This December I’m participating in The Trees of Reverie Readathon, which is run by Sarah on her Tumblr blog, http://treesofreverie.com/, on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/20183608-sarah-treesofreverie-mcmahon and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/treesofreverie?fref=ts. The Readathon will be running from today, Saturday 6th of December until Sunday December 14th. So just a week to get my skates on. There are updates too on twitter so look out for the hashtag:
I believe there are lots of challenges, book giveaways and plenty of ways to participate in this Readathon. This is my first Trees of Reverie Readathon, so I don’t promise to be an expert on the does and don’ts, but I’m looking forward to taking part very much.
One of the challenges is to read an author that you have never read before so with this in mind I will be kicking off with David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks. I have a bit of a fascination with time so that seems a fitting place to start. It is a stunning hard back copy that I received as a birthday present from my daughter. After reading The Bone Clocks I will be taking part in the challenge to pick a colour and choose a book with a cover of that colour! I hope to journey to The Old Kingdom once more to conclude Garth Nix’s trilogy with the red hard back cover of The Abhorsen. I really enjoyed Sabriel, and Lirael, so I expect the final book in this series will bring this wonderful trilogy to a much anticipated conclusion. I’ll be taking part in the challenge to review a book by reviewing The Bone Clocks so keep your eyes posted, and the clock ticking in time with my progress.
There are lots of fun challenges these are just some of them that made me smile:
- Read a book you’ve been avoiding
- Read a book you’ve had lying around unfinished
- Organise a Blind Date with a Book with friends
- Organise a book swap with friends
- Write a letter to your favourite author
- Read outside
- Read out loud (read a minimum of one full page!)
- Read a graphic novel or manga
- Read a book with an LGBTQ+ character
- Read a Classic
- Read a book in the fantasy genre – Ticking the boxes on this one!
- Read a book in the contemporary genre
- Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read
- Read a poetry book
- Read a collection of short stories
- Read a book by an indie or self-published author
- Show off your books by taking more pictures
- Read a popular or well-known book.
- Read something recommended to you by a friend – Great idea!
- Go to the library and borrow out the first book that looks good – I often do this one!