Today is a big day! First, it’s World Book and Copyright Day but it’s also Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, which means over 2,000 readers (myself included) are reading for 24 hours straight. With a run that long, it’s important to take a few minutes to get pumped up and get the blood flowing, which is why I’ve created a Pump Up the Jam Playlist. The following songs will help you to wake up but if you create your own playlist, you can win swag. You’ll notice that I have a penchant for pre-2006 rap but I encourage you to branch out if that’s not your thing. If you want to win the swag, then leave your 10 songs in the comments or write your own post and leave a link – winners will be selected at random and can choose from the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon prizes list! If you want to step up your game, post a snap of yourself jamming out to your story and let us know what your username is! Feel free to follow me at thebookwheel and Andi from Estella’s Revenge at estellasnaps while you’re at it.
- Pump up the Jam by Technotronics
- Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
- All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled
- Work B**ch by Britney Spears
- Let the Bodies Hit the Floor by Drowing Pool
- Turn Down for What by Lil Jon
- Energy Mix by DJ Tiesto
- 679 by Fetty Wap (featuring Monty)
- ESPN Presents Jock Jams Megamix
- Candy Shop by 50 Cent
About Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (visit their site for more info!)
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog is archived at the Wayback Machine). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.