There are quite a few book blogging events out there. Which are your favorites and why? How do they affect your blog directly?
One word...READ-A-THONS! Anyone who knows me/follows my blog probably knows that I love read-a-thons. I usually end up taking part in every one that comes down the pike. *L* And even though the majority of the time I end up failing miserably, I still just can't resist!
First, a shout out to the one that started it all. Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. Dewey was a book blogger who was well loved in the book blogging community and she started these twice a year events, in April and October. Unfortunately, Dewey passed away a year before I started blogging so I never got to meet the great lady, but she has left behind a legacy that brings together an entire community of book bloggers for 24 hours of reading bliss.
I am participating in a read-a-thon this week (again, failing miserably) that is hosted by the group over on Goodreads, Cover to Cover Challenge. They have these read-a-thons four times a year in February, May, August, and November. They are a week long and they start and end on a Saturday. The first day of each read-a-thon is a 24 hour reading spree. They also have challenges going during the event.
Some read-a-thons that are coming up are:
- the 48 Hour Challenge hosted by MotherReader. This is the sixth year for this one and the dates are June 3-5 (next weekend, people!). For details and sign up, click the challenge name above.
- Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Angela at Reading Angel, and Candace at Candace's Book Blog. It's the second year for this one and it runs from
How about you? Do you believe that staying true to yourself is the way to blog? Are you a read-a-thon addict like me? Share your thoughts!