Bookish Blogging Events

April 20, 2014 Blogger Events 19

dewey-300x300Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon – April 26th

Basically this event is an excuse to do what we’ve all secretly wanted to do and completely blow off the world for a day and just read. Last year I stayed up for all 24 hours and it was fantastic. Recommendations for having a good time include: periodic breaks to get snacks and stretch, some short books, and participation in mini-challenges and twitter chats. Sign-ups are here.


Lolita Read-Along – April and May

I love pairing fiction with non-fiction and I also like to read classics, so I’m very excited about this read-along being hosted by Rebecca from Love At First Book and Allison at The Book Wheel. The Lolita read-along started at the beginning of April but it’s such a short book, it would be easy to catch up. The Reading Lolita in Tehran read-along takes place in May, so there’s plenty of time to get your copy! You can hop in with the first Lolita discussion here.


A Tale of Two Cities Read-Along – April 21st to May 19th

I’m going to be picking up my copy of A Tale of Two Cities tomorrow and am excited to get started on another great classics read-along. The only Dickens I’ve read is A Christmas Carol which I enjoyed and Great Expectations which wasn’t really my thing, so I’m interested to see how I feel about this one. Sign-ups are here.


Bout of Books Read-a-Thon – May 12th – May 18th

Bout of Books is another great read-a-thon, a bit less intense than Dewey’s since  it lasts for a week. It involves a bunch of great social activities and challenges. I usually use it as a way to focus on reading for a week, cutting out most TV and gaming. They’re currently looking for challenge hosts here.

ArmchairBEA LogoExampleArmchair BEA – May 26th-31st

As you might guess, Armchair BEA is BEA for those of us who don’t plan on physically going to the conference. The online version includes daily discussions, twitter chats, giveaways, and a new instagram challenge. Sign-ups are here.


19 Responses to “Bookish Blogging Events”

  1. Jorie

    Hallo, Hallo! 🙂

    I am so thrilled to see your attending #ArmChairBEA! 🙂 I am as well, being that this is the first year I could actively take a part in it! I did wander around a bit to the different blogs last year, but ooh! To be able to actually join in on the bookish fun!? Too wicked for words! The daily topics, commenting, & the twitter parties excite me! Plus, I was inspired to create a new tag that suits my personality towards book blogging & my bookish eclectic tastes: #bookcheerleader! Rock on, and look forward to bumping into you during the event!

    • DoingDewey

      Fantastic! I’m very excited to be joining in for the first time too and I’ll also be cheering. Should be a ton of fun! 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Rebecca 🙂 I like putting these posts together because they’re a kind of post I appreciate too. When I first started blogging, I always felt like I was hearing about events too late to join in, so now that I know how to find them and participate in some events annually, I like to help other people find them too 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I’m cheerleading for the read-a-thon too! It’s such a great way to take a break from reading when you need it and to make sure you do some interacting with other bloggers instead of just reading by yourself all day 🙂

  2. Laura Frey

    Dang, that’s a lot of events! Glad to have you for #1Tale2Cities.

    I am totally intimidated by armchair BEA. I followed along a bit last year and thought, “I could never keep up.” I’m really slow at writing posts.

    • DoingDewey

      I can’t believe how many great events are coming up in the next month or so! Fun times 🙂 I’m not sure I’ll keep up with the daily BEA discussions myself, but I’m sure I’ll do a few of them, as well as cheerleading for other bloggers and joining some of the twitter chats. Thanks for hosting the read-along!

  3. Deyse

    I loooooooove read-a-thons and I’m gonna participate on the bout of books 10 too! So much excitement!

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