So last New Year’s Eve, Tasha, Becky, and I had an impromptu readathon and rang in the new year together. None of use had plans or really wanted any. It was odd weather here, and it was the perfect day to stay in, curl up with a good book (or four) and read into the wee hours with a glass of champagne, and some decadent snacks.
I ended up having such a fun time, I decided that this NYE would be the same, only better! How can it be better? I’d love for you to join us! Of course, I know plenty of people do have plans, and that’s fine. If you want to jump in part of the day or before you put on your face and/or fancy duds, we’d love to have you.
Part of the reason I haven’t ever “officially” participated in any readathon is that I always feel so much pressure (self imposed) to cancel everything and just read, and that doesn’t really fit my lifestyle. Plus, they almost always fall during a super busy time for me. This readathon has no major rules, other than we’ll read up until the ball drops. Read for fun. Read because you have time. Read because you want to sneak in a couple of extra books in 2012. Of course, I plan to do check-in posts throughout the day, and I encourage you to do the same (though the point is to read, so feel free to post sporadically).
I decided it would be super fun to include prizes before the readathon, too. I came across some really fun holiday crackers with “champagne” bubbles, lip gloss, cocktail ring, and noisemaker, and I’ll choose two winners at random if you…
- post about the readathon on your own blog before Sunday night.
- tweet about the readathon before Sunday (just mention me @picky_girl), or
- post about it on Facebook before Sunday (just shoot me the link)
I plan to draw the winners by this Sunday at midnight so that I have enough time to gather addresses and ship your goodies to you. And if we have a really good response, I’ll likely choose another winner or two.
On NYE, we’ll use the hashtag #nyereadathon on Twitter and Instagram so that we can keep up with one another throughout the day. Get your champers ready, and cheers!