Off The Grid Readathon – 2019 Dates!

In the spirit of looking ahead to the upcoming year, I wanted to take the time to announce the dates for the Off The Grid Readathon!

If you aren’t aware of what this is, this is a readathon that myself and fellow blogger (and bookish twin) Justine at I Should Read That have created! We did our first one in October of this year and have been so excited to continue! The theme of this readathon you ask?? Go “Off The Grid!”. So many times we set aside a block of time to read and we end up spending the vast majority of that time getting distracted by our phones and social media. So – the point of this is to spend 3 days where we set our phones and other distractions aside and JUST READ! It sounds easy…… but it’s more difficult than it seems! When you have 72 hours to read, and you’re actively trying to stay away from your phone, you realize just how often you distract yourself. We plan to do 4 readathon’s a year so that you can get some practise in and keep focused on those books!

What do you need to do to participate? Not much lol! This is a fluff-less readathon. There are no challenges, themes, buddy reads (although that might be a good idea!). Trust me when I say that staying away from your distractions will be challenge enough! We will be doing a Twitter chat at the end of each day so that we can talk about our progress though. Since there are people from many different time zones, there won’t be a specific time set aside for this as of yet.

OFF THE GRID READATHON DATES FOR 2019:

JANUARY 11 – 13

APRIL 12 – 14

JULY 12 – 14

OCTOBER 11 – 13

Readathons will always begin at midnight on Friday and will end at 11:59 on Sunday. So that’s a full 72 hours to get your reading in! The times will be in your own time zone as there’s no reason to make this more complicated than it needs to be.

For more up to date information and updates, please be sure to follow us on Twitter as that’s the place where we update most frequently – @OffTheGridReads. For all the details of this readathon, feel free to check out the announcement post HERE. If you have any questions, contact us on twitter 🙂

Hope you will get the chance to join us in 2019 – we are sooooo excited for this to begin!

Until next time, happy reading!

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds great! I feel like it could really help me get through my reading goals.

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  2. Woow so excited for this 😍 😍

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  3. Ooh I’m going to join in on this too 😊

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  4. bookswithbex says:

    I’ve been looking for more readathons to take part in and these sound so good! I’m excited 😃

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  5. What a great read-a-thon idea!! Being a binge reader, I lowkey do this for *one* day when I pick a book up but … 72 hours? That’s a whole other thing. I don’t know if I could part from my phone for that long, since I use it to talk to my lifeline AKA co-blogger. (I think she racks up more online time versus Twitter/Insta/FB etc. combined hahaha). Good luck to everyone participating!

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    1. Hahahahaha! It’s SO hard to stay away from your phone for 72 hours. I still do things on my phone, but I’m more conscious of how much time I’m spending on it. No time consuming games that’s for sure!

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      1. I gave up phone games a while ago when I couldn’t find any good free ones. Also when I found *one* good free one that I couldn’t tear myself away from!

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  6. Bookish Rita says:

    Yessss!!! I’m so excited to participate in January for the first time! I often find myself getting distracted by my phone when reading, so I’ve gotten an app (I know…) to lock me out of my phone for a few hours. I can’t wait to use it for the January dates! Thank you so much for putting this readathon together — it’s a great idea 🤗

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    1. I’ve got 3 different apps that lock different things and give me rewards for not touching my phone!!

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  7. Norrie says:

    Oh, this sounds really cool!
    I’m defo guilty of hanging on my phone too much :/

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    1. I’ve been awful at it lately. I don’t normally play games on my phone but I found one that I’ve wasted hours playing without realizing it!! It’s awful! 😂

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  8. Alyssa Cohen says:

    WOOHOO!!! So excited to participate this year!!!

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  9. thuranightingale says:

    I’d love to join, but is the idea that we just read for 72 hours? What about work and things like that? Having no obligations sounds great but kinda impossible 😛

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    1. Just reading for 72 hours with as little distractions as possible. It’s a way to make us aware of how often we distract ourselves with social media, games, our phones, and other things. I am a business owner with two kids and three pets – reading for 72 hours without any of that is impossible! It’s just 3 days of reading as much as you are able 🙂

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      1. thuranightingale says:

        Then I’ll definitely join, I would like to read a lot more books this year and upping my phone, even for just a bit, sounds like a good idea…

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  10. Now, this is a readathon I would love to participate in. 🙂 Count me in.

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