I wanted to mention Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon on October 24-25, 2009.
Dewey from Hidden Side of A Leaf started Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon began in 2007 with 37 participants, then the second Read-a-Thon had 69 participants. There were 119 participants in Oct. 2008. Dewey passed away in November 2008, and so Hannah (WordLily), Ana (Nymeth) and Trish (Hey, Lady!) are continuing the tradition. As of today, 73 people have signed up.
I'll be visiting my brother in Boston this weekend before he heads overseas, so I doubt I'll be able to participate. It's too bad because it would have been a nice way to socialize with other bloggers and make a dent in my reading backlog.
I'm impressed with the amount of books some people can read in 24 hours. I'm not even sure I'd get through one full book. I spend way too much time analyzing the book (style, characters, history, etc.) that I end up re-reading passages as I go along. I was looking on the 24 Read-a-Thon site but couldn't find it off-hand. Do you know the record for the most books read during the event?ReplyDelete