Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2018

Hello lovely people~ So, fun announcement to make! I’m joining in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon! Not only that, but I’m also one of the blog hosts this round! Very exciting.

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Dates of the Readathon: January 20th-26th

My Host Date: Wednesday, January 24th

All information about the challenge I’ll be presenting to you will be posted on midnight January 24th, so you’ll have the full day to go for the challenge and do you best with it!

Here are the lovely hosts that will be participating in this year’s readathon. This year there are the main Booktube hosts, Instagram hosts, as well as blog hosts, so please check them out!

Main Hosts

Emmmabooks | Brittni’s Book Find | Kellys BookSpill | Little Red Reader | The Booktube Girl | Little Book Owl | Dylanthereader5

Instagram Hosts

Brooks_books_ | Readbyrae | readbyamanda | charlottelupin | coffeecocktailsandbooks | bookish.army | the_daily_bookstagram

Blog Hosts

Reader Rayna (me) | Victoria @ Latte Nights |Sam @ Will Read for Booze | Jen @ Fire Whiskey Reader| Cody @ The Bookworm in Me | Gabi @ Be A Bookish Gal | Laura @ Laura’s Literary Letters

Each host will have a different date, so be sure to check out all of the hosts’ pages to see what they’re doing for that day of the week.

So, as I’m a host I definitely want to attempt to take part in the reading challenges – at least what I can. I’m busy taking a class and trying to figure out my life, but I’m going to do my best to participate!

Check out the Reading Challenges Video for more information, but here are the reading challenges:

READING CHALLENGES:
1. Read the group book: OTHERWORLD by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
2. Read a sequel
3. Read a book you’ve never heard of before
4. Read a book about mental illness
5. Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/show etc.
6. Read a book under 200 pages
7. Read a backlist title

You can double up on challenges (i.e. read a book that’s 200 pages and about mental illness), but you cannot triple up on challenges.

TBR

  • Eidolon by Grace Draven – a sequel and a backlist title (was published in 2016).
  • The Space Between Stars by Anne Corlett – a book I’ve never heard of before (I just got the book on Jan. 6th)
  • Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan – under 200 pages

That’s all I’m going to put down just because I know that I don’t have much energy to do things outside of my norm lately so I’m just going to aim to read these two books for the challenges. If I finish one of these books before the readathon, then I’ll just update this post with a new selection.

I hope you’re all excited and will participating this round! Check out Biannual Bibliothon’s twitter for fun things!

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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.

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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?

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!

Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: Message in a Bottle

Hey there everyone, here is my video for the Biannual Bibliothon challenge for day one! The challenge is called Message in a Bottle and you’re supposed to write a letter to your favorite character, so I chose to write to Aelin from Throne of Glass (because did anyone NOT see that coming? I mean, seriously.) I had a lot of fun with it even if it is a little choppy, but I’m still very proud of it!

If you want to skip over the TBR section, my entry starts at 3:23.

As far as stats go for the readathon, I’ll post what I’ve read on the next day’s blog post. So for today, since it’s the first day, I won’t post my stats of what I’ve read until tomorrow’s post, and so on.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who would you write a letter to? Would you write it to your favorite or least favorite character? Or would you write as one of your favorite characters to another character, such as Clary writing to Jace?