In two weeks, it’s time for Dewey’s 24-hour readathon once more! For the uninitiated, this readathon is a twice a year (April and October) reading tradition in honor of Dewey, a book lover who started hosting a 24-hour readathon in 2007. With her sudden passing in 2008, bibliophile-friends Hannah, Ana, and Trish who helped Dewey run the readathon decided to continue the event and name it after her. It’s participated in by readers all over the world. There are virtual cheerers and mini-challenges (still book-related, of course) all throughout the readathon, which are all welcome distractions from being up for almost one whole day.
Since participants are coming from different parts of the globe, the event does not start on the first hour of April 27 in your time zone. Rather, there are scheduled start times so that participants can interact and support each other. For Philippine participants, it will start at 8 pm on Saturday, April 27.
Since my reading has been mediocre in the past month, this event will help me, hopefully, get back on track. I also like the start time because my daytime on the 27th has activities already penciled in — my boss told me she wants me to come to an educational foundation seminar in the morning, which, if it won’t push through, will give me time to attend my morning football training. In the afternoon, I plan to troop to the Saturday Market at Escolta, Manila and meet friends I haven’t seen in a while. These are why the start time of the readathon is very suitable for me. Last October, I was happy to participate but I promised I will do better this year.
I will devote my entire Sunday, April 28, to this endeavor, along with cups of my favorite dolce latte [won’t be pulled out of the menu until May, woohoo], food to nibble on, and of course, books from my giant TBR pile.
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