#ATSOReadathon Update

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Halfway Update

I can’t believe we’ve already reached the halfway mark of this readathon! I really hope that you’re all enjoying it so far and excited to continue. To be honest, I hit a reading slump early on but thankfully with these last few books I think it’s over.
Here’s what I’ve read so far….

I also DNF’d….

On a side note, I am so proud of myself for deciding to DNF this many books. I used to make myself read through a book no matter how much I disliked it, and how long it took me. I’m glad that I am being more decisive and giving my time to books I enjoy instead. That aside, I still have about ten books to choose from for the rest of the month and my goal is to finish half of them. I will be hosting some more sprints this weekend and all of next week. Hopefully it gives me the kick I need to reach that goal. They will be at 12PM and 8PM PST, and I hope some of you will join me.

I will be sharing all my reviews with you at the end of the month and I can’t wait to read yours!

Lastly, there was a lot of confusion about the sign-up process. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the giveaway, so I’m asking everyone participating to fill out this google form. This is my first time hosting a readathon, so I appreciate everyone’s patience.

That all for now, happy reading and I will talk to you all again in fourteen days!

All The Short Ones Readathon

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Announcement and Sign Up

I don’t know about you but I start out the year with huge reading goals and ample enthusiasm and by March I’m starting to slump a little. What better way to give me a boost than a readathon? The only thing is, sometimes I find them overwhelming. They are usually only a week long and involve reading a specific theme or number of books. As a single mom and someone with a busy life, it’s just not possible sometimes. What I really want is a readathon thats a longer and was a little… easier? While still pushing me to read more. So I created All The Short Ones Readathon.

The goal of this readathon is to read books that are 300 pages or less, as many as you can in the month of March. They could also be novellas, graphic novels, books of poetry, etc. An easy way to see which of the books on your TBR are 300 pages or less is to go to Goodreads and sort the books by number of pages. That’s how I compiled my list that I’ll be sharing with you below.

Dates: March 1st – March 31st

Giveaways: At the end of the readathon, one lucky winner will get a book of their choice from Book Depository, up to $15 USD.

You will receive one entry for your sign up post, which you can link in the comments below, and one entry for every book you read and reviewed in your wrap up post. (Which you can link in the comments of my wrap up post on the 31st of March) Bonus entries for anyone who posts their TBR for the readathon, using the hashtag #ATSOreadathon

**Reviews can be on a blog or on Goodreads and can be full length or just a couple of paragraphs, summarizing your thoughts**

You can also use the hashtag to connect with others participating in the readathon, find a buddy read, and stay up to date with everyone’s progress.

My hope is that everyone has fun, reading some shorter books that they may have overlooked. Perhaps some of those could meet other challenges you have this year and if not it will certainly boost your Goodreads count!

Here are All The Short Ones I hope to read for the readathon.

There may be a few that I’m forgetting but these are the ones I can think of at the moment. I might not get to them all but I intend to try, and I will be starting with the shortest and working my way to the longest of my short books. Half of these are books I read more than ten years ago that I have wanted to reread and see if I still enjoy them but I never make the time. So now is the time!

I really hope some of you decide to join up and participate, it’s going to be a very laid back sort of challenge but hopefully a lot of fun as well! Don’t forget to link your sign up post in the comments below so myself and others can check it out. Also, please share this readathon with others on Twitter and Instagram, you can find my handles below.

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#readthemallthon Wrapup

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So funny story, okay not so funny but I thought the #readthemallthon ended today. Turns out it ended on Sunday, and at the time I had family in town so my reading took a hit. So, I didn’t get all the badges but I really enjoyed the challenge and that’s the point! I was also a week late in joining so next time I will be prepared. I really hope the host Aentee of ReadatMidnight does another pokemon related challenge. I started with the adorable Noibat this round and here’s how we did…

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Badges Earned:

Cascade Badge – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Thunder Badge – Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater
Rainbow Badge – The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Marsh Badge – Cress by Marissa Meyer
Earth Badge – Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

CP Calculation:

Noibat starts at 10 CP
5 Badges (20CP per badge) = 100 CP
0 Reviews (20 CP per review) = 0 CP
2136 total page (1CP per 10 pages) = 213 CP
1 Evolution (50 CP per evolution) = 50 CP
9 #readthemallthon Tweets (2CP per Tweet) = 18 CP

Noibats total = 391 CP 
…so my Noibat evolved into a Noivern!!

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I want to thank ReadatMidnight for hosting such an awesome read-a-thon, I think this is the best reading challenge I’ve done all year. Next time hopefully I have more time to read!

Holiday #Readathon Wrap Up

This was my very first Readathon and I didn’t do as well as I had hoped but I did complete all my mini challenges. I am just glad that I am starting to participate in book community events like readathons. After all that is why I started this blog.
So, I didn’t finish any books but I did read roughly 400 pages in 3 days which is fairly good for me. I read from 3 different books so I will be donating as many books to my local library for one of my mini challenges.
The best part of the whole readathon was my bookmas tree! I had a little trouble figuring out how to build one but I think it turned out super cute.
So that is all, I just wanted to update you on my very first readathon and I’m curious to know you you did! So let know me down below and hopefully I will be posting about another readathon very soon!

 

Holiday #Readathon

Guys I am doing my very first readathon!
This weekend I will be participating in the Holiday #Readathon hosted by Joli of Actin Up With Books It runs from the 4th of December to the 6th and you just read as much or as little as you like.

There are mini challenges hosted by other bloggers and these are the ones I will be participating in.

  1. The Give mini challenge hosted by Joli of Actin Up With Books
    For this challenge I will be donating 1 book to the library for every book I read.
  2. What fictional character would I kiss under the mistletoe hosted by Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast
    My answer is of course Nikolai Lantsov, though Ron Weasley is a close second. Why Nikolai/Sturmhond? He has the looks, the charm and that sarcasm! A guy who has wit and makes me laugh is the whole package in my books. (Pun intended)
  3. Not so secret santa Mini Challenge hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books
    For this one I am choosing Kelsea from The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen. Kelsea loves books and I would gift her the books in the Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas because I think she would enjoy them, and kick ass queens should read about other kick ass queens.
  4. Mini Bookmas Tree Challenge hosted by Brooke of Brooke Blogs
    On Sunday I will be taking a photograph of my Bookmas Tree (Im pretty excited to do this lol)
    You can find it on my instagram with the hashtag #BookmasTree

That is it for my mini challenges. Will you be participating this weekend? If so what challenges will you be doing?
And dont forget that on Sunday December 6th at 9pm EST there will be a Twitter party! Follow along using #READATHON and we will talk about the books we’re reading and holidays. There will be several giveaways during the party as well so don’t forget to tune in!