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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

ReadaThing Planned for August 6-7

The good folks in the ReadaThing group have planned a 48-hour readathon for Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7*. You can join up here by signing up to read for an hour of your choice, and list what book(s) you’ll read on the participation wiki.

Or, if you’re up for a bigger challenge, Saturday August 6 (local time) is also the official 2011 “Do Nothing But Read” Day, for which you can sign up here. The organizers invite all to join in, so if your schedule allows and you’re in need of a nice long day of reading (and who among us isn’t!?), take the plunge!

* In keeping with the international spirit of LT, this ReadaThing is running from noon Saturday to noon Monday New Zealand time (8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday EDT). So depending on where you are, you could be reading anytime from 5-8 August!

Labels: DNBRD, Do Nothing but Read Day, reading

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

A new holiday for December: Do Nothing but Read Day

Do Nothing but Read Day is this Sunday, December 20th.

It all started by a library science student wishing out loud that she could spend a day doing nothing but reading. She then started a blog to make it happen.

Here are the requirements:

  • you must read more than one book (they can be short, also short stories and audiobooks count!)
  • comfy clothing (jammies preferable)
  • no shoes (slippers are ok)
  • mugs of beverages and snacks


  • sleepy cat(s)
  • blankies

Add the tag DNBRD2009 to whatever books you’re going to read, and check out the tag page to see what others are going to be reading on Sunday!

The catch is that if you’re reading all day, you can’t post in the Talk thread about it on Sunday. So, go and discuss it now (and afterwards).

Labels: DNBRD, DNBRD2009, Do Nothing but Read Day, event, reading