Currentathon Announcement: December 2019

Hello my fellow bookaholics ✨

Has your currently reading shelf on Goodreads grown way out of control? Do you have 7 books on your nightstand that you have half finished? Or could you just use a really exciting readathon to get you ready for 2020??

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This is fine because I’m here with a super exciting announcement: the next round of Currentathon is happening! This round will run for the entire duration of December and we have a bunch of exciting prompts 😍

I’m co-hosting Currentathon along with the wonderful Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Nook and Gina @ Randomly Bookish Gina 💞 It is a readathon dedicated for finishing up your current reads! Follow the Currentathon twitter account for a bunch of reading sprints.

We are bringing back the mighty bingo board and it has both reading challenges (in black) and more general bookish challenges (in green) so you can read as much or as little as you want to!

Tadah! Here is the December bingo board. You can try to get a bingo any which way you want, the diagonals are the most difficult and the vertical center is the least difficult. Or you could try to catch them all!

We have also taken into account that many other readathons are happening during December and you could easily match these prompts with them (we even included a cheeky little ‘A book you’re reading for another readathon’ prompt 😘)

I really hope that you’ll join us and participate in Currentathon 😊 I can’t wait to figure out my TBR!

Currentathon TBR

I’m extremely excited that Currentathon starts TOMORROW

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Soon soon soon soon soon. Very soon now.

If you don’t know what Currentathon is, check out my announcement post right here! Pssst there are challenges, a bingo, sprints and a star collecting game 😱

To satisfy the main challenge (pick one colour and find it in the cover of all the books you will be reading during the readathon)… 🥁 🥁 🥁 🥁

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… I have chosen yellow! 💫

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Currentathon Mini-round Announcement: 6th to 8th September

Today I have something incredibly exciting to share with you all!

I am a new co-host of Currentathon along with the wonderful Gina @ Randomly Bookish Gina (check her booktube here) and Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Nook (check her bookstagram here). For the past month we have been hard at work to prepare a weekend long round of Currentathon!

The Readathon will run from Friday the 6th of September to Sunday the 8th of September (next weekend!). The idea of Currentathon is to dedicate time for your current reads and for books that you started but then put down for some reason. I love this readathon so much because I always have a gazillion books that I’m reading at the same time. Join us for a weekend of reading and finishing current reads! We have two games and we will be running loads of reading sprints on the twitter account: @Currentathon

This round is centered around one big challenge: Colour. Choose one colour and find it in the cover of all the books you are planning to read during the readathon. While you read books with your chosen colour on the cover, complete additional challenges on our Currentathon Bingo!

Bingo Squares

I looove readathons with bingo cards and I’m so happy that we ended up including one for this mini-round of Currentathon. Bingo is entirely optional but a fun addition if you want to make the readathon weekend a bit more interactive. Most of the challenges are easy to do so no need to stress about finishing dozens of books within one weekend.

At the beginning of the readathon we will make a thread on the Currentathon twitter account where you can introduce yourself for the other readathon participants and leave your social media handles. You can also cross off squares by marking your chosen colour on the middle of the bingo, following a new friend from the Currentathon twitter thread, sharing your TBR and reading spot online and much more.

To complete the square ‘Read a book with a complementary colour on the cover’, you need to take a quick look at this graphic:

So if your chosen colour is white, read a book with black on the cover instead!

Collecting stars

We couldn’t be happy with just one game, so we added another one. Try to collect as many stars as possible during the readathon weekend by simply reading, taking part in sprints, posting online, and playing the bingo. Colour in the stars around the bingo squares.

You don’t have to take part in the bingo to collect stars and vice versa. Also, you don’t need to do either of the games to take part in the readathon!

I really hope you will take part in Currentathon! I’m super excited already!

Let me know in the comments if you’re planning to take part or if you have any questions.

We will be running loads of reading sprints on the Currentathon twitter account, and I’ll be running some for the first time ever. EEEK.

Do you tend to read loads of books at once? Do you put down books for various reasons before you have finished them?

