READ O RAMA Days 1 & 2 Updates


Better late than never, the first day of read-o-rama is almost over! I’ve plugged this readathon my channel but I wanted to promote it here too! This year, I’ve been hosting Read O Rama, a readathon created by Chloe @ Brunette Bibliophile, co-hosted by Elizabeth @ The Owlery along with myself and April Sarah. 

This readathon is running from June 11th to the 17th. You can still join us, if you’d like! But, we’ll be back before the year is over, too.

Follow us on Twitter for sprints.  We also have a giveaway running until the end of the readathon.

DAY 1:

80 % read of Coffee Boy by Austin Chant

Books read: 0

DAY 2:

Finished Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (89 pages)

Started How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (37 pages read)

Books read: 1

TOTAL PAGES: 126


Coffee Boy by Austin Chant – a short review 

This is a short story following a transgender boy, Kieran starting an internship in politics that he was recommended for by a professor of his, Marcus. Coffee Boy explores Kieran’s sexuality and how he is perceived by others and it does not sugar coat the struggles those who are transgender deal with on a daily basis such as being misgendered. Coffee Boy ALSO includes a bisexual character and includes bisexuality in general. I would’ve rated this 5 stars, however I had to skim the last few pages because the sex scenes were in depth and graphic, which I was not expecting! :O Just personally, I couldn’t read those scenes. Coffee Boy has great rep and I loved seeing a story of a transgender boy in the workplace and going into adulthood (he’s 23 y.o.) versus Young Adult, which I’m used to.

I can’t express enough how great the LGBTQIA+ representation was and I LOOOVED the mention of pins to indicate sexuality or that Kieran wears a pronoun pin. I loved how real this story was and I highly recommend.

 

EMOJIATHON TBR Round Two


Emojiathon is created by Dylanthereader5, Naya & Sarah. They are Booktubers, bloggers and bookstagrammers! This readathon is going for the whole month of June! I will be hosting Twitter sprints on Saturday, June 17th. Go to the Twitter @emojiathon to see the other Twitter sprint hosts and days!

I participated in the first round of Emojiathon in February, click here to see my TBR if you’re interested!

There are 15+ challenges to set up your TBR. They ask you pick four challenges (or more!). The challenges are emoji related reading challenges. Click here to see the challenges.


Emojiathon TBR:

Music note emoji: A Book that features music


 

Airplane emoji: A book that takes place in a different country than your own.

 

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung (Australia): diverse MC who comes from a Chinese immigrant family. 


 Newspaper: Read a book about a current event

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Black Lives Matter) • American Street by Ibi Zoboi (deportation)


Gasp emoji: A thriller or a horror


Clock emoji: Read a book in under 24 hrs

Coffee Boy by Alex Chant– features a non-binary mc and it’s  an own voices story, it’s less than 100 pages according to Goodreads.

Buddy Read a Book

I’ll be buddy reading THUG with my friend, Anna @ Unquenchable Reads!


Will you be joining us for Emojiathon?? If so, what is your most anticipated read on your TBR?!

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Bout of Books 17: Coming Soon


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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Want to participate? Sign up HERE!
I don’t have a specific TBR for this readathon, but I am going to try to read the books I got from the library!
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RYSBAT Progress & Wrap Up


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Hello! I participated in the ‘Read Your Bookshelf A Thon’ from Tuesday, Jan. 19 – yesterday, Jan. 25th. It was my first time participating and I really enjoyed participating. Here is my progress for the days:

 


 

tues, day 1: 102 pgs of every you every me by david levithan

total pgs: 102 pgs

notes: this book is very fast paced & mysterious!! my heart is racing.


 

wed, day 2: 138 pgs of every you every me + 15 pgs of Elsewhere Zevin

books read: 1

total pgs: 255 pgs

notes: I finished Every You, Every Me and I rated it 4/5 stars. It was really good, but the ending was “meh” to me.


 

thurs, day 3: 12 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

total pgs: 267 pgs

notes: I hate saying this but..this book is ridiculous.


