Sign up for the April 10, 2010 Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon!

I can’t believe the read-a-thon is only two weeks away! Are you as excited as I am?! Since the read-a-thon is getting close, now’s the time to officially sign up if you plan on participating.

The  Read-a-thon will start: April 10th  at 5am Pacific (1pm GMT). You can click over to the start times page to check the starting time in your timezone. Remember that if it’s more convenient to you, you could  start either earlier or later, as well as participate for only part of the 24 hours. Very few people make it through the entire 24-hour period without sleeping, so don’t let that discourage you! Sleep is definitely allowed.

For more information on the Read-a-thon, you can read our FAQ. If you have a question that isn’t answered there, you can leave us a comment or e-mail DeweyReadathon at gmail. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible!

Sign ups for being a cheerleader will be posted in a few days.

We’ve already posted a Google Form for those interested in hosting a mini-challenge. If you’re new to the read-a-thon and are wondering what these mini-challenge things are, please check our FAQ!

Also, if you’d like to donate a prize, please e-mail us at DeweyReadathon at gmail. It’d be very much appreciated! Here’s a list of the prizes donated for the October 2009 Read-a-thon in case you’re wondering what to donate.

Another thing you can do: Grab a button from the FAQ page, display it proudly, and help us spread the word.

199 thoughts on “Sign up for the April 10, 2010 Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon!”

  1. Very happy to have stumbled upon this read-a-thon…looking forward to it immensely! I haven’t stayed up reading a book all night long in awhile, but it’s an experience worth repeating time and again…now I just gotta find a worthy book.

  2. Sounds like fun…an excuse to do nothing but read for a whole day! I have to confess that I’ll be at work for a few hours, but I work at a library, so I hope that’s okay!

  3. Hi!
    I put the wrong link in Mr. Linky. The first one is wrong. I was wondering if you could possibly take that one out. It’s of a widget on my sidebar. The second one is of my post about at Read-a-Thon. Thanks lots. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. This is my very first read-a-thon and I am so excited to be taking part! The number of books I own/borrow has gotten out of hand and this seems a great way to get some control over them (or so I delude myself).

  5. Lets hope that this works cause i’m running right above “E” right now with my brain. I came downstairs for something to drink and then end up getting involved in this. lol.

  6. Oh my goodness! What have I done????? This should be an interesting venture…..heck …it’s obviously the year of -athons…may as well be a read-athon!

  7. I can’t wait! I’ve been stockpiling books and planning the snacks. I’ve participated in two read-a-thon’s but circumstances have always conspired to keep me from the full experience. This time will be different.

  8. So, this is my first read-a-thon! Excited! I spend way too much of my time writing and not enough reading. My friend Amanda from The Zen Leaf told me about it, and it sounds like a lot of fun.


  9. This will be my first Read-a-Thon. Local start time is 7pm so I’ll try to get some rest/sleep during the day — at least reading through the night won’t be so darn hot! I’ve got a nice variety of books picked out and am going to try for the full 24 hours. Since I don’t have an Internet connection at home, I’ll keep a log and post a wrap-up article on Monday….

  10. I am such an idiot! I’ve been talking and tweeting about #readathon for months now, and yet I almost forgot to sign up! lol

    I can not wait for Saturday! This will be the second readathon for me, but unlike last time, I can devote the whole 24 hours to reading and challenges. A huge thanks to everyone involved keeping this event going, it makes my inner and outer book nerd happier than I can ever express!

  11. This will be my sixth Read-a-Thon but the first one since cataract surgery plus new prescription eye-glasses significantly lessened my visual impairment. I’d had the surgery before last October but didn’t get the glasses until the week after the read-a-thon.

    I’m also to host a mini-challenge again this year with my crochet bookmarks as prizes. So excited!!!

    Read in joy

  12. Oh my gosh! OK, I’m finally going to do it! I’ve got a pretty good stack of library books on hand, and plenty of been-meaning-to-reads on the shelves…but I might need to make a last minute run to the bookstore!

  13. Wonderful to know that April has arrived and it is time for the spring Dewey’s Read-a-thon! Can’t wait for the weekend! Looking forward to it!

  14. It looks like I’ll be a part time readathoner this time. I have some plans for Sat. night, but plan to read all day Sat. and most of the day Sunday.

  15. Looking forward to participating in my first read-a-thon, in honor of which I launched my blog (half dressed and with mismatched shoes though it is).

  16. This will by my first time with a read-a-thon, and I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do the full 24 hours, but I’m going to give it my best shot!! =)

  17. Well, I really wasn’t going to join since I value sleep more than anything (besides reading!), but what the heck?! I’ll do what I can and join in the fun! :)

  18. Well, I waited until the last minute because I didn’t know for sure that I’d be able to participate. But, everything is falling into place. One lesson I learned from last fall is that it is helpful to have a blog/posting template all ready so that I spend less time creating the blog progress reports and more time actually READING! I mean, after all, isn’t that what it’s all about?

  19. I just found out about this challenge (thanks Twitter)! Since I love to read, I decided to join up with everyone else. Now I have to figure out what I’m going to read tomorrow…so many choices…

  20. Signing up last minute – never done this before, but I figure it will be a good way to get through my book stash!

  21. How cool is this! I was getting ready to head to the library, so I’ll just pick up more than planned … and I have plenty on my To Be Read stack as it is. And snacks, can’t forget snacks: chips, salsa, popcorn, Coke, and sunflower seeds. Hoping I’ll get some good hammock time in. Must remember to update iPod. Must make list; this is getting complicated!

  22. Just wondering, is it enough if I just add myself up here to represent a formal sign off. Also does it start at 8:00 AM EST on April 10th

    2010. Sorry, this is my first and I am so unprepared and nervous!!

  23. My first read-a-thon & I haven’t actually done a bit of prep-work. But there’s still tonight to do that, right? I’m looking forward to taking part, even if I may not be able to hang for 24 hours :)

  24. Oh, okay. Resistance really is futile… I know I need to get some other things done tomorrow, but what the heck. I have an iPod and can listen to some books when it’s inconvenient to be sitting still…

  25. I’m signing up VERY last minute, I know, but I only just found out about this late last night! I’m excited about participating and can’t wait to get reading!

  26. Ok…. ignore #372. This is what happens at 5 am when you go to make your starting post and then I linked it to the wrong post. GAH!

    Wandering aimlessly now with coffee cup in hand to the correct post….


  27. This is my first readathon, but I wanted to do one for so long.
    I will probably be reading a lot of Japanese books though, as I don’t have access to cheap English language books here on my study abroad in Tokyo. Luckily my university’s library has some English language books, and has extended its weekend opening hours. :P

  28. Woah, super late sign up here! :O Oh well, this looks like a lot of fun, and it will be my first readathon ever. And I’ve got a massive stack of books to take down today. Better get started! :D

  29. Realized late that I am going to be alone for the next 24 hours. I decided a great way to pass the time would be to participate. My tbr is grateful!

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