Heyo, 24-Hour Prize Pack Winners!

Sorry I didn’t win anything, but glad I made it over 24 hours!

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Hey there, kids, sports fans, and readers! Is everyone recovering from the readathon last weekend? I know we promised this announcement sooner, but life (as it does) got in the way. But we’re here and I’ve got some winners to announce.

So many of you completed a full 24 hours of reading and we are super impressed with some of you who even went a bit beyond that. But even more significantly, we welcomed 2,700 readers. TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED readers. That’s 800 more than our previous record!!! We are utterly blown away by the enthusiasm for this little readathon and we were thrilled to read along with each and every one of you. Thank you for making this edition of 24in48 such a resounding success.

Now, down to the best part. Here are the winners of our prize packs:

Prize Pack #1

Megan (Megalinity)

Prize Pack #2

Daria…

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HOUR 45: Friends Forever

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Ok, friends. Fair warning: I’m happy, I’m book-drunk, I spent the weekend working on one of the most amazing book projects I know of with two of the most amazing women I know. I’m about to get sappy on you.

See, the thing about #24in48 is that it’s more than just a reading event. It’s a worldwide, simultaneous readalong. It’s a chance to share your love of books with other readers. It’s also a chance to get to know those other readers. And sure, those bookternet friendships may start on the internet, but they can blossom into so, so much more.

So as we stare down the last few hours of another #24in48, let’s take a moment to appreciate the community of this weekend. The incredible people all around the world who love books just as much as you do. The internet friendships that become lifelong friendships. Here’s to all…

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HOUR 12: Show Us That Bookshelf(ie) [Challenge]

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Ring that challenge bell, readers, because we’re one whole quarter of the way through this winter ‘thon, and it’s time for me to interrupt your reading again.

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I’ve got a good reason, though. I’m up and showered and dressed in my 24in48 swag/finery, and it’s time for us to show off our bookshelfies.

For this challenge, all you gotta do is snap a picture of yourself in front of your bookshelf (or shelves, or stack of books threatening to bury you, or at your local library, or next to your nightstand TBR…you get the idea). Strike a pose, include your coffee / snacks, force your furbabies into the photo with you, however the book spirit moves you!

Here’s me and mine!

For this challenge entry, post your bookshelfie on social media/your blog and drop the link in the form. Don’t forget to…

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HOUR 9: The One Where We’re All Awake

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It’s Hour 9, and by the official Readathon clock, that makes it 9am for Kerry & Kristen and 6pm for Rachel. The upside to being in different time zones is that someone is always awake to man the 24in48 ship during the weekend; the downside is that we aren’t always awake at the same time, so we miss out on chances to catch up with each other. But Hour 9 is one of my favorites because it’s the one when all three of your hosts are reliably all awake, which means you get extra co-host attention (and we get a shot at actually reading a few pages of a book here and there between hosting duties!). Rose, Blanche and Dorothy from The Golden Girls huddle together with the caption, "We should celebrate."So much celebrating to be done! But first, breakfast (or dinner for Rachel). And books. And then more books. I (Kerry) spent this week trying to wrap up all my partially finished reads so…

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