HOUR 3: Hello, Hello, Hello

Well hello, readers! We’re three hours into the first 24in48 of 2019, and we are SO. EXCITED.

Characters from Brooklyn 99 in a car talking excitedly with the caption "Best weekend ever!"

If you’re just popping in for the first time, a few bits of housekeeping for you.

First, it’s not too late to officially sign up if you haven’t already! You must be signed up to be eligible to win door prizes, challenge prizes, or 24-hour prize packs. (If you’re not sure if you’ve already signed up, check the list of participants here and search for your name.)

Second, assuming you’re already signed up, don’t forget to enter fill out the intro survey for a chance to tell us (and other readers!) more about yourself and your 24in48 reading plans. We’ll draw prize winners from the intro survey in Hour 24.

If this is your first 24in48, we hope you’ll settle in for an amazing weekend of reading and connecting with other readers around the world. Feel free to send us any questions on Twitter, Instagram or via email, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. You can also check out the FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

We’ll let you get to the reading now, but first, door prize winners!

Jennifer Allen

Riley Pittman

Alex Massengale

Sarah W. (@wordwaller)

Kai Charles

Holly Witt

Crystal Vause

Mike McAdam

Faith Ramage

Jennifer Sutcliffe

If you won a door prize, head over to the prize page to pick your prize. If you didn’t win this time around, keep checking back here for door and challenge prize winners throughout the weekend!

And now, BOOKS. (Or more sleep, depending on where you are. But then, BOOKS.)

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying to log every book read this weekend! Track your books as you finish them here, and follow along on Goodreads!

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Hour 45: Even Doctor Who Believes In You

Honestly, I’m going to let the good ol’ Doctor do the talking here…

Matt Smith as Doctor Who smiles and raises his arms and starts to speak. The caption reads, "Well, you are doing great!"Matt Smith as Doctor Who holds his fingers up closely together in front of his face and speaks. The caption reads, "You are this close to the finish line."Matt Smith as Doctor Who looks directly at the camera and speaks. The caption says, "So don't give up now!"Matt Smith as Doctor Who raises his arms above his head and appears to be shouting. The caption says, "You can do it!"Matt Smith as Doctor Who points directly at the camera and speaks. The caption says, "And you will be brilliant."

We have just THREE hours left in this round of 24in48, and we’re all here cheering each and every one of you in to the finish line. We can’t wait to hear all about the books you read, the new connections you made, the books you’ve added to your TBRs… we’re overflowing with bookish love, and ready to ride out these last few hours in STYLE.*

But first, more door prize winners!

Alison Huston

Andi @ Estella’s Revenge

MarthaBookDragon

Candi Colby

TheBooktarian

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Renee Smith

Julianne @ Outlandish Lit

And don’t forget there’s still time to enter the last challenge of the weekend, Hour 42: Your Actual Bookendswhich will be open until Hour 48 of this thing!

*Ok, let’s face it, “STYLE” for your co-hosts right now = pajamas, pillow forts, and stacks of books. And proud of it.

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!

Hour 39: Keep On Keeping On!

Chescaleigh stands in front of a teal background and speaks directly to the camera. The caption says "YOU ARE AMAZING."

We have nine hours left to go in this amazing weekend of readerly love, and I’m here to make sure you keep on keeping on! I (Kerry) for one tend to get a little run down round about this time every readathon, but that’s ok! Some snacks, a quick walk break, a new book — it’s all about finding new ways to keep energized. What are you all reading right now? What’s keeping you going? Share your tips and advice, and be sure to keep tagging your posts with the #24in48 hashtag so we keep seeing them!

Leslie Knope fake boxes with headphones in while talking to herself. The caption read, "Do it. Fierce. Power."Ok, on to our next round of door prize winners (and don’t forget to check the past posts to see if you’ve won!)…

Sarah Says Read
laura j
Alicia @askiddo
Julie E @HufflepuffGirl90
Memory
Taaya
Brandi Thomas
Kaleena

It’s not too late to enter the Hour 36: Childhood Reads challenge, either. What are you waiting for?

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!

Hour 33: You Are Doing a Great Job

Oprah speaking, with the caption "I want you to win."

Those of you who know me on social media (or in real life!) know that I (Kerry) run a lot. One of the tricks I learned to keep myself going on distance runs is the power of a simple, positive mantra. Most commonly, it is: You are doing a great job. Simple, right? But powerful. So I’m here to remind you of it now:

You are doing a great job!

