I spend a lot of time reading, and it’s easily my favorite leisure activity. Frequent are my complaints that I could spend all day with books if I had the time.
Well, on April 27th starting at 7 am, I’ll be able to put those words to the test.
I’d heard vague rumors about a twenty-four hour reading marathon when I started book blogging, but didn’t really look into it in any kind of depth. And then Becky blogged about it, and I realized that not only does it exist, but a lot of people participate. Like, a lot of people. More than 150. Take a look.
So not only does this mean that there are a lot of people out there as touched in the head about books as I am, but we will all be reading together. That’s really cool. And given that I have a terrifying stack of books to read, I think it’s time I made some headway into these
books, and given that it’s a Saturday that isn’t too far into spring quarter, I may well be able to get some major reading done. Plus it’ll give me an excuse to buy a whole box of Oreos for myself. Or maybe a jar of Nutella. I haven’t really decided yet.
Either way, I really hope that other people out there will give this a look. Reading for a day not only is a chance to purely indulge in one of the most fulfilling activities out there, but it’s also a fun way to keep tabs on what other people like to read and how we all go about taking on the challenges of huge chunks of literature.
Also it’ll be amusing to see how deranged I get after the first twelve hours. I’ve never pulled an all-nighter before, so this will be an excellent way to log my first. The fact that it won’t involve anguished paper writing is an added bonus.
Anyone care to join us?