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Magical ReadAThon TBR!

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Okay, so this is a Harry Potter themed ReadAThon that sounds like tonnes of fun! I will copy and paste the info I used on my Monthly ReadAThon Guide for how this ReadAThon works as it is unique! As this is a 4 week ReadAThon is does cross over with the two monthly ReadAThons I always participate in, Duodecathon & #AYearAThon.

Magical ReadAThon goes from 2nd till 29th. The #AYearAThon goes from 2nd to 8th & Duodecathon is from 8th to 14th. I will post separate TBRs for each so it doesn’t get confusing in one post.

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This is a 4 week long ReadAThon that is based on Harry Potter and when I discovered this I was like yes bitch I’m joining!! Anyway, this ReadAThon is based on the OWL (Ordinary Wizarding Level) exams at Hogwarts. So basically there are challenges for each of the 12 school subjects that Hogwarts students could take. So each challenge you complete is 1 OWL. You cannot double up challenges, so 1 book per challenge!  You complete challenges and strive for the highest overall OWL grade. Unlike the books you don’t get an OWL grade for each subject, you just get an OWL for each completed subject challenge and depending on how many OWLs you get overall a corresponding grade is awarded. You can see the grades below.

Grades:

Fail Grades:
T = Troll: Did not show up at your OWL examinations (Didn’t start a challenge)
D = Dreadful: Start but not finished an OWL task
P = Poor: Sit only 1 OWL

Pass Grades:
A = Acceptable: Sit (and pass) at least 2 OWLs (complete 2 challenges)
E = Exceeds Expectations: Sit (and pass) at least 3 OWLs (complete 3 challenges)
O = Outstanding: Sit (and pass) at least 5 OWLs (complete 5 challenges)

Subjects & Challenges:

Ancient Runes – A book with a symbol on the cover
Arithmancy – Read a book with a number on the cover or in the title
Astronomy – Read a Sci-Fi Book
Care of Magical Creatures – Read a book that includes Magical Creatures OR Features a Magical Creature on the Cover
Charms – Read a Fantasy Book
Defence Against the Dark Arts – Read a book about/featuring secret societies/clubs
Divination – Read a book featuring prophecies
Herbology – Read a book with a nature-related word in the title
History of Magic – Read a Historical Fiction
Muggle Studies – Read a muggle non-Fiction book
Potions – Read a book about/with Alchemy
Transfiguration – Read a book that deals with transfiguration / Shape Shifting or a similar theme OR Read a book with a cat on the cover

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Well, that is all! Who else is participating?!

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March 2018 Duodecathon TBR

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Here is my TBR for the Duodecathon. 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!

You can find their Duodecathon Goodreads page HERE.

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Read the second book in a series
A book about a villain/antihero
A book published the year you were born
A 2018 bestseller
An award winning book
A book with multiple points of view
A book with antonyms in the title
A banned book
A book with a great first line
A “high school” book you haven’t read
A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon group

The ones in bold I have already completed! This month I will be doing the challenge A 2018 Best Seller

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I have chosen all books with Multi POV for this week! If I finish these then I will just pick up something random!

So I have chosen 3 audiobooks & 3 physical books. I have been in on an audiobook high, so I decided to continue that during this ReadAThon.

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#BecauseDragonsRAT & #AYearAThon TBR

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So this will be the month of ReadAThons!

#BecauseDragonsRAT crosses over with #AYearAThon so I decided to just do one TBR.

#BecauseDragonsRAT & #AYearAThon goes from midnight on the 5th till 11:59pm on the 11th of March. 

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#BecauseDragonsRAT

1. Read a blue fantasy book
2. Read a fantasy book that takes place on, in, or underwater
3. Read a debut fantasy novel
4. Read a fantasy book that features war
5. Read a fantasy book with dragons

#AYearAThon

Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

I won’t be able to marathon a series as with the 5 challenges for BecasueDragons the books just won’t fit. But I will read a retelling.

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1. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
2. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
4. Armada by Ernest Cline
5. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Retelling –  Batman: Nightwalker

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Well, that is my TBR for #BecauseDragonsRAT! Who else is participating!?

