Readathons: Connecting Readers, Authors, and Great Books
Have you ever heard of a Readathon? For those of us who love to snuggle in with a good book, it sounds pretty fun – even if we don’t know exactly what it is.
Today we are going to learn more. I had the opportunity to chat with the Readaholic’s Cozy Mystery Book Club Leader, Abby Fabain. Abby is also the organizer of an upcoming cozy mystery readathon later this month. Let’s hear a little more from Abby as to what a readathon is and what we can expect during the festivities.
What is a Readathon?
A Readathon is a period of time where book lovers can get together, and share their love of books with each other. You can speed read, settle down for a nice long read with your furry friend and favorite blanket, or squeeze in a few chapters. It’s not a competition as to who can read the most or the fastest. It is about having fun and spending your time with fellow book lovers.
What is the Readaholic’s Cozy Mystery Readathon?
The A Readaholic’s Cozy Mystery Readathon is a three day long event for lovers of all things cozy mystery. There will be fun games, neat trivia, entertaining challenges, and appearances from spectacular cozy mystery authors! The authors will be talking about there books, but they will also be taking questions! Since it is a readathon, we will also have some cool goal marker posts. This is the perfect time to try to make a dent in your TBR pile. Although, with all of the cozy talk that will be going on, your pile might just get a little bigger!
You don’t have to participate in everything. Just take part of the things that interest you. The main goal is to have fun! So come and join us! There might even be a couple of giveaways.
Want to Know the Schedule?
Victoria Hamilton / Amanda Cooper – 10 am EST
Sandra Bretting – 1 pm EST
Mary Anne Edwards – 2 pm EST
Cheryl Hollon – 3 pm EST
Ellie Alexander – 5 pm EST
Molly MacRae – 9 pm EST
Leslie Budewitz – 12 pm EST
Barbara Ross – 4 pm EST
Nancy J. Parra / Nell Hampton / Nancy Coco – 6 pm EST
Edith Maxwell / Maddie Day – 7 pm EST
Vicki Delaney / Eva Gates – 10 am EST
Sherry Novinger Harris – 12 pm EST
Julie Hennrikus / Julianne Holmes / J.A. Hennrikus – 3 pm EST
Krista Davis – 4:30 pm EST
Daryl Wood Gerber / Avery Aames – 5:00 pm EST
Roberta Isleib/ Lucy Burdette – 5:30 pm EST
Amanda Flower / Isabella Alan – 6 pm EST
Have you ever participated in a Readathon?
What was your experience like? Will you be taking part in this one? I will and can’t wait to read with many of you over these few days!
I will be there! But I guess that makes sense since I am the host!
I’ll be there! That sounds like an awesome line up of authors, Abby! Marie, it was so nice of you to write about the Readathon! 😀
i would love to but i have to work
I’m so excited about this Facebook event!
I joined a readathon one and it was a lot of fun, there was games, puzzles, giveaways and trivia.
This sounds amazing! Thanks
I’ll take part as much as I can. I have lots of wedding things going on that weekend. Love the idea and awesome authors. Thanks for all your hard work Abby!
I will attend but have never been to one!!
There’s nothing I’d rather do than talk with people who love books. I’m looking forward to being there!
Will be there, my first so should be fun!
I plan on being there. Its sounds like so much fun.
I am planning on being there. It sounds like a lot of fun
I’ll be joining in as much as I can! I’ve participated in one readathon before. It was a lot of fun, though I didn’t get much reading done (it was during a tropical storm, which would normally be perfect, but not with 2 restless kids and a hubby!)
I’ll be there – hosting the 9 p.m. slot on Friday the 22nd. Looking forward to it!
I love that so many people plan to attend. It should be a great event for sure!
Looking forward to this. Will have to get all my goodies to have for the w/e and no, no one is going to be using my computer but me:) Can’t wait thanks Abby and all other authors!!!!!!!!
Can’t wait !!!!! So exciting !!!!!!!
Very excited! This will be my first Readathon
This will be my first time, and I look forward to it.