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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: Celtic Recs

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Find all the details about this round of the Mythothon readathon over in the Announcement and Prompts post.

As with every round of this readathon, you do not need to read mythology books, simply ones that fit the challenge prompts. However, I know some of you enjoy the extra challenge of using theme specific books into your TBR so I’ve found a few that you might be interested in. I’ve not read all of the books below, only some, so I can’t recommend which are most likely to suit you, but think of this as a starting place for your own research. Please do add any suggestions you come up with in the comments.

This is a mixed bag of Celtic mythology inspired reading — some are almost direct retellings of stories like Tam Lin (Scottish) or the Mabinogion (Welsh), while other are looser featuring creatures from Celtic folklore like kelpies and selkies. In fact, since the idea of ‘fair folk’, Sidhe and fairy deals feature heavily in Celtic folklore, you could probably use a lot of fantasy novels featuring the fae.

One element of Celtic mythology you won’t find here is Arthurian Legend. I felt that was a large and rather separate topic ( and hinthint might make for a Mythothon round all of its own).

Where a series would fit, I’ve listed the first book.

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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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Mythothon Round 2: Norse Suggestions

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If you’re interested in joining me for #mythothon2 and haven’t checked out the announcement, all the details about the prompts and prizes are in this post.

For this readathon, the books you choose DO NOT need to be mythology related to count, they just need to fit the prompt. I wanted to keep #mythothon2 as accessible – and fun — as possible, so I didn’t want to make reading a lot of similar or heavy books a must. 

However, I know a lot of you might want to go that extra mile and use as many books inspired by actual Norse mythology as possible. I’ve read very few Norse retellings myself so this is by no means a comprehensive list, but largely suggestions of books I’ve heard good things so you can explore. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments, and remember to post your TBRs so we can all cheer each other on when the readathon starts on September 1st.

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#mythothon Round 2: Announcement Post

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Climb the World Tree, Yggdrasill!

Learn the secrets of true wisdom and magic with Odin.

Make mischief with Loki.

Fight alongside Thor.

 

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 #mythothon2. Follow and tag @mythothon for updates, info and retweets.

Any questions, just let me know!

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My #mythothon Wrap Up (with Prize Entry)

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Books Read: 25!! — I honestly can’t believe I managed it. I will admit though, I had a lot of changes to my TBR. I switched out a lot of the original list for more novellas, graphic novels etc. I also noticed that I read a lot more ebooks this month that I usually would. This was because I was on holiday for a week so I had airport, flight and sunbathing reading time.

Total Pages Read: 6253

5 Physical Books, 14 eBooks and 6 Audiobooks.

And just for laughs: 10 books (less than half!) were from my original TBR and only 8 books were from the original TBR and stayed on the same prompt. …Yup.

My full wrap up is below but, first, on to the prize draws.

If you finished any book for this readathon — even just one — click on the link and add a your wrap up post/ tweet/ whatever to enter.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a3a2fd0814/

If you managed to read all 25 books, also stick your link into this second rafflecopter for another chance at a prize.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a3a2fd0813/

Both winners will be able to pick any book up to the value of £15 GBP from BookDepository. I’ll announce them on my Twitter account (@foxesfairytale) on the 8th December so be sure to look out for it.

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#mythothon TBR

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You might have seen a couple of weeks ago, my post announcing that I have my first readathon planned for next month. I’m really excited and I hope you’ll join in. There’s 25 prompts, a bingo board and two prizes up for grabs. Hopefully, it’ll be a great final push before Christmas preparations take over my life. If you’re interested in joining me, all the details are in this post.

Since I love over-planning my TBRs, I’ve been giving some thought to my own reading for the challenges. I should probably have thought of this before I announced the prompts, because some were really difficult for me! Haha! Because I’m a mood reader, this is a tentative TBR (which, as I said in the previous post, is totally acceptable) which should give me a lot of options and wiggle room. This is my third draft, because I’ve been so inspired by everyone else’s TBR. I think I’m settled on these now though…

I’ll be aiming for three bingo lines, but I’m not sure which yet.

So here’s my TBR plans.

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#mythothon: Greek Mythology Suggestions

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If you’re interested in joining me for #mythothon and haven’t checked out the announcement, all the details about the prompts and prizes are in this post.

For this readathon, the books you choose DO NOT need to be mythology related to count, they just need to fit the prompt. I wanted to keep #mythothon as accessible – and fun — as possible, so I didn’t want to make reading a lot of similar or heavy books a must. 

However, I know a lot of you might want to go that extra mile and use as many books inspired by actual Greek mythology as possible. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a selection I’ve either read and enjoyed or that I’ve heard really good things about. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments, and remember to post your TBRs so we can all cheer each other on when the readathon starts on November 1st.

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#mythothon Sign Ups

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Do you want to chat about books with Athena? Would your TBR pile make even Hercules’ muscles ache? Do you have a competitive streak to make Achilles wince?

Why not join #mythothon, a month-long readathon inspired by Greek mythology!

When?

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

The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 30th November 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

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