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ReadAThon Guide – March 2018

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Here is my March ReadAThon guide! I am going to start splitting my Guides up into 1-2 day ReadAThons, week long ReadAThons, 2-3 week long ReadAThons and then Monthly ReadAThons. That will make it easier for those trying to look for a specifc type of ReadAThon

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Four Seasons 24 Hour ReadAThon

This is a 24 hour readathon focusing on each season of the year. This one will happen 4 times a year, one during each season.

*Just to clarify, all of these 24 hour ReadAThons (excluding Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon), happens from midnight on the date, till 11:59pm on the date in YOUR time zone.*

UPCOMING DATES:

Spring: Friday 23rd March 2018
Summer: Saturday 30th June 2018
Autumn: Thursday 27th September 2018
Winter: Saturday 22nd December 2018

For each ReadAThon you are encouraged to read books that relate to the certain season. You can do that in many ways including:
Read a book set in that season
Read a book about an event that takes place in that season
Read a book with the season name in the title
Read a book that depicts the season on the cover
Read a book with a character named after the season
Read a book by an author named after the season

You can find the announcement post HERE, the hosts Twitter HERE & the hosts YouTube HERE

ReadAThon by Zoe

This is Round 5 of ReadAThon by Zoe and this is a 24 Hour ReadAThon held by ReadbyZoe on YouTube. The only rule is to read SOMETHING during the 24 hours, you don’t have to attempt to stay up for the full 24 hours if you don’t wish, but just read something, join in and have fun. There is no theme for this round, so just read whatever you want to for this round. However, Zoe is choosing to attempt to catch on series she has already started and she has invited people to join her if they wish.

*Just to clarify, all of these 24 hour ReadAThons (excluding Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon), happens from midnight on the date, till 11:59pm on the date in YOUR time zone.*

You can find Zoe’s announcement HERE on her channel

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#AYearAThon

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 and not necessary but add some extra fun.

HERE is a link to their Goodreads page & HERE is the link to their Twitter.

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

Mar 5th – 11th
Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

Apr 2nd – 8th
Theme: Benchwarmers (books that have been sitting on your shelf for a while)
Challenge: One Word Titles

May 7th – 13th
Theme: Rereads
Challenge: Graphic Novels

Jun 4th – 10th
Theme: Catch Up/Finish Series
Challenge: Read a duology

Jul 2nd – 8th
Theme: TBR Catch Up (Let’s meet those halfway marks on our goals!)
Challenge: Read A Trilogy

Aug 6th – 12th
Theme: Family Favourites (Read your mums/brothers/cousins/etc favourite book)
Challenge: Read the longest book on your TBR

Sept 3rd – 9th
Theme: #OwnVoice Novel
Challenge: Short Stories

Oct 1st – 7th
Theme: Thrillers
Challenge: Big Books (400+ pages)

Nov 5th – 11th
Theme: NaNoWriMo Winners (Books that begun as a NaNoWriMo project and were eventually published)
Challenge: Read the shortest book on your TBR

Dec 3rd – 9th
Theme: Books under 300 pages
Challenge: Read books recommended to you by others

Duodecathon

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.

UPCOMING DATES:

March: 22 – 28
April: 8 -14
May: 21 – 27
June: 22 – 28
July: 22 – 28
August: 8 – 14
September: 1 – 7
October: 8 – 14
November: 22 – 28
December: 22 – 28

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Read the second book in a series
A book about a villain/antihero
A book published the year you were born
A 2018 bestseller
An award winning book
A book with multiple points of view
A book with antonyms in the title
A banned book
A book with a great first line
A “high school” book you haven’t read
A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon group

Read-O-Rama

Read-O-Rama is a week long ReadAThon. There are Reading Challenges for this ReadAThon and there is also a giveaway happening!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 3rd till 11:59 pm on the 9th of March

Reading Challenges:

Read 7 books
A book with R A M A in the title/author name (leters do not have to be in order and you can use both title and author name, for example ‘to kill A kingdoM by alexAndra chRisto’)
Read a LGBT+ book
New to you author
Read a book that was released in the springtime (can be any year)
Read a borrowed book
Read a book that is recommended by a host
– Peter Pan by JM Barrie
– Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
-Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
– Obsessed by Alison Britz

For information on the giveaway you can check out any of the host’s announcement posts, HERE is one of them. You can also find the ReadAThon Twitter page HERE.

