Polarthon – A polar fantasy themed winter readathon hosted by @jadeyraereads on Twitter or visit her YouTube channel for the announcement. The readathon runs from August 1st (today) to August 31st.
For all the info, you can also follow @polarthon
There’s a fundraiser this year, too, set up through Justgiving.com.
Yes, it’s not winter, but y’all know I love polar bears and when I found out about this readathon, I knew I had to participate. If you want to know the rules, visit the Twitter links above.
I’ll be donating at the end of the month or maybe at the end of each week, depending on how much I’ve read. There’s a tracker for this readathon… one virtual fish for every 100 pages read. I’ll be donating based on the fish I collect.
The other reason I’m doing this is because I’m behind on my reading. I joined the Goodreads Reading Challenge and set out to read 52 books this year and I’m about 5 books behind, so, my personal reading day today should get me close to caught up and back on track, and the readathon should help me get a little ahead.
So, what am I planning to read today…
Gallant (finish) by V. E. Schwab
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
And either Sinner’s Playground (The Harlequin Crew Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti or Traitor (Loxley Prep Book 1) by Hattie Jude or Mine (Blood Ties Book 1) by A. K. Rose
I had best get started. I need food, coffee, and to settle in with my books. One day, I’d like to be brave enough to do a reading vlog…
Anyway, y’all have a great Monday and if you’re reading today, what are you reading?
I love this readathon and one of these weeks I’m going to not have a release scheduled, I’m going to not have my computer crash and have to reinstall Windows and every program under the sun, and I’m going to not have a bazillion other things get in the way of what the goal is…Reading.
Better planning is the key and I shall do so for future Bout of Books readathons.
But, I did finish 2 books and I did find some others that I plan on reading and have 1 started.
Overall, I learned things, made new connections on Twitter, and really enjoy the reading community that readathons provide. We don’t all read the same books or the same genres, but we all do read and have a love of the written word and that is what it’s all about.
So, #boutofbooks started today (at midnight) and I’ve done some reading. I have had a stack of books to choose from that I’ve been collecting for just this week. I won’t get all of them read, but I’ll get a few of them finished.
This is what I’m reading:
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero (I started this last year, but I’m determined to finish it this week)
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
Did you join Bout of Books? Have you ever participated in a readathon? If I organized one, would you participate?
The other part of my post title… About Getting My Write On? Yeah, I’ve been doing that, too. I have started Mac, Simple Need, book 4. Vinter will re-release later this week, with the other Simple Need books coming out every 3 weeks until Mac is finished and released!
I’ll have a cover for you soon!
Have a great week and stay warm!
It’s time to GET YOUR READ ON!
Bout of Books is a read-a-thon hosted by author/blogger/reader Amanda Shofner and blogger/reviewer/reader Kelly from Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
I will be posting updates about my reading on Twitter, Facebook, and hopefully Instagram.
I’m still gathering the books that I will be reading or attempting to read. At least one will be a paperback or hardback and at least one will be on Kindle. I have a ton of books to choose from and I’m totally excited to be participating again.
I don’t have any goals really beyond reading. I started 2017 with the intention of reading more and reading at least one chapter of a book at night. I will be employing that same intention for 2018, only I want to read more than one chapter per day/night. I have found a love of reading again by branching out and forcing myself to get out of the reading rut I was in prior to 2017. And read-a-thons like Bout of Books has helped tremendously.
If you’d like to join up as well, and I think you should, the sign-up is HERE.
Some participants are listing goals for the read-a-thon and I think, for me, given the writing schedule I have, my goal for this round of Bout of Books will be to read 2 books. If I can read 3 books, that would be awesome. But my stated goal will be to read 2 books. On January 8th, I’ll let y’all know what book I’m going to start with.
I really do hope you’ll consider signing up to read with me and whole big community of readers.
If you’d like to follow along, the use the hashtag #boutofbooks on social media!