I saw this post on comfyreading’s blog (here) and thought that I obviously did not have enough to do with finishing a novel, packing to move and actually working in between, so I’ll be doing Spookathon.
Video explanation here
Basically it’s a readathon for 17th-23rd October where you have to read lots of spooky stories. Thrillers seem to be mentioned a lot in the videos, but it’s pretty much anything spooky. There are also readathon challenges and while I may not be very good at them, I love reading challenges. I will also be experimenting with picture links in this post, so beware.
The challenges include:
- Read a thriller
- Read a 2016 release
- Read a book with red on the cover
- Read a book with a spooky word in the title
- Read a book with a creature
I will be using books I already have, I have way too many books on Kindle and my bookshelf to buy anything more until I’ve made a dent, plus packing means I need to try and decrease the numbers of books I have on my shelf.
The challenges themselves look easy enough, apart from the 2016 release one which I always struggled with. I succeeded with Habitica’s challenge because I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child but considering I get a lot of my books from charity shops – I’m going to struggle.
Read a book with a spooky word in the title
I count ‘magic’ as a spooky word, plus would you look at that cover (enter me taking a moment to celebrate getting the picture to show up in this post). That is a spooky cover.
Read a book with a creature
I used the Amazon UK cover because I much prefer it to the Goodreads cover. So there is beasts right there in the title and apparently there is a legendary Beast of Badnoch in it. I got this before this spookathon and I’m excited to read it!
Read a book with red on the cover
I got this from a charity shop with a friend. It has vampires, it counts as a thriller I suppose as well and the blurb on the back is pretty exciting.
Read a thriller
Another Kindle book I haven’t read but apparently has been languishing for a while. I’m not sure why, the blurb looks pretty awesome and, I’m not going to lie, the title is a draw.
Read a book published in 2016
Thank God for Boo and Kindle Unlimited. This has been on my want to read list on Goodreads on the strength of a friend’s recommendation. And that cover is terrifying so I thought why not add a fear of clowns to my arsenal?
And that’s it! I will be working and writing at the same time as this readathon so we’ll see if I actually get through them all.