As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, I have a problem with buying books (both eBooks and physical books). I buy them and then I buy more, some get read and others are pushed further down my TBR and start to collect dust. My eReader equivalent of dust is when those little clouds with the download symbol appear on the top of the book cover because they’ve been un-downloaded from the eReader since they haven’t been clicked in WAY TOO long. I know I’m not alone in this. So many bloggers and even just readers in general have talked about this. So, I decided it’s time to take action!
I am SO excited to announce this Read-A-Thon! I’ve had the idea since JUNE and I’ve kept it a secret until now. I’m quite proud of my secret-keeping skills when it comes to this…
I’ve decided to host a 2 week long Read-A-Thon from August 1st – 15th while during this time period we’ll only read books that have been collecting dust on our shelves (or eShelves) for 6 months or more. If you’re not sure the exact amount of time – don’t worry about it, that just means the book has been there too long anyway!
I’m hoping to have some fun challenges or games throughout the two weeks but I have NO IDEA what to do! Suggestions are welcome for fun motivational challenges and games!
If you’re interested in participating here are the “rules” I’ve come up with:
- Books read during the Read-A-Thon must have been sitting on your shelf (or eReader) un-read for A LONG TIME. (I know, I’m really specific ;))
- Post something on your blog or a Twitter or Goodreads status update showing that you’re participating and showing the books you hope to read. I’m planning to have a “master post” where I’ll just keep updating it at the end of each day with my progress.
To sign up: Comment on this post with a link to either your blog post or Twitter/Goodreads status update. I decided to make post this now so that you’ll have plenty of time to sign up and share with anyone else you think would be interested! (I hope this isn’t too early…)
*If you sign up don’t feel obligated to have to read ALL day EVERY day. I won’t be! This will be a really casual Read-A-Thon that I mainly made for myself and those of use who want to get older books read.
I would also love it if you copied and pasted the image above and added it to your posts linking it back to this post to spread the word!
This is the first ever Read-A-Thon I’ve hosted so please don’t be mad if it’s awful! I’m basing this off of other Read-A-Thons I’ve participated in in the past.
I hope you all like this idea and sign up! I’ll still be doing it even if no one does, though, haha! 🙂