Carving out time to read all weekend is no easy task for many of us; it means setting aside any number of other things to prioritize, as much as possible, books, reading, and the reading community. And that is incredible, whether you read for one hour or all twenty four here.

So three cheers for that, each and every one of you. We’ve got 15 hours left to go in this thing, and I know you’re all crushing it.

Mindy Kaling pumps her fist in the air like a cheer.

Don’t forget to enter the Hour 30 Under-the-Radar challenge! And before you go, another set of door prize winners…

LORI J EYRE
Brenda @Brenda_FPacheco
Susy
Ericka Seidemann
Kristin MB
Amy Massengill
Leah Lobley
Ashleigh Siddle

(If you’ve won a prize here or on another post, hop over to the Prize Page to claim your goodies!)

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!

 

Hour 27: Who’s Awake?

A tan and white puppy sleeps, and his nose twitches a little.

(it me ^)

On the official readathon clock, it’s 3am (so you can bet your bottom dollar that this post was pre-written and scheduled because yours truly (that’s Kerry, for those keeping track)) is fast asleep right now. But don’t worry, I didn’t head off to bed without first picking some door prize winners…

Ashley Manning-O’Dell

Wendy Mann (lassinthelibrary)

Charlene Cunningham

Alise Freidenfelde

Angélica Gates

Jen LaBruzza

Vanessa Santos

Liberty Hardy

For those on different time zones (or some really hardcore East-Coasters who are still awake at 3am), how are things going? Are you powering through? You’re past the halfway point and doing a great job! Don’t forget to stretch, move around, rest your eyes a bit. And if you’re stuck in your current read and just not digging it, we highly recommend setting it aside and trying something else! This marathon reading is no joke, and we want you to take care of yourselves and have a good time.
An animated chef holding an animated rat (from the movie Ratatouille) raises and lowers his fist down, with the caption "So let's do this thing!"
(Psssst, while you’re here, don’t forget to look back through the previous hour’s posts to see if you won a prize, and if you did, be sure to claim it at the Prize Page!)

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!

Hour 21: We Are Doing the Thing

We are almost at the halfway point, and you all are DOING THE THING, and doing a great job of it. Kerry here with a quick check-in to remind you guys about challenges, pick some new door prize winners, and drop in the obligatory motivational gifs:

Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn 99 shrugs, with a caption that reads "Let's give the people what they want."Meryl Streep stands in an audience at an award show and points to the stage; the caption reads YES.Dame Maggie Smith applauds and smiles, dressed as Professor McGonagall from Harry PotterThe cast of Brooklyn 99 cheers with arms up in the arm and big smiles.Ok, now that we’ve gotten that gif-a-licious cheerfest out of the way, on to this hour’s door prize winners!

Alice @ Reading Rambo

Nina Nesseth

Jessica Peterson

Katie H

Kimberly Theriault

Kathy Trithardt

Aimee Zorich

Stephanie Carder

While you’re here, don’t forget to complete the Hour 18 challenge. And scroll back through the previous posts to see if you won a door prize; we have several winners whose prizes are still unclaimed. (Which reminds me to remind you: If you’ve won a challenge or door prize, don’t forget to hit the Prize Page and claim your prize!)

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!

Hour 15: Give Me All the Snacks

FIFTEEN HOURS! We’re rolling! We’re going strong! We’re thinking about… snacks. And puppies, because we all love puppies. And books! And how much fun we’re having, and how much we love you all.

a dog with a stack of cheez-its on his snout

A golden retriever patiently allowing a human to stack cheez-its on his snoot

How are things going for you? Have you taken a break yet? (We highly recommend it; go for a walk, take a quick nap, do whatever you need to do to recharge and power through the next few hours.) Finished any excellent books you want the world to know about? Tell us! Tag your posts with #24in48 so we can be sure to see them, and let us know how things are going.

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Hour 12 ChallengeAnd here is the most recent round of door prize winners!

Rachelle @ Fortified By Books

Leah Crow

Margaret Kelly Pearson

Wendy Bensley

Abantika Bose

Tracey Lafayette

Myndi @ Mad Book Love

Anita Reads

Don’t forget to hop over to the prize page to claim your swag, and stay tuned for more challenges and door prize winners to come!

Reminder: This 24in48, we’re trying something new to get a geographic snapshot of all participants and log every book read over the weekend! Let us know where you’re reading from here, and track your books as you finish them here!