I do both 🙈 Sometimes I’m really enjoying a book and it still gets neglected! Also, I tend to read so many books at once that I take a long time to finish one of them Next weekend will be a perfect opportunity to pick those books back up again 😂 Next weekend will be a perfect opportunity to pick those books back up again and finish some current reads 💪

Keep your eyes peeled for my TBR post later this week 👀

Thank you so much for reading!

NEWTs TBR

If you know me, then you know that I get extremely excited about readathons. Especially G @ Book Roast’s Magical Readathons are amazing and I’m always squealing from joy whenever a new announcement comes up.

In August it’s time to dive into NEWTs, or the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests, that Hogwarts students complete on their seventh year of study to reach their preferred career. Book Roast has made it possible for us bookaholics to do the tests by reading! NEWTs is an extension of OWLs that happened in April (but you can still take part if you didn’t participate in OWLs). G gives you all of the details in her announcement video:

I am pursuing the career of a Metal Charmer, a mysterious profession of risky and careful work to produce intricate metallic objects with magical properties. Things like the time turner, the golden snitch, and much more!

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As the profession of a metal charmer is exclusive, reaching the career is very difficult. That’s why I need to read 12 books in August 😱 that’s about 5 books more than I usually take up and I have already lost 10 days of the month for moving house! I’m panicked, hyperventilating and still kind of exhilarated.

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Am I ready to give up all of my free time to reach this career? Yes. Am I ready to let my body decay while I stay in the same spot reading until I am a metal charmer? Yes. Will I procrastinate university work to reach my metal charmer magical career? Hell to the yes. Will I stop watching Netflix? NNnngggh, I don’t know man.

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Medieval-A-Thon Update & 24 in 48 TBR

Well hello all of my fellow bookaholics! I’m here today to write a reading update for Medieval-A-Thon and also list my TBR for the next round of 24 in 48! Are you excited? I’m pretty excited.

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I might or might not be going to see the Lion King tonight
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July: Medievalathon TBR

Hello bookaholics! Long time, no see. I have been forced on a short semi-hiatus to finish up my masters thesis, but I’ll soon spring right back in the blog (and I already have a bunch of posts that I can’t wait to share with you!). My thesis hand-in date is the 12th of July, and I hope to be back to blogging soon after.

But even my masters thesis couldn’t keep me away from sharing a July TBR. July has a bunch of amazing readathons happening; Medieval-A-Thon, Reading Rush (formerly known as booktube-athon), and The Book Junkie Trials, to name a few. As a lover of readathons I wanted to take part in everything, but I have forced myself to pick only one so that I’m not overly tempted to read away all the time I’m supposed to be finishing my thesis at the beginning of July.

The graphic by Holly Hearts Books

I have decided to take part in Medieval-A-Thon, hosted by the wonderful Holly Hearts Books (her announcement video is right here), because it seems fun, chilled out and interactive. Medieval-A-Thon runs for the entire month of July, and the idea is to build a medieval character. Your status is decided by the amount of books you read:

And you earn armour & weapons by reading books that fit certain prompts:

The graphic by Holly Hearts Books
The graphic by Holly Hearts Books

You can easily go for the nobility rank only if you don’t mind being naked and defenseless 😂

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OWLs Magical Readathon Update & Tome Topple TBR

We’re almost halfway through April and in the middle of OWLs Magical Readathon. If you haven’t the faintest about what I’m talking about you can check out Book Roast’s announcement video here, or my TBR with info on the readathon here.

While I’m super focused on doing the best I can with OWLs, I simply could not ignore Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes announcement of Tome Topple Readathon Round 8!! Tome Topple is one of all time favorite readathons, and the point is to read those big, intimidating tomes over 500 pages on your TBR. Tome Topple also hosts the most fabulous reading sprints I have ever seen so I simply have to take part (check their Twitter here for the sprints). But we have a problem: OWLs are about reading a crazy amount of books to reach a wizarding career while Tome Topple wants me to read a few humongous books. I’m here today to shuffle up my OWLs TBR to make room for Tome Topple!

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