Welcome, Cadet, to Starfleet Academy!
In this readathon, I’ll be a Starfleet Cadet on the Operations track. Fingers crossed I don’t meet the usual ‘red shirt’ fate! I used a Star Trek character generator to decide that my character is a Romulan called Vroko, who wants to become a Communications Officer and has an interest in espionage and infiltration.
Sign-ups are open now and will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!).
The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 28th February in your own timezone. Follow and tag @trekathon_ for updates, info and retweets.
Operations — Operations includes engineers, security and tactical. These cadets need to keep up-to-date on all the ship’s activities, anticipate problems and react to emergencies. Make sure to keep up with technical update memos by reading a short book.
The Bachelor’s Valet (Flos Magicae) by Arden Powell
First Year — First Year is all about finding your feet and settling into your classes. It’s exciting and fun, and a great time to make connections and meet new people. Remember, your life might depend on your fellow cadets one day.
Read a book with a strong friendship or found family.
All She Wrote (Holmes & Moriarity, #2) by Josh Lanyon
Second Year — You’ve settled into class, but Starfleet want to challenge you with a brief shipboard assignment. It’s a leap out of your comfort zone, but could really pay off for your future career.
Read a book that’s not your usual genre.
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Third Year — It’s time to face The Kobayashi Maru, a simulation of a no-win situation, designed to test a cadet’s character.
Read a book you think you already know the ending to (e.g. a reread, a film adaption, something you know through pop culture). To beat the Kobayashi Maru, you’ll need to get creative, so think outside the box.
I’m doing the #ReadChristie2022 readathon this year and February’s prompt is Death on the Nile. I’ve seen the David Suchet version and, with the new one due out this month, that feels like the perfect choice for this prompt.
Fourth Year — The library is calling your name and you’ve got a lot of studying to cram in before those final exams. Can you even see over that huge stack of books?
Read a thick book.
Castles in Their Bones (Castles in their Bones #1) by Laura Sebastian