Q: How does 24 in 48 work? Do I have to read 24 books in 48 hours?So this isn't about trying to read the most or hoping to win prizes, as in other readathons. Nope, it's just a time for reading when we are having to keep our distance from each other.
A: 24 is for the number of hours, not the number of books. Over the course of 48 hours, you challenge yourself to read for 24 of those hours. This can mean reading 12 hours each day, 20 hours one day and 4 hours the next, or 24 hours straight. However the scheduling works best for you!
wash your hands.
It's planned for the two days of this weekend, March 21-22, from midnight to midnight Eastern Time, though we can adjust it to make the 48 hours work for us. Start at a time you decide, and end 48 hours later. Deb of Readerbuzz has her own ideas:
"I plan to start today, Thursday, and read for what I hope will be a total of 24 hours over the next few days."I'm trying to read books from my own shelves for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge and the library books that will be due back whenever my library opens again. (It's shut down because of the Coronavirus threat, with all books we've checked out having their due date extended.)
|I may choose from some of these I bought years ago, all on one day.|
The point of this readathon is to dedicate a weekend to reading, while still allowing time for sleep and exercising, and whatever else you need to do. You’re free to customize the readathon to fit your life. Sign up if you plan to participate in any way, even if you know you won’t be able to fit in a full 24 hours. Here's where to sign up, if you are interested.