I'm so excited for this read-a-thon because I'm on Winter Break from school. For the read-a-thon, all you have to do is sign up and pledge to do something good for your community. I haven't completely decided what I'm going to do. Normally, I would volunteer at the elementary school I attended, but school systems have changed their volunteer policies so much I don't think it's even possible. So maybe I’ll donate some books to my local library. The good deed isn't mandatory, but it's definitely something you should want to do anyway.