headscarves and hardbacks

If you follow me over on Twitter, you’ll probably know that I am co-hosting a readathon next month with Zoya @ We Are All Critics! We are so excited and also overwhelmed by all the support we have received so far. We have some incredible things already lined up including author interviews, Twitter chats and giveaways, and we hope to post a schedule at the end of this month so you know what’s happening where and when. In the meantime, this is a short introduction post explaining why we are doing it and how you can get involved!

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