Sorry I didn’t win anything, but glad I made it over 24 hours!
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
Prize Pack #2
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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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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.
April Ludgate throwing a pencil at Ron Swanson
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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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!). 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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Well hello, readers! We’re three hours into the first 24in48 of 2019, and we are SO. EXCITED.
If you’re just popping in for the first time, a few bits of housekeeping for you.
First, it’s not too late to officially sign up if you haven’t already! You must be signed up to be eligible to win door prizes, challenge prizes, or 24-hour prize packs. (If you’re not sure if you’ve already signed up, check the list of participants here and search for your name.)
Second, assuming you’re already signed up, don’t forget to enter fill out the intro survey for a chance to tell us (and other readers!) more about yourself and your 24in48 reading plans. We’ll draw prize winners from the intro survey in Hour 24.
If this is your first 24in48, we hope you’ll settle in for an amazing weekend of reading and connecting with other readers around the…
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