#BecauseDragonsRAT

This is a week long ReadAThon & the main focus is reading Fantasy books! There are reading challenges for this ReadAThon and also a giveaway! To enter the giveaway you have to participate in the Instagram challenges, which are yet to be announced. If you want to stay updated then follow @callmesensei14 on Instagram.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 5th till 11:59pm on the 11th of March.
This is the same dates as #AYearAThon.

Reading Challenges:

Read a blue fantasy book
Read a fantasy book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Read a debut fantasy novel
Read a fantasy book that features war
Read a fantasy book with dragons

You can find the Goodreads page HERE!

Cosmos ReadAThon

This is another week long ReadAThon thats main focus is having fun and connecting with other readers. There are reading challenges too if you wish to participate.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 19th till 11:59pm on the 25th of March.

Reading Challenges:
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1. Buddy-read a book
2. Read a book from your wishlist/immediate TBR pile
3. Read a book with special effects (visually, special layout, plot wise=>examples: a shiny, metallic or hollographic looking book of your choice, something with a special layout like Illuminae, House of Leaves, S or Replica, a book with a experimental writing style, topic etc.) Basically it’s up to you what you consider a special effect, just something that makes your book stand out.
4. Re-read a book of your choice!
5. Read a book that suits a song lyric. (Example: The Proclaimers-I’m Gonna Be (500 miles): A roadtrip book, Sunrise Avenue-Fairytale Gone Bad: A fairytale retelling etc.)

You can find their Goodreads Page HERE

Magna Madness ReadAThon

This is a week long ReadAThon that concentrates on reading Manga. There is always Reading Challenges for this one, but there won’t be an announcement post until early March. So keep an eye on their Twitter page for the upcoming details.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 24th till 11:59pm on the 30th of March.

Mangathon

The Mangathon is a week long ReadAThon that happens every second month. The only rule for this one is to read Mangas! This ReadAThon has reading challenges too!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 12th till 11:59pm on the 18th of March.

Reading Challenges:

1. Buddy read a Manga
2. Read a Manga turned into an Anime
3. Read a Manga recommendation
4. Read a Manga with a lopsided triangle
5. Read a Manga outside of your comfort zone

You can find their Twitter page HERE and an announcement video HERE!

Re-Read-A-Thon

ReReadAThon is a week long ReadAThon concentrating on rereading! There are reading challenges, Instagram challenges and a tonne of GIVEAWAYS happening!

Reading Challenges:

1. Reread an old favourite
2. Reread a recent favourite
3. Reread a book to give it a second chance
4. Reread a book in preparation for a new release

There is a heap of hosts and each host is holding a giveaway! There are 3 hosts per day, a BookTuber, a Bookstagrammer & a Book Blogger. You can find an announcement video HERE by one of the hosts and check out her description box for a list of all the hosts to follow/subscribe to. You can also follow the ReadAThons Twitter page HERE

Also below is the Instagram challenges posted by one of the hosts that I already follow (Also how I discovered this ReadAThon)

Wonder Week ReadAThon

Wonder Week ReadAThon is an 8-day ReadAThon that is based on a bingo card of reading Challenges. All you have to do is attempt a bingo on the card. You can try for more than one if you wish.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 18th till 11:59pm on the 25th of March.

Here is the bingo card.

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You can find the announcement post HERE! You can also find the ReadAThon Twitter HERE.

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Emojiathon

The Emojiathon is a month long ReadAThon that has reading challenges that are related to different emojis. However, with this ReadAThon you can choose however many challenges you wish to complete out of a list of 25 possible challenges. You can use one book for as many challenges as you wish as well, so it makes it pretty easy to complete a heap of challenges. There is also a bingo card which you can choose to participate in or not. Obviously with the bingo card you just try and make a bingo with the challenges completed!!

You can find all the challenges in THIS document!

You can also find the Emojiathon Twitter page HERE!

This challenge goes all month!

