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August Readathon Challenge!!!!!!!!

Hello pals of the internet, it’s been a while.

I’ve been a little slow on the blogging and reading train because I am participating in a program called Camp Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it usually takes place in November where people write a 50,000 word novel in ONE MONTH. Camp Nanowrimo is just another installment of the challenge that takes place in April and July. I’ve been behind on this endeavor and I’ve been trying to catch up, making the reading process practically undoable…AND IT SUCKS! But last night, I had a revelation. I saw all these videos on Booktube (a community of vloggers on Youtube that read and review books) about a Readathon that they had participated in last week called BookTube-a-thon where they take on many challenges in order to read more than they usually do. In this readathon, they took on 7 challenges. One of them was to read 300 pages a day…what? I was thinking about doing this challenge but I got turned off by that challenge. Even though the creators of the challenge said that you don’t have to participate in the challenges and just read at your own pace, I just decided that participating in the week long challenge would not advance me in my word count for Camp Nanowrimo. Now that I’m sorta caught up with my fanfiction novel (not really), I’ve started thinking about how I would achieve in reading the books that I’ve wanted to read, but never got down to it. THEN IT HIT ME! A month long Readathon in August! Woooo! Last night, I stayed up until 6:00 am planning for this and I’m really excited.

Here’s what I plan on doing during my own personal challenge:

-Read 12 books

  1.  HP and the Goblet of Fire (734 pages)
  2. HP and the Order of the Phoenix (870)
  3. HP and the Half Blood Prince (652)
  4. The Deathly Hallows (759)
  5. The Devil’s Highway (Summer Reading for School) (220)
  6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (304)
  7. An Abundance of Katherines (229)
  8. The Kingdom Keepers (326)
  9. Pride and Prejudice (316)
  10. The Fault in Our Stars (451)
  11. Perks of Being a Wallflower (Reading this one again!) (213)
  12. Paper Towns ( 305)

-Listen to 2 audiobooks

  1. Looking for Alaska
  2. Peter and the Starcatchers

-Read 171 pages a day

-Blog about it every week.

I think that this challenge would be a good idea to do because I would be able to read many books before it is too late and I head off to college. I heard that when moving into the dorm, you should limit the amount of books you bring.

Many of the books on my list, like the John Green books, I have read half, but I’m deciding to just start over from the beginning to get a fuller affect from the books (I don’t know).

I wanted to read more books but I calculated that reading more than 171 pages a day to read 12 books was going to make my brain explode, and in doing that to myself right before the first da of college is probably not the best idea if I wish to, you know, get good grades and all. Maybe when I have a break in school (Winter?) I’ll do another challenge, but for now, this is it!

I understand that it will be hard for me to finish 12 books in a month when I don’t even read 12 books in a year (#slowreaderproblems) , but even if I read four books (finishing Harry Potter), that’ll be pretty cool.

If you want to join in, you can! 31 days of reading? Heck yeah!


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