! But audiobooks definitely count if you can listen while you’re moving!
Hi! I have a question. I would love to participate but you said official time zone is EST. I live in France… which means I am 6 hours ahead of you guys. This is a bummer as I would like to get some of my reading done after midnight on Friday (going on Saturday), but the official time zone means I have to wait until 6AM. And it also means that for it to count, I’ll have to read after midnight on Sunday going on Monday. But I’m too close to 30 to be able to do that. 🙂 Can I do the challenge in my own time zone?
You can always do it in your own timezone. You don’t have to follow the official clock (for exactly these reasons). Just be aware that the official clock is how we determine prizes so make sure you’re checking in for prize drawings, etc. and calculating your entries appropriately.
Thank you for your quick reply, you’re so nice! I can’t wait for the challenge 🙂
What a great idea, I’ll try this and share the sign up details over on twitter for you.
Signing up last minute again (at least my impulsivity is consistently on brand)! Last time I did 17 hours and 32 minutes, let’s see if I can beat it!
I forgot to sign up but I participated. Can I add my name to the list still?
I just like the helpful information you provide
on your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and test again here frequently.
I am relatively sure I’ll be told lots of new stuff proper
right here! Best of luck for the following!
It says that the form doesn’t accept new responses. Is the registration closed?