Friday, 13 September 2019

Do You Take Part in Readathons?

Do You Take Part in Readathons? #BookishBlogHops


I'm back again with the Bookish Blog Hops crew, and this time we're talking about readathons. More specifically whether we take part in readathons, or not.

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Do You Take Part in Readathons?

I don't take part regularly in readathons, although in the past I’ve taken part in Booktubeathon several times. It’s always a popular readathon and normally has great daily challenges as well as the overall reading challenges.

My favourite readathon I’ve done though is the DEARathon (Drop Everything and READ!) which has impromptu readathons throughout the year! Hosted by @LittleBookOwl and @LittleRedReads. I did an awards thing on Twitter at New Years where I gave a shout out to the best of the best from the year and this was my winner for best readathon. They had the most entertaining reading sprints ever! If you’ve not taken part in a readathon before this is a great one to start with as it’s more flexible than most of the others around, and the hosts do a really good job and make it loads of fun. 

This is what the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops gang had to say:

Do You Take Part in Readathons? #BookishBlogHops

I think I have done about four or five readathons in the last couple of months. I’d like to do the 24B4Monday and a couple of other ones, like the Shadow Lounge Monthly Facebook group. As time permits, I would like to get more involved with BookTube events. 

Do You Take Part in Readathons? #BookishBlogHops
Elizabeth Means

Do I take Part in readathons :the big answer is yes,yes I do. In fact, here are some that I've been doing for a while.
  • O.W.L.s Readathon
  • N.E.W.T.s Readathon
  • Halloween Bingo - which is one I'm doing again in September ,it's the one that an online book club I'm does 
  • Reading Rivalry 
  • Weekly Reading Challenge 
  • Shadow Lounge Monthly Readathon
  • Thrillerathon

Just to name a few 

Do You Take Part in Readathons? #BookishBlogHops

I don’t really, and here’s why: I work full-time and it just saps a lot of my energy most days, or maybe I’ll save my energy for writing and I won’t read for a while, so getting on a “reading challenge” is a little more of a commitment than I feel like I can consistently fulfill… But that’s not to say I don’t read a lot! Even outside of an official “readathon”, I tend to procure stacks of books from the library (whether checking them out temporarily or actually buying them at the quarterly book sales) and just power through them as much as I can! 

There was one year when I actually managed to read 100 books in the year, and I was very proud of myself--but that was before having a full-time job, so nowadays, I tend to average far fewer than the 8 or 9 books a month I was doing that year!

Do You Take Part in Readathons? #BookishBlogHops

Let us know what your favourite readathon is in the comments below.

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  1. I'm very curious about readathons but I haven't done one yet. I think I might be too much of a mood reader. And I put too many books away after a few chapters and finish them later when they are a better fit.

    1. I have to have some free time, and be in the right mood to do them. Also helps to pick the right books.

  2. I took part in one recently and managed to read three books in a week - a personal high for me. I love the buzz and the energy of it. However, as a rule I'm not too fond of readathons. They demand too much time and as a mom of a pair of teenage twins I can rarely offer that kind of commitment.

    1. I have an eleven year old and an eight year old so I totally know where you're coming from. 24 hours in a day just never seems enough. Three books in a week is great. Which readathon was it?


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