All posts tagged: readathon

#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 …

Bout of Books Day 1 – 3 Update!

Like anticipated, I haven’t read extraordinary amounts these past 3 days, however I have probably read more than I thought I would have at this point! So I thought I would post a quick update of what I’ve managed to get through. Day 1 On Monday I realised that I did not include Carrie Fletcher’s All I Know Now in my TBR for the week – however as I had already begun this one I decided to pick it up when I woke up in the morning as it’s a super quick and fun read. I managed to read from page 77 to 147. I then begun two books I needed to read for University. Those were Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbake (I read 26 pages) and Never Let me Go by Zazuo Ishiguro (I read 49 pages). Day 2 When the clock ticked over to Tuesday and I couldn’t get myself to fall asleep, I decided to download a super quick read onto my phone so I could lay under the covers and read myself to sleep. For this book, …