Unless you haven’t been following us very closely lately, you’ll likely know that we’re hosting our very first readathon of 2019! Ever since making the announcement, we’ve received a few questions about what, exactly, a readathon entails, so we figured we’d make it a bit easier for you and wrap it up in a nice, neat post!
What is a readathon?
A readathon is exactly what it sounds like – a day devoting to reading! Throughout the day, we’ll be hosting Twitter and Facebook chats using #SavvyReader, and are inviting all of our followers to connect with their fellow readers and make the day all about books. As part of the chat, we’ll be hosting contests, challenges, and giveaways, offering reading recommendations, and connecting with readers from all over! And, on top of all of this, we’ll also be making a much-needed (and much-deserved!) dent in our TBR pile.
Where does it happen?
The Savvy Readathon takes place primarly on Facebook and Twitter, but some users are opting to use Instagram as well. Since we don’t have an Instagram account (yet…), our prompts will only be showing up on Facebook and Twitter, but rest assured, we will certainly be following on #SavvyReadathon on Instagram as well! All you need to do is make sure you include #SavvyReadathon in your tweets and Instagram posts, and comment on our threads on Facebook throughout the day to take part.
When is it happening?
Sunday, May 26 (yes, THIS Sunday!) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Do I have to stay for the full time?
Absolutely not! If you want to spend all day with us, you’re more than welcome to! But we know you’re busy, so feel free to pop in and out at any time! If you stick around all day, though, your chances of entering all the giveaways will go up!
How do I sign-up?
Head on over here, enter your info in the contact form, and sign on to your social media platform of choice at 9:00 am when the chat starts – it’s that easy!
Why should I sign-up?
And now we get into the fun stuff! Here are 5 reasons why YOU should sign up for the Savvy Readathon!
1. Catch up on your reading
We always say that we want to read more, but do we ever actually carve out time to do it? Well, this is your chance! By signing up for the Savvy Readathon, you’ll be devoting a full day to the joy of reading! We can’t imagine a better way to spend a Sunday. Bonus: For all 50 Book Pledge users, there may or may not be a few badges to earn as well!
2. Meet new book lovers
One of the best parts of a Savvy Readathon is the connections you make to fellow readers. Since people from all over Canada will be taking part, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new book lovers and we all know what that means… MORE NEW BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS!
3. Who doesn’t love free books?
We can’t divulge too much information on this one, but we will confirm that, yes, there will be giveaways and contests, and yes, you can enter to win books. But surprises are always better, so we’ll save the rest until Sunday!
4. Books, books, and more books
Like we said, this is a full day of books. Let me repeat: A FULL DAY OF BOOKS. Bookish discussions, bookish giveaways, bookish reading challenges… the whole kit and caboodle!
5. Take a break
It was a long winter, Savvy Readers. If you’re anything like me, you need a break. What better way to take a break from life than by diving into a great book with the help of a ton of fellow readers? We can’t think of one!
Will you be joining us? Head on over to sign-up and let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader!
See you on Sunday!
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