Falling for Autumn Readathon Wrap Up

We fell for autumn, and the readathon is over! Falling for Autumn was hosted by Ner, and in this week I hosted a Bookish Confession challenge for it. If you feel like opening up and sharing some confessions, feel free to visit the challenge post.

autumnwrapMy goals for the readathon were:

  • Read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold)
  • Read a book with a male protagonist
  • Read the first or last book in a series

And the books I read during the readathon were:

I reached all of my goals by reading the first Locke and Key book, which is the first in a series, has a male protagonist, and an autumnal cover! I think I did pretty well this week, especially considering I couldn’t read this weekend at all.

Did you participate in the readathon? Did you reach your goals?

Falling for Autumn: Bookish Confessions

As part of the Falling for Autumn readathon hosted by A Cup of Coffee and a Book, I’m hosting a challenge! I did this challenge for the Bout of Books readathon as well ages ago, and it was just so much fun. It’s called Bookish Confessions, and you’re invited to share yours! Though this challenge is designed for the readathon, feel free to join even if you aren’t readathon-ing with us.

confessionspngTo participate, either (1) share a funny/embarrassing/interesting confession or (2) answer the this or that questions below. You can post the answers on your blog or here in the comments.

I’ll go first. My confession is that I prefer to keep my books in such a pristine condition, that it interferes with my ability to actually read them. I KNOW.

I’m one of those people that hates it when the spine of a book breaks, so I can’t open a book fully. For some particularly tight bindings I’ve developed this technique where I just kinda peek into the book so I don’t have to completely open it. I’ve perfected holding a book open at a right angle (so you can only read one page at a time before you have to turn it a bit). Sometimes it’s hard to read the text close to the spine.

What is your bookish confession?

Or, if you’re stumped for something to share, answer these questions:

Physical book or eBook?
Paperback or Hardcover?
Reality or Make-believe?
Adult or Young-Adult?
Dog ears or Bookmarks?
Breaking the spine or Barely open the book?
Tea or Coffee?
Reading in bed or On the couch?
Series or Standalone?
Original or TV Adaptation?
Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks?
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again?
Interview or Guest post?

Falling for Autumn Readathon: Goals

It’s readathon tiiiime! Hosted by Ner, Falling for Autumn is her first readathon. I’m also hosting a cool challenge for this readathon on the 24th, so make sure to come by next Wednesday. You can sign up over here.

There are also some official challenges for the readathon (which are optional and can be found in the sign up post). A few of them are too hard for me, but I will try these:

  • Read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold)
  • Read a book with a male protagonist
  • Read the first or last book in a series

I’ve browsed a bit, and found two books that together tick ALL of these challenges. Without further ado, here is my TBR for the readathon:

autumnfinishI have to admit that I’ve tried to read The Silkworm for another readathon before, but so far it hasn’t worked out yet. I do want to read this book pretty badly though, especially because I really enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling. Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft is the first volume in the Locke & Key graphic novel series, and it’s great so far. It’ll be a really quick read, which is perfect for a readathon.

Are you participating in Falling for Autumn? What are you reading next week?