I love the Deweys 24 hour readathon! I’ve talked about Dewey’s readathon before a couple of times, I even wrote a blog post about why I like readathons. So I thought I would share my TBR and see if anyone else is planning on participating. I’ve had my TBR planned for a little while, nothing too set in stone but I kind of intended to read some of these during the readathon.
1.) Read more than 1 tome
2.) read a graphic novel that’s 500+ pages
3.) Read a tome that is part of a series
4.) Buddy read a tome
5.) Read an adult novel
My TBR Pile
I’ve been looking forward to this readathon for so long! I love the idea of this readathon to focus on bigger books in your TBR. Most of these books are from my reading goals for 2016 list that I really want to get to and I thought that this readathon would be a perfect time to get to some of these.
p.s. I know a lot of you must be getting annoyed with seeing A Dance with Dragons constantly coming up in my TBRs and all I can say is I’m annoyed with it too, but this readathon, this will be the readathon that I finally finish it! Yeah!
I’m really looking forward to all of these but I’m really really looking forward to The Beauty of Darkness and The Name of the Wind probably the most.
The Name of the Wind (Part of a series/An adult novel)
The Wise Mans Fear (Part of a series/An adult novel)
Beauty of Darkness (Part of a series)
All the Light We Cannot See (An adult novel)
A Dance with Dragons (Part of a series/An adult novel)
A Slow Regard of Silent Things
It’s finally that time for The Dewey’s 24-hour readthon! This maybe one of my favorite readathons that I’ve participated in, I always have so much fun and I’m always so sad once the day is over.
During the last readathon in April, I read 2.5 books and I think I can do more this time around. I ended up choosing some shorter books and I made sure that I’ll have options if I start to read a bit slowly. The only two I’m thinking that I won’ get to or finish are The Unfaithful Queen and Of Neptune since they’re the books with the most pages.
So I own a lot of unread series. The last time that I counted was about 20ish something unread series in my book collection. It drives me nuts looking at that pile, so because of that, I am participating in another readathon. The Slay that Series readathon. The goal? Finish as many series as you can.
Slay That Series readathon is taking place from September 25- October 2
The aim of this readathon is fairly simple – all you need to do is try to “slay” all those series you’ve been neglecting!
If I play my cards right and keep reading through everything, I should be able to cross off 4 books from my unread series list which would be awesome!
In The Afterlight
This series is on my Book Goals for 2016 and I want to get on with completing that list. (I say that as if this series is the only thing that’s keeping me from completing the list. That is so far from the case that it’s laughable!)
The Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
The Raven King
I’m ready to continue on with the series, I really want to get to this series soon before I start forgetting little details from The Raven Boys.
Since this lovely end to the duology is going to be released during the readathon, I made sure to make room in my TBR for it.
It kind of kills me that this is the last book in the series and yet I haven’t been bothered to read it yet. That will change!
One really weird thing about me is that I like preparation processes and because I’m about 100% sure that no one knows what I mean by that, let me explain.
I like preparing for things; I like getting ready for events. On the blue moon occasions that I actually go out with friends to a bar or to a club, I like the part of the night where you get ready at home with a couple of friends. When I was in high school and going to the school dances, I loved the getting ready process more than the actual dance. Another example is that I love packing for trips, I don’t know about you but when I pack I imagine all the adventures that I am going to have and I am in the belief that the outfit choice can make or break your day and the fun time you could have had.
I’ve gotten off track.
One of the simple things I like to do for readathons is to prepare for them, whether the readathon is for 24 hours, a weekend, a week, or two weeks. Preparing is a simple yet fun way for me to get pumped and excited for it. My prep includes figuring out my TBR, cleaning the house, making meal plans, and crossing off other small items from my to-do list. Not only does a readathon help me feel accomplished with my TBR pile but also with the rest of my life, I now have a lot of my little tasks completed, a meal plan for the week, and a clean house. Life is a little more organized.
Hermit status: Another fact about me, honestly, I am a massive recluse. Big time introvert. I very rarely ever go out, I don’t like going out, I am perfectly happy with just being at home with my cat and the bf most days. Whenever its readathon time my excuse for not going out is “Sorry I’m currently in the middle of a readathon, catch you next week?”
*Side note* my best friend Sam has a mental radar for when I am in the middle of a readathon because that is when she wants to go out. It never fails.
