There are many different ways to do a Read-a-thon:
1. Read for many hours right in a row.
2. Read as much as you can in a certain time period (like, over a weekend). I’ve tried this method–it was an interesting way to experience reading.
3. Declare “Read-a-thon Month” and keep track of everything you read for that month. I haven’t actually heard about people doing this, but I think it’s a good option!
The Bibliophile Read-a-Force is currently in the process of planning a Read-a-thon. We decided to do a test run (50 minutes of reading, with a 10 minute break at the end). I must say, it was the quietest meeting we’ve ever had!
The test run was a great experience and it pointed out some of the things we will have to correct for a longer Read-a-thon. Obviously we’ll need more food, activities to do during our 10 minute breaks, and definitely more comfortable seating.
We read a grand total of 543 pages!!! Any thoughts I had about the bibliophiles not being up to the challenge of a Read-a-thon have certainly been dashed. They could out-read me anyday!