My 2017 Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

Summer 2017 Biannual Bibliothon

Hey y’all! 😉 Not-so-long ago, I created an announcement post saying that I’ll be participating in the Biannual Bibliothon as well as the 24 in 48 readathon! (I’m also a blogger host, so make sure to click the link above to check out all of the blogging prompts for the week!) I decided I wanted to wait a few more days to make my TBR for the read-a-thon, so here it is!

The challenges are as follows:

233080871) Read the group book

The group book this time actually just so happens to be Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh! I… Had to completely change my TBR for another readathon to accommodate this. Argh.

 

259378802) Read a book from a host’s favorite genre

Caz’s favorite genre is historical fiction. Now, usually I’m rather put off by historical fiction, but after reading A Tyranny of Petticoats, I’ve been thinking about trying some more anyway. So why not start with an author who actually wrote one of my favorite stories from that book? I’ve been wanting to pick up A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee for a while anyway.

66248713) Read a book that has been banned

I actually own the bind-up of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are (it’s called What Goes Around) by Courtney Summers! I’ve already read the first, so for this challenge, I’m going with Some Girls Are, which was on the 2015/2016 banned list.

300378704) Throwback challenge

(Read a book you were really excited for but never picked up)

 

I was SO excited about Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson when I first heard about it, but somehow I never actually got around to ordering/reading it. I’m still excited. YES.

86214625) Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation

I’ve actually been hearing about A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness quite a bit lately! It looks super interesting and I’ve heard that both the book and movie are amazing, so I’d absolutely love to give it a shot.

314509606) Read a book you heard about somewhere other than BookTube (or the blogosphere)

I… Ahem. Bought this book as a cover buy. Because it was sparkly. #sorrynotsorry I looked it up on Goodreads first, but THOSE SPARKLES THOUGH. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser it is.

120000207) Read a book with LGBTQ+ representation

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz is… A long title. But everyone praises this book so highly, and I can’t believe I haven’t jumped onto this bandwagon yet. I can’t wait to read it!


Now, I have to say, although I’ve just chosen seven books, I definitely can’t promise that I’ll read all of those in just one week. My goal is to read 5 of these 7 books, although I am, of course, shooting for all of them. 🙂 And, fortunately for me, the 24 in 48 readathon is happening the day before and first day of this readathon, so that will definitely give me a head start! Wish me luck, I know my fingers will be crossed! 😉 What’s on your TBR for this readathon, or perhaps the BookTubeaThon? Or if you’re not participating in either, what’s a book you recently added to your TBR? (P.S. If you haven’t already, make sure to vote for which books I should read for the #MakeMeRead Readathon!)

Lots of Love, Amy ❤

24 in 48 AND Summer Bibib Readathons???

July 2017 24in48 and Biannual Bibliothon Readathons
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That’s right, folks, its that time of year again- the time when the sun decides it wants to murder our skin (unless you’re an Aussie, sorry guys), more books than I could read in my life are published, and ALL OF THE READATHONS COME OUT TO PLAY.

If you don’t know what a readathon is, it’s both supremely awesome and incredibly, devastatingly difficult. Basically, a bunch of people get together, usually on some kind of social media platform, and read as much as you can within a certain amount of time.

Now, my favorite two readathons happen to be overlapping this year. Oh joy. BUT I LOVE THEM SO MUCH HOW COULD I CHOOSE.

The first is the 24in48 readathon, which has a goal of reading 24 hours within a 48 hour time period.

24in48 July 2017 readathon

Last time, I wasn’t able to make the goal (I think I got about 22 hours), but it was still super fun and I got a lot of reading in anyway.

The next readathon is the Summer Biannual Bibliothon, which is just as cool, a week long, and a gazillion times more complicated.

