It started at 2 p.m. today and will continue through tonight and tomorrow morning until 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. For twenty-four hours, volunteers will be taking turns reading aloud from Walter Moers' "odd" and "wildly imaginative" fantasy for bibliophiles, The City of Dreaming Books. The reading is happening at Basilica Hudson, so if you have a few hours with nothing to do or if you wake up in the middle of the night and seek distraction, head down to the Basilica.
The reading marathon is sponsored by the Marina Abramovic Institute, and it's meant to be a long durational event. They are encouraging people to stay for a while and are even providing pillows and blankets so that listeners can take naps. John Mason tells more about the marathon in today's Register-Star: "24-hour reading marathon set for this weekend."