Monday, July 22, 2019

The Reading Rush

I know I just finished a readathon yesterday, but since I love readathons so much I decided to participate in another one. The Reading Rush is a week-long readathon (starting today and ending this Sunday) with different reading challenges and badges you can earn on their website for completing each challenge. I found out about The Reading Rush while watching BookTube and I thought I would try it even though I'm not a BookTuber.

There are seven reading challenges but I don't think I can read seven books in a week (I probably won't even finish all these), so I'm going to combine some of the challenges.

Read a book with purple on the cover/read an author's first book - The Cellar by Richard Laymon

The copy I have has The Cellar in purple font.

Read a book you meant to read last year - Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer

I bought this book for my Kindle last summer and was so excited to read it, but I just kept putting other books first, as I so often do.

Read a book with a non-human main character - Thor by Wayne Smith

This book is a werewolf story told from a dog's perspective. I could've used this for "read and watch a book to movie adaptation" because it was made into the film Bad Moon, but I wanted to choose a book with an adaptation that I haven't seen yet.

Pick a book that has five or more words in the title/read a book in the same spot the entire time - The Summer is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau

This is the shortest book on my TBR, so I think it'll be the easiest to read in the same spot. I normally don't read books in one spot. I read on the bus, on my breaks at work, in bed, on the couch, on my balcony, in the this will be a challenge for me.

Read and watch a book to movie adaptation - Meg by Steve Alten

This would also work for "book you meant to read last year" because I planned on reading it before I watched the film that was released last year, but didn't end up reading it or seeing the film.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

24in48 Readathon

This weekend, I've decided to participate in the 24in48 Readathon. It's a readathon with a goal of reading 24 hours over the course of the whole weekend. My plan is to read 12 hours today and 12 hours tomorrow.


  1. Witch Island by David Bernstein
  2. Camp Carnage by Joshua Winning and Elliot Arthur Cross
  3. Silence in the Woods by J.P. Choquette
  4. The Witching House by Brian Moreland
  5. Unmasked by R. Saint Claire
  6. Death Tour by David J. Michael
  7. The Bad Seed by William March
  8. The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
  9. Creature by Hunter Shea
  10. I Call Upon Thee by Ania Ahlborn
24in48 Wrap-Up

Total hours read: 20 hours 52 minutes

Total pages read: 721

Books read: Silence in the Woods by J.P. Choquette, Creature by Hunter Shea, The Bad Seed by William March, and two hours of the audiobook I Call Upon Thee by Ania Ahlborn

I came close to reading 24 hours, but I think there were a few times when I wasn't reading and I forgot to turn my timer off. I really enjoyed the few books I managed to read and will hopefully have time to review them this week.