Thursday, January 22, 2015

How Will You Celebrate The Very First National Readathon Day?

Penguin Random House, Goodreads, Mashable, and The National Book Foundation created National Readathon Day for January 24, 2015.  It calls for non-stop marathon reading to happen from noon to four in the afternoon in your respective time zone.  You can share your love of books and support programs that promote reading by pledging to read and do fundraising for the National Book Foundation.

So how can you get involved?

1.      Join a group of people conducting public readathons.
2.      Form your own group.
3.      Encourage others to participate in the readathon.
4.      Buy books or visit your library.
5.      Tweet out your experience using the hashtag #TimeToRead.

Why is such a day needed?  Because we need to encourage everyone – especially our youth – to read books if we hope to promote books and literacy.  According to the National Book Foundation, 53% of all nine-year-olds read for pleasure but by age 17, that drops to 19%.

Read on January 24 – and get others to do so as well!


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2015

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