I know I said I was taking a break from blogging and I totally am, but I felt honor-bound to tell you about BookTubeAThon 2015.
BookTubeAThon is a week-long reading challenge where participants are encouraged to read as much as they can. In addition to reading at a ferocious pace and engaging the community on YouTube and Twitter, there are seven specific book challenges each year. This year’s challenges are:
1) Read a book with blue on the cover
2) Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name
3) Read someone else’s favorite book
4) Read the last book you acquired
5) Finish a book without letting go of it
6) Read a book you really want to read
7) Read seven books
As many of you know, I’m already participating in the 2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. Part of what gave me the confidence to attempt the Pop Sugar Challenge and set a 24 book goal for 2015 was knowing I would be participating in BookTubeAThon.
And then life happened.
Unfortunately BookTubeAThon is going to overlap with A Holy Waste of Time, a young adult retreat weekend that I am super stoked about. I still intend to read once I’m there, but I may not be able to complete all seven books if the campfire is calling. In addition to the retreat, my plan of having no meetings at work so I could leave early most days fell through when we hired a new employee. She starts the Monday of BookTubeAThon, and part of my job is to train all new employees.
Life challenges aside, I am still stoked about the book challenges. I’ve already picked my TBR (To Be Read):
1) Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (blue on the cover – I’ll be listening to the audiobook)
2) The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper (I share both first and last initials with this author, so it will count towards my Pop Sugar list as well)
3) The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer (Rob’s favorite book – well, one of them. He had a tough time picking a favorite.)
4) The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann (the last book I acquired – a loan from work I got just last Friday)
5) Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore (a book I’m hoping to finish without putting it down)
6) The Martian by Andy Weir (a book I’ve been wanting to read since I got it last Christmas – I’ve been saving it for BookTubeAThon)
7) Little Murders by Jules Feiffer (my seventh book – also counts toward Pop Sugar because it’s a play)
Looking at my book pile this feels both exciting and impossible. I can’t wait.