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?

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