Greetings from Russia! Yes, I am on my holiday, but I have my laptop and bookish brain with me and I am signing up to an awesome sounding readathon from here in rainy/cold Moscow. The Book Junkie trials is hosted by the wonderful Rachael Marie Book Junkie who posted a sign up video here and has posted all about the readathon her twitter @TheBookieTrials. It is a month long readathon/competitive reading event starting on July 1st for the whole of the bookish community, and I for one am excited to be taking part!
Evening Westerosi and fellows sims! Welcome to Round 1 of Games of Books-athon and Sims-a-thon, because yes, you have probably guessed it, I am doing another readathon double header in June. There are so many challenges for the latter one that I have focused my TBR on the Game of books-a-thon prompts in the knowledge that they will probably fit one or more of the challenges in Sims-a-thon.
Thankfully, both are running from June 1st-June 30th, and the challenges overlap, or work for both so I have managed to get books to completely cross over! I have decided to do a combined thread on Twitter which is where I will post updates throughout the readathon.
D’you know what is better than doing two readathons at once? Yep, you guessed it, adding another one into the mix. I am a huge MCU fan, and Avengers Endgame has been something that I have been looking forward to for literally years. We’re booked to go and see it already, so I was excited when I saw an Avengers themed readathon to celebrate and knew I had to take part.
I know, I know, three readathons at once seems a bit excessive, but OWLs is something I love, and Tome Topple is helping me battle some of the bigger reads I am attempting at the moment. Tome Topple and OWLs are due to finish on April 26th and April 30th respectively, so there will be plenty of time between now and the end of the month to focus my reading for those readathons and hope other books I read fit for Avengers challenges, and then use the remaining two weeks of Avengers Readathon to have fun with the remaining challenges. Continue reading “Avengers Readathon 2019 | Sign Up and TBR”
Tome Topple is back for round 8 guys, and I have last minute low key decided to sign up! I’m already taking part in the OWLs Readathon 2019, and thought that Time Topple was a bit much to take on at the same time, but I missed the last round and decided that I wanted to take part. Heck, some of the reads cross over too, so really it’s just readathon efficiency! I’ve actually already finished a few tomes this year (The Priory of the Orange Tree and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are not short books people) but I am ready to pick up some terrific tomes and crack on with the big’uns.
Tome Topple is a two week readathon created by Sam aka Thoughts on Tomes and this time the readathon is taking place from midnight in your timezone on 13th April until 11:59pm on 26th April. The aim of this readathon is to read big books, aka books over 500 pages aka “tomes”, so unlike many readathons, it’s about the number of pages in a book rather than the quantity of books you manage to finish over the fortnight. Want more information? You can watch Sam’s announcement video or check out the readathon Twitter page and/or the Goodreads group. Continue reading “Tome Topples | Sign Up and TBR”
It’s that time of year again where we strap on our magical thinking caps and get ‘studying’ for our O.W.Ls. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, the Magical Readathon – O.W.Ls edition is back, and is bigger and better than ever. Based on the Ordinary Wizarding Levels – tests that Hogwarts Students sit in their 5th year of school – the readathon features a series of reading prompts inspired by the school subjects offered at Hogwarts. Continue reading “O.W.Ls Readathon 2019 | Sign Up, TBR, and Career Path”
TGIF, am I right? I feel like this has been the longest January in the history of long January’s, and I am super glad that I have a weekend of relaxing reading plans to look forward to. This weekend sees the return of 24in48, it couldn’t have come at a better time. I have no plans and no money, the perfect mix for staying in and reading! Continue reading “24 in 48 Readathon | Sign Up and TBR”
So….do you remember when I said I struggled with reading challenges in this post last week? Remember when I said I was only going to do one year long one and it was going to be this Around the Year in 52 Books one? Yeah….it lasted precisely 3 days into 2019 because I stumbled across this reading challenge that my friend Paige has set up. It’s designed to fit with what you want to read (after all Paige couldn’t find a reading challenge that worked for her so she set this up) whilst pushing the boundaries and opening genres, tropes, authors, and content you may previously have avoided or missed all together. Sounds pretty simple eh?
First things first, Paige. Well she is awesome, that’s a given, and she explains this readathon over on her announcement post @ Just One More Pa(i)ge, her twitter @just1morepaige, and her Instagram @just.one.more.paige, so go and check her out, follow her, and then sign up too. There are 12 challenges in total, one for each month, so it’s not too taxing and should fit with a normal reading schedule and along side reads you already have planned without taking over. There is also a handy #justonemorepaigereadingchallenge2019 on Twitter and Instagram, so check those out to see how others are doing! Continue reading “Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019”
Evening all, I hope you’re all well and not stuck in any form of rut in this middle ground between Christmas and New Year. We’re quite lucky in our house, my Mum’s birthday falls on the 28th December so we usually do something to celebrate and it’s a good way of seeing through this Chrimbo Limbo. It’s a time I like to use to think about what worked and what didn’t work throughout the year and things that I would like to carry on with, or start ready for the new year.
With this in mind, I’ve been thinking about books, readathons, and reading challenges. The year is nearly out and I think I am going to really struggle to complete 2018’s Around the Year in 52 Books challenge but I have quite enjoyed this particular one. I wrote about my struggles and feelings relating to this sort of thing a few days ago and now as I have thought about it, I have chosen this as the only year long reading challenge I am going to attempt in 2019.
As the year goes by and I begin to fulfil the challenges, I plan to update the list and state which book I read. I am also planning on updating my Goodreads throughout. If you decide to take part too then there is a great Goodreads group that is the epicentre of all things relating to the reading challenge and has hints and ideas if you’re struggling for an idea in a particular area! Continue reading “Around The Year In 52 Books | 2019”
2019 is around the corner, and in this awesome reading community, I think we all know that a new year signals a new round of Bout of Books! The readathon is entering it’s 24th edition (I mean, wow guys!), and if I am honest, I can’t believe that this will be my 13th time participating in such a great event. There is no better way to kick off a new reading year, to start new reading challenges, and to pick up all of those books you didn’t finish in 2018 than with a week long readathon, so why don’t you join us!
Good evening witches and wizards, our favourite readathon is back with another instalment and we are getting ready for the festive season at Hogwarts! Gi of the Book Roast is hosting another instalment of the Magical Readathon that started way back in early 2018 and is back for another go. It’s running from 17th December to 26th December and is a plot your own adventure/challenge kinda deal that sounds pretty damn cool. Gi always put maximum effort into these events, and I can’t wait for it to begin again. If you want more information, check out the announcement video here! Continue reading “Christmas at Hogwarts | Sign Up and TBR”