National_Readathon_Day_logo_111014Shelf Awareness gives us notice that a National Readathon will take place on 24 January next year. We are all invited to read for 4 hours from noon till 4pm (it’s a Saturday). How this is going to raise money for the National Book Foundation to encourage literacy is presumably up to you. You are encouraged to take these steps:

  • Create your own Firstgiving Fundraising page to benefit The National Book Foundation.
  • Invite friends and family to donate to your effort.
  • Check back into this site to find a participating venue near you or encourage your local bookstore or library to host a reading party.
  • Join us for National Readathon Day on January 24th from 12noon-4pm and make #timetoread!

Those of you who are busy writing your novel for NaNoWriMo can perhaps prevail upon a neighbor to read it during the National Readathon.