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Before we get to Readathon news, Becca from I’m Lost in Books, Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to announce that we have two new co-hosts joining our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Team! Lucy from Fictional 100 has been a great supporter of our Challenge, she participates in many of our readalongs and brings great insight into our Twitter chats. Aloi from Guiltless Reading is also an inspiration to our challenge, you’ll just have to check out her book maps to see how far and wide her reading travels have taken her! We are thrilled that both Lucy and Aloi have joined our team, please stop by and welcome them!
Now on to the Readathon….
Welcome to our 2nd annual Travel the World in Books Readathon, coming October 18-31, 2015! We had so much fun and a great turnout for our readathon last year, that we are excited to bring you another Travel the World in Books Readathon. Here’s what our Travel the World in Books Readathon is all about:
Explore countries other than the one where you live. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT
Don’t forget to sign up for our no-stress Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge too, where you choose your own adventure and set your own rules!
Well just like the challenge, the rules are simple…just read book(s) set in another country or by author(s) from another country other than the one where you live. Sign up whether you are reading for your own pleasure, with your kids, or both, fiction or non-fiction, it’s all fair game. Easy, right? If your TBR is like mine, I’m sure you have at least one book that qualifies! Perfect for busy parents who want to encourage learning about diversity and other cultures with your kids too. Read as much as you can or want.
Our event schedule will include daily discussion topics, Facebook and Twitter chats, mini-challenges and giveaways during the readathon. If you are a blogger who would like to host a mini-challenge, please complete the Mini-Challenge Host Form or a publicist or blogger who would like to giveaway a qualifying book during the readathon, please complete the Book Giveaway Form. Your blog or business info will be included in the Giveaway Tools widget to help you get more followers on your site and social media.
Begin linking up your readathon goals as early as Thursday, October 16, 2015 so that you will be ready to go on Sunday, October 18th! Tell us which books you’d like to read and which discussion topics and readathon events in which you plan to participate. Keep them simple or make a detailed list, the choice is yours.
Grab a Readathon Button!
We’d certainly appreciate it if you grab a button and share the news about our Travel the World in Books Readathon! Be sure to use our new #TTWIBRAT hashtag. A shorter hashtag means more room to tweet about books! Feel free to create your own button and leave me a link in the comments so others can use it too.
Sign Up NOW!
Sign up now in the linky below by adding your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads URL. If you don’t have any of these, let me know in the comments that you intend to participate before the readathon officially ends on October 31, 2015 at 11:59pm so that you are still eligible for the giveaways.
Link up your blog URL showing your intent to participate. Just for fun, indicate what country you reside in. You can state your goals later. By entering your email address in the linky, you may be sent email notifications of Travel the World in Books challenge news and events. If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment telling us you are participating so that you are eligible for the giveaways!
We hope you will participate and enjoy your journey around the world from the comforts of your home! Where will your journey lead you?