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#Hamilthon: The Election of 1800: Readathon Announcement and Sign Up

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

 

The challenge with run throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2020 in your own 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.

Announce your intention to join in or post a TBR which links back to this post, and add it to the link-up at the very bottom of the page.

 

If you had to choose
If you had to choose
Jefferson or Burr?
Choose
Choose
Choose

Once the readathon starts, submit your pages read here, to earn votes for either #TeamBurr or #TeamJefferson.

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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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Cozyopoly August 2019 TBR

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If you’re a fan of mysteries, like I am, you really need to check out Courtagonist’s Cozyopoly board. Her video is here (and cozy fans should check out all her others too). It’s exactly what it sounds like: a Monopoly-inspired way to pick your TBR. I used the board back in May to pick three books for my TBR and this month I’m starting on the square I ended with and continuing from there to pick another three.

I’ll be reading three next month along with my NEWTs Readathon TBR.

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NEWTS Readathon 2019 TBR

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It’s time for the NEWTs examinations again! Back in April, I sat the OWLs readathon and was able to pass all twelve subjects which has given me a lot of flexibility in what careers and subjects I want to try for in this second part of the Magical Readathon. You can read my round-up (and my twelve ratings) for that part of the readathon here.

For all the information about these readathons, check out BookRoast’s channel, especially this video all about this round of the NEWTS.

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TBRs: #Avengersreadathon19 and #sailormoonathon

I wasn’t planning on taking part in any readathons in May.

I really wasn’t!

I was going to set next month aside to read some of the books I’ve been neglecting. But then these two readathons were announced… And I couldn’t resist!

#Avengersreadathon19 runs from April 14 to May 14 and #sailormoonathon runs from 1st to 20th May.

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My #Hamilthon TBR

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For the announcement and sign-up post for the Hamilthon Readathon — where you can find out all the details about how it works and the full list of prompts — click here.

I’ve not decided which of the five paths I’m going to take yet, so I’ve picked something out for each prompt anyway. I think I’m going to go for Alexander and possibly Jefferson though.

Are you taking part in this readathon?

Have you decided what you’ll be reading for it?

Have you read any of my choices? What did you think of them?

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#Hamilthon: Readathon Announcement and Sign Up

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

The challenge with run throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2019 in your own timezone.

Please feel free to follow the Twitter account (@hamilthon_read) for updates throughout the month and use the hashtag (#hamilthon) so we can follow and RT your progress.

There’s also an Instagram account (@hamilthon_read) you can follow and tag for the photo prompts mentioned later on.

Sign-up by posting a TBR which links back to this post, and add it to the link-up at the very bottom of this post.

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Books to Read if You Love Hamilton

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If you’re a fan of Hamilton: An American Musical — or even if you’re not — I’ve got a readathon coming up that’s going to be perfect for you!

#Hamilthon will be running throughout the entire month of March, and I’ll have all the information and a sign-up post going up next week on February 11th. So please come back for that!

For the readathon, the prompts will be inspired by the musical, but you can read any book that you think fits: it doesn’t need to be Hamilton-related in any way e.g. one prompt will be “Read a book with a name in the title” so you could read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Jane Eyre or From Twinkle, With Love.

But if you did want to include some really Hamilton-related books into your #Hamilthon TBR — or your TBR in general — I’ve found some pretty interesting ones which you could try. I’ve only read two of these (Hamilton: The Revolution and Burr) so I’d love to hear your thoughts and any other suggestions.

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Retellings Reading Challenge Ideas and Suggestions

If you’ve had a look at my 2019 Reading Goals post, you might have noticed that I’ve signed up to take part in Cornerfolds’ Retellings Reading Challenge this year. I saw the challenge, and with how much I adore retellings, I knew I had to join in but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to read. My TBRs are always way off during monthly readathons, so I knew a year-long TBR would be impractical. Instead, I’ve put together all my ideas for each prompt, along with some recommendations of books I’ve enjoyed and think might fit.

Obviously, these could all change. Plus, the Goodreads group is going to have monthly group reads to vote on. So for those 12 books (whatever they end up being), I might just go with the group choice if I’m interested enough.

I hope that, if you’re tempted by this challenge, these might help you fill some of your prompts, and if you’re not doing the challenge, you might just spot some interesting looking retellings to try anyway.

## signifies a book I’ve already read. If I’ve reviewed it, this will link to the review. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just ones I’ve read or am considering reading. Any questions, let me know! If you’ve read any of the ones I haven’t – or have any other ideas – please let me know that too! There were a couple of prompts I really struggled to find a lot for – especially Native American and Egyptian Mythology. I think I have something picked for both, but I’d love more suggestions.

The book I’m leaning towards for each prompt — knowing that my TBRs never stay remotely on track — are in bold.

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