Whoo boy. I did not get half as much reading done for this readathon as I’d hoped. Life just sort of snuck up on me and, well, here we are. I only finished two out of five things I had originally planned to read. Those two books were both by Japanese authors. One was a cozy female/female romance manga that was extremely adorable and I highly recommend. The other was a horror novel written in the 80s and only recently translated. I’d had my eye on this novel for a long time and only recently got a copy. Both were not only written by women, but translated by women as well.
Throughout the month of August I was participating in the N.E.W.T.’s Readathon hosted by BookTube channel Book Roast. This was a very fun readathon based off of the N.E.W.T. exams from Harry Potter. Which classes you participated in and did prompts for were based off of which O.W.L. classes you completed in a readathon held earlier this year.
August has definitely been the month for readathons. The first I’ve been participating in is the NEWT’s Readathon, a readathon based on the N.E.W.T. exams from Harry Potter. The second readathon I’ll be participating in is the Women in Translation Readathon.
Ah, the backlog of books I’ve been itching to read. Those wonderful tomes with fantastic premises that I haven’t gotten to, the ones that stare at me from the shelf as I put them off for anime or video games or woodworking. How exactly do you choose which book comes next? What book do you choose when you’ve had fifteen you want to read next, definitely next, because they’re from your favorite author or are the next in your favorite series or this book was the one you’ve been waiting to release all year.
Who’s ready for a month long readathon? Today begins the N.E.W.Ts readathon, named after the exams from Harry Potter. This is a massive readathon with several different categories to fill and many books to read. It’s shaping up to be tons of fun, and perfect for readers who like completing some challenges and tasks during readathons. The N.E.W.T Readathon was begun by the BookTube channel Book Roast , and the full description and readathon rules can be found here.
Hi, Everyone. Kate here. I love readathons. They’re a hell of a lot of fun. Added bonus – they tend to help during reading slumps. At least for me. This weekend I participated in the #GetGraphic readathon, where only graphic novels, comics, manga, and other graphic based narratives are read. The readathon was hosted by perpetualpages, Wish Fulfillment, whatshappening, and BOOKadoodles.
Another round of Tome Topple has come and gone. How did I do? Well, life came and kicked me in the teeth the past couple of weeks. A close family friend passed away, I helped one of my siblings move four states away, etc. In the end, I wound up not reading anything for Tome Topple.
It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman. Another round of the Tome Topple Readathon will be soon upon us. It’s time for discussions of possible to be read piles, and I wanted to share what I will potentially be reading with you.
I first discovered The Accusation by Bandai from a booktube channel thought I cannot recall which one exactly. There was something intriguing about this collection of short stories beyond the obvious – I always enjoy a good short story, and I actively seek out books in translation. This was a collection of stories from a place where we do not get stories, where literature and film and everyday life is somewhat of an unknown. It is a story the author went to great lengths to hide and smuggle out of North Korea to China. It is a story which, by all rights, I should have heard about soon due to nothing less than the sheer importance that it was published.
Mass market paperbacks seem to get a certain amount of derision from the bookish community. They’re too thick, the typeface too small, they fall apart easily, the spines always break, and the covers tear off with little provocation. And I own hundreds of them.