I was complaining that I can't seem to finish any books recently, and that I should have a little readathon for myself this weekend. Then Kat said she might join in and we figured we might as well bring it to the blog! So here we are, with a little last-minute readathon! No prizes, no competition, no rules, no requirements to participate outside "read something". The idea is just to read more than you would normally, but we have a few challenges if you (like us) like to check things off a list to feel like your are making progress!
We want you to finish that book you've been reading forever, but keep putting down for other things, try a new genre or a new format, broaden your reading life a little bit, try a new author, and move outside your comfort zone a little bit!
Entirely optional challenges:
Read a graphic novel or comic (Saturday is Free comic Book Day, so we encourage you to read one then!)
Read something translated
Read something by a non-white author
Read something by a LGBTQIA author
Read a different text type/format than you normally read (ex. if you read novels normally you might try a poem, short story, essay or non-fiction of some kind).
We want to challenge ourselves to read more, more stories, more diversely, more types of writing. We on't count books, instead we're counting works (so you count a poem, an essay and a novel equally, and if you, like me will try to finish things you've started a while ago write that up too!). If you want to count otherwise you are free to do so, pages, panels or whatever! You can make a TBR or you can read randomly, you can quietly read along and say nothing, or you can be chatty and write posts and tweets and whatevers all the time!
In Norway (where we live) May 1 is a national holiday (labour day) and so we figured we'd start reading the first minute of May 1 and keep reading until the last minute of May 3. Well, when we're not sleeping, procrastinating or spending some time with people that want to see our faces that is. We're GMT +2 hours (Central European Summer Time be damned!) and will start reading at 00:00 May 1, and end at 23:59 May 3, but you are welcome to start according to your timezone, but we'll probably not be active before/after (okay maybe we will, who knows!) our own zone.
We will be present here on the blog (daily updates) and on our twitter account, where we will be using the hashtag #Taleathon because why not? Feel free to use it too and keep us from talking to ourselves all the time! Our twitter: https://twitter.com/cats_tale
If you want tips on diverse reading: http://bookriot.com/tag/readdiverseFAQ/ go poke around in that Book Riot tag, or just on Book Riot in general, there are a lot of tips!
Below is a sign-up/particpation link widget, where we encourage you to leave a link if you decide to participate, you can leave a link to a masterpost, a TBR post etc. We hope we won't be reading alone!