Two great events that I want to pimp for you guys! First off, Dewey’s Read-a-thon!
Starting at 13.00 GMT (5am Pacific) on April 10th, hundreds of readers will be entering into the frenzy that is the read-a-thon.
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey. The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
You can participate by being a Reader, Cheerleader, Mini-Challenge Host, and/or an Organizer and Prize Donor! Check out the site to sign up and participate!
Since I am in the middle of exam period, I have decided that the only way to justify taking part is to read some relevant non-fiction! Since I am also going to attempt to do 15+ hours of reading, I am also going to start the challenge a bit earlier than everyone else. Maybe around 11?
- Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility by Jane Gregory – 304 pages – Relevant non-fiction, remember?
- Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – 357 pages – This is supposed to be brilliant, and apparently I should have no problems devouring this one in one go!
- Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs – 168 pages – A graphic novel! This will make me feel as though I am actually accomplishing something!
- Tithe by Holly Black – 320 pages – A YA title I have been wanting to read for a while… it also fits in very well with my New Authors mini-challenge!
Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event where book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read. It’s a great way to network with other bloggers and make new friends! It is a great way to find out about new bloggers who have just gotten started.
Another awesome feature is that you list your blog according to the types of books you review – which is also great if you are looking for a new blog in a particular genre!