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Read-A-Thon Guide – October 2017

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I’m back for another monthly ReadAThon guide! Let’s get into this!

At the moment I am only planning on doing the Duodecathon. If I am going to participate I will do a TBR before that ReadAThon before it starts.

I am predicting before searching that most of these will be Halloween themed.



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This ReadAThon occurs every month and each month there is a different focus on what to read.

So this ReadAThon has 2 parts, first, there is the theme. So the idea is to try and read books related to that theme and then there are the challenges, they are an extra challenge. I am not sure whether you have to try and find a challenge that fits into that month theme or whether you just read two separate books for each.

HERE is a link to their Goodreads page

This ReadAThon happens every month so here are all the future challenges in case you wanted to plan!

2-8 October: LGBTQIA+ Books
Challenge: Read Poetry & Short Stories

6-12 November: New to you authors
Challenge: Read A Duology

4-10 December: 2017 Debuts
Read the last book (or books) you bought

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This ReadAThon also is every month. This one has 12 options for challenges that you can pick from and the idea of this is that you participate every month and by the end of the year you will have done them all.

You can find info and join the Goodreads group HERE.

For August there are 2 ReadAThon dates and I’m assuming that is because there wasn’t a ReadAThon date for January. I will only be participating in one and that will be the 11-17 one.

UPCOMING DATES:

October 7-13
November 22-28
December 25-31

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you have read

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So this isn’t a ReadAThon is like a MovieAThon. But I thought I would put it in anyway.

So this is on the 28th of October and you just watch along with everyone participating.

You can find the movie list HERE along with the link for where you can watch on the day.

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So for this one each round of the ReadAThon you have to read books or authors (first or last) starting with a certain letter.

For this month the letter is D.

This round the ReadAThon goes from the 23rd of October to 29th of October.

You can find their Twitter HERE and their blog post HERE!

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This one is exactly how it sounds! You have 24 Hours to read as much as possible. What’s unique about this book is that this ReadAThon starts at the same time worldwide rather than at a certain time in your time zone.

And you know what else is super cool? The October ReadAthon marks the 10 year anniversary of the event!

In October it is happening on the 21st.

To find out what time the ReadAThon starts for you then go HERE and it will tell you so you don’t have to figure it out.

There is also a 30 Days of ReadAThon challenge going on for the 10 year anniversary and you can find more info HERE!

And you can find their Twitter HERE.

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So this is being run by Empty Shelfie. This is a month long ReadAThon where there are 7 reading challenges. You can complete as many as you like though. The only rule to this ReadAThon is you must read books you already own or have checked out of the library. The idea of this ReadAThon is exactly as the name suggests, to empty your shelves. So you can’t go out and buy a book specifically for any of the challenges. That is also why they don’t say that you have to complete all the challenges because you just may not have a book that fits that challenges already on your shelf. Oh, and btw any eBook & audiobooks you own count too!

So there is also a whole lot more going on in the month of October for the Spookie Shelfie such as Instagram challenges, BookTube challenges, Movie WathALongs, Reading Sprints & Author Pep Talks. There are also going to be prizes for some things and the prizes will be ‘spookie’ themed.

You can watch the announcement video HERE. It’s not the best quality video when it comes to audio and I had trouble understanding some of what was said, so check out HarbackHoarder’s announcement video. She is one of the hosts and explains it really well. You can also find the Reading challenges announcement video HERE! Again the video is kinda bad audio quality so I watched Libri Labra’s TBR video and got the challenges from there. She is one of the hosts so I’m assuming they are correct haha. You can find her video HERE if you want to watch it. Their YouTube Channel HERE! Their Twitter HERE! Their Goodreads HERE!

Reading Challenges:

Read a book that will probably give you nightmares
Read a book with a serial killer in it
Read a book with a freakish character
Read a book with orange or black on the cover
Read a book with a spell or curse
Read a book with a mask on the cover or the word “mask” in the title
Read a book with supernatural or paranormal elements

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SpookAThon is a week long ReadAThon that starts on the 16th at midnight till 11:59pm on the 22nd of October in your time zone.

SpookAThon Twitter page.

You can find announcement posts on Paige’s Pages, Bookerly & BooksandLala

Reading Challenges:

Read a thriller
Read a book that is based off of a childhood fear
Read a book with orange on the cover
Read a book with a spooky word in the title
Read a book with a spooky setting.

