This is where you unsheathe your scabbard and stab it in my general direction…
…as I, shakily and so, so carefully, shuffle backwards across the plank as you threaten me to “READ THESE BOOKS YA LANDLUBBER,” or you’ll send me down into Davy Jones’ Locker!
Ahoy, matey! As my first order of book-bloggishness business, I declare participation in a readathon that the lovely ladies of Tea & Titles and The Innocent Smiley have concocted. Avast! Pause to ponder this prologue and the rules the ladies have decided upon:
Make-Me-Read-It Readathon (what it’s all about!)
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
This year the readathon will be running from August 6th through to August 13th. You can start reading as soon as it hits 12am in your timezone, or whenever you’d like.
Remember that the idea is to have people vote on your books, so try and get that post/Twitter poll/photo up as soon as possible in order to give your fellow participants the chance to vote!
“When do I start bossing you around,” you ask?
Well, now, ya scurvy dog!
Here’s all the lovely images of all the books I want to read. Muse over them and decide which ONE or TWO book(s) you’d like me to read most during the week of August 6th. I wanted to give you options, mate. Don’t go crazy and select them all! (Or…do? Who am I to stop you, really?)
If you took the time to vote, I want to say THANK YOU! Because YOU, inevitably, will be responsible for my lack of sleep and darting eyes in the wee hours of the night while I try to consume these books in the simple span of just. seven. days. Oi. What am I signing myself up for here???
DEAR READER: Tell me (if you’d like) what book you voted for me to read! And have you read any of them yet? Have you participated in this delightful readathon yet where your reader get to tell you what to do/read?? I’m going to read like to wind, Bullseye!
Rosie is excited, albeit scared, at the amount of books you will tempt her to read in such a short amount of time bECAUSE A WEEK IS SMALL, OKAY? As she gets older, time slips away much more quickly, especially when you work 40 hours a week and can’t read at work like some people can — I’m looking at you, Jes! And you’re probably like WHAAAAT, two posts in a day? Rosie is mighty impressed with herself, too — don’t get used to it, guys.