Hour 21: The Doctor Is In

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What? You thought this would be the #24in48 where I managed not to draft a post entirely filled with Doctor Who gifs? Pssh. No way. Never going to happen.

David Tennant as Doctor Who leans on a wall and says, "NAH!"

So, since The Doctor is in, as it were, let us know how things are going! Are you hanging in there? Crushing your goals? Struggling and needing a bit of encouragement? Ready for a nap? (I know I am…)

The Thirteenth Doctor gestures and says, "When people need help, I never refuse."

Wherever you are in your #24in48 journey, this is a reminder that you (yes, you!) are doing a great job. Whether you’ve read for 21 seconds, 21 minutes, or 21 straight hours, you’re making reading a priority in whatever way works for you, and that’s an amazing thing!

David Tennant as the Doctor says, "Oh yes!" while wearing 3D glasses.

Be kind to yourself, and give credit where credit is due.

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor says, "Be kind" with dramatic lighting.

And remember…

Matt Smith as the Doctor shouts "You can do it!"

But before you go forth to do the thing, how about some more door prizes? This round of prizes is kindly brought to you by Graywolf Press, a non-profit publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literature whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today. Door prize winners for Hour 21 will be randomly selected to win one of the following cool titles from Graywolf:

📕 Be Recorder | 📗 Machine

For our international winners, you’ll be able to pick between a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Hour 21 Door Prize Winners:

Sandy Reimche | Jennifer Daniell | Tracy Towley | Heather Hill

Corissa Wallace | Kristen Matti | Shalini Banerjee (international)

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

WE’RE GOING LIVE ON INSTAGRAM AGAIN at Hour 29; this time we’re focusing on our International readers! Join Rachel at 5am EST, 11am CEST for book talk, golden retrievers, the Italian countryside, and more of us not knowing what we’re doing.   

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Hour 18 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 24 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!

Hour 18: Romance Challenge

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By the official timeclock, it’s 6pm EST and 18 hours have elapsed on the official timer.

In our heads, this looks like a giant clock in a mission control room where we calmly comment on how time has passed. In reality, it’s all of us at 24in48 HQ checking what time it is in a rush and making sure we’ve done everything we need to do for this hour and the last and oh gosh, there’s something I forgot did we check that social platform in the past hour hey someone has a question did we oh Rachel answered that one hold on, OK, we’re good.

Much like real life, even the very best parts of 24in48 can be a bit overwhelming on the brain when you’re trying to juggle everything, and one of our absolute favorite genres to read when that happens is, you guessed it, ROMANCE. (Although, to be fair, it’s just one of our favorite genres all the time.)

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When you pick up a romance novel, you know things will always work out, that the ending will always be happy, that the world will make sense and hit you in the stomach and the heart and the head with all the best feelings in the world. We’re so thrilled that this hour’s challenge is sponsored by Avon and William Morrow, because it means we can talk about romance and give it away!

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We want to hear all about your romance love, loves. Tell/show us about how much romance you read every year, how you got into the genre, what your favorite tropes are, anything related to reading romance is fair game. You can submit your challenge entry here or in the embedded form below; you have until Hour 24 to enter this challenge.

You’ll be entered into our random drawing to win a copy of one of the following romance titles:

📘 The Right Swipe, 📕 A Little Light Mischief, 📗 No Judgments

📙 The Marriage Clock

For our international participants, you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Before you get back to the books, help us congratulate our winners from our Hour 12 Audiobook Challenge! If you see your name below, keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize! 

Amanda CunninghamKathy WebberSera Indelicato
Kelly Brady (blatantcobra)Christine CroftsColleen (janeycanuck)
Katy AliceAmanda HamiltonAmanda Schaefer
Erin McConnellVanessa AldazMarilag Angway
Leslie KlemmLaura CorsiCrystal Vause

Don’t forget to log any books you finish here, and to interact with your fellow readers using the hashtag #24in48.

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WE’RE GOING LIVE ON INSTAGRAM AGAIN at Hour 29; this time we’re focusing on our International readers! Join Rachel at 5am EST, 11am CEST for book talk, golden retrievers, the Italian countryside, and more of us not knowing what we’re doing.   

Hour 15: The One With More Prizes

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Hey hey, friends! Has anyone told you today how amazing you all are? And how excited we are you’re reading with us this weekend, you and your co-hosts and just a few thousand of your favorite online readerly friends? No?

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Well. You’re AMAZING. And we’re so excited you’re reading with us this weekend!

Behind the scenes, your hosts are loving all of your updates, check-ins, challenge entries, likes, comments, and more. If you’ve sent us a question and haven’t heard back yet, we’re doing our best to stay on top of all emails and DMs across a bunch of platforms, so hang tight! We’ll get back to you ASAP. We’re also making some lists and checking them twice so we can announce more prize winners… like, right now!

This round of door prizes is brought to you by Doubleday Books, a publisher of commercial fiction, literary fiction, and serious non-fiction titles. Winners will randomly receive a copy of one of these Doubleday books:

📙 The Most Fun We Ever Had | 📗 The Porpoise

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

Hour 15 Door Prize Winners:

Franchesca (@death_by_tbr)

Angela Heath

Kara Roost

Carlee Loupe

Dalvina Chin

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

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Hour 12 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 18 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!

