Bookish Things: Summer Lovin’ Read-a-Thon

The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)

Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.

As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.

Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

I’ve had my heart set on participating in this challenge when I heard about it a bit ago, and started reading for it yesterday, completely forgetting to sign up. Reading Kafka on the Shore has set me back a little and I need to gobble up at least couple of books this week to catch up. That of course is besides NaNoWriMo which started yesterday as well, and I’d signed up for but completely forgot about. Hopefully this week will be a successful literary experience for me.

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Update #1: 9:30 Pm 2nd of July

 Alright. YAY. Let’s get started with the updates! Over today and yesterday, I have finally managed to get to the end of Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Marukami. Every time someone asked me about this book, I’d say that I’m at that point where I don’t really know what’s going on or how I really feel about it. And somehow, even though I’m done with it now, I still feel the same way. I’m rather relieved I’m done with it though because it took me so long and how I was always befuddled by it, I was discouraged to continue with it. Now, we get to the strenuous process of picking what to read  next. I’m going to be reading a chapter or two of the Etymologicon every day throughout this read-a-thon.  But I’m not sure whether I should start the Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls or the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. If you’d like to influence my choice, then, by all means, go ahead a leave a comment below.

Also, since I’ve mentioned NaNoWriMo earlier, I thought I’d update you what’s happening on that front as well. I wrote two paragraphs. I’m just having a really hard time trying to figure out how to start out this story. Well, I usually suffer loads with beginning. I think I might just skip ahead to the first point that I have properly visualised then get back to the beginning later on. Hopefully, I’ll get to write a bit tonight. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.

And I shall see you in the next update, lovelies. Au revior.

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