#TheIrishReadAThon

This is another month long ReadAThon and the main challenge of this ReadAThon is to read books from Irish Authors, based on Irish Stories and books published by Irish Publishers. It is a month long ReadAThon but you don’t have to read ONLY Irish books all month, you can read other books if you wish but only Irish related books will count for the ReadAThon. There are other more specific reading challenges that you can choose to participate in.

Reading Challenges:

Read a book written by an Irish author published within the last 10 years.
Read an Irish Classic/Modern Irish Classic
Read a book by an Irish Female author
Read a book that is based or focuses on a point in Irish History
Read a book with a green cover

You can find the announcement video HERE.

Munches in March

This is a month long ReadAThon is similar to the EmojiAThon, but instead of Emojis, this ones challenges link to foods! There is a bingo card, which I will leave below. To join this ReadAThon all you have to do is make a blog post with your intentions to join and your TBR. Make sure you use the tag #MunchesMarch on social media. You can challenge yourself as much as you want, attempt one challenge, a row or the whole bingo card.

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You can find the announcement post HERE!

March Mystery Madness

This one is a month long ReadAThon focusing on mystery reads! There are reading challenges and Instagram challenges. For the Reading Challenges, the challenges are just a single word prompt. You can interpret the challenges as you wish!

Reading Challenges:

New
Borrowed
Foreign
Shelf
Opposite
Historical

You can find the Instagram challenges HERE!

You can find an announcement post HERE, but there are heaps out there as there are multiple cohosts. You can also find their Twitter HERE & Goodreads group HERE.

Middle Grade March

Middle Grade March is a month long ReadAThon that concentrates on reading Middle Grade books. However, you do not have to read strictly Middle Grade books for the whole month. You can read other books but they won’t count towards the ReadAThon. There are also some reading challenges that you can choose to participate in for the month. There is also a giveaway so make sure you check out the announcement link down below for details.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book that has won an award
2. Read a book that was adapted into a movie or a TV show
3. Read a book that was a childhood favourite
4. Read a book that is a classic
5. Read a book that has some diversity

You can find the announcement post HERE. They don’t have a dedicated Twitter or Instagram but you can follow the two hosts on Instagram @lifebetweenwords & @Krista_booksandjams

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WELL, THAT IS ALL. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER READATHONS HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN A COMMENT OR TAG ME ON TWITTER @DUSKANGELREADS.

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2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR

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You guys are going to get 2 TBRs in 1 day as I am doing this TBR and my normal monthly TBR for Jan! But oh well! There is just so much going on lately!

So the Winter Biannual Bibliothon is going from the 20th till 26th of Jan. For all the info about it including links, video challenges and anything else I could find, please check out my ReadAThon guide for Jan as I go into full details and I’m not going to do it again here!
ReadAThon Guide – Jan 2018



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1. Read the group book
2. Read a sequel
3. Read a book that you have never heard of before
4. Read a book about mental illness
5. Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/TV Show
6. Read a book under 200 pages
7. Read a backlist book

You can use 1 book for up to 2 challenges, I am going to pick 7 individual books for the 7 challenges, however when it gets to the ReadAThon and I’m running behind I might do some doubling up!



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Otherworld is the Group Book for the WBB, so obviously I will be reading it.

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This one is for Read a sequel. This book could also be used for the Read a backlist book, if I choose to double up when the ReadAThon comes.

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This is for the challenge Read a book that you have never heard of before.
So to find this book I went to Scribd, which if you don’t know is a monthly subscription service where you pay a certain amount and get 3 eBook credits and 1 audiobook credit a month. So all I did was go on Scribd, go into the Fantasy section and have a look at some of the books that came up and this is what I chose. I went through a fair few before choosing this one but they either had bad reviews or sounded very romance based.

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This is for the challenge Read a book with mental Illness.
So I’m not actually 100% sure if this book deals with mental illness but it came up in a list of mental illness books and I own it. So I chose it.

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So, I couldn’t think of any off the top of my head that I hadn’t already read, so I just googled it and found an awesome discussion post on Goodreads as this same prompt was one of the prompts in 2017 Advanced PopSugar Reading Challenge. So that was handy! You can find that HERE if you need some help! I choose Alice as it was listed a couple times as mentioned in different books! I also thought afterwards that an easy book for this could be either Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as they are all mentioned in the Harry Potter books obviously!!

