BookTube-A-Thon 2016 ǀ Books & Writing

Jess McGlynnJuly 20, 2016

It’s no secret that I love reading and at the start of the year I decided to blend a slightly different focus into my Youtube content and began sharing regular book videos.  I was excited to discover that there is a whole community of ‘booktubers’ who love nothing more than sharing and discussing their thoughts on books.  I was in heaven!

There was so much going on from Q&A’s to monthly round-ups, book hauls to readathons and I have been dipping in and out of joining in with them all.  This past week has seen me joining in with something called the ‘BookTube-A-Thon‘ a week dedicated to reading and various different challenges.

The basis of BookTube-A-Thon means that you pretty much have to read one book a day, something I have never previously managed to do but having finished my freelance work for the summer with the kids still at school and the sun blazing down, I was pretty confident I could give it a whirl.  Who needs clean clothes, a tidy house and home cooked food anyway?!

So far, so good.  I have read two books and completed the first two challenges.

I’m about halfway through my book I’m reading ‘only after sunset’ (see my TBR video here for the different challenges involved) and 100 pages into The BFG which is my choice for the book to movie adaptation challenge.

Unfortunately, I have left my biggest books until last which is making me a little less confident about getting them all read by Sunday; I did notice with Cinder that I had to keep reminding myself to slow down and take in the words and not speed-read.  Whilst the purpose is to get the books read within the week I still think you need to appreciate and enjoy the books themselves, surely?

Hopefully though the rest of the week will be just as successful!  I’ll let you know.

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