You are cordially invited to the first ever
BYE-BYE SUMMER READATHON
hosted by yours truly
to be held on August 24 – 31, 2014
wherever you happen to be in the world
RSVP is not mandatory
Heck, attendance isn’t even necessary
But if readathons are your thing
then by all means
FEEL FREE TO READ ALONG
(Otherwise, I shall be reading all by my lonesome.
Which is okay.
It’s more fun when others get in on the party.)
Hey guys! So, I’m doing a reading thing. Brought to you by a combination of two things:
1) I haven’t visited my local library in YEARS, and I miss going to the library, and I miss borrowing books, and I want to remedy that. Also, libraries are awesome and they need our support if we hope to keep them around.
2) Summer is coming to an end, and I thought a readathon would be a fantastic way to see summer off with a bang.
Frankly, I have no idea what I’m doing, and it’s all pretty spur-of-the-moment, and I’m harboring doubts as to whether I’ll actually manage to pull off this thing—but hey! Better tried and failed than not try at all, right?
Here are the details, if you guys want to join the fun:
☼ The readathon begins at 12:00AM on 8/24/14, and ends at 12:00AM on 9/1/14. This is not time zone-specific, so start and end whenever the clock strikes midnight for you.
☼ Read ONLY books that you have borrowed from your local library. Or, if you’re in a pinch, a personal library of someone you know. (Please, PLEASE make sure to actually borrow the books, and not, you know, filch them.)
☼ Read from whatever genre you want. Young adult, sci fi, paranormal, non-fiction … the library is your limit!
☼ Also, you do NOT have to read from a physical book! While I prefer “real” books, you are welcomed to read ebooks if that is your preference.
☼ There is no limit—or threshold—for the number of books to read. Just read as much as you can, as fast as you can. No one is keeping count except yourself.
☼ An online presence is not a prerequisite to participate. However, should you feel inclined to document your readathon experience online—whether on a blog, or Twitter, or Youtube, or whatever—you are more than welcomed to. I for one will try to do a combination of live-tweeting and booktubing.
(Although I’m still figuring out a formal hashtag. Is #farewellsummerreadathon too long, you think?) #BBSReads, y’all!!
☼ Last but not least—have fun!
I think I’ve covered all the bases. If you guys have any questions, let me know in the comments below.