TWELVE HOURS! We’re halfway through day one. How are things going? How are you feeling? How are the books?
For those of us on East Coast time, we’re just hitting lunchtime; for readers across the US, some are even just waking up; some of our international readers have almost a full day of reading behind them already. Regardless, remember to pace yourselves, stay hydrated, move your body in ways that feel good to you (a walk? a stretch? a yoga? a workout?).
I (Kerry) always hit the 12-hour mark somewhere between “OhMyGosh I’m so behind” and “full of hope for the rest of the weekend’s reading.” Since having a kiddo, however, I’ve adjusted my expectations for any ‘thon event and learned (mostly) to just be grateful for any span of uninterrupted reading time, rare as it is with a tiny toddler at home with no outside childcare (thanks, pandemic!).
I share this only to say: I see you. We see you! Take the pressure off. Have fun. Meet other readers. Read good books. That’s what this weekend is all about: 24 hours is just the icing on (some participants’) cake.
While you’re here, don’t forget:
- Follow us on social media for more updates. We’re most active Instagram and Twitter throughout the weekend, though we do try to keep our Facebook page updated as well.
- Log what you’ve read.to be part of the data set for your data-loving hosts to share back with you all!
- Cheer on others! Search the hashtag #24in48, #24in48Readathon, and #24in48GroupRead to see what others are up to, and cheer them on! (Side note on hashtags: For accessibility purposes, we ask participants to please remember to use capitalization in the hashtags.)
- Group Reads are happening all weekend long! If you’re joining one of the (entirely optional!) group reads, hop in on the discussion. You can do so here: