This weekend’s topic:
Authorathon: a readathon
It’s no longer the weekend but I thought, “What the heck. I’ll go ahead and do a Weekend Reads post anyway.” The reason for this post is to announce that I will be participating in a readathon called the Authorathon, which runs April 18-24, that was created by booktuber Joana Sousa and cohosted with Sam, another booktuber, at Thoughts on Tomes. The purpose of this readathon is to focus on an author, or authors, whose books you want read.
You can either read books from only one author, say all of Rick Riordan’s books, or read books that fit the challenges. I’ve decided to do a bit of both. As for the challenges:
- Read a book by a favorite author.
- Read a new-to-you author.
- Give an author a second chance.
- Read a debut author (2015 or 2016).
- Read a book written by more than one author.
- Read a book from an author who is from a different continent than you are.
I don’t think I’m great at these readathon things because there’s no way I’ll be able to get through more than 1 book in a week and still be able to work and do all other things I usually do. I’ve only participated in a readathon once before and that was Bout of Books 14. I was on vacation at the time and I still didn’t complete all the books I proposed to read. That makes me wonder what is the point of these readathons. Are we supposed to complete the books? Is that the goal? Or is it just to start a bunch and see how far we go?
I’m going with the later. During Bout of Books, my goal was to complete most of the books, but for the Authorathon, I want to start them all. My goal is to complete one or two. Here’s my TBR for the readathon:
Jane Eyre = challenge 3
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince = challenge 1
Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace = challenge 2
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 7-9 = challenge 6
Since purchasing Eona, I’ve wanted to reread Eon by Alison Goodman. My plan is to start and complete Eon in this readathon and start on Eona. Jane Eyre is on my spring TBR so I’d like to start it and I’m currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so I plan to complete it during the readathon. Rasputin is a comic book that I’d like to start and complete and I recently bought Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 7-9 and am too excited to have it sit around on my shelf so I’d like to start and complete it.
If you’re interested in participating, visit the hosts’ YouTube channels (links above).
What I read last weekend:
I read and completed Caligula by Suetonius and now I want to read the entire Twelve Caesars. What I learned from the book: Caligula was one mad dude. And I also read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’m slowly working my way through it. I’ve been a bit sluggish about reading lately. Hopefully I will perk up with this readathon.