 

Friday day 4: 149 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

total pgs: 416

notes: This book is OK. But, I don’t like the world & Liz is SO ANNOYING.


 

Saturday, day 5: 115 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin [finished it]

books read: 2

total pgs read: 531 pgs

notes: Snowed in! So, I finished Elsewhere! I rated it a 2/5 stars. This wasn’t my type of book. I posted a GR review with my feelings.


 

Sunday, day 6: 36 pgs of Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

total:  567 pgs

notes: This book reminds me of the show, Red Band Society. I’m really enjoying Zac’s character!!


 

Monday, day 7: 74 pgs of Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

total: 641 pgs

notes: IT’S OFFICIALLY I’M OBSESSED W/ THIS BOOK.


 

Overall, I read books this week & I’m satisified! Sadly, they weren’t the greatest books. Every You, Every Me was definitely different and I missed David Levithan’s writing/stories!

Did you participate? How did you do??

Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2016 // progress day one


Creators: Emmmabooks, LittleRedReaderMissSassyKassie, KellysBookSpill, BrittsBookFind, SierraReads, OHxXxSNAP13

Videos are posted on all of their channels! Click their name to go to their channel.

Follow their twitter: @BBibliothon for sprints & such!

Bibliothon channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCax5iInFtxgYeqG6MKhTPJg


here’s my day one progress & challenge! january 3rd 2016

books read:  0

pages read: 134

total pages: 134

I read Diary by Chuck Palahniuk today, & I’m hoping to finish on day two!

day 1 video challenge: bibliothon tag 

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2016 // TBR


IT’S BACK!!!! The Biannual Bibliothon is back and it’s happening from  January 3rd- January 9th. I am going to be trying my best to read this week! – I will also be participating in Bout of Books this week as well, I will be using this TBR for Bout of Books (post coming)

Creators: Emmmabooks, LittleRedReaderMissSassyKassie, KellysBookSpill, BrittsBookFind, SierraReads, OHxXxSNAP13

Videos are posted on all of their channels! Click their name to go to their channel.

Follow their twitter: @BBibliothon for sprints & such!

 


 

  • READING CHALLENGES:

    1. Read the group book: Soundless by Richelle Mead
    2. Read a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for over a year. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk 
    3. Read a book over 300 pages.Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill 
    4. Read a book from your favorite genre. CONTEMPORARY! //Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 
    5. Reread your favorite book in a series. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins  
    6. Read a book based on it’s cover. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill 
    7. Read a book that’s been recommended to you more than once. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone  

     

 

So, I will be trying to read 5 books. My goal is to get to three of them.

I have had Diary as a DNF on my shelf for over a year, and I have been planning during every readathon to read it. So, I will be making it my plan to finish this, b/c I did really enjoy the story…I just never made time for it.

I am doubling up Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill with two challenges.


 

Let me know if you’re participating!! Happy Reading 🙂

Holiday Booktube-A-Thon TBR


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I am participating in the Holiday BooktubeAThon hosted by Ariel Bissett on YouTube. Last year was the #XMASBooktubeAThon, and I participated in that! As well as the past summer Booktubeathon’s.

WHEN: DECEMBER 27TH – DECEMBER 29TH 

In this post, I will be bringing you my to be read pile, as well as the reading challenges!


 

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READING CHALLENGES:

  1. Read a book with white on the cover – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel
  2. Read a follow up to something you read this year
  3. Read a gift! – Noggin by John Corey Whaley was gifted to me by my best Booktube friend, Sabrina!
  4. Read three books. 

 

MY TBR:
  1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel 
  2. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs (just to read!)
  3. Noggin by John Corey Whaley 
  4. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – I am buddy reading this book with all of my Booktube friends/group (who own it, so half of them). This is the one I will start first!

This TBR is very, very ambitious! I am sure that I probably won’t get to them all because it’s only three days, but I hope to try!

Are you participating? Let me know!

Happy reading and happy holiday’s!

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