Hello, lovelies! Have you ever been looking at the weekend (or week) ahead of you, realized you had some free time coming up, and thought, “I wish there was a readathon going on right now!”? No? Just me? Well, whatever, ANYWAYS. ?
Helping Kathy with Devour Your TBR has reminded me of how much I loved running a Goodreads group back when I first started blogging, and I decided it would be fun to make a new one! It’s called Unexpected Readathon Time, and you can join it here.
But… what’s the point of another readathon group?
I know, they’re a dime a dozen, but the point of this one is that the readathons will all be impromptu.I’ll announce them anywhere from 24 hours to a week in advance, and you can sign up or skip depending on your schedule!
The other point of the group is this: I wanted to create chill, low-key readathons. I love a reading challenge as much as the next person, but sometimes I just want a place to find some awesome motivation and reading buddies without the stress of reading specific titles to fit the prompts!
Hmm. I’m listening. What do I do to join?
The only “requirement” for the URT readathons will be signing up and letting us know how your progress is going when you can!
For those who do want challenges, I’ll come up with 2-3 simple and COMPLETELY OPTIONAL challenges per readathon. You’re under no obligation whatsoever to fulfill them!
Okay, I get it. When do we start?!
I felt it was fitting that we kick off the opening of the group with a readathon right away (plus I have an unexpected 4-day weekend starting at 1pm today! *happy dance*), so the first readathon starts… TONIGHT! That’s right, this readathon begins on Saturday, March 2nd at 12:00AM in YOUR time zone and ends Tuesday night, March 5th, at 11:59PM (again, your time zone).
I skimmed this post, honestly. Can I get a TL;DR?
Okay, okay: go here and click “join group”. If you want, pop over to the intro thread and say hi. Then, find that big thread that says “Readathon #1” and sign up! Post a TBR if you want, let us know your goals, or just say hi — anything goes. And most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Wait… what are YOU reading?
These are the optional challenges for this round:
- Read a book with diverse rep
- Read something short: this can be a graphic novel, manga, poetry collection, novella, whatever you like
- Read something with your favorite color on the cover
So, these are my reading goals:
Okay, I think that’s almost everything now. Just one more thing…
You do NOT have to participate in every readathon — not even the first round!
Even if you never join a readathon and just chat in the discussions, I’ll be happy to have you there. ♥ I hope you all have an amazing, book-filled weekend and I look forward to seeing you in the group!