Alas! the BookTubeAThon 2015 has come to a close. What a week it has been! Between watching all of the update videos, participating in Twitter sprints, and reading my bookish behind off, it’s a wonder that I’ve had any time to blog at all! While I’m sure I didn’t read as much as many participants due to work, my current internship, and other obligations, I’m still really pleased with the reading I managed to accomplish.
This is my second year participating in the BookTubeAThon, and I cannot wait to participate next year! I love this event because I feel as though it really brings together the bookish community here on the internet. It’s a time where we can all celebrate our passion for reading simultaneously, and it’s so cool to think that as you sit there reading people all over the world are joining in as well. Plus, it’s hosted by the marvelous Ariel Bissett, who I adore. She’s so full of energy and enthusiasm, and her videos always make me smile.
But that’s enough chatter for now! Onward, friends!
The Reader by William Shakespeare ~ 3 out of 5 smileys
King Lear by William Shakespeare ~ 3 out of 5 smileys
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ~ 4 out of 5 smileys
Our Town by Thornton Wilder ~ 4 out of 5 smileys
The Martian by Andy Weir ~ 4 out of 5 smileys
Reviews of all these books will be posted soon, but if you have any questions regarding my thoughts on them feel free to ask away in the comments section!
In total I read 1,108 pages, which is way more than I thought I would end up reading! I had quite a busy week with work and my internship and hanging out with friends, so I honestly didn’t expect to read much more than I normally do. Usually I read around 50 to 100 pages a day, but during the BookTubeAThon I read an average of 158 pages per day. Yay for exceeding expectations!
My favorite read of the week was Our Town, but The Martian is definitely an honorable mention. The down-to-earth message and simplicity of Thornton Wilder’s play just can’t be beat!
- Read a book with blue on the cover: King Lear by William Shakespeare
- Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
- Read someone else’s favorite book: NONE
- Read the last book you acquired: The Martian by Andy Weir – this is the last book I acquired from the library… that counts, right?
- Finish a book without letting go of it: Our Town by Thornton Wilder
- Read a book you really want to read: Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- Read seven books: NONE
I managed to complete five of the seven challenges, which totally surprised me! At the beginning of the week I was hoping to complete three of them, but I surpassed that goal within the first two days. I love when you do better than you think you will!
This past week has been an awesome whirlwind of reading, reading, reading! I loved participating in Twitter sprints because they really motivated me to read, and it was great feeling part of the BookTubeAThon community. I ended up reading the number of books I usually read in a single month all in one week, which I think is a pretty good personal accomplishment! Overall, I call BookTubeAThon 2015 a success!
Did you participate in the BookTubeAThon? How did you do? What do you think of the books that I read? Let me know in the comments section below!