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This is for the challenge Read a book under 200 pages. According to Goodreads, this is over 200 but according to the copy I have, it is under. So it counts!

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This is for the challenge Read a Backlist book. They are counting any book released prior to 2017 as backlist. So this definitely counts as it was released in 1996, it is literally older than me!



Well, that is my TBR! I’m pretty confident about it as 3 of the books at least are pretty short. It will be a total of 1,905 pages if I read all of these. That was calculated using the goodreads page counts for each book as some are eBooks, some physical and some I haven’t received yet. So using the Goodreads page count was easier.

Are you participating in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon?! Let me know in the comments! And let me know what you plan to read for it!

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Read-A-Thon Guide – January 2018

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This is a bit late this month but between Christmas, work and a ReadAThon I am currently in I just haven’t had the chance to write anything but reviews for the books I have read. So let’s jump straight in!



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Bout of Books is a week-long ReadAThon that is pretty chill. There are no reading challenges for this ReadAThon. The only challenge is to try and read more than you normally would in a normal week!

The Bout of books will run from midnight on the 8th till 11:59pm on the 14th!

You can find all the Info on there Blog HERE and you can find their Twitter HERE! You are encouraged to connect with others participating through the hashtag #boutofbooks

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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 and not necessary but add some extra fun.

HERE is a link to their Goodreads page & HERE is the link to their Twitter.

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

Jan 1st – 7th
Theme: Harry Potter
Challenge: Adaptations

Feb 5th – 11th
Theme: New to You Authors
Challenge: Translations

Mar 5th – 11th
Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

Apr 2nd – 8th
Theme: Benchwarmers (books that have been sitting on your shelf for a while)
Challenge: One Word Titles

May 7th – 13th
Theme: Rereads
Challenge: Graphic Novels

Jun 4th – 10th
Theme: Catch Up/Finish Series
Challenge: Read a duology

Jul 2nd – 8th
Theme: TBR Catch Up (Let’s meet those halfway marks on our goals!)
Challenge: Read A Trilogy

Aug 6th – 12th
Theme: Family Favourites (Read your mums/brothers/cousins/etc favourite book)
Challenge: Read the longest book on your TBR

Sept 3rd – 9th
Theme: #OwnVoice Novel
Challenge: Short Stories

Oct 1st – 7th
Theme: Thrillers
Challenge: Big Books (400+ pages)

Nov 5th – 11th
Theme: NaNoWriMo Winners (Books that begun as a NaNoWriMo project and were eventually published)
Challenge: Read the shortest book on your TBR

Dec 3rd – 9th
Theme: Books under 300 pages
Challenge: Read books recommended to you by others

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So this is one of the more well-known ReadAThons that happen regularly! This ReadAThon has reading challenges, video challenges, photo challenges, blog challenges, a group book and live show discussion and heaps more! Obviously, you don’t have to participate in everything, but if you want a bit of an extra challenge give those photo/video/blog challenges a go! You could also win prizes by participating too!!

You can find their Twitter HERE & YouTube Channel HERE and here are the links to the Announcement, Video Challenges & Reading Challenges for this round!

This round goes from midnight on January 20th till 11:59pm on the 26th. The live show is on the 27th and the time is TBA.

The Group book for this round is Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller!

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Reading Challenges:
– Read the group book
– Read a sequel
– Read a book that you’ve never heard of before
– Read a book about mental illness
-Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/TV Show  (Can also include books that have quotes from other books in the begin of the book)
– Read a book under 200 pages
– Read a backlist book (book published before 2017)
As always with this ReadAThon you can use a book for 1 or 2 challenges but no more than 2!

Video Challenges:
*As each video challenge has a giveaway attached I will put the corresponding book in bold next to the challenge*
20th Jan: Character Recommends Challenge – We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
21st Jan: Bookish Roast – Paperweight by Meg Haston
22nd Jan: Bookish Routine – Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
23rd Jan: Modernise a book – Warcross by Marie Lu
24th Jan: Bookish Aesthetic – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
25th Jan: Bookish Free-for-all – Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier 
26th Jan: Fictional MASH – Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For more detailed info on what you need to do for each video, just go to the video challenges link above!

