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 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.

One Box Unboxing

I just couldn’t NOT share this with you, so… here it is!

I’m so happy! They’re beautiful covers and the concept behind the world themselves sounds awesome. As a fantasy lover, it calls to me.

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson consists of:

It’s a story about how an evil is sweeping over the land and how the future of the empire rests in the hands of troublemaker and his young apprentice. It has love, loss, despair, hope, and Allomancy – the magic of the metals.

Sounds cool, right?

Well, I’m intrigued and I’m very excited to read it!

Let me know if you’ve read this series, if you plan on reading it, and what your thoughts were!

TBR Box

What is a TBR box you ask? Well, technically, it’s supposed to be a TBR jar, but I didn’t have a jar handy so I’m using a small box instead. (It actually doesn’t really matter what type of container you use.)

So, pretty much, a TBR (To Be Read) jar holds slips of paper with book titles on your shelf. Just cut slips of paper long enough and small enough to write titles of books and their authors on it, fold them in half, place them in the container, and when you’re reading to start on your TBR list, choose a slip at random (make sure they’re mixed well together) and voila! You have your book!

It’s a really simple, fun way to get that giant list down to nothing in no time!

Unless, of course, you do book hauls in between reads.

So, when I did my TBR box, I ended up pulling “This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl, introduction by John Green. I’ve been wanting to read the book since I heard about it and the inspiration it held for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” so I’m really excited that I pulled it first out of my TBR.

My TBR box has many slips of paper, including series, so when I pull a series I’ll read the full series before I move on to individual reads (as long as the first book holds my interest). This doesn’t mean I won’t get more books before then, but they’ll just be added to the TBR.

Accompanying video: TBR Box (Jar)

Anyway, let me know if you have or are going to make a TBR jar! What’s your first pick from it?