There is also a ReadALong book that you can choose to read and that is A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. You can win a copy of this book before the ReadAThon if you comment on any or all of the hosts announcement videos which I linked above.

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There is also a month long Instagram challenge which is being put up on Kayla’s Instagram: BooksandLala. It is not up currently I don’t think (well I couldn’t find it), so follow her so you don’t miss it.



Okay, so I think that is all. But as always if you know any other ReadAThons happening in October then please comment or tag me in it on Twitter!

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September 2017 Duodecathon TBR

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Here is my very later September Duodecathon TBR! For some reason, I was thinking the ReadAThon started on the 19th but nope it started about 15 hours ago for me here in Aus!

I have also just realised that I didn’t post a wrap-up for August’s and I have no clue why! So I will try and get that up sometime this week too.



So if you don’t know the duodecathon is a monthly ReadAThon. There are challenges for this ReadAThon but the cool thing about this one is you have the option to pick from 12 challenges. So there are 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year and the idea is that you participate each month, selecting a new challenge so that by the end of the year you have completed all the 12 challenges!

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you haven’t read

The ones in bold above have already been completed

I am trying to do 2 or more challenges per month to get them all done by the end of the year as I only started in June. So, for this month, I’m choosing Someone else’s favourite book A book that has to do with travelling.



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This is not for any of the challenges but I have already started this book outside the ReadAThon and will be finishing it before I pick up any of the books for the challenges.

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This is for the challenge ‘Read someone else’s favourite book’.

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Again this isn’t for a challenge. This is an ARC I have that I need to read before October, so after finishing Thief’s Cunning & A Monster Calls I will concentrate on this as that way I have got at least one challenge done for this month and then it doesn’t really matter if I don’t get 2 done.

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So if I get those other 3 finished I will pick up Wayfarer for the challenge Read a book that has to do with travelling. This book has both distance travel & time travel in it.

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Also, throughout all that I will be listening to this on audiobook. This doesn’t cover a challenge.



And that is it for my TBR. As I said I am late with the TBR and the ReadAThon is already going. I haven’t read anything yet today and right now I think I’m going to have a nap. So I won’t actually start reading till tonight probably.

Are you participating? What are you reading this month? What challenges are you trying to complete?! Let me know in the comments!

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August Duodecathon TBR

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I almost forgot to post this! Usually, I post my TBRs a couple days before a ReadAthon starts but this one starts tomorrow!

So if you don’t know the duodecathon is a monthly ReadAThon. There are challenges for this ReadAThon but the cool thing about this one is you have the option to pick from 12 challenges. So there are 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year and the idea is that you participate each month so that by the end of the year you have completed all the challenges!

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you haven’t read

The ones in bold above have already been completed

As I only started last month I am doing 2 or more challenges per month to get them all done by the end of the year. So, for this month, I’m choosing A book with multiple authors & A Graphic Novel.

The Duodecathon overlaps with the beginning of #TheReadingQuest so some of these books will count for the quest as well as the duodecathon. You can find my TBR for #TheReadingQuest HERE! Also for the first 3 days of the ReadAThon, I will be away from home, I will indicate which books below I will be taking with me.



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This will complete the challenge to read a graphic novel. I will be taking this book with me when I’m away.

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This will complete the challenge to read a book with multiple authors.

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This is volume 3 of The Wicked + The Divine series and I plan to read this during the ReadAThon as well. This doesn’t really count for a challenge as reading volume 2 of the series will cover the graphic novel challenge. I will be taking this book with me when I’m away.

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Salt to the Sea I will be reading via audiobook. This book doesn’t count for a specific challenge for the Duodecathon but it counts for a #TheReadingQuest challenge which overlaps with the Duodecathon.

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This book also doesn’t count for a Duodecathon challenge. It is, however, the BOTM for the Facebook group YA Book Club and Book Talk.

If I finish the other books with time to spare then I will start either This Savage Song or Graceling. This Savage Song is the BOTM for the YA Book Bloggers group on Goodreads and also both books complete challenges in #TheReadingQuest!



And that is all for my TBR of the Duodecathon!

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July Duodecathon TBR

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So if you don’t know the duodecathon is a monthly ReadAThon. There are challenges for this ReadAThon but the cool thing about this one is you have the option to pick from 12 challenges. So there are 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year and the idea is that you participate each month so that by the end of the year you have completed all the challenges!

