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?

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 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?

Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Hey peeps! I obviously love doing things the last minute because I’m joining in the Biannual Bibliothon! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a readathon that’s hosted twice a year by some lovely people: Emma @ emmmabooks, Kelly @ Kellys Bookspill, Momo @ The Booktube Girl, Selena @ OhxXxSNAP13, Sierra @ sierrareads, Brittni @ Brittni Finds Books, Kassie @ MissSassyKassie, Red @ Little Red Reader, and Meagan @ Meagan Precourt and it’s all about coming together as a community to read some books, make some fun videos, and have a good time. This particular summer readathon is taking place from July 3rd to July 9th.

So for this summer’s readathon, there are seven reading challenges and seven video challenges, all of which I’m going to do my best to participate in. You are able to double up on the reading challenges, so I’m totally going to cheat and do that.

Reading Challenges

  1. Read the group book – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
  2. Free read/wild card – Choose whatever book you want.
  3. Read a book from the host’s recommendations:
    • Momo’s Choice: The Clockword Scarab by Colleen Gleason
    • Selena’s Choice: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
    • Kelly’s Choice: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
    • Red’s Choice: Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick
    • Emma’s Choice: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
    • Meagan’s Choice: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
    • Kassie’s Choice: Arabat by Clive Barker
  4. Read a book with your favorite mythical creature – Witches, werewolves, vampires, oh my!
  5. Read a book you’ve been putting off picking up – You know the one that’s staring at you right now.
  6. Read a book from an author you’ve never read before – Spread your wings and reach out to the horizon!
  7. Read a book in a different format than you normally read – This can be in any form you don’t read most, so if you read physical books, try an ebook. Or read a webcomic, manga, graphic novel, audiobook, whatever!

Okay, so I’m going to double up on a few of these challenges, so here are the books I’m planning to read this week:

Now I’m not expecting to finish reading all of these this week given a) I’m a slow reader, b) I have a full time job, and c) I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month so I also want to focus on that. I’m going to try to read partials of all of the books, but really try to finish a couple of them.

Video Challenges

  • Sunday, July 3rd – Message in a bottle: Write a letter to your favorite (or least favorite) character.
  • Monday, July 4th – Character Channel Take Over: Let a book character take control of your channel for a day.
  • Tuesday, July 5th – Redesigned: Redesign a book cover.
  • Wednesday, July 6th – Creative Book Review: Film a book review in a creative way (i.e. poetry, while baking, singing, etc).
  • Thursday, July 7th – The Missing Scene: Create a scene that is missing from your favorite book to movie adaptation.
  • Friday, July 8th – What Would I Do?: Insert yourself into a scene from a book and react to it.
  • Saturday, July 9th – Scavenger Hunt: Find the list of items (or create them): President Snow’s white rose from The Hunger Games, Thalias tree from Percy Jackson, a creepy doll from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Harry’s glasses from Harry Potter, a witchlight from The Mortal Instruments, antique key from The Archived, Edward’s jacket from Twilight.

I’ll be posting the first challenge later on tonight and then I’ll also link it in a new post later on tonight, too. This week I’m going to have some days where there are two posts per day, so that’ll be fun!

So that’s what I’m planning on reading and doing for this Biannual Bibliothon! I’m pretty pumped because I love that they gave a lot of creative ideas for the video challenges, so maybe that’ll help to inspire me in not only my video making, but also my writing.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Are you participating in this readathon? If you are, what video are you most excited to make? What book did you choose for the one you’ve been putting off? Tell me all the things.

Rereads for 2016

Hey guys! I wanted to talk about the books I plan on rereading this year. I honestly haven’t reread a book in so, so long! I only reread one book last year and I really want to reread some books I haven’t picked up in years. So here are the books I hope to reread this year:

Vanish and Hidden by Sophie Jordan.

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These are the second and third books in the Firelight trilogy and I loved this trilogy so much when I read it back in high school, and since I reread the first book, Firelight, last year, I figured that I have to finish rereading the other two. It’s a story about people who can turn into dragons and how one family leaves the comfort of their home to live away from them – and the dangers that ensue afterward.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

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As one of my favorite books of all time, you’d think I’d have reread it more frequently, but I’ve actually have only read it twice, and that was a long time ago. So I figured I’d reread it and see if I love it as much as I did as a young teen or if my tastes have changed. But I just remember loving the clone aspect of it and of the mystery surrounding the main character, Matteo. Here’s hoping it’s just as awesome as the first time.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

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I read this book back in my early teen years and absolutely loved it. My dad wouldn’t let me read it at first because of the sexual content, but really? Not the worst thing I’ve read in terms of sex, let me tell you – even at that age. So when I read it, I fell in love with the characters and the story and how it just broke my heart and made me swell with love. I also saw the movie adaptation and thought that it was pretty faithful to the book, which I was glad for. So I definitely want to reread this and see if I like it just as much as back then.

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah.

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I read this for a school project my freshman year of high school. We got to choose whatever book we wanted, and I had had this one for years, untouched and unread, so I decided to read it. And oh. My. God. This one just rips your heart out and tears it into a million pieces. I remember it making me angry, sad, excited. So many emotions from one story; and I think it’s partly because it’s a true story. I wonder if I’ll feel the same emotions on the second read through?

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

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I read this as my last summer reading I’d ever had to do, and I’m so glad this was on the list. Usually the books on the lists are boring and I’d never read them (literally this was the ONE YEAR I actually completed my summer reading 100%), but this book was just amazing. I loved the story of a ghost woman who was just trying to find her place, and of a ghost man who had taken up residence in someone, and how the two fall in love and more. It’s just a beautiful story and I want to reread it to see if I still think that it is.

And that’s all I have planned for rereading this year. I think that it’ll be good to get back into some of my old favorites because I loved them years ago, why wouldn’t I now?

Are you planning on rereading any books this year? Let me know!