2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

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So the Winter Biannual Bibliothon finished over 12 hours ago for me here in Aus. I am really happy with how much I read even though I didn’t complete every challenge. So let’s get straight into what I read!

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The only challenge I did not complete was the ‘Read the group book’ challenge. I started Otherworld by Jason Segel but I wasn’t really feeling the book after a couple chapters so I put it down and picked up something else on my TBR instead.

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Read a Sequel


Read a book you’ve never heard of before

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Originally for this challenge, I was going to read Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee however when I got to reading it, I just didn’t feel like picking it up so instead I was just scrolling through audible to see what I could spend my credit on that I hadn’t heard of before and I saw Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. At that point, I thought ‘why don’t I just find an Agatha Christie book I haven’t heard of’ so that is what I did. One of my 2018 goals was to read more Agatha Christie books, so this helps!!

Read a book about mental illness


In this book, Michael, our Mc, has anxiety & OCD so yes this features Mental Illness.

Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/TV show


Read a book under 200 pages

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Read a backlist book

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I listened to about 40% of Strange the Dreamer during the ReadAThon but I started it before the ReadAThon & didn’t finish it during the ReadAThon either but I was up to 71% at the end of the ReadAThon.

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I only read 2% of this book as I started and then fell asleep as I was exhausted after working all day at the Australia Day Pool Party at the Aquatic Centre I work at.


I also listened to 12% of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Well, that is all for my wrap up! The #24in48 ReadAThon started as Winter Biannual Bibliothon finished so it is currently going on. I will have a Wrap Up for it up in a couple days as well as reviews for Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, The Rest of us just Live here & Darkness, Be My Friend over the next day or so.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!