How I Did Overall
I’m pleased that I read 10 books that qualify for the Readathin, but I didn’t make Bingo, and I really neglected the self-care prompts, which for me were part of the appeal of the challenge. If I participate in the Readathin next time it comes around, I’ll have to pay more attention to which books I choose to read, and to the self-care prompts.
Books I read:
Books for reading prompts:
Title links take you to Goodreads; bolded title links take you to my review on this blog.
- Brightly Coloured Cover – Magic Lost, Trouble Found;
- Read a Book That Was Published in June, July, or August of Any Year – Mistress of Birds
- Written by an Author of Colour – Witchful Thinking
- Read Your Favorite Genre/Trope – The Belle of Belgrave Square (historical romance); Touchstones: A Collection (fantasy); Mistress of Birds (fantasy historical romance)
- Read a Summer-y Book – Over Sea, Under Stone
- Read a Book Toward a Yearly Goal – For #ReadChristie 2022: Destination Unknown. For the Dark is Rising read-along: Over Sea, Under Stone. For The Backlist Reader Challenge: 84, Charing Cross Road; Ravished; Mischief.
Self-Care Prompts I Accomplished
- 30 min screen break – I did this several times.
- Start a journal – I’m not sure this counts, but since I filled up my current reading journal, I started a new one: set it up with a (blank) table of contents, and started recording my latest reading in it. I record some facts about the book (title, author, series, publisher, dates read, date reviewed, rating, challenges) and my thoughts and reactions. I use those as springboards for my reviews.
About the Readathin
The Readathin occurs four times per year. It is hosted by Donna at momsbookcollection, and you can read the August announcement post and see all the reading and self-care prompts there. There’s also a Readathin Twitter account.