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Monster Games 2021 TBR

October’s the perfect month for all things monster-themed, even better, this readathon is built around a personal favourite film of mine: Monsters University!

Just like in the film, we’ll join a team (or rather frat or sorority really, I guess?) and compete across five Scare Games challenges to see who make the scariest Monster and the best candidate for joining Monsters Inc upon graduation. Although all teams do the same 5 games, each team has their own version of the prompts.

I’m revisiting my teen years, and joining the moody-looking goth girls on Team HSS.

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Victober 2021 TBR

Autumn means Victober (the Victorian literature readathon)! I love this readathon, which feels as much a part of it ‘officially’ becoming autumn as the darker nights and Halloween decorations do. I read so few classics during the rest of the year, but I always enjoy what I pick up during this event, so I’ve no idea why I don’t make more effort year-round? I think it’s maybe just that the Victober hosts and community are so lovely?

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There’s A LOT of October readathons I want to take part in this year, and Victober reads tend to be big and/or dense so I want to keep this on the realistic side. I have three books I really, really want to pick up, and then more of a ‘possibility pile’, to pick from if I can squeeze anything else in at the end.

There are 4 reading prompts, along with a read aloud challenge and a group book. I think my three choice could fill most of the prompts, but since prompts are optional in this readathon, I’m just going to focus on the books themselves, and read the books I’ve been eyeing up for months.

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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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Pixarathon 2021

The latest round of Pixarathon is upon us! I really enjoyed this readathon last year, especially the Woody’s Round-Up spin-off. You could really tell that the creator (@literarylily1) put a lot of thought into it. Last summer wasn’t the most successful reading period for me, so I’m really looking forward to tacking this new round.

There are 17 prompts, covering all the Pixar movies minus most sequels. This round is also adding in the idea of ‘routes’. Each route has a theme, a unique prompt, and a selection of movies you should read in order to complete it.

I’ll be picking the Monster Route, because it has great films (although I still need to watch Luca, but it looks so good!), and because I love anything monster themed. If I can, I’ll try and squeeze these four films onto my watchlist for the month too.

If I finish these five, I’ll see how my reading fits into the other film prompts, but these will be my priorities.

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Merlin Readathon TBR

@merlinreadathon is running from the 1st to the 15th August.

I used to love all the cheesy BBC fantasy show campness this show had, so I just had to join in. If I get around to it, I might even rewatch a few of the episodes, although most of the ones I recall best are from the earlier ‘Monster of the Week’ seasons. Did you have a favourite episode?

Since, if I had magic, I’d definitely be using it to it’s full potential all over the place (and probably getting spotted just as often as Merlin does), of course I’ll be aiming to become a fully fledged Mage on my magical quest.

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Meet Your Myth Taker: Path Or Pantheon TBR

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The #MeetYourMythTaker readathon ran by @MythTakeReads was one of my favourite readathons last year — I had great fun making and building up my character and her story. This year I’m really excited to dig into the #PathOrPantheon round, based on five mythological pantheons and five themed paths.

I’ve actually got a fair bit of time off work in July, so I’ve decided to be a bit ambitious with my TBR. It’s been a while since I’ve managed more than 20 books in a month, but I have done it before, so why not try? If nothing else, it’ll give me a big pile of possibilities to pick from.

So, here we go! I’ve chosen tackle the Greek Pantheon prompts and the Paths of the Home, the Underworld, and War.

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The #MeetYourMythTaker readathon ran by @MythTakeReads was one of my favourite readathons last year — I had great fun making and building up my character and her story. This year I’m really excited to dig into the #PathOrPantheon round, based on five mythological pantheons and five themed paths.

I’ve actually got a fair bit of time off work in July, so I’ve decided to be a bit ambitious with my TBR. It’s been a while since I’ve managed more than 20 books in a month, but I have done it before, so why not try? If nothing else, it’ll give me a big pile of possibilities to pick from.

So, here we go! I’ve chosen tackle the Greek Pantheon prompts and the Paths of the Home, the Underworld, and War.

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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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