Hello all of you lovely people, I hope you’re good.
I don’t like to make a tbr at the start of the month, but this time I want to participate in a couple of readathons and some of them require a set tbr. Truth be told I don’t think I’ll be able to finish half of these since my finals start in 2 weeks, but I’m going to try to read something in those study breaks. Since I have little time and great ambitions some of the books I’m using for both readathons. Also, I do have some of these in audiobooks format and I have discovered that I can listen to them as I’m solving problems so I think I’ll manage. There will also be a new Magical readathon later in June (everything is happening in June) and I really want to participate in it, but we’ll see about that.
Before I begin my post here is just a little something about the world we live in:
I don’t wanna be quiet about what’s going on in the world, but since it’s not my story to tell and since I have a small, unpopular blog I’m going to leave a few links to the blackout buddy read (I’ll try to take part in it, if not I’ll read those books asap) and some links I stumbled upon if you happen to come to this page so that you can also learn more and educate yourself on the matter from people whose point of view matters.
I’m from Europe and I’m watching people’s stories and creating parallels between what I see on social media vs what we can see on TV on our local networks… it’s so wrong and disgusting: everything’s censored and basically they are serving us this story that people protesting are vandals and destroying everything and that the police is just doing their job… It’s horrible. That’s why I’m inviting you to please visit the page and read more about what’s actually going on and how you can help. Let’s help spread the word and help fight racism with all we can.
Ways You Can Help
Blackout Buddy Read
I’m also gonna leave a link to @BowtiesBooks. I’m following them on instagram/twitter and they are posting stories everyday from protests.
Now let’s go back to our regular program.
The first readathon I’m going to talk about is the Olympic games readathon. This is a month-long readathon and it’s based around Percy Jackson, but you don’t have to be a fan (you don’t even have to be familiar with the series) to participate. All the information and the original announcement video is here.
So first you need to find out which god is your parent – apparently, mine is Athena so I’m feeling a bit like a snob now haha – and then according to your house you are given prompts to read. Every god’s/goddesses’ house has five prompts that you need to base your reading on. Mine are:
- Read a book outside my comfort zone – Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
- Read the longest book on my TBR – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas(explanation: longest on my physical TBR, kind of a cheat but not really)
- Read a book by your favourite author – Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
- Read a book with a bird on the cover – Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
- Read a book that features a school – I’m not in the mood for this setting, but at the end of the video we are told that we can swap any of the prompts with Lovely War by Julie Berry since that is the group book and I’m going to do that and read this book since I think I will love it.
There are also some bonus prompts, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do these.If I do, I’ll talk about them later in the month.
The second readathon I decided to take part in is #makeyourmythtaker readathon. This one is so cool and you can find out everything about it here. Basically you are creating your own character by reading books. My character is that pretty lady in the banner – the one that does not match my blog at all but it goes well with her colour scheme – and she is an oracle. The TBR for this readathon is fixed and all the books must be read in order – I hope I’ll manage. The prompts for becoming an oracle are:
- go into a book blind: Enchantment of Ravens – I know nothing except that the cover is pretty
- book with a foiled cover: Kingdom of Ash
- book about books : Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – at least I think this one works
- a 5 star prediction: Lovely War
After finishing these there is an option to “upgrade” your character and get other titles/powers, but again, I’ll see about that later in the month. I might go roughe or be a royal spy.. who knows.
So that’s it, those are the books I’m planning to read in June. If you managed to read through all of that you are awesome! (just kidding, you are awesome anyway)
I want to know: Are you participating in any of the readathons? What books are on your TBR?
I’ll try to put up a new post soon until then you can talk with me in the comments. Bye.