This is a guest post from Kerry, who is taking the dinner shift.
Whoop! You are 18 hours into the first 24-hour stretch of the 48-hour ‘thon. (That’s more math than my typical language-driven brain can really handle.)
How’s it feel? How much reading have you done? Do you feel like you’re on track to reach the goals you may have set for yourself?
Tell us your highs and your lows, and I promise I will get Justin Timberlake to cheer for you.
(See? I always keep my promises.)
It’s coming towards the end of what for many has been a very long day, so I highly recommend standing up and stretching those legs a bit. If you’re on East Coast time, maybe think about dinner (otherwise, think about snacks, because what kind of ‘thon is a ‘thon without snacks?). Go for a walk. Do some jumping jacks.
Then hop back into the books–and happy reading!
Don’t forget you have 6 more hours to enter for a prize pack of books on the Hour 12 post!
This is a guest post from Kristen, who is covering early morning duty.
Welcome to 6AM on a Saturday! The best thing about this first check-in is that there isn’t much math involved. I don’t have to take a significant amount of time to count how long it’s been, how many pages I’ve read, or how may bowls of snacks I’ve gone through because we are just getting started!
If you’re just waking up, Hi! Welcome! You get a gold star for being here! If you’re off to take a nap, don’t sleep for too long…and you also get a gold star for starting right at midnight and lasting this long (the Red Bull kept you going, didn’t it? The first one is always the best.).
Now seems like a good time, whatever your status, to take a break. Walk the dog, make a fresh pot of coffee, steep those tea bags, and take some deep breaths to get your brain juices flowing. We have SO much reading to do, friends! As you finish and start to settle back in with your next read, consider popping over to your social media / blog /vlog platform of choice and checking in! Search the hashtag and do some catching up, maybe give out a few comments and favorites to wake your fellow readers up before you dive back into your own pages. Remember to turn them quietly, though, so you don’t wake up everyone else around you. The rest of the world remains asleep (lame) while we valiant readers carry on.
Hello, you gorgeous readers out there in #24in48 land!
This is the official start of the readathon, as it is 12:00am ET on Saturday, July 11. Just a reminder that you can still sign up here and you can do so throughout the weekend.
Keep your eyes on this blog every six hours or so for an update, with possible prize packs available and check-ins to do. You should also follow the official Twitter handle at @24in48readathon and the official hashtag #24in48 where most of the convo is happening. I may even be doing a couple of sprints from that account, depending on how the weekend is going. You can also follow my personal Instagram account if you’re on IG this weekend.
Shoutout to both Kristen and Kerry who helped write some of the check in posts for the weekend (they’ll be marked appropriately), and who are both just generally the best moral support a readathon creator can have.
Those are the nitty gritty details. Have a great readathon weekend, everyone!! I have faith that you – YES, YOU – can hit your readathon goals. (Excuse to use Meryl gif.)
The time has come! Mark your calendars for July 11-12. We’ll be kicking things off at one minute after midnight on Saturday morning, and I’m so excited you’ll be joining in.
Follow the readathon on Twitter at @24in48readathon, or with the hashtag #24in48 on basically every form of social media you can think of. And stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.