As we have mentioned, there are five types of participants in the upcoming Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Keep in mind that you can participate in more than one of these roles depending on your interest. Here is more information about each level:
- Readers – These participants commit to reading books, posting updates in their blogs or the other readers’ blogs or leave comments on the Read-a-Thon site. Your updates can include what you’re reading, how many pages you’ve read since your last update, and how much time you’ve spent reading since your last update. Keep a running total of time spent reading and the number of books/pages read. Offer book reviews when you have finished another book. You may want to choose short books, light reading, humorous books and graphic novels that will hold your interest. You may not have the attention span for really dense nonfiction. Be careful about drinking too much caffeine. It may cause you to crash. You may want to drink something lightly caffeinated like green tea throughout the day. Switch reading spots, positions and locations in your house every hour or so to keep it interesting. You will find a list of books here. Keep in mind it was written in 2008 so you have an additional wide variety of choices that have been published since then. Keep in mind that e-books count, also.
- Cheerleaders – This role requires a commitment of one hour minimum during the 24 hour period. As a Cheerleader, you will visit the blogs of other readers and encourage everyone. You will keep Readers from feeling isolated as they spend their day reading.
- Mini-Challenge Host – Mini-challenges are something that bloggers host so that Readers can take a break from their reading. They are optional, but add a fun element to the day. Readers are eligible to win prizes by participating in mini-challenges.
- Prize Donor – If you are interested in donating a prize, just send an email to DeweyReadathon@gmail.com and let them know what you would like to donate. They will be in touch with you, and appreciate your support.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with one of the committees for the Read-a-Thon, fill out the form here. Don’t forget to email Jaclyn@CroftVS.com after you have signed up to participate at their website.