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Random House of Canada’s Olympic Readathon

The 2012 Olympics are running from July 27th – August 12th and we want to participate in the fun in the form of a reading challenge!


Our reading piles are overflowing with great summer books, so what better way to chip away at your book piles than by reading as much as you can during the span of the Olympics.

Like all of you, I’ve got an outstanding number of books to read too, so I’ll be participating and joining in the fun! @RandomHouseCA will be using the hashtag #OlympicReadathon to chat about our progress on Twitter, so be sure to join in the conversation and encourage your friends and family to join our challenge.

Sign up here and set your Olympic Page Reading Goal! Be sure to keep track of how you’re doing throughout the Olympics!

Grab this button to share with the world that you’ve joined our Olympic Readathon!

Do some stretches, maybe some lunges and get set to read as much as you can during July 27th – August 12th!

About Lindsey

Lindsey Reeder is obsessed with chocolate, coffee and books. It only made sense that she would choose a career in book publishing with a last name like Reeder. As a Coordinator in Online Marketing for Random House of Canada, Lindsey spends her days tweeting and blogging about books that make her laugh, make her cry and everything in between. Follow Lindsey on Twitter at @reederreads or @RandomHouseCA.

45 Responses to “Random House of Canada’s Olympic Readathon”

  1. Karen Stewart says:

    I must read everyday…it is like food, water or breath to my soul. I am raising 4 readers as well. I read therefore I live

  2. Natashya says:

    Woot! I am up for the challenge. Now, how to fix a book to my elliptical machine…

  3. Kelsey says:

    Just signed up, great idea!!

  4. Awesome! Just signed up! :) Looking forward to getting through my pile(s)!

  5. Great idea! I just signed up for 2500. No clue if I’ll make it or if it’s even realistic!

  6. This is exactly what I was looking for! :) Thanks so much – I just signed up! Can’t wait to get started tomorrow.

  7. Darlene says:

    Thanks for hosting this great readathon! I’m all signed up! My page count goal is pretty conservative at 600 pages. I am currently spending more time listening to audiobooks than sitting down to read. I have no idea how to translate minutes listened to pages read, so I’m just counting pages read in the traditional sense for my goal.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Darlene, I sometimes read manuscripts on my ereader and I have no idea what the page count is but you can always look up how many pages the text version has and use that for the Readathon. Amazon has that information. Good luck :)

  8. Ellie says:

    I’m all signed up (row 67) but I went back this morning to update my blog URL with a direct link to my readathon post, and now for some reason it won’t register anything in that box as a link. It’s just black text, even if I revert back to a straight blog URL. Is that a problem, or is there any way I can fix it? I feel like a proper muppet being the only one that isn’t a live link!

    Great idea anyway, nothing says OLYMPICS like sitting on your backside eating pizza and reading a book! (In my world, anyway…) :)

  9. I’m in….a day late (my plane was delayed…). I started my latest book with the opening of the Olympics, so I’m counting those pages. Hope everyone is able to medal in their competitions!

  10. I’ve surpassed my 1,000 page goal! I’m at 1,268 with still just under a week to go :)

    (I really should have aimed higher!)

  11. Managed to do my reading goal–plus. Was down for 1500 pages and wound up with 1811!! Thanks for sponsoring.

  12. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about
    this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message
    home a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.


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