The read-a-thon is a contest that happens every summer. We see who can read the most pages. The old read-a-thon thread is further down the page. It’s called read-a-thon page count or something like that. It’ll give you an idea of how it works.
The forum gets pretty lively in the summer, no school work, just reading time. Unfortunately, right now most people are engaged in school and other such things, but there are people on here. They do exist, I can promise you that. They’re just in hibernation right now.