Read Them All Thon Pokemon Indigo League Readathon + TBR

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Guys. Guys. I need to do this readathon. It’s like all of my Pokemon Trainer dreams are finally coming true after all of these years.

So this epic readathon is being hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight and there’s a lot of fun rules and stuff, which I will list here, but also I’ll link back to her post, too (click her name).

P.S. All graphics are made by Aentee and are free to use for this readathon!
P.P.S. Pokemon is owned by Nintendo and I claim nothing. This is just for fun!

Let’s start off with the basics:

What Is It?

The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on the Kanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognize this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokemon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead!

When Is It?

The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.

You can sign up anytime between now and the end of the read-a-thon.

My Pokemon

Now, there’s a bunch of fun associated with this readathon, and I’ll let you read all of the fine print on Aentee’s post, but here’s the Pokemon I’m going with!

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A stage three Pokemon is good for points, and I love Bulbasaur, so I’m choosing this little guy! Also, thank you to Aentee for making me the trainer card!

His next evolution: 150CP

The Challenge/Gyms

There are 8 reading challenges within this read-a-thon, based on the 8 gyms that are in the Indigo League. Earn a badge every time you complete a book!

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mooncalled

Well, this one’s pretty self explanatory, so I’m going to choose to read Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. This is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series and has been on my TBR for months now.

288 pages, potential +28CP

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theserpentking

Okay, some of you know that I don’t cry easily when it comes to books. At all. I might get teary or choked up, but it’s very rare that I cry. BUT, I’ve seen several recs for this one and I’m going to go with The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, because I started it months ago and never finished it, but I guess it’s supposed to be a tear jerker?

384 pages, potential +38CP

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thebookthief

I mean, what book would that be? I think for this one I’m going to go with The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things and everyone and their brother/mother/sister/uncle’s best friend’s daughter’s dog has read, so, it’s officially my turn.

592 pages, potential +59CP

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aristotleanddante

For this one I’m choosing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Friendship that turns out to be more while these two boys go out to find the truth of the world and who they are? Yes please!

359 pages, potential +35CP

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thebronzehorseman

I’m going to do a crazy thing and pick The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons for this book. Why is it crazy, you ask? Because it’s over 800 pages long in kindle form… I’m crying already, but I also want to read this one because Russia + romance.

811 pages, potential +81CP

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thenightcircus

I think for this one I’m going to finish reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I started reading this a couple months ago for a different readathon, but I only read the first two or three chapters before I stopped because I just wasn’t in the mood at the time. But I’m hoping to read it for this readathon!

512 pages, potential +51CP

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scarlet

Okay, so it’s not 100% red, but its focal point is red! For this challenge I’m finally going to read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I’ve been putting it off for a long time and now I’m finally going to settle down and read it.

452 pages, potential +45CP

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legend

Alright, I’m not really into dystopian much anymore, but for this challenge I’ll read at least one more. For this one I’m going to choose Legend by Marie Lu. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this first book so I’m hoping to enjoy it.

305 pages, potential +30CP


Potential Total CP to Earn if I Finish ALL of the Books: 527 (includes +20CP bonus for each book finished)

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Do you plan on participating in this epic readathon? Which Pokemon did you choose? Did you choose lengthy books or reasonably sized books for this readathon?

Biannual Bibliothon & Make Me Read It Wrap Up

Well, I had a lot of fun doing both of these readathons even if I didn’t finish all of the books I set out to read. But that’s okay! I still managed to get some read and reviewed and I enjoyed the ones I did read.

Biannual Bibliothon

For this readathon I only completed one book out of the five I was hoping to get to.

Here’s what I read:

  • Girl Against the Universe: Completed!
  • The Unexpected Everything: 23 pages read
  • Red Rising: 6% read
  • The Archived: N/A
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: N/A

I didn’t have a chance to start all of the books I wanted to, but I still managed to read some books, which I enjoyed.

As for the video challenges, I completed three of the seven:

The character channel takeover challenge was definitely my favorite and it sparked some creative juices. I wish I could do more videos like these ones but I don’t know exactly what I would do!

Make Me Read It

The two books that were voted for were Shadow & Bone and Lola and the Boy Next Door for this readathon.

  • Shadow and Bone: Completed!
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door: 59 pages read

I just ended up running out of time, unfortunately. And, like most of the country, I’ve been obsessively playing PokemonGO! so that hasn’t helped me at all.

In Conclusion

I read two books completely and read a few more that were interesting to me, and one that was hard to get into but I hope gets better. I had a lot of fun with both of these readathons and I just might join them again next time! Maybe life will be nice and let me not be as busy next time.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

How did your reading weeks go? Did you complete all of the goals you were trying to reach, or did you stumble a bit?

Make Me Read It TBR

makemereaditYou guys voted for Make Me Read It, hosted by Ely @ Tea & Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley, and the results are in!

I’m very excited to be reading the books you guys picked out. As I stated in my previous post, I’ll be aiming to read two books during the week, and they are:

If I have the time and energy to read more books, I will, but as it stands these are the two I will definitely be reading during the week!

Here are the results broken down in the poll:

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As you can see, the top two were definitely popular picks, but I see a lot of people also really enjoy Rebel of the Sands and Starflight. I’ll definitely check them out eventually, but for now I’m going to just focus on the two top books.

Here’s some reminder information about Make Me Read:

  • Time: July 9th-16th
  • The Rules: When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
  • The Tag: #MakeMeRead on Twitter

So as it stands I’ll be reading Shadow and Bone first, then Lola. I hope to enjoy each book as I read it because they’re such well beloved books in their own right!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Are you participating in the readathon? What were your top books on your list that you’ll be reading? How many books do you plan to read?

Biannual Bibliothon Day 4: Creative Book Review

I know it’s wicked late in the day, but it took almost three or four hours for my video to upload to YouTube. But today’s video challenge for the Biannual Bibliothon was to make a creative book review! I did mine outside at a local park because I couldn’t think of what I wanted to do. So, I was all sweaty and crap for you guys!

I did my review on A Court of Mist and Fury, so I hope you enjoy.

It was simple, but I had fun doing it. I’m really enjoying these creative video challenges! I hope tomorrow’s will be up a lot sooner than 11PM.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

How would you do a creative book review? Would you bake? Do a puppet show? Draw? I’d love to know! And I challenge you to do it, too!

Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: Character Channel Takeover

Hey guys, so today’s video challenge for the Biannual Bibliothon was to have any book character take over your channel for the day, and so I chose to be Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. I decided to paint the three paintings she did for her and her sisters when they were younger, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I hope you enjoy it, too!

This was super fun and I love being so creative!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who would you want to take over your channel for a day? What do you think they’d do? would they vlog, play video games, do makeup, or paint? I’d love to know!