Hour 9: Rise and Shine and Read!

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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!

Hour 3: Why Hello There!

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YOU GUYS. It’s #24in48 weekend, we’re three hours in, and THINGS. ARE. HAPPENING.

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(Ok, let’s be real: for some of us, sleep is happening, because it’s the middle of the night. But if you’re awake and reading because you are THE BOSS and/or are in a timezone where it is not the middle of the night, LOOK AT YOU GO!)

If this is your first time joining us for #24in48, or your first time joining in a while, let’s go over some of the basics we get asked a lot as the weekend kicks off:

First, and most importantly, it’s not too late to sign up! You do need to be officially signed up in order to be eligible to win door prizes, challenge prizes, and/or 24-hour completion prizes. And yes, we will check. (Can’t remember if you already signed up? Check the list of July 2019 #24in48 participants here.)

Also, don’t forget to check out the Intro post at Hour 0 to be sure other readers around the world get a chance to know you. And then hop around to other’s intro posts to see who else is participating! Cheers and encouragement from other #24in48 participants are one of the best parts of the whole weekend, so don’t be shy.

We’re trying something new this time around: going Live on Instagram! We have no idea what we’re doing, but we’re doing it anyway! Catch Kristen on Insagram Live at Hour 10 (10am EST!).

We hope you’re all settling in for an amazing weekend of reading and connecting with other readers. Feel free to send us any questions on TwitterInstagram 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 more commonly asked questions.

Get it? Got it? Good. Now back to the books!

While you’re here! Don’t forget to check back at Hour 9 for our first door prize drawing of the weekend, and be sure to enter the first prize challenge coming up at Hour 6 for even more chances to win a prize!


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!

Announcing July 2019 Prize Packs

We are SO SO SO CLOSE to this weekend’s #24in48 readathon, but we’ve still got a few more announcements up our sleeves. Namely, our prize packs! These are amazing prizes for participants who read for a full 24 hours during the ‘thon – more and more of you are hitting that milestone and we couldn’t be more happy to give more of you the opportunity to win goodies. (Don’t forget, whether you read for 24+ hours or 2 hours, you’re doing the damn thing and setting aside the time to spend with books, and that’s the most important thing.)

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Because of our incredibly generous donors, we’re going to be able to offer SEVEN prize packs for US-based winners and two for international winners.

In order to be eligible for one of these prize packs, you must:

  1. Sign up officially using your name, a valid email, and a URL/username for the platforms you’ll be updating during the ‘thon. (If you need to edit your response to include an actual link or username, you can do so by following the confirmation link you received when you signed up.)
  2. Be active on those platforms during the readathon.
  3. Use some method of tracking your time. This can include your phone’s stopwatch function or a digital stopwatch (preferred) or a written time tracker, but your 24 hours must be clearly recorded. (If you need a digital stopwatch, Google “stopwatch.”) *Pro-tip: take a screenshot of your stopwatch every time you pause it, just in case you accidentally reset it instead of restarting it.*
  4. In the post that goes up at the end of the readathon, you’ll be able to submit your info and proof of 24 hours of reading. You’ll also be asked to note whether you’re US-based or international.
  5. You’ll have until midnight ET on July 24th to submit this proof, after which the form will be closed.

Obviously, your proof is on the honor system and, while we’re thrilled to be able to offer these prize packages, please don’t abuse it.

Also, please don’t forget your internationally-based brethren and donate if you can.

Now for the prize packs!

For U.S.-Based Readers:

Prize Pack #1
One Fiction Box from Call Number
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
Jane Austen Tea Mug (Obvious State)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tote (Obvious State)
Rumi Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #2
One Nonfiction Box from
Call Number
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
T.S. Eliot Spoons Mug (Obvious State)
Emily Dickinson Tote (Obvious State)
Sappho Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #3
3 month subscription from
Feminist Book Box
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
Jane Austen Tote (Obvious State)
Sappho Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #4
Gift card for
one Litographs poster (up to size 24×36″) 
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
Jane Austen Tea Mug (Obvious State)
Shakespeare Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #5
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
Hearth & Hammer Literary Travel Tin Trio 
T.S. Eliot Spoons Mug (Obvious State)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tote (Obvious State)
Shakespeare Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #6
Velocireader Dolman Shirt (Out of Print)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
T.S. Eliot Spoons Mug (Obvious State)
Emily Dickinson Tote (Obvious State)
Hearth & Hammer Literary Travel Tin Trio 
Rumi Journal (Obvious State)

Prize Pack #7
One Standard Books and Baths Co. Box 
Jane Austen Tea Mug (Obvious State)
Jane Austen Tote (Obvious State)
TBR socks (Out of Print)
Hearth & Hammer Literary Travel Tin Trio

For International Readers:

Prize Pack #8
US$25 gift card to Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery
Book Nerd Tote Bag
Go Away I’m Reading Mug
Crocomark

Prize Pack #9
US$25 gift card to Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery
Read Like A Girl Tote Bag
Book Lover Mug
Nessie Tale Bookmark

But you can’t win if you don’t sign up! So scurry over and get on that, people! And we’ll see you right back here for readathon-ing this weekend.