Jun 24, 2016 - Read-A-Thon    6 Comments

Read-A-Thons Everywhere!

Over the month or so, I’ll be participating in TWO read-a-thons!

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First up is a nice casual, low-key event hosted by the lovely Sarah at Trees of Reverie. I’ve done this one a couple of times before, and I love the daily challenges, and that I can pick as many books as I like! Usually, I make a pile and work my way through as many as I can before it ends. This one is nice and short, only a week, so I’m curious to see just how many I can get through.

While sign ups have now closed, you can definitely participate unofficially!

The second is one I haven’t done before, and I’m really looking forward to!

Hosted by Ely at Tea and Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley, the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon puts my reading list in YOUR hands. Exciting, no?

How It Works

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the read-a-thon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

This one is running from 9th – 16th of July, so again, nice and short. The poll will be running right up until the read-a-thon starts, when I’ll publish the official list in order.

And hopefully between the two of them, I’ll make a decent dent in my treacherous TBR pile!



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