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Mythothon Round 5 – The Odyssey


The Odyssey

follows the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the Trojan War. After the war itself, which lasted ten years, his journey lasts for ten additional years, during which time he encounters many perils and all his crewmates are killed. In his absence, Odysseus is assumed dead, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must contend with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage.

For this readathon, you’ll travel with Odysseus, as one of his crew, helping him to overcome obstacles at each stop on his journey home.

Luckily for you, the gods like you a little better than Odysseus and, if you want to, you can switch or combine events to suit yourself. I’ve designed the readathon to follow the map below, but don’t let that put you off or stress you out.

Will you make it home safely?

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TrekAThon Round 1 -TBR

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The goal of the #TrekAThon readathon is to beam back the crew of the USS Enterprise from a hostile planet.

You can find all the details in this blog post.

I’ve picked nine books for my TBR, one for each crewmember, including the group book The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I’ve had Long Way recommended to me by more than a few different friends and blogger whose opinions I really trust so it’s been on my TBR for (shh…) years. I’m really excited for this push to finally read it.

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TrekAThon Round 1 – Announcement and Prompts

The crew of the USS Enterprise has beamed down to a hostile planet!

They need you — yes, YOU, fresh out of Starfleet Academy! — to operate the Transporter and whisk them back to safety.

Beam up as many crewmembers as possible before the end of the month.

Each book you read will power the Transporter and let you rescue one crewmember. Once you have brought Scotty back to the ship, the Chief Engineer will upgrade the Transporter and each book can power multiple transport beams (e.g. you can double on prompts).

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Mythothon Round 4 – Announcement and Prompts

This theme is a little bit different from previous rounds. Instead of Greek, Norse or Celtic mythology, we’ll be looking at something a bit more specific. Mythothon Round 4 is inspired by Arthurian legend.

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 April 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 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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#Hamilthon: The #Hamilfilm Edition

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Welcome to #Hamilthon, a readathon inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical.

 

Now, I know there are a lot of incredible readathons going on this summer, but I just couldn’t let this opportunity pass without marking it somehow.

To celebrate the release on Hamilton to Disney+ on July 3rd, we’re having a mini-round of our Hamilton themed readathon. This will be a shorter and more relaxed round, leaving plenty of time for watching the actual musical.

This round will run from 1st July to 14th July in your timezone.

Please feel free to follow the Instagram account (@hamilthon_read) and the Twitter account (@hamilthon_read) for updates throughout the month.

Use the hashtag (#hamilthon) so we can follow and RT your progress.

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#Hamilthon Round 2 TBR

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The challenge is running throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2020 in your own timezone.

Find all the information over in the Announcement post here.

I’ve decided to play on #TeamBurr, so I’ll be reading five books for those prompts and then counting pages for whatever else I read next month too. There’s a couple of other readathons I want to take part in so we’ll see what books get added for those later.

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