Hour 9: Rise and Shine and Read!

Teal background with 24in48 logo reads "Hour 9: Check-In: Rise and Shine and Read".

Your two EST co-hosts (Kerry and Kristen) are waking up, coffee-ing, and getting ready to really dive in to this weekend we love so much (meanwhile, co-host Rachel is wrapping up the end of her day on the other side of the world like so many of you, and now that we’re awake in the US, she’ll get a bit of a hosting break so she can actually, you know, read a book).

Sir Patrick Stewart reclines in a bed with a book in hand. The caption reads, "All I require is to sit in the sun and read my book. Alone."

For those just waking up and getting started, what are you reading first? What are you eating first? What are you most excited about?

For those who’ve been up for hours and have already finished more books than those of us sleepyheads have even considered, what did you read and love? What were your best meals and snacks? What are you most excited about?

Don’t forget that we’re going live on Instagram in just ONE HOUR at 10am EST! Come hang out with Kristen (aka watch her have no clue what she’s doing), and most likely a dog or two.

This hour’s post – which includes our first round of door prize winners! – is brought to you by Coffee House Press, an independent publisher whose mission is create new spaces for audiences and artists to interact, inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to. Translation: really, really cool books (and more!).

Congratulations to the winners, who will each win a copy of one of these awesome books from Coffee House Press:

📕 The Remainder 📗Socialist Realism 📙 Song for the Unraveling of the World

International winners can pick between a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Hour 9 Door Prize Winners:

Elizabeth Adams (@elizabetheadams)

Jess L. (@librarybelle)

Christine Sporleder

Shaina (@shainajo)

Lizette Davila

Elizabeth Riffle

Nina Myhren

Congrats to each of you! Keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize.

And now… back to the books!

But wait! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Hour 6 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 12 for submissions! Want to win a door prize yourself? All you have to do is be sure you’re officially signed up for the July #24in48 and are actively participating online somewhere we can see you!


As in recent ‘thons, we’re aiming to keep track of ALL of the books read during the #24in48 weekend. Enter the titles of all the books you’ve finished in this form, and then pop over to our July 2019 24in48 Goodreads shelf to see what others have been reading during the weekend!