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with traveling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you haven’t read

The ones in bold above have already been completed

As I only started last month I am doing 2 challenges per month to get them all done by the end of the year. So, for this month, I’m choosing A book you picked up because of the cover & A book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years.



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I don’t physically own any books that have been on my TBR for more than 2 years that I actually want to read, so I’m choosing The Hobbit as I have wanted to read this since I saw the first movie! I love the movies for this book and can’t wait to finally get to the book.

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And this one will be the book I chose for the cover as I basically only bought this for the cover and this isn’t a book I would usually purchase as it is a romance, which I am generally not a fan of. But I am going to read it anyway as I want to get it off my physical TBR and using it for this ReadAThon will mean I do that and it’s not just sitting there for the next year or two.

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This is just an extra book as I hope I will be able to get through those first two and still have time left. So I am putting this one on here too. This is a book as I downloaded through the Instafreebie program because it sounds really interesting. I have a lot of books from Instafreebie on my iBooks app as I kinda went a little crazy when I first started getting them and downloaded a heap that sounded interesting and I want to start getting through them!



Also, this ReadAThon ends on the 25th, but I also have the BookTubeAThon that starts on the 24th. So I’m hoping to get these done by the 24th so I can start reading books for that as I’m going to try and push for the Read 7 Books Challenge so I’m going to need all the time I can for the BookTubeAThon.



So that is all for my TBR! Are you participating?? If you are what are you planning on reading?!

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June Duodecathon TBR/Possible Reads

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So if you don’t know the duodecathon is a monthly ReadAThon. There is challenges for this ReadAThon but the cool thing about this one is you have the option to pick from 12 challenges. So there is 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year and the idea is that you participate each month so that by the end of the year you have completed all the challenges!

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you have read

So I  haven’t been participating all year as I have either not had time at the beginning of the year with my Diploma taking up most of my time Jan-March and I honestly was having such a good reading month in April I honestly just forgot and then it was too late and then in May I had already done 1 ReadAThon and I just didn’t feel like doing another.

And I will be choosing the Read 1,200 pages challenge for this ReadAThon. I think this will be easy, the ReadAThon runs for 7 days so that is only 171 pages a day which I do anyway, well lately I have been. I have been having awesome reading months and reading tonnes! I read a 400 page book yesterday so I’m pretty sure I will be able to handle 171 pages a day!

Also as you can tell from the title this will be more likely Possible Reads.. I have basically been picking up whatever I feel like lately, so this is just some of my options! It will also depend on what books I finish before the ReadAThon as I may very well pick up and read a book on this list before the ReadAThon starts if I feel like reading it.


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Since receiving my copies of the Gryffindor Paperback & Hardcover 20th Anniversary editions I have felt like rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the extra info in  20th Anniversary editions!

Pages:  368

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I want to reread Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets using the Illustrated edition! I did this with the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition when I first got it but I have had the Chamber of Secrets one for ages and still haven’t done it! I have flicked through the book but I probably haven’t actually looked at every illustration in it!

Pages: 259

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This one and the next book will definitely depend on what I feel like at the time as to whether I will read them or not! I have a few contemporaries on my shelves, most of them are from The YA Chronicles subscription box and I want to try and knock them off my TBR shelf. Everything Everything I did purchase myself as it is a diverse book in the fact that the main character has a condition that not many people have and very few know about.

Pages: 310

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This is a book I received from The YA Chronicles and this isn’t a book that I would have bought for myself if I hadn’t received from them. This is a YA Contemporary Romance which is okay sometimes but majority of the time I won’t pick up. So it will depend how I feel at the time as to whether I will read this or not. I prefer contemporaries that have something else going on besides the romance, for example Geekerella was mainly about the TV Show and the convention and everything else so I could concentrate on that rather than the romance side of things being the main thing. I don’t care for romances that much in books, especially cheesy or instalove type romance. So hopefully this is a good book…

Pages: 328

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This may be a book I pick up before the ReadAThon honestly as I picked it up last night and read the synopsis and I am intrigued! This book is classed as a Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Fantasy and they are my 3 favourite genre’s so how can I say no?!

Pages: 488


So if I read those 5 books I would have read 1,753 pages. But as I said they are just possible reads.

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