Saturday, May 21, 2011

Under The Midnight Sun Readathon- Are You In?

On July 2nd join me in a 24 hour Canadian readathon! It'll start at noon (your time!) and run until the 3rd at noon. So sleep in after your Canada Day festivities, then wake up and start reading at brunch. Bacon, maple syrup, and a Douglas Coupland novel perhaps? Take a break from reading every hour or two and blog your progress (if you're not a blogger, you can add comments on this site). Give support to others throughout the day. Take pee breaks. But between breaks, it's all about reading Canadian books. Read in your muskoka chair out on the day. Have fun, relax.

And if you're a Canadian Book Challenge 5 participant, what a perfect way to start! Take a few breaks to blog reviews from time to time and those 13 titles will be done in no time. If you're not a Canadian Book Challenge 5 participant, I hope you'll still consider taking part in the readathon. It's a Saturday, it's the summer, what else do you have to do? The lawn can wait.

Sign up in the comments below and help spread the word!

13 comments:

Carina said...

I am absolutely in! :-D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am going to try! If I can ditch the family and their accompanying demands, that is.

Heather said...

Count me in. Hubby is off to the north for a firework show so I will be home with the dog and kids. Perfect reading time. This year I am aiming to read books that won The Giller. Have ordered a few, and will be ready.

John Mutford said...

Awesome everyone, and feel free to use the button above to help get more people on board!

Gavin said...

I'm in as well! Don't think I'll be able to stay up for all 24 hours though.

Melwyk said...

I'm going to try...have to arrange the schedule -- and I learned from my last readathon that it's unlikely I can stay up the entire 24 hrs but I'll give it a good shot anyhow!

Teddy Rose said...

I posted it A novel Challenge.

raidergirl3 said...

Normally, I'd be in. School is out for me on June 30th, so all I'm up for that first week of vacation is reading. However.
Guess where I'll be on the July 1st weekend, until the Monday? St Johns! yes, Newfoundland. I've never been, and I am so excited about it.

My son is competing in the Eastern Canadian basketball tourney, Under 14s division. Plus, just my husband (the manager) and I are going; we are leaving the girls home.

Things I need to see? I will be spending lots of time in gyms watching b-ball, but I'll get some time. I know about George Street and imagine the gang of Islanders I'll be with will make a best attempt to get there. Any pubs or shops or food that I will be disappointed if I don't get to?

emeire said...

I would so love to do it, but I will either be working or at a festival...
Maybe you'll decide to do a winter edition as well?

Jules said...

I'm in! Can't wait, I've set aside a few books I was planing on reading earlier in the spring for the challenge!

Medea said...

I'm in! I will have to make do with Canadian books I have in the house (mostly kids books!) or those I can download on the Kindle as I won't have time to get anything delivered. So excited to join my first Readathon.

April said...

Count me in as well. I borrowed two books from the library today, specially for this challenge and I hope to finish at least one of them. But, I'll probably have to have a bit of a catnap partway through.

Jenga said...

I am due to depart on a road trip to the cottage with my cousins at 12pm--- so will be participating, just not blogging. Great way to start my first challenge!