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?

Abby has been hard at work putting together a great line-up of authors to motivate and inspire you as you read. The schedule currently looks like this. Be sure to be checking back to the Event Page for changes and updates.

September 22nd:
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

September 23rd:

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

September 24th:

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!

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Abby Fabian
Abby Fabian
3 years ago

I will be there! But I guess that makes sense since I am the host!

Tari
3 years ago

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! 😀

ginger
ginger
3 years ago

i would love to but i have to work

Mary Anne Edwards
3 years ago

I’m so excited about this Facebook event!

Mary Weimer
Mary Weimer
3 years ago

I joined a readathon one and it was a lot of fun, there was games, puzzles, giveaways and trivia.

Kay Bennett
Kay Bennett
3 years ago

This sounds amazing! Thanks

Meg
Meg
3 years ago

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!

Diana Fahrenbruck
Diana Fahrenbruck
3 years ago

I will attend but have never been to one!!

Sandra Bretting
3 years ago

There’s nothing I’d rather do than talk with people who love books. I’m looking forward to being there!

Nancy
Nancy
3 years ago

Will be there, my first so should be fun!

paula jacobson
paula jacobson
3 years ago

I plan on being there. Its sounds like so much fun.

paula jacobson
paula jacobson
3 years ago

I am planning on being there. It sounds like a lot of fun

Amanda
Amanda
3 years ago

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!)

Molly MacRae
3 years ago

I’ll be there – hosting the 9 p.m. slot on Friday the 22nd. Looking forward to it!

Kerry
Kerry
3 years ago

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!!!!!!!!

Sally
Sally
3 years ago

Can’t wait !!!!! So exciting !!!!!!!

Nanette
3 years ago

Very excited! This will be my first Readathon

Michele Wicker
Michele Wicker
3 years ago

This will be my first time, and I look forward to it.