Readathon Wrap-Up: Biannual Bibliothon

If you didn’t participate in the readathon or see my TBR post, there are challenges throughout Biannual Bibliothon to help you choose books to read. You can count a book for up to two challenges each, but you can’t triple up. I had a few setbacks in my personal life during this readathon, so I didn’t do very well at all, but I still had fun!

total pages read: 426
books started: 2
books completed: 1
challenges completed: 1 / 7

1. Read the group book:
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
2. Read one of the hosts’ 5 star reads:
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choy
3. Read a book that got you into reading.
4. Read an adult genre.
5. Combine your favorite genre with your least favorite format, or the opposite.
6. Read a book with a cover you don’t like.
7. Read a book by an author you’ve never read.

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Book Review: Dragon’s Bait


Alys has a date with a dragon.
It’s going to eat her . . . All because the villagers in her town think she is a witch and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice.

It’s late, it’s cold, and it’s raining, and Alys can think of only one thing — revenge. But first she’s got to escape, and even if she does, how can one girl possibly take on an entire town alone?


Then the dragon arrives — a dragon that could quite possibly be the perfect ally.


author: Vivian Vande Velde
year of publication: 1992
page count: 196
genre: fantasy, young adult

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Readathon Wrap-Up: #AYEARATHON

If you didn’t participate in the readathon or see my TBR post from last week, the goal of #AYEARATHON is to read books corresponding to the chosen theme. This month’s theme was “childhood favorites.” I was reading other books alongside my picks for this readathon, so overall, I’d say I did decently! Here’s the breakdown —

total pages read: 430
books started: 3
books completed: 2

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Readathon Wrap-Up: Off the Grid

If you didn’t participate in the readathon or see my TBR post from last week, the goal of Off the Grid readathon was to try to disconnect from your phone and/or other distractions, and just read. As far as disconnecting goes, I did a fantastic job! I hardly touched my phone all weekend. However, as far as reading goes, I did pretty terribly compared to my normal reading pace. Here’s the breakdown —

total pages read: 400
books started: 3
books completed: 1

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Readathon TBR: Biannual Bibliothon

The 2019 Winter Biannual Bibliothon starts this weekend! This readathon is hosted by a handful of BookTubers and has reading (and video, if you have a YouTube channel) challenges to keep you interested. There is a group book during every round of the Biannual Bibliothon, and the pick for this particular round is Empress of All Seasons.

readathon dates: 1.12.19-1.18.19
social media pages: twitter | youtube

1. Read the group book:
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
2. Read one of the hosts’ 5 star reads:
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choy
3. Read a book that got you into reading.
4. Read an adult genre.
5. Combine your favorite genre with your least favorite format, or the opposite.
6. Read a book with a cover you don’t like.
7. Read a book by an author you’ve never read.

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Readathon TBR: Off the Grid

Here’s the first completely new-to-me readathon so far this year! Off the Grid readathon will be hosted four times this year, so come back in April if you can’t participate this round (the complete list of dates will be below)! What’s the goal, you ask? Try to disconnect from your phone and/or other distractions, and just read. It sounds so simple when you phrase it like that, but I can already tell it’s going to be difficult based on my own personal history with reading distractions.

I know a lot of us are used to specific starting times for these shorter readathons, but there’s not one for Off the Grid — start at midnight on the 11th and end at 11:59 PM on the 13th in your time zone. There will be a Twitter chat at the end of each day, if you want to tune into that.

readathon dates: 1.11.19-1.13.19
rules: set aside all distractions and focus on reading.
social media pages: twitter

January 11-13
April 12-14
July 12-14
October 11-13

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