Bookish Community. I love the book community around readathon time, everyone’s excited and everyone is sharing what they are planning on reading, where they are reading at. Everyone is fangirling over reading choices and it’s wonderful. There’s a strong sense of union among book nerds because we’re all doing this together, we’re all putting aside a lot of precious time to read. And especially if a handful of people are reading the same book. When that happens I feel like it’s the bookish equivalent of a multiplayer online game, does that make sense? Everyone is reading it with you, they’re having the same experience and it’s a fun bonding opportunity.
Are you still with me? Did I lose you after the Xbox live comparison?
Things I need during a readathon
Crock pot/slow cooker (amazing kitchen tool. If I could marry it, I would.)
For readathons, I recommend preparing soups or chili and other easy meals I always like to make a batch of pulled pork and just eat pulled pork sandwiches.
snacks (I can’t be the only one who gets hungry when they read.)
my weakness are chips either Salt and Vinegar or Cool Ranch Doritos, besides chips I like ice cream sandwiches, apples, veggies and hummus.
coffee (Bookworm yolos-Just one more chapter. Sleep is for the weak. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.) Coffee is needed for those yolos.
Comfy place to read. Bed. Chair. Couch. where do you like to read? I’ll read anywhere as long as I’m comfy
Music- I do listen to music when I read. There’s something about having music on that really helps me direct my focus on whatever is in front of me when I don’t play music I notice that my thoughts go everywhere and it distracts me. I listen to scores mostly, I love the score from Assassins Creed 2 and Batman Arkham Knight.
Comfy Clothes- Sweatpants/leggings and an oversized t-shirt.
I’m so excited for this!
So, over on Goodreads, I’m in a couple groups that are centered around polls. About a week ago another member named Camille posted a poll explaining that she wanted to create a readathon and was looking to see if anyone was interested in participating, cohosting, or helping with the organization. I responded that I would love to help cohost, and it’s happening!
It’s called the BacktoSchool readathon and it’s taking place from August 22nd to the 28 and I’m one of the hosts! I’ll be hosting sprints over on the btsreadathon twitter handle Wednesday the 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and I will probably hold reading sprints on my personal twitter 🙂
The idea is to power through as much as your tbr as you can before school starts! I know that for me especially, I had a very difficult time balancing my fun reading with my school reading and assignments.
Your TBR can be however long and however you want it to be, but if you’re like me and you like to do reading challenges: here are the optional reading challenges for the readathon:
- Read a short book (Open to interpretation, if you consider it to be a short book then it qualifies)
- Read a book over 400+ pages
- Read the 1st book in a series
- Read a book from the Host Recommendations list
- Read a book set in Summer
- Read a book that’s been on your TBR over 6 months
- read 7 books
*Bonus Challenge!* Procrastinate and watch some Netflix!!
There’s also an Instagram challenges for bookstagram you can choose to partake in 🙂
Monday – take a pic of your TBR pile
Tuesday – your snack or drink
Wednesday – summer books recommendation
Thursday – your reading spot
Friday – show your reading progress
Saturday – a shelfie
Sunday – favorite books you’ve read for school
Please follow @btsreadathon on Instagram – Camille will be reposting her favorite pictures! You just need to use a hashtag #btsreadathonDayX (replace the X with 1-7)
The Outsiders (Under 250 pages)
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (400+ pages)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (1st in a series)
The Sky is Everywhere (Host Recommendation)
Second Chance Summer (Book set in Summer)
White Hot Kiss (Book on TBR for over 6 months)
I’m choosing to leave my 7th TBR book option empty and I’ll see what I feel like reading when I come to it.
So that’s it for today
let me know if you decide to participate! I think it’ll be super fun 🙂
Good Morning everyone,
So week 1 of the Tome Topple Readathon is over and I am a little disappointed with myself. I havent read as much as I would have wanted to by now. I’ve read two books and one graphic novel. I have read A Court of Mist and Fury, Lady Midnight, and Lumberjanes volume 3
By this point I was hoping to have also read The Bone Season and All The Light We Cannot See, so that this week I could just focus on A Dance with Dragons and Dragonfly in Amber, but I dont think I’m going to be able to finish everything. It would take some impressive reading skills that I dont think I have. Thankfully I’ve completed most of the challenges.
1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
A Court of Mist and Fury and Lady Midnight
2. Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)
Lumberjanes Volume 3
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
A Court of Mist and Fury
4. Read over 500 pages in one week
I read both Lady Midnight and A Court of Mist and Fury, together that made 1,292 pages
5. Read an adult novel
So reading an adult novel is all that is left and I am going to read The Bone Season Next and hopefully I’ll have time for All The Light We Cannot See, but we’ll have to wait and see.