As far as I can tell the Blog challenges and photo challenges have not been posted yet!

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So this ReadAThon is exactly as it sounds! You try and read for a total of 24hours in a 28hour ReadAThon.

This round goes from midnight on the 27th till 11:59pm 28th of Jan.

The only requirement of this ReadAThon is to try and read for the 24 hours. There are no other challenges.

You do need to Sign Up HERE to say you are participating! You can find their Twitter HERE, Instagram HERE, Facebook HERE & Litsy @24in48.



Well that’s all the ones I can find! I am going to try and participate in #AYearAThon & Winter Biannual Bibliothon, but we will see! I will either be participating in #AYearAThon or Duodecathon this year. But I am waiting to see Duodecathons challenges for the year before I decide and Duodecathon hasn’t announced their dates and challenges yet! Hopefully it will be up by the 1st.

As always if you know of any others that are happening in Jan then please let me know so I can add them!

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November 2017 Duodecathon Wrap Up

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So, this month went crap! For the last week and a half I have been in such a slump! I have been pushing myself the last couple months with crazy amounts of ReadAThons and I think I burnt myself out a bit. So I have been taking it slow for the last week and hopefully, I will be back soon. I have also decided that the only ReadAThon I will do in December is Duodecathon to try and finish all the challenges.



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I started this well before the ReadAThon began but I finished it during the ReadAThon

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I did start this a couple hours before the ReadAThon began but I was feeling like reading and when you are in a slump, you don’t say no to the reading urge. But I am counting it still. I read this book for the challenge ‘A book that has to do with travelling’ as there are tonnes of travelling around and moving around in this book.

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Here is how I’m going so far with the challenges (ones in bold I have completed)

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



And, that is all! I have 3 challenges left and hopefully I will be about to get those finished in December!

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Read-A-Thon Guide – December 2017

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

At the moment I am planning on doing Duodecathon!



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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!

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.

UPCOMING DATES:

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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This Because Dragons ReadAThon will only be a mini round! BecauseDragonsRAT is fantasy themed ReadAThon that this time goes for 4 days! There are 3 challenges in this ReadAThon and also there is a giveaway too!

It goes from midnight on the 15th to 11:59pm on the 18th of December.

Challenges:

Read a book with a morally gray character
Read a book that features travel or adventure
Read a book with treasure on the cover or in the title

You can find their Twitter HERE!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is share your TBR for the ReadAThon using the hashtag #becausedragonrat

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Okay, so this looks like a new ReadAThon and there is very little info on it! All I can tell is that it goes for the first week of December, so that would be 1st-7th.

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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HarryChristmasToYou is a month long ReadAWatchALongAThon! So basically you read the books and watch the movies! You can read as many of the books as you can in the month! You do not have to read them all, just as much as you can. This might be a time to do a reread using the first 3 illustrated editions seen as Prisoner of Azkaban just came out!

Now I am assuming this will be on this year! There isn’t an announcement video up yet for this year, they still have last years pinned to the top of the page. But there are hints in the other Tweets that it is on. All my information is based on how it has worked in previous years.

For the WatchALongAThon part there will be a different youtuber for each book & movie and they will be posting on Twitter when to watch the movies if you want to watch them at the same time as everyone else.

There is also usually Video challenges, Trivia Nights and a house cup! You can win points from heaps of different things and then everyone in the winning house will go in the draw to win a prize!

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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AVeryMerryReadAThon is a christmas themed ReadAThon that is pretty laid back! There are only 3 reading challenges and the ReadAThon goes for 5 days. You can also use one  book for multiple challenges, so if you are really talented you could read 1 book and complete the ReadAThon!

HERE is the announcement post!

The ReadAThon will take place from midnight on the 4th till 11:59pm on the 8th of December.

Challenges:

Read a book that takes place during the holidays
Read a book with a Christmas colour/s on the cover
Read a book just because you want to

You can find their Twitter HERE! And if you are talking about the ReadAThon on Twitter make sure you tag them and use the hashtag #AVeryMerryReadathon on other social media.

