Readathons are quite popular around the blogosphere and booktube so I thought I’d post some information about them for our readers who might be interested in participating in one. Personally, I don’t like taking part in readathons simply because I have a tendency to read so much during one (cuz I take them way too seriously) that I get sick of reading and then don’t read at all for the next two weeks. But I can understand why other people enjoy them. Readathons are about more than just reading; they are also about interacting with other readers, making friends with people who like the sames books you do, and just, in general, having a lot of fun.
There are a few really popular readathons who have large numbers of people participating. They include:
For an extended list of readathons with links and other information, consult Little Book Owl’s information page. She has an exhaustive list of all the readathons that exist.
I believe that all readathons have certain challenges that need to be completed in order to finish a readathon successfully. This can be anything from reading a certain number of pages to reading certain genres of novels. Some readathons are more laid back than others like Read Your Book Shelf Readathon where you have to finish a certain number of books from your bookshelf while others can be quite astringent and demanding. So before you commit to a readathon, be sure to read up on the challenges and see they are something you’ll have fun completing. Failing a readathon is probably not the nicest feeling.
I think that’s about it for this post though I probably have missed some pertinent information. Let me know if you’ve ever participated in a readathon or if you’re planning to any time soon.