Announcing our Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge!

24-hour-read-a-thonAs many of you already know, this Saturday is Dewey’s Read-a-thon. Starting at 7 a.m. CST (that means 2 a.m. if you live in Hawaii – yikes!), hundreds of readers will be devouring books and blogging for 24 hours straight. The event was founded in October 2007 by Dewey from book blog The Hidden Side of a Leaf. Dewey passed away in 2008, but her event continues to gather many followers under the leadership of bloggers Hannah, Trish and Ana.

Trisha and I are both hosting out-of-town guests this weekend, so – alas – we can’t commit to reading for 24 hours straight. We are, however, pleased to announce The Book Case’s first-ever Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge!

This Saturday, Oct. 24, visit The Book Case from 6-10 p.m. CST. We will post a book-themed question and spiffy prize (hint: Good design crosses the pond: Penguin Classics). For four hours, Read-a-thon participants can take a break from their reading to post answers in our comments section. We’ll choose a commenter at random for our winner, and, voilà!. . . one lucky reader will receive brand-new books.

Book blogs will be hosting mini-challenges throughout all of Saturday, so check the Read-a-thon blog frequently for an update on where challenges are hosted at specific times.

For Read-a-thon participants: What’s in your Read-a-thon stack of books?

3 Responses to Announcing our Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge!

  1. I _just_ started a read-a-thon this week. This fall/winter I’m reading all Agatha Christie’s crime novels with Hercule Poirot as the private investigator. There are 33 of them (short stories excluded) so I think I’ll have my hands full for a length of time.

  2. Ti says:

    Okay.. I gotta get this time zone thing under control. Okay.. so then I need to come by at 4ish. Way cool! I’m going to win! Hoping anyway.

  3. Melissa Mc says:

    This is so much more manageable than the 24 hr read-a-thon! I have to work today, so I think I can participate this evening. I’m trying to finish The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte…I think I can do it!

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