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Clear Your Shit TBR

Clear Your Shit (@clearurshit) is a TWO MONTH long readathon covering November and December. The aim is fairly self-explanatory “a readathon to clear your shelves before the new year”. It’s being hosted by @mousereads and @inkandplasma.

This readathon looks a lot of fun, because the hosts have put a lot of work into the Twitter feed, leaving the snarky Narrator to keep on the participants in line on our upcoming quests.

It's the kingdom of Shelfla, you live here as a peasant. Books are falling on everyone, and we're pretty sure this is the witch on the mountains fault. idk, the wizard told you that. I don't trust men with long beards but apparently you do.
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Sherlockathon TBR

Funnily enough, I’m not actually a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, but this readathon just looks a lot of fun. It runs mid-October (overlapping Victober) til mid-Novemember (overlapping NaNoWriMo) so this is all me being pretty optimistic.

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Classic Women 2020 Part 3: A Simple Story, Elizabeth and her German Garden & Middlemarch

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At the end of last year, I decided I really wanted to dig into classics in 2020. I challenged myself to read two classics a month, at least one of which was by a female author. I picked twelve women and created the Classic Women Reading Challenge. All the details are in this post. Check it out and feel free to join me!

I’m setting myself a personal target to try at least one novel by a ‘classic’ woman writer and at least one other classic (of any type/ author) each month next year. I’ll be combining my personal goals with some existing readathons: #Victober, #Georgianary, #ClassicsCommunity and #JaneAustenJuly. *Phew!*

I’ve picked 12 female authors who published work pre-1914. They’re all pretty prolific and pretty well-known — I think — so should be easy enough to find a good selection to choose from. 

From January to March, my classic female authors were Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Emmuska Orczy. Check out my thoughts on those here.

From April to June, my classic female authors were Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Margaret Oliphant.

From July to September, my classic female authors were Elizabeth Inchbald, Elizabeth von Armin and George Eliot.

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Victober 2020 TBR

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#Victober is a readathon, running in October, which focuses on reading Victorian literature. I’ve took part for the past few years, and while it’s challenging, I really enjoy the community and atmoshere. Plus, I’ve read some really good books, I never would have picked up otherwise.

I’m still not sure about what else I want to read next month (I’ve got some halloween reads I want to add in) so I might not get to all of these (some are hella long…) but I’m going to aim high.

The group book is SHIRLEY BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE (about 600 pages). That one is definitely an optional extra if I somehow learn to live without sleep.

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Mythothon Round 3 TBR

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Round 3 of Mythothon (a mythology inspired readathon) will be running throughout September. This round is based around Celtic myth, specifically The Tale of Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed.

It’s not to late to join, check out all the details in my announcement post here.

Here are the 11 books I’ll be reading (one for each prompt). I’ll also be reading the optional group book, Witches of Ash and Ruin.

 

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Mythothon Round 3 – Announcement and Prompts

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When?

Sign-ups are open now and will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!).

The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 30th September in your own timezone.

Please feel free to post Twitter updates, reading sprints, Instagram photos or just generally share how you’re getting on with the readathon using the hashtag #mythothon Follow and tag @mythothon for updates, info and retweets.

Any questions, just let me know!

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Pixarathon TBR

I’m such a huge Disney and Pixar fan that signing up for this readathon was an absolute no brainer!

There’s 14 prompts and a challenge to ‘rewatch’ the prompts if you can in order to reach a total of 28 books.

For now, I’m going to aim for 15 books: one for each of the prompts and one rewatch. I’ve got a lot more free time this month but since it’s Camp NaNoWrioMo and I’m also taking part in two other readathons, I could end up reading loads or very little.

Some of these prompts were pretty tricky, so I’d love to hear suggestions in case I do squeeze in a few more ‘rewatchs’.

Pixarathon runs from 1st to 31st July.

The Twitter account with all the details is @Pixarathon.

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Classic Women 2020 Part 2: Olive, Lady Audley’s Secret & The Lily and the Thorn

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At the end of last year, I decided I really wanted to dig into classics in 2020. I challenged myself to read two classics a month, at least one of which was by a female author. I picked twelve women and created the Classic Women Reading Challenge. All the details are in this post. Check it out and feel free to join me!

 

I’m setting myself a personal target to try at least one novel by a ‘classic’ woman writer and at least one other classic (of any type/ author) each month next year. I’ll be combining my personal goals with some existing readathons: #Victober, #Georgianary, #ClassicsCommunity and #JaneAustenJuly. *Phew!*

I’ve picked 12 female authors who published work pre-1914. They’re all pretty prolific and pretty well-known — I think — so should be easy enough to find a good selection to choose from. 

 

From January to March, my classic female authors were Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Emmuska Orczy. Check out my thoughts on those here.

From April to June, my classic female authors were Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Margaret Oliphant.

 

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