Hey guys, Hocks here!
So, funny story.
June was supposed to be an extremely relaxing reading month because I went way overboard on readathons in May and basically failed all of them except for Medieval-A-Thon. Which I also technically “failed” because I didn’t finish my TBR list, The books I did read was kinda rushed last minute. And reading a bunch all at one time is not really fun, so I just sorta gave up the rest….
With that said, I also have a lot of things on my check list for June:
- reorganize my bookshelf, which is in desperate need of it.
- Catch up on the new episodes of Fruits Basket.
- Try to watch a least 1-2 anime because I’m behind on that goal too
- Catch up/try to get ahead on my book reviews and other blog posts (no joke, you don’t want to know how many posts I have planned for June, and I’ve only finished one.)
- Get used to bookstagram and try to take a bunch of pictures ahead of time.
- A handful of writing projects I’ve fallen behind on…
and that’s only like half of it….
So my original plan was to do the Disney Vault-A-Thon and have a very relaxing month since I did a good amount of reading in May. But I’m not doing that one. Some of the prompts, I wouldn’t be able to complete, and personally that takes a bit of fun out of it. However, my real reason for foregoing it was because I’d been eyeing the MakeYourMythTaker Readathon on Twitter because, well, retellings and myths. So on May 27th, I decided I’d do that one. It’s just 4 books. Not too hard, right?
Well, the problem came with trying to find more information about that particular readathon. During which I happened to come across a Percy Jackson themed readathon (based around the Camp Half-Blood Olympic Games). And for those who are unaware, I love the Percy Jackson series. And I couldn’t resist. I mean, I could have, but I already had to turn down the Legend of Zelda readathon earlier this year and I can’t take turning down another one of my favorites.
So those are the two readathons I’m doing in June. Below I’m going to be listing some information, my bullet journal spread, the prompts, and my book choice for each! Above are the Twitter links, and below are the YouTube links to both!
How does it work? There are 4 categories of folklore/mythological archetypes, each with 4 different characters to choose from (for a total of 16 options). Each character has four prompts that must be read in order, each of which must be a different book. Book 3 also allows for a cross-over to a specific different character, if you wish to do so. After finishing all 4 books, it’s possible to further upgrade your character. You do not have to read fantasy books. However, you can NOT change your TBR.
When does it take place? It starts June 1st and goes through June 30th
Which category/character did I choose? After much debate, I chose Sorcerer, specifically a witch. If I finish the path, I want her to become an assassin as well.
What will I be reading?
- Featuring an animal: Seekers: The Quest Beings by Erin Hunter – this is a reread. I loved the series as a kid and bought all of the original series, but I haven’t read them since.
- A book with a foiled cover: The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau – y’all, I have been trying to read The Ember books forever now and I never get past the first one.
- Featuring a magical battle: Okay, so I want to reread Carry On by Rainbow Rowell because that’s the first book that came to mind, and also I recently read and disliked Wayward Son and want to return to the magic in Carry On. The problem is, I don’t own this book and don’t know if I can get a copy. If not, I’m just gonna read a Narnia book.
- Occult themes: Broomsticks and Burials by Lily Webb (this is what I get for just searching Kindle for “occult” books…but it looks cute.)
Extra reading: I want to be an assassin, so I’m probably going to go with the secret book. (Also because then I don’t have to choose right now.) If I decide on anymore upgrades, I’ll post it over on Twitter!
BuJo spread: I love how this one turned out, and it’s probably my favorite spread to date. It’s nice and simple with my character, prompts, and TBR books!
How do I feel about this readathon? I am a mood reader, and it’s extremely hard for me not to change my TBR. I mean I ended up changing most of my books for Medieival-A-Thon… So this readathon is going to be very tricky. However, I am actually looking forward to these and some of them overlap for the other readathon, so there’s that.
How does it work? Decide which god/goddess cabin you’d like to be a part of and sign up! Each god/goddess has different prompts, so you might want to check that out before making any decisions based on your favorites! Each deity has 5 mandatory prompts that can be completed in any order. Then they have advanced challenges that you can go for.
When does it take place? It starts June 1st and goes through June 30th.
Whose Cabin am I in? Artemis! I’m a blend between being a daughter of Athena and a hunter of Artemis (which I guess technically I can be both…but not for this readathon), so I let the official quiz decide which cabin I’d be going to. And thankfully too because I looked at the prompts for Athena’s kids and no thank you.
What will I be reading?
- Read a book that takes place in the wilderness: Not entirely sure yet. I was suggested Wilder Girls by Rory Power or An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson, but I’ll have to see if I can get a hold of either book.
- Read a book when the moon is up: The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
- A book featuring a rescue mission: Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
- A book featuring an animal: Seekers: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter
- A prompt that honors Apollo (a book that starts with the letter A): As Old as Time by Liz Braswell
- Archery, a book under 200 pages: The Magic Finger by Ronald Dahl (yes, this book is under 70 pages and includes a lot of pictures.)
- Monster Fighting, a book with magical creatures: hmmm, I might reread Changeling by Delia Sherman (it has fairies), but I’m not sure. I have a lot of books that fit this prompts, so I’ll figure it out when I get to it. Depending on how my other readathon is going, I may go for something with Fae for a fairy upgrade.
- Capture the Flag, anticipated read: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
BuJo spread: I don’t have my TBR listed, and I apologize that the silver pen doesn’t show up very well in pictures…
How do I feel about this one? Some of these I’m excited for, some not as much, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m mostly just in this for the Percy Jackson theme.
Well, those are the readathons I’m doing in June! Are you participating in either of these? Or maybe a different readathon? What will you be reading? Let me know in the comments!