Since this week is the colossal week of readathons, I decided to be a bit adventurous, as well as ambitious, and participate in both of them!
I already created a TBR video for the first readathon, which is called BookTube-A-Thon. A humongous event that spans seven days, it calls together the entire community of BookTubers for reading, fun video challenges, and merrymaking all around. You can check out my TBR and more information by clicking the bold links in this paragraph.
The second readathon party happening this week is called the Biannual BiblioThon readathon. This is another reading event that is hosted by a group of female BookTubers with its own separate challenges and whatnot, and the one I will be focusing on within this post.
I did not make an announcement video for TBR because I honestly didn’t know if I wanted to partake in it or not until the very last minute (this morning, on its kick-off day). Recently, I have been kicking ass and slaying one book off of my long-list to-be-read stack after another. While I am wary of burning out and potentially overburdening myself, I also don’t mind a challenge every once in a while to keep things interesting.
For the Biannual BiblioThon, I will only be participating in the reading challenges. Since the video challenges were posted early, I checked them out and didn’t find anything to float my fancy. This is actually very advantageous for me because I won’t have the added pressure of having to upload a million videos a day, thus allowing more time for the physical act reading. The only video challenges that I will do (if I’m able, as they arise) are going to be for BookTube-A-Thon.
If you want all of the FAQs about the Biannual BiblioThon & BookTube-A-Thon reading events, check out the links below!
(1) Group Read: Read along with the event’s chosen group read. – The Flame in the Mist by Renee Adieh. – I will NOT be participating in this challenge. I’ve already read this title and it is problematic as fuck, and terribly appropriates Japanese culture and history. So… PASS!!
(2) Read from the hosts’ favourite genre: Emma for Diverse Books – The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew. This is an #OwnVoices comic that tells the origin story for The Green Turtle, which is America’s first Asian-American superhero.
(3) Banned Books: Read a book that has been, or still remains, on the Banned Books list. – Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Up until recently (2015), this title has been on the Banned Books lists across the country for a very long time! I also bought a gorgeous edition of it recently.
(4) Throwback Challenge: Read a book from a previous BABT’s challenge list: A book by an author you’ve never read from before. – The Prince of the Mist by Carlos Ruis Zafón. This is a supernatural, fantasy young adult novel that I bought in Seattle last year for my birthday.
(5) Book to film adaptation: Read the book, watch the film. – The Mummy Returns by Max Allen Collins. I know!! This was a film first. I don’t have access to any films that are both: based off the books that I currently own and have not read. So, I decided to do it the other way around–film to book adaptation! Besides, The Mummy Returns is one of my all-time favourite films, so I just really wanted to read it.
(6) New Discovery: Read a book you’ve discovered from somewhere other than BookTube. – Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan & Niko Henrichon. Sir Boyfriend bought me this comic after shoving me into a passionate love affair with Brian K. Vaughan’s works. As the comic expert (him, not me), I trust his taste completely!
(7) Queer Book: Read an LGBTQPIA+ book. – Ash by Malinda Lo. Another title I picked up in Seattle last year, I’ve heard really lovely things about this from many friends within the bookish community. It’s a fantasy, romance story. Plus, the author is an absolutely fantastic human being.