National Readathon Day

Saturday, January 24, 2015 will see the observance of the first National Readathon Day, sponsored by Penguin Random House, GoodReads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation.

National Readathon Logo

The purpose is to raise funds to “…educate, tutor, create and sustain a lifelong love of reading.” and to raise awareness of the benefits of reading. Even if you’re unable to donate financially, you can support the effort by participating in the Readathon by “joining readers across America in a marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24. From Noon – 4 PM in our respective time zones, we will sit and read a book in our own home, library, school or bookstore.”

You can get more details here.


About The Word Of Jeff

I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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