Although the details are still in the preliminary planning stage, we were thinking the party would run for 48 hours with the idea being to read as many books as you can in that time. There will be a ‘Reading Party’ section specially set up on the forum where you can engage in discussion with other party goers. You don’t have to stay online (or awake) for the entire 48 hours, but if you wanted to try and do that, we would certainly encourage it.
During the 48 hours, over on the forum we’ll be running competitions specifically geared to those participating in the party. Examples of the kinds of contests we’ll be running include the person to read the most books, the person to stay online the longest, the most posts during the party etc. At this point, these are just suggestions and when we have a clearer idea of how many people want to participate we’ll finalise the competition details. The competitions are just an added bonus; a way to make it more enticing for you all. The real action is in the Reading Party itself.
We’re thinking of holding The Party in July, as most people seem to be on some kind of school holiday in most places around the world. We’re keen to hear your feedback: whether you think you’d like to take place, what kinds of contests you think would be the most fun. So leave a message at the end of this post and tell us your thoughts!
We’re always looking for new ways to challenge and stimulate our readers here at yaReads and we reckon this is a good way to get the job done!