I love to read! I think that’s kind of obvious with the book reviews and all. But over this past weekend there was a little something going on called 24-in-48. It was mainly on Litsy but some were posting on Instagram. I learned about it Friday night so I didn’t really have much time to prepare myself or my family. So I read what I could for the weekend.
24-in-48 means that you read for 24 hours in a 48 hour period. Whoever came up with this is genius!! I love the concept because I don’t normally devote more than an hour to reading at any given time. It is (still!) a goal of mine to read an entire book in one sitting. Yep…still because I didn’t hit that goal this weekend. I told my husband about it once I learned of this little challenge but we both weren’t able to hit the goal of 24 hours.
Saturday we woke up and both started reading. Ate, read, ballet, ate, tv, read, went out to dinner, read. Our oldest got sick that night so we were drained on Sunday. I finished a book on Saturday and started a new one on Sunday but since I didn’t read a great deal on Sunday I wasn’t able to finish it.
I really wished that I could have read more. There were some great prizes coming out of this and it would have been great to participate in the giveaways. Next year, (they announced the the next 24-in-48 with be January 21-22, 2017!!) I will participate, sign up, really get involved, and hopefully complete the entire 24 hours.
I didn’t know about this readathon back in January in part because there wasn’t an app like Litsy. For the ones that still don’t know about Litsy, it is probably the greatest app out there for book lovers! It’s like Instagram and Good Reads had a baby and we have Litsy. Check it out, (and follow me @ashsbookmarks) make it great (since its still in beta mode) and use it often. I love love love the app! I was just reading the readathon’s blog page and they mentioned that us users crashed the app a few times because of the excessive traffic. I knew it! There were times that the app was running slow over the weekend or not opening at all. But that is great news! People want to use the app and book lovers love the app.
I have subscribed on Bloglovin’ to 24in48‘s feed so now I’ll get all the updates right to my phone 🙂 And the countdown begins to the next 24-in-48! I cannot wait!!!! 🙂 🙂 Maybe next year I can be a part of the giveaways (hint, hint, wink, wink…readers love bookmarks!!)