When I told Marleen about Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and how much fun I had, we talked about doing it again, but October seemed so far away - and 24 hours so hard to do! So we got to think about the premise for a (short) while.
Since we originally met through our mutual love for mystery series, a mystery read-a-thon was what first came to mind. And since we both figured 24 hours is soooo long, far too long in fact to do it more that twice a year, if that, we figured punishing our families for 12 hours of complete ignorance of them (sorry guys, we still love you!) would be enough.
But 12 hours left us with a problem. If people from other countries would want to join us, and we would set the read-a-thon for 12 hours and those who live at the other side of the world would have to read during the night. Sounds unfair, right? So we figured if we make it a longer challenge and everyone can pick the 12 hours that fits best into the schedule.
So the first Mystery Read-A-Thon will take place June 7, 2009! And your challenge will be to read for 12 hours on this day.
If you would like to join, please enter your name and the link to your blog (if you have one) to Mr. Linky.
ETA: As I have just found out, this Mr. Linky apparently doesn't like names only, so if you don't have a blog, please just use the address for this blog instead to go with your name!