Monday, 25 November 2013

Signing up for another read-a-thon

Well, winter is definitely upon us. I'm writing this wearing two jumpers, fingerless gloves and fluffy slipper boots. It's cold, it's dark, it's gloomy - what better than to lose myself in books? Dana and Jenny seem to be in agreement, as they have scheduled a monster two-week read-a-thon for December, a last chance to get through as many books on the 2013 to-read pile as possible. Count me in!



The End of the Year read-a-thon will be taking place between 9th and 22nd of December, which means that even though it's a busy time of year with work and Christmas preparations, I should still have plenty of time to devour a few books - hurrah!

I won't be setting myself any specific goals for this read-a-thon. My to-read pile has doubled since the end of 2012, and I'd like to clear some of my books off in order to make room for new ones in the new year. Which these will be, however, depends on my mood when I finish the previous book. I've got all genres to choose from: crime and thriller, science fiction, horror and fantasy, general adult fiction, teen and children's books too. I've even got a couple of non-fiction books waiting to be read. (You can see my books in the side panel of my blog.) As it's coming up to Christmas, I may well also revisit some old favourite seasonal reads as well.

Readathon discussions will take place on Twitter under the tag of #readingcram, and Dana and Jenny have some awesome challenges and post prompts scheduled to inspire our blogging creativity. Bring it on!

5 comments:

  1. I've signed up for this too! I don't think I've ever done a two week read-a-thon, but it sounds absolutely perfect - no pressure, lots of time and great challenges :)

    I don't think I'm going to meet my target book amount this year, but I don't really mind in the slightest. There are just some books that I really do want to read before 2014 so this read-a-thon is perfect.

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    1. Yes, I love the idea of it going on for longer. The 24 hour ones seem to happen while I'm working, but I love the week long ones as there's plenty of reading time even alongside real life. Two weeks should be doubly so, even with Christmas events happening. Can't wait!

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  2. MY SPIDEY SENSES ARE TELLING ME THERE'S A READATHON TO JOIN. *dons mask and swoops away to sign up* It's cracking read-a-thon weather, I agree - cold, blustery, and conducive to much imbibing of tea, cake and books. While wearing WAY too many clothes given that it isn't even snow time yet. See you at the starting line... I'll be the one in the cape. SHHHH EVEN SPIDERPEOPLE GET COLD SOMETIMES. *defiantly makes up own mishmashed superhero costume with absolutely no regard for the originals* *thinks hard* *adds magic elk helmet* Perfect. :P

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    1. Hmmm, where on earth did you get the idea for a magic elk helmet? :P
      YAY! JOIN WITH US, ELLIE! I found out about this readathon through Hanna, and now you're joining in. Let's see if we can get Charlotte, Laura and the others involved too... :D

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  3. I'm so glad you are joining in for the fun!! We also thought it would be a perfect time to get some reading done and have some fun!! Good luck!

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