While I’m someone who typically keeps a social distance from other human beings as it is (working from home on the norm can be both a boon and a bit of a pain in the ass, honestly), I think hosting a readathon during a time like this is brilliant, and I am 110% down to participate.
The people that brought you the original #24in48 readathon are back (THANK GOD THO I MISSED THEM) and they’re going to be hosting a social distancing readathon on on March 21st and 22nd!
As stated in their post, which you can find here, there will be no prizes, hourly challenges, or requirements, and I think it’s a fantastic idea for something that’s being thrown together so fast. It’s all straight reading happening.
And I say? Bring it!
Since this is coming the day after Animal Crossing drops, I’m going to be too emotionally invested in playing the game to actually be able to read a physical book, but I already planned to have a straight up audiobook diet once the game came out, so I’ll just be listening while I play!
The Intertwined Series by Gena Showalter will be first on the list, because I already own the audiobooks for these and have been meaning to get into them.
And the last three books in the Wives of Henry VIII series by Carolly Erickson, because I can’t find a copy of the first book in either physical, digital, or audiobook form from any of my library/audiobook apps. I’ll see if I can get it elsewhere, but, for now, count these three!
Six books should keep me pretty busy, right? Here’s hoping!
These are all very tentative, though, so we’ll see what I end up actually getting to.
Thanks for reading! And if you have the time, please join, too!