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Okay, so as far as I can tell this week long ReadAThon is aimed at your currently reading books and trying to get that number down as we go into the new year! So this would be exculsively for people that start multiple books and don’t finish them. I would not be able to participate as I just don’t do that, I’m a one book at a time kind of person. She also said in the announcement that this is a ReadAThon to finally finish those books or DNF them completely. But I’t if it still counts as completing a challenge if you DNF.

The ReadAThon takes place from midnight on the 11th till 11:59pm on the 17th of November.

There are challenges for this ReadAThon but you don’t have to complete them. Obviously, because you are restricted to books you have already started you simply may not have a book that fits a certain challenge, so that is fine. You can also use one book for more than one challenge.

Challenges:

Finish a book that you put down over a year ago
Finish a book you put down sometime this year
Finish a book that you put down at halfway
Finish a book you are actively reading
(so not one that you put down a while ago and just haven’t finished.)
Finish 5 books

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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The Cramathon is a week long ReadAThon happening after Christmas and crosses over a little into Janurary! The Cramathon has reading challenges.

The ReadAThon takes place from midnight on the 26th of December and finished at 11:59pm on the 2nd of January.

You can find the Twitter page HERE! Also HERE is Ali’s announcement video!

Reading Challenges:

A book with under 200 pages
A book with LGBTQIAP+ rep
The shortest book on your TBR
A book with your favourite colour on the cover
A book that was gifted to you
One of the hosts’ favourite short books (If you can’t get your hands on one of these then you can choose a book that a friend recommended.)
– The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)
– Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (169 pages)
– George by Alex Gino (208 pages)
– And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman (96 pages)
Read 7 books.

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This is a month long ReadAThon, but I would actually call it a challenge too. Basically all you have to do is try and read as many diverse books as possible in the month of December. You don’t have to read only diverse books but the challenge is just here to encourage you to read more diverse books!

HERE is the announcement post on Books & Munches Blog!

All you have to do is make a blog post saying you are participating and your possible reads! Pretty simple right?! Make sure you use the hashtag #diversedecember when posting on social media.

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This ReadAThon is a 12 day ‘choose your own adventure’ ReadAThon with so much going on!! But I will get to all that!

This ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 13th to 11:59pm on the 24th of December!

Firstly there are challenges! This works in a map system similar to the map of the Scallywagathon! So you start at the bottom and when you reach the top you have finished! There are signposts all over the map which have challenges on them. Whenever you get to one, that is the challenge you complete. Some of the signposts are on intersections and you have a choice of which path (and challenge) to take. I will insert the map below. There are also 2 examples in their blog post if you wish to see them.

**All pictures are from novelthoughts.co**

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** Save the photo and zoom in if you are having trouble reading the signposts**

As you can see, there are only single words on the signposts. Each of them links to a challenge which you can find in the image below.

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Depending on which path you take you will land on 1 of 4 characters. These characters match 1 of the 4 ‘houses’ which you are part of for the House Cup part if you wish to take place, this is optional.

Make sure you post a TBR on your blog or social media and say if you are participating in the House Cup challenge and which ‘house’ you are in. Use the tag #holidayadventureathon when posting your TBR! There are 4 separate hashtags for each of the houses to share just with your house! They are #holidaypenguin #holidayreindeer #holidayelf & #holdaysnowman

There are heaps of ways to earn posts for your house! I will copy and past them direct from the AdventureAThon post below!

  • Posting YouTube videos about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR videos, reading updates, daily or weekly vlogs, wrap up videos.
  • Posting blogs about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR posts, reading updates, wrap ups.
  • Posting photos of your TBR or reading progress. (10p)
    Post with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts.
  • Tweeting about the readathon. (10p) (MAX 12)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts. Only one Tweet per day will count points towards your team.
  • Participating in Twitter sprints. (5p)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidaysprints.
  • The number of pages you read. (1p)
    1 point will be awarded for every 1 page you read. Audiobooks are also counted.
  • Finishing books. (200p)
  • Completing readathon challenges. (100p)
  • Completing your entire readathon path. (500p)

There is a FAQ section on the post too if you have any other questions or comment on their post!! You can find their announcement post HERE and you can find their Twitter HERE!

