As you guys probably already know, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is coming up. On April 9, 2011 people all over the world will set aside several hours to do one of their favorite things: reading. The purpose of the event is not to read as much as we can in twenty-hours but just to enjoy ourselves. It’s not every day that people can easily set aside long stretches of time to read. There will be tons of encouragement going on via Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.
One of the great things about the event besides the fun of mini-challenges and all the encouragement is the chance to win prizes. This year I’m on the prize committee for the event and I need your help. If you have any new or gently used-books and ARCs that you’re willing to donate for the read-a-thon, can you please do so? You can also donate gift cards to online book vendors. I’m asking for books/gift cards and also for donors to be willing to ship their books domestic or international. It’s up to you. As much we all enjoy this event, prizes are really the frosting on the cake.
If you can’t donate books you can still help. Spread the word about the upcoming read-a-thon. The earlier that people know about the event, the better they’re able to set aside time during the event to participate. That way more people can join in the fun. Writing a blog post or mentioning the event on Twitter or Facebook will really help. You can also become a prize angel, which are people who are willing to donate money so that international participants can have their prizes shipped to them.
If you’re willing to donate books/gift cards or become a prize angel, please email me at 1330vblog at gmail. Thank you from all of us on the prize committee.