The Read-a-thon was started by Dewey of "The Hidden Side of a Leaf" blog in 2007 and has quickly grown into a huge part of the book blogging community. Sadly, Dewey passed away in 2008 but the Read-a-thon continues. Want to join in? Click here to sign-up.
Want to participate but aren't ready to stay up for 24 hours? (Definitely not an option for me - my eyes came equipped with an automatic shut-off mechanism!) You can be a cheerleader and run a mini-challenge, or just visit participating blogs leaving comments and encouragement.
Some bloggers, like Princess Bookie, are running contests during the Read-a-thon and some bloggers, like Shelf Love, donate money to their favorite charities for each page or hour read. Click here to learn more about Reading for a Cause. And happy reading!