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This ReadAThon focuses on f/f romances and the only rule is to read books with f/f romances that involve the MC! This ReadAThon has a bingo board of challenges! You can use 1 book for more than 1 challenge too.

The ReadAThon goes for 2 weeks and starts at midnight on the 14th and finishes at 11:59pm on the 28th of December!

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You can find their Twitter HERE! You can also find the announcement blog post HERE which includes recommendations for each challenge!



As always, if you know of any other ReadAThons then please comment or tag me on Twitter in their post! @duskangelreads !!

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Scallywagathon Wrap Up

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So the Scallywagathon finished yesterday and I completely didn’t realise. For some reason, I was thinking that it was finishing today! Anyway, luckily I finished the last 2 books for the challenges yesterday and had started another book today that didn’t go towards the challenges, it was just an extra.



Here is the map

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5 > 8 > A > 9

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5: OPEN WATERS – BLUE ON THE COVER

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8: TELL IT TO THE PARROT – OVER HYPED BOOK

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A: MAROONED – A STANDALONE

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I was originally going to read the eBook of this but I wasn’t finding it that interesting, so I decided to give the audiobook ago. I still didn’t love the book, but it was easier to get through using the audiobook than physically reading it.

9: CLEAR THE DECK – FROM YOUR OWNED TBR

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Did you participate? How much did you get read?

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ScallyWagAThon TBR

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Okay, so I am utterly fucking crazy! This will be ReadAThon number 4 in November. You can find my #HouseCupReadingChallenge TBR HERE & Read-A-Thin HERE if you wanted to know about those. My TBR for Duodecathon will be up closer to the dates of it.

Okay, so as this was a late announcement and it didn’t make it onto my November Reading Guide till about half an hour ago I am going to put all the info below. I’ll just copy and paste it straight from my guide! If you already know then just skip the the ‘My TBR’ header.



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Okay, so this is a really fun looking ReadAThon and I’m thinking about adding it into my crazy November!!

This ReadAThon starts at midnight on the 5th of November & ends at 11:59 on the 11th of November. There is alsoa Pirates of the Caribbean WatchALong happening from the 12th to the 18th.

You can watch Ali’s video HERE for a whole in depth desrciption of the ReadAThon along with an example TBR but I am going to try and explain it!

Firstly, the map!

*This was taken from the link in Ali’s video.*

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Okay, so how this map works is firstly you pick a number between 1 & 5. Once you pick your starting point you follow the corresponding coloured line to the next challenge. Most of them have more than one option you can choose from. Then when you get to your first stop you then follow that number or letter’s correspoding coloured line to the next challenge until you get to the treasure chest. All of the tracks you take will have 4 challenges but if you finish those 4 in the week you are welcome to continue onto any of the other challenges you wish.
So, here is an example of how to navigate the map. I am going to start at 1, from there I will follow the dark purple line to 6, from there I will follow the orange line to A and then from A I will follow the dark blue line to 9 and then to the treasure! Hopefully that makes sense.

When you complete the 4 challenges you can enter your email in the link on Ali’s video to get some free printables from Ali!

Okay, next is the Pirates of the Caribbean WatchALong. Here is a calendar that can be downloaded from the link in Ali’s video. It has the dates on the sides for each of the movie WatchALongs. However follow Ali on Twitter as she will be announcing closer to the date the times that they will be watching each movie.

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And finally she is holding a giveaway! All you have to do is post your TBR to either YouTube, Blog or Tumblr and leave the link in the comments of Ali’s video. Also make sure you leave a way for Ali to contact you in your TBR post.



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So the path I am following is:

5 > 8 > A > 9

5: Open Waters – Blue on the cover

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8: Tell it to the parrot – Over hyped book

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A: Marooned – A standalone

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9: Clear the deck – From your owned TBR

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I own both a physical copy and the audiobook of this but I will be listening to the audiobook for the challenge.

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7: Crow’s Nest – New release you’ve had your eye on

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Well that is all for my TBR! And as for the giveaway part, on the off chance I win, you can contact me on Twitter or Instagram @duskangelreads

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