Sunday, July 13, 2014


Book Tube-A-Thon has arrived!! 

I am sure many will agree I am crazy for even attempting to take part in BookTube-A-Thon as, being a full time primary school teacher, I am still at work next week. However, I hate to miss out on a challenge so I am going to attempt to read as much as I can. Seven books in seven days... Never gonna happen. Unless I cut out sleep. Who needs sleep?

So this year Aerial Bissett (creator) has set seven challenges for the BookTube-A-Thon.  Here are my choices. Please comment below if you are reading/have read any of the following and let me know what you thought. 

Challenge 1: A Book With Pictures
For this challenge I have chosen Through The Wood Stories by Emily Carroll. This is a graphic novel made up of five short horror stories. The pictures are AMAZING and I love scary shit so this is right up my street. This also ticks off challenge 3: A Book With Red On The Cover.

Challenge 2: Start & Finish A Series
As explained above, I am going to have very little time to complete this read-a-thon in a week therefore I have made the genius decision to choose the MockingJay audio book as my finish a series challenge. I have loved both the books and films in the Hunger Games series and it is about time I read the final instalment. Also, having never listened to an audiobook, I am looking forward to trying this out. My audiobook edition was downloaded free of charge from my library's Ebook service. 

Challenge 3: A Book With Red On The Cover
See challenge 1.

Challenge 4: A Book Someone Else Picks Out For You
For this challenge I have chosen And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. This wasn't so much chosen for me but recommended by a friend. The Kite Runner is one of my favourite books of all time so I hope this novel by Hosseini lives up to expectations. 

Challenge 5: A Book From The Genre You've Read Least This Year
Ok I'm kinda cheating with this one because I have chosen a dystopian and I ALWAYS read dystopians. However, it can also be classed as a classic and it is this genre that I do not read enough of. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four has been on my TRL for a very very long time and I am pleased that BookTube-A-Thon is finally forcing me to read it. 

Challenge 6: A Book To Movie Adaptation
This is the challenge where you read the book then watch the movie (the way round it should always be because the book is always better than the film). I have watched some fantastic move adaptations recently including The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent. For this challenge I have decided to read The Silver Linings Playbook purely because it has been on my shelf for ages and I have yet to see the film. Nothing to do with Bradley Cooper being in it I promise ;)

Challenge 7: Read Seven Books 
The final challenge was to read seven books. I have added The Year Of The Rat by Clare Furniss to the mix based on the fact I am already reading it and need to return it to the library soon. I have also included Saga Volume One which I need to finish ASAP. This graphic novel is BRILLIANT and I can't rate it enough. Check back soon for my Saga review. 

So that's it. Seven books. Seven days. Seven challenges. Wish me luck! 

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Year of The Rat by Clare Furniss
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
MockingJay by Suzanne Collins

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