Last week I signed up a to the House Cup Reading Challenge. I committed to taking part in the readathon over the next month, and have realised that I need a post to keep track of my progress! There is a set of rules, challenges, and scoring systems that can be found on The House Cup Reading Challenge sign up and TBR post. So, in an effort to take part and track my progress, I’m creating a master post to track my scores throughout this readathon.
I have been looking for a suitable readathon for a little while. Something to help me read some different books, to get me back on the reading track, and engaging with other readers and bloggers. I absolutely loved #TheReadingQuest over the summer, and fell in love with the premise and the variety that it offered. I found it it made read new things, and made me more accountable for what I was actually reading. The House Cup Reading Challenge is similar in that it awards points for reading challenges, and has a core underlying aim (here to finish Hogwarts) while earning points towards a goal. It’s all very exciting!
Lauren of Live, Love, Read; Alex of Book Daisy Reviews; Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf; and Erica of Escape Under the Cover, are hosting a brilliant readathon and are inviting fellow book readers and Harry Potter fans on an adventure as we tackle our TBRs! Now let’s get to the fun part… Continue reading
What a readathon, eh? I am absolutely gutted that this readathon is over. I loved the premise, the execution, the thought, and the fact it was getting me to read new books and new genres. I hate the fact that I didn’t dedicate enough time to this readathon, that I didn’t complete as many challenges as I would like, and that it finished before it could even really get going.
Holidays are coming…Holidays are coming….I have holiday fever and I’m not afraid to let it show. I’ve had a difficult couple of months with one thing or another, and have been looking forward to this holiday for a little while now, so I’m glad it’s finally here!! And with a holiday comes time, enjoyment, excitement, and holiday reads. I am still taking part in #TheReadingQuest, so my holiday reads are to tie in with this. Or that’s the plan anyway! Continue reading
Don’t look at me! I don’t want to be sad in front of you all. I hate that it’s the last day of Bout of Books 20. I hate hate hate it. Why does it have to ennnnnnd? At least I am off work today (for the first time since the readathon began) which should allow for some reading progress to be made later. I can’t decide how I feel about my progress during this readathon. Part of me feels like I haven’t done very well at all, and part of me feels like I’ve made really solid progress. Hopefully I read enough today to firmly put my feelings in the latter box. I also enjoyed what I could of the twitter chat yesterday, so I couldn’t be there fully for the whole thing!
How has your readathon gone? Have you read as much as you would like to have? What have you been reading this week?
It’s nearly the weekend. Huzzah! Shame I don’t have it off. It’s nearly the end of the readathon, booooo! Liz is making dreadful progress and might need to stay up for a year to actually get any reading done during this readathon, boooooooooooooooo! I really should have read more than I did yesterday, but I didn’t, so now I am left dragging behind my challenges. Sigh.
Emma is going home today for the weekend, so I am home alone tonight, so the plan is to have a quiet reading night in and make some serious progress.
Oh no, this is the turning point! We’re getting to that point where there are less days to go than there have been in the readathon, and I don’t even vaguely playing the game of thinking about Bout of Books ending. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone this week. I have had some of the nicest comments, replies, and responses to my challenge yesterday and my posts/tweets this week. It’s really made me smile through a hectic, hard working week.
Now, if only the volume I was reading at could just pick up the pace a little bit!