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Both #DiverseAThon and #SlowAThon are two read-a-thons happening this week that seem to be the buzz of the book community. While I do have a very busy week ahead, and realistically I know I won’t be able to read much, I have decided that I do want to technically participate in these read-a-thons to show my support!
#DiverseAThon has been created by four lovely ladies (Monica, Whitney, Christina and Joce) to show some support for reading diversely after a very nasty video was posted on Booktube recently. While there are no challenges for this read-a-thon, there is a group book (Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi), but I won’t be reading that one during the week.
#SlowAThon just so happens to fall during the same week and the aim is to focus on slowly reading a book. There are challenges in this one, such as: read a book and mark it up, create something inspired by the book, buddy read, read out loud, read a book that intimidates you, reread a book, review a book, read secondary literature on a book. Those are a lot of challenges considering I am busy this week, but there are some I can definitely hope to complete!
My TBR for the week is quite short, but I hope on reading…
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Yep! Just the one book! If you cannot tell from the title of this, this is Yeonmi’s story about being born in, and escaping, North Korea. I have picked this firstly because it’s been sitting on my TBR for a few months now, but secondly, because it’s a book that not only incorporates diversity, but it’s a book I am keen to mark up and review it, and then possibly find other books on similar topics. So it works for both read-a-thons!
Are you planning on participating in either of these read-a-thons? Let me know down below ❁