Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: June 1 at 12:00am EDT until June 30 at 11:59pm EDT. Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine. To check in on social media, we’ll use our new hashtag #SciFiJune. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. My potential to-read list: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady MartineThe Echo Wife by Sarah GaileyThin Air by Richard K. MorganProject Hail Mary by Andy WeirDeath's End by Cixin Liu Books finished: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (review)Death’s End by Cixin Liu (review) ...
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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Challenge: Holiday Songs Crossword

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Challenge: Holiday Songs Crossword

I hope everyone's enjoying the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon. Welcome to the Holiday Songs Crossword Challenge. You can enter in a few ways: print it out and take a photo of your completed puzzle and post in on Instagram or Twitter (tag me @carolsnotebook); share your answers in the comments section; or below the puzzle, there's a link to solve it on-line. Remember, the giveaway is only open to those participating in the readathon. I'll be giving away a $20 Amazon gift card or a book of your choice from the Book Depository to one random winner. Have fun! And the winner is Katherine!! Thanks for playing along everyone. ...
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Hour 11 Mini-Challenge: Around a Campfire

Autumn in Ohio is a perfect time to sit around a fire, roast 'smores, and chat. So for Hour 11's mini-challenge, pretend with me. You’re sitting by a campfire with some friends. The wind is blowing and the air is just getting that crisp feeling. Tell us: Who would be sitting around the fire with you?What are you listening to?What snacks would you have?We know you brought a book, which one is it?It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? Leave your answers or link in the comments. One random entry will win a $20 gift card from Amazon or a book of their choice up to $20 from The Book Depository. ...
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Bout of Books 28

Bout of Books 28 starts today! Here’s the info: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 28 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. FROM THE BOUT OF BOOKS TEAM I’ll be keeping progress here. Challenges will generally be on twitter (@carolsnotebook). I’m hoping to also keep up with the photo-a-day on Instagram. I’m at @carolsnotebook. Monday: Read 36 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Tuesday: Read 108 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Wednesday: Read the final (not counting notes) 48 pages in Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen. Read 34 pages in Clammed Up by Barbara Ross. Listened to final 2 hrs 23...
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Readathin

Readathin

Readathin starts today. It's my first time participating. It should be fun. The hosts are Amanda from A Court Of Books And Love & Donna from Momsbookcollection.  Readathin is a month long readathon that is held in February, May, August, and November every year. The goal for Readathin is to “thin” out your TBRs. While you can read any books you have on your TBR, the main purpose of the readathon is to read books from your physical TBR (or eTBR since we all know those can get out of hand as well). During February your goal is to read as many books that you already own as you can! Take the time to enjoy the books, but also make sure you’re working on your physical TBR. And there are challenges, but you don't have to do them all. You don’t have to do any of the challenges if you don’t want to. There's also an Instagram challenge. I'm so terrible at those,...
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Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts today. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: Saturday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Friday, June 14 at 11:59pm CDT. Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine. To check in on social media, we’ll use our new hashtag #SciFiJune As usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate…feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I’m going to try to keep my updates below, but I’m also on Twitter and Instagram. I'm starting the readathon with The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi on audio and The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas on my Kindle. Saturday, June 1: Listened to about 20 minutes of The Consuming Fire. I had to finish the end of the audio...
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