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17 December 2020

Series Crackdown: Festive Fun Readathon Prompts and TBR (and Dartalong)

This is my third time taking part in Series Crackdown and I am yet again super excited! The Festive Fun edition runs from Friday 18th of December to Sunday 27th December. I'll be working five of those days but hope it will be quiet enough for a sneaky audiobook in the background.

I am usually a mood reader, but this time I am planning out a proper TBR. Mostly because I need some structure if I'm going to get the reading done. I will be joining Team Reindeer.

I'll also be taking part in Dartalong alongside this as it runs for some of the same dates. I absolutely love Kushiel's Dart.

Series Crackdown: Festive Fun Readathon Prompts

The Prompts

I am using one book for two prompts, because honestly I think that's the only way I'll get through them! I have been reading rather slowly this year *gestures at world* and although I'm off of work for the festive period I feel like I might need some extra motivation.

  • A Book You Think You'll Love
  • Gathering Dust on Your Shelf
  • A Book That was Gifted to You
  • Red Cover
  • Listen to an Audiobook
  • Read Snuggled Up Warm
  • Read with a Festive Drink/Snack
  • White Cover

I love the prompts, and I know exactly which books to squeeze in to them. It was surprisingly easy to pull my TBR together.

TBR

I have been slowly falling back in love with my bookstagram so I'm looking forward to joining in the photo challenge again. I like trying to post every day, as my regular Instagram posting is pretty sporadic.

  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  • Holy Island by LJ Ross
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow

I am excited for all four of these books to be honest! Two of them will be rereads, but I am very much enjoying rereads at the moment.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden is the team read for Team Reindeer and it's the perfect excuse to read a book that has been gathering dust on a shelf. It's also a book that I think I will love.

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey is one I will read snuggled up warm and with festive drinks and snacks - it's the kind of book that begs for a glass of red wine, and some comforting snacks.

Holy Island by LJ Ross is a book that I bought on audio years ago, but it's also a book I was gifted by the author - she very kindly sent me a paperback copy with the gorgeous new cover. I'm excited to experience the story again (again, again).

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow has both red and white on the cover so err... I'm going to count it! My Illumicrate copy also has gorgeous dark red sprayed edges. I'm being sneaky with this one and reading it with the Illumicrate group readalong, although I'll be starting a day late and playinig catch-up.

The Photo Challenge

I have been slowly falling back in love with my bookstagram so I'm looking forward to joining in the photo challenge again. I like trying to post every day, as my regular Instagram posting is pretty sporadic.

Series Crackdown: Festive Fun Readathon Instagram Photo Challenge

  • Festive TBR
  • Represent Your Team
  • Favourite Christmas Decoration
  • Books and Beverages
  • Christmas Traditions
  • Favourite Festive Film
  • Christmas Eve Traditions
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Books Santa Brought
  • Wrap-Up

I think that the only prompt I'll struggle with is Books Santa Brought, because my family never buys me books as gifts. Maybe a kind internet stranger will buy me something from my bookish wishlist.

Dartalong Schedule

I absolutely love Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, although at over 900 pages it is a bit of a beast. It's an astonishingly epic fantasy, although it comes with a massive list of content warnings and is absolutely not for everyone.


Date Chapters
19/12 1 - 12
20/12 13 - 24
21/12 25 - 36
22/12 37 - 48
23/12 49 - 60
24/12 61 - 72
25/12 Day Off!
26/12 73 - 84
27/12 85 - 96


So there we have it!

Wish me luck, because I will need it.


Will you be taking part in either of these?
What are your festive reading plans?

 

2 comments:

  1. Good luck! I hope you manage to fit them all in.

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  2. Good luck! I hope you manage it. I've always wanted to join something like this but I can never plan my TBR on time.

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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