All posts tagged: read-a-thon

#DiverseAThon #SlowAThon To Be Read and Goals

I’m posting every single day in September! Go here to check out everything I’ve talked about so far! 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, …

What I read this week / Bout of Books

   Even I’ll admit that I had a pretty amazing reading week! I will put most of that down to the fact that I was readmitted into hospital on Tuesday and have had a lot of free time to spend reading – but the more time the merrier, right? I posted two updates throughout the week, but as this is a wrap-up I think I’ll just go over everything again! Monday – On the first day of this read-a-thon I’ll admit that I completely forgot I was participating until I hopped into bed! But after receiving some book mail earlier that afternoon, I started reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath (a poetry collection). I made it to page 28 before I put it down for the night. Tuesday – I’ve been thinking about rereading a lot lately (you’ll hear me talk about this a LOT in September) so on Tuesday I decided to pick up an old favourite The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I read about 70-odd pages into this before snoozing for the night. …

Update número dos / Bout of Books

So it’s currently day 5 of Bout of Books and I’m doing a hell of a lot better than I expected??? Let me recap. Day one: Started reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath Day two: Started and read 70 pages of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath so… On Wednesday I had a bit of a strange day. I was pretty much a sloth for the entire day. However I did manage to read another 90 pages of The Bell Jar! On Thursday (day 4) I finished off my The Bell Jar reread by reading the last 74 pages! I definitely want to write a proper review of this one soon – but that might have to wait until I have access to a computer again! I also picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (hallelujah about freaking TIME) and read from page 20 to 160! This one was so much easier to get into than I was expecting, so my goal ’til Sunday is to finish this beast that has been sitting on my TBR forever. Even though I’m …

Quick update / Bout of Books

So as I shared on Sunday – I last minute decided to partitipate in Bout of Books 17.0! I haven’t partaken in a read-a-thon for quite a while so I wasn’t expecting too much from myself, however on Tuesday I was readmitted into hospital so it’s likely I’ll be reading more than I had planned! On day one I started reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath (a collection of poetry). I wasn’t sure that poetry was really my thing until I picked this up. I didn’t quite complete the entire collection but I have fallen in love with a few of the poems already and will definitely be writing a full discussion post in the future! Day two (yesterday) I followed my gut and picked up and old favourite of mine: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath! It has been years since I read this so rereading it is almost as though I’m picking it up for the first time. I made it 70 pages into this before I hit the hay, but I’ve already read …

Bout of Books 17 / Sign-up and goals.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organised by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team Ladies and gents, boys and girls, I am participating in Bout of Books 17! Over the past couple of days there has been such an overwhelming amount of videos and posts online about this week long read-a-thon that I couldn’t help getting sucked in and participating myself. I haven’t participated in Bout of Books for years. Literally years. I remember definitely participating in Bout of Books in 2013 (round 6 or 7) but I don’t think I’ve even considered partaking since then. However I’m relatively free this week so I thought it …

RYBSAT Round 5!

  Another week, another read-a-thon! When I’m posting this it’s Monday morning, which means that RYBSAT (read-your-book-shelf-a-thon) Round 5 has officially begun! For those interested, RYBSAT (@RYBSAT15) is a read-a-thon created by booktuber Miranda (@BooKss101M) where you choose a spot on your bookshelf and read on from there! This will be the first #RYBSAT I will be participating in, and I’m pretty excited to read as much as I can this week as I have no assignments due for uni! 1. The Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas – I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one! I’ve been putting it off for a while now, simply because I didn’t want to not have any of this world to look forward to. But with Sarah’s new book out, and the 4th Throne of Glass book due out in September, I have lots of Sarah coming my way and no reason to put this off any longer! 2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – I was supposed to read this one …

Just a quick update…

I completely forgot to mention that #CrushYourTBR read-a-thon is happening over on twitter this weekend (Friday 15th – Sunday 17th) and I’m definitely participating! Two lovely ladies, Raeleen (@raeleenlemay) and Jacquelyn (@jacquelynreads), are hosting via the tag. They are possibly two of the biggest participants in #0by16 which has been taking over the online book community this year, and are totally inspiring me to get my TBR shelf down to 0 by next year! My TBR for this read-a-thon is going to stay the same as Bout of Books since they are both happening at the same time, but I really do hope to start prioritising reading during study breaks instead of watching episodes of Boy Meets World. But, priorities right? Good luck if anyone else is participating!