Hey all, Dani here.
I wanted to have this up yesterday but I was still debating my TBR, and I also had such a busy weekend that I actually barely had time to sleep. Anyway, I very much enjoy 24 Hour Readathons because I tend to read more during the day of the event than I do in week long readathons.
Plus, I also knew that I would be able to squeeze in quite a bit of reading time because my boyfriend would be busy hanging out with his friends and playing in his regular Pathfinder group. However, the next gaming session has apparently been postponed, so now he has suggested that we hold one of our D&D sessions on the day I had planned to do this readathon.
Never fear though, because I think I have figured out how I can still fit in several books for the day, so I’ll talk more about what I’m going to try and read in a little bit.
First off, I need to give the event details. That would certainly be helpful if anyone else would like to join. This particular readathon was started by Zoe Herdt, who is a BookTuber I enjoy. You can find her on Twitter or on her YouTube channel, readbyzoe. The link for YouTube is actually her video announcing this Halloween edition of her readathon. This is I believe the third 24 Hour Readathon Zoe has held this year to help boost the number of books she’s reading this year, so she plans these every couple/few months.
As implied by the name 24 Hour Readathon, the goal is to read as many books as you can in one 24 Hour period. In this case that will be this Saturday, October 14th. You start reading as the clock strikes midnight wherever you are, and read as much as you can before the clock strikes midnight again.
What you read is up to you, but Zoe is challenging herself to read spooky atmospheric Halloween vibe reads this time around. You do whatever feels right to you.
Okay, now for my TBR for this event. With my reading day now cut a bit short, I know I have to be a bit more selective about my book choices. I am confident that I will be able to read at least 3 or 4 books, but possibly more than that.
I am absolutely going to read Bitch Planet, Vol 2 by Kelly Sue Deconnick, and Monstress, Vol 1 and Monstress, Vol 2 by Marjorie Lu. Graphic novels are how I typically like to start my readathons because I know I can read them quickly and then I feel rather successful because my books completed number gets off to a good start.
Not pictured here is the new poetry collection by Rupi Kaur. It technically will be released tomorrow, October 10th. So, I’m hoping that one of my local grocery stores will have it in stock, as they did with her first collection. If I get a copy by this weekend, then The sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur is also on my TBR.
Now for the books I may or may not be able to get to for this readathon. To fit in with the spooky theme/atmosphere of October Halloween type reads, I’d really like to read How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather, and The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken. I have heard a lot of wonderful things about Bracken’s debut middle grade novel. And the sequel to Mather’s book was recently released and it still sounds pretty cool and spooky and stuff (both books deal with spirits and more), so I need to read this one so I can read Haunting the Deep.
Well, I think that is all for today’s post. Let me know if you plan on joining this latest Readathon by Zoe.