Readers, we miss you.
Your hosts have been busy busy busy with many non-bookish things of late: a baby, job shifts (of both the good and bad varieties), family demands, the rigors of day-to-day living in the current news cycles, international travel. It’s been a lot. And it’s why we decided to pause our beloved 24in48 readathon this winter, skipping the regularly planned January edition while we figure out what the future of this corner of the bookternet might look like (more to come on that; thanks for your patience!).
I mean. Can you even? One of us MADE THAT.
But in the meantime … we miss you. And as more and more countries are implementing social distancing recommendations (if not actual quarantines), we decided it was time to find comfort in books and the community that loves them.
Which brings us to the Social Distancing Readathon.
Wash your hands.
March 21 & 22.
It’s that simple. No prizes. No hourly challenges. No requirements. Just a chance to reconnect with this amazing bookish community (online! no hand sanitizer required!), read some good books, and talk about them with other readers.
This spontaneous Social Distancing Readathon will take place next weekend, (officially) starting 12 a.m. EST on March 21st. You know the drill by now; adjust your timezone as desired, and read with us on Saturday (21st) and Sunday (22nd) from wherever you are in the world.
So, who’s in? Sign up here. Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter, and we’ll use the hashtag #StayHome24in48 all weekend.
Plan on reading—with us—a whole lot.
We’ll see you on the internet, where digital hugs have no virus transmission risk.
16 thoughts on “#24in48: The Social Distancing Edition”
This is perfect timing-I’m on spring break!!! I am also so happy to hear from you both and that baby. Wow. So cute!!!
i want to join!
I needed that sweet face. And this readathon. Thanks for whipping it up — I’m *craving* this.
It’s great that there will still be a 24in48 in someway. I hoped there would be, and will continue to be. I know you will see that you don’t need all the organizational efforts of prizes and challenges to get the community to read together. Those were never what was important to me on those weekends, it was just the reading, and knowing that we’re all reading together! That said, I won’t be able to join much next weekend, in fact, my best reading buddies and I have already planned a small informal 24in48 this weekend (breaking all the social distancing rules and getting together despite all the corona drama). But I’m really happy that you decided to do this and hope that maybe this can still be a twice yearly thing, just without all the pressure of prices and challenges, going back to the essentials: books books books and the reading community!
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Thank you for this. This is just what I need right now.
Perfect timing as I’m currently staying home and self isolating for 2 weeks! Can’t wait!
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Yes! I was planning my own little readathon but I’d much rather join this with everyone! Can’t wait!
Yes please and thank you!! Can’t wait to be antisocial with you all! 🙂
Signed up! For the first time officially… A friend of mine did a lighter version of this over on Goodreads in January. It was fun!
Perfect timing; I’m in!
You all rock and this is EXACTLY what we need right now. Love to all of you and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for doing this! I agree – we in the bookish community really need to support each other right now.
Perfect timing and sounds fun. Wishing all the best during this difficult time.
A very good idea. I will definitely be joining in.
I am so excited and participating for the first time . Thank you 😊
I’m in! Congrats on the little one! ❤