#Zodiacathon Ideas

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I found another readathon this weekend on Twitter, and this one is called Zodiacathon.  It takes place from March 19th to March 25th.  You can find more information here.  You can also double, triple, and quadruple up on the challenges and re-reads are allowed.

Here are the challenges from the Zodiacathon profile:
1.) Complete your Lilith challenge
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover
4.) Read a book with dark themes
5.) Read a book with something that scares you
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character

Ideas for books that I can read for the challenges

1.) Complete your Lilith challenge- My Lilith is Virgo which is to read a book with mixed reviews.  Now, I take mixed reviews to be an average of no less than three but not four stars on Goodreads.  Here are my options:
          –Wicked by Gregory Maguire
          –Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle
          –Again but Better by Christine Riccio
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith- I finally found people to buddy read with and we will be reading:
         –A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover.  My options for this one are:
        –The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
        –Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4.) Read a book with dark themes.  My options for this challenge are:
        –Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
5.) Read a book with something that scares you.  My option for this challenge are:
        –Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.  There is a creepy corn maze in this book, and I avoid corn mazes at all costs for fear of getting stuck in one.
      –Dead Voices by Katherine Arden- Being stuck somewhere in the middle of a snowstorm with creepy things happening is definitely something that scares me too.
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character.
      -Starflight by Melissa Landers

If you read yesterday’s post, you will notice that I’m participating in a year-long readathon where the focus is to read books that you already own.  Every single book that I have listed are books that I own and have yet to read.

#StartOnYourShelfAThon Plan

I came across this readathon when Hâf from the Library Looter posted about it, and I then went to the original post to find out more information.  This readathon is hosted by The Quiet Pond.  This readathon takes place over the entire year and the goal is to read as many of your own books as possible.  If you remember in my 2020 Goals and Challenges post I mentioned that one of my goals is to read more backlist books, so this readathon is perfect for that goal.

I have 29 unread physical books and 32 unread eBooks.  I want to try and read at least one unread of my own books a month whether they are physical books or eBooks.  I’m not big on making TBR’s as I’m such a mood reader but here is my Goodreads physical shelf and my Goodreads eBook shelf.

#2019BookishYearInReview

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My 2018 year in review is brought to you by my Goodreads Year In Review and some of my own statistics.  All screenshots are from Goodreads and the books are listed in the order that I read them (I took the photos from my 2019 monthly wrap-ups instead of importing new ones).

My own stats:
*Pages read: 32,312
# of days I read: 215
Books that I purchased: 16
Books acquired using gift cards or free: 14
Money saved from borrowing books from the library: $1,018.52

Challenges completed:
Goodreads
Modern Mrs. Darcy
Library Love

My year in review from Goodreads:

*My page counts are accurate as I used the page numbers from the hardcover editions of audiobooks that I read, and some of the eBook editions I marked read on Goodreads didn’t have page numbers, however, I kept track of everything in my reading journal so I did, in fact, read 32,312 pages.

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My year in books from my Monthly Wrap-Ups:

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#2020GoalsAndChallenges

Reading Goals and Challenges

Today’s post is going to be about my reading goals and the challenges that I will be participating in this year.

Reading goals:
Read 115 books
Read more classic literature
Read more backlist books
*Continue to read series that I have started

General bookish goals:
Post weekly reviews
Friday update
Post monthly updates
Cross-post reviews to Barnes and Noble

Challenges that I will be participating in as of right now:
Goodreads
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Anne at Books of My Heart– Library Card on Fire: read 60 or more books

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*The following series are ones that I want to finish/continue reading (These are all series that I have started reading):
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Giant Days Graphic Novel Series by John Allison
Shades of Magic Graphic Novel Series by V.E. Schwab
Shadowshaper Series by Daniel José Older

 

#October19GoalUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2019 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 94 out of 115 books

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy: 9 out of 10 challenges complete
Series challenge: 3 out of 6 series completed
52 books in 52 weeks: 3 out of 52 weeks- I have abandoned this challenge.
Library Love: 65 out of 36 books.

All totals are current at the time of posting.

#SpookyMiddleGrade

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To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library.  Today’s prompt is Spooky Middle-grade.

For me, this one was somewhat easy.  For this one, I decided to go with a classic middle-grade and that is Bunnicula by James Howe.  It’s not the most spooky but it is a little spooky,  I mean the main character is a vampire bunny.

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#July19GoalUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2019 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 56 out of 115 books

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy: 7 out of 10 challenges complete
Series challenge: 1 out of 6 series completed
52 books in 52 weeks: 3 out of 52 weeks- I have abandoned this challenge.
Library Love: 33 out of 36 books.

#FinalBibib TBR

 

On Thursday, July 11th another round of my number one favorite readathon, The Biannual BIbliothon is happening. This round is bittersweet as it will the final round.  I haven’t missed a round of the readathon since I started participating in the summer of 2016!  This is part 2 of my summer TBR, and you can read part 1 of my TBR here.

I have listed all the reading challenges, the ones I will be participating in will be in bold magenta.  I will, of course, be doubling up on challenges as it is allowed, you just can’t triple up on challenges.

1.) *GROUP BOOK *: AURORA RISING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman- I will not be reading this book.
2.) Adult Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee/Wicked by Gregory Maguire/A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini/All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy– I will not be reading all of these, but these are some of the options that I have for adult books that I can read.
3.) Graphic Novel: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
4.) A Book Based on its Cover: Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall and Lisa Wysocky
5.) Free Choice/ Wild Card Book: I am not picking a book for this challenge, I will read whatever my heart desires.
6.) A Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before: Ana of California by Andi Teran
7.) Read a Book You Were Really Excited for, but Never Picked Up: Ana of California by Andi Teran
8.) Read a Predicted 5-Star Read: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
9.) Read One of the Hosts’ 5-Star Reads: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I will be doubling up on challenges 3 and 8, and 6 and 7. I will hopefully be reading six books.

#MidYear19GoalUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2019 Goals post hereit also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 47 out of 115 books

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy: 7 out of 10 challenges complete
Series challenge: 1 out of 6 series completed
52 books in 52 weeks: 3 out of 52 weeks- I have abandoned this challenge.
Library Love: 29 out of 36 books.

*ALL TOTALS ARE CURRENT AT THE TIME OF POSTING

#May19GoalUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2019 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 36 out of 115 books

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy: 7 out of 10 challenges complete
Series challenge: 1 out of 6 series completed
52 books in 52 weeks: 3 out of 52 weeks- I have abandoned this challenge.
Library Love: 18 out of 36 books.