Summer 2017 Biannual Bibliothon

And, I’ve been asked to be a blogger host! This readathon is hosted by seven booktubers, so there are video challenge prompts for every round. But this time around, they wanted to include as many people as possible! Therefore, they’ve asked seven bookstagrammers and seven book bloggers to be hosts for the round, with a different challenge each day. You can find the bookstagrammers and bloggers in the description of this video. And since I want to share this experience with as many of you as possible, I thought I’d try to spread the word about the blogging challenges! They are as follows:

Sunday- Nana @ 4 Teen Liars – The Blogger Book Tag

Monday- Kassie @ Miss Sassy Kassie – Write a Book Review

Tuesday- Dominique @ Pirates and Pixie Dust – The Villain’s Synopsis

Wednesday- Amy @ Bursting With Books (me!) – Roast a Book You Rated 3+ Stars

Thursday- Ashley @ Inside My Minds – Character Connections

Friday- Libby @ Wolf Libby – 25 Facts About Me

Saturday- Dylan @ Reading and Other Random Stuff – Write a Letter to a Character

As the readathon runs from Sunday the 23rd to Saturday the 29th, the blogging prompts are also hosted on the days of the week from the 23rd to the 29th. I hope you’ll join us! I’ll try to do as many of these as I can, but I’m not sure I’ll get to all of them. I’ll definitely be here Wednesday, though!

Along with the blogging, Instagram, and video prompts, there are also reading challenges (as it is a readathon, after all)! You can see the announcement video here. I will be creating a TBR for this readathon, but I recently watched BooksandLala’s guide to readathons, and she recommended not creating your TBR until right before the readathon (which I thought was genius). Therefore, I’m going to wait to make my TBR, and I’ll announce that in another post.

Aaaaand I think that’s all I needed to talk about! Hopefully I explained things well enough. Let me know if you’re participating in either readathon! I’d love to see any prompts you do for the Biannual Bibliothon if you do decide to join. Happy reading! 🙂

Lots of Love, Amy ❤

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Down the TBR Hole: I’m a regular old Alice!

Down the TBR Hole (2)

As in Wonderland? Get it? Eh? Eh? Eh??? No? Okay.*

I. LOVE. THIS. MEME. So I don’t want to miss any weeks of it… Heaven knows it’ll take long enough already! Anyhoo, as I mentioned in last week’s Down the TBR Hole, I was at camp for a few days, then had one day off, and then was off on vacation! I just got back on Saturday evening. My surgery, however, is Wednesday, and as I have no idea when I’ll be feeling up to posting afterwards, I might disappear for a bit. But I will definitely try to get as many of these scheduled as I can! Anyhoo, I’m starting to sound like a broken record. Let’s get into the thing, shall we! 😉

*Tiny font courtesy of Analee @ Book Snacks’ incredibly helpful post! Thanks Analee!

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

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Down the TBR Hole: I’m Terrible At This!

Down the TBR Hole (2)

This meme is totally awesome…. But I just added a bunch of 2018 releases to my TBR. Wrong direction much? Anyhoo, let’s get this party started! After last week’s Down the TBR Hole, I created a category for DTTH, so if you’re ever interested, you can look through all my past weeks of it! Anyhoo, here’s how this thing works!

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole: Trying Not to Drown!

Down the TBR Hole 2

Hey guys! Last week I started this meme and was able to get rid of 50% of the books that I selected, so I definitely wanted to do it again! I think I’m going to make this a weekly endeavor, most likely on Mondays. In case you missed the last one, here’s the run-down on what this meme’s all about:

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

Let’s just get right into it, shall we? Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole: Trying to Get Rid of Books?!?

Down the TBR Hole Meme

I saw Stephanie @ Teacher of YA doing this, and I absolutely LOVED the idea. My Goodreads TBR has far surpassed 600 books and is rather quickly approaching 700. Yeesh! Although I’m sure I will not be as successful as Stephanie was (she managed to get rid of all of the ones she had picked out), as I’m a sentimental little mushroom (my mom would tell you otherwise- I’m brutal when it comes to cleaning house and deciding what to get rid of) and I just CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO MY BABIES, OKAY. I NEED THEM ALL. ALL 700. NO, THAT IS NOT GREEDY AT ALL. Ahem. Let’s see, how do we do this?

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

Continue reading