Readathon

Halloween Readathon Updates!

Heya, all!

I’m here for a halfway update for the Halloween Readathon! The readathon runs from October 10th to 31st! You can view my TBR list here and you can learn more about the readathon here in Lauren’s original post!

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Progress

3/7 books read and 0/1 movies watched!

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Halloween Read-a-thon Sign-up and October TBR (sort of)!

Hallo, world! Today, I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining a read-a-thon! This is my first, so clearly, I am veeeery excited!!! The Halloween Read-A-Thon is hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. Most of these books have been sitting on my shelf for too long now, so I also saw this as an opportunity to finally knock off some titles from my TBR list.

BUT I am also an eternally scared person so this is a kind of a torture for me? Nah, I’m doing it anyway.

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Halloween Read-A-Thon Details:

💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.  

💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon. 

💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!

💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!!

💀 When posting your TBR link back to her post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!

💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!

Make sure to visit her post for more information!

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I’m not really the kind of person who makes a monthly TBR because I won’t be able to stick to it anyway, but here is the list of books I’m going to read for this read-a-thon’s challenges and their respective synopsis. You can also click on the covers to view their Goodreads page.

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#ProjectReadathon by Penguin Random House

It was months (or years, I think) ago when I started using this browser extension Tab for a Cause. Basically, when you have it activated, you will earn a Heart every time you open a new tab in your browser. In turn, you can donate these hearts to different institutions or foundations that they are partnered with. Some of these are Save the Children, Room to Read, Human Rights Watch, Water.org, and Action Against Hunger. This extension is really put to use by me because as a software developer, I definitely open tens to hundreds of tabs per day (I would like to thank Google, StackOverflow, and various computing blogs out there). If you’re interested in trying this app, you can get it here.

Okay, sorry for the random but totally related rambling up there. Let’s get back to the original topic of this post. So today, when I opened my browser, I discovered that Tab for a Cause has partnered with Penguin Random House for a project called #ProjectReadathon. My first reaction was, “So you’re telling me I can just read books and so some little good for the world at the same time? I’m in!” And it’s really lame if I don’t get to share this with you guys.

What is #ProjectReadathon?

The #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes is a campaign by Penguin Random House. It aims to help young readers in local communities throughout North America. There are excerpts from books provided on their website. These excerpts are timed, depending on their length and for every minute that you read, books are donated to Save the Children, which is also one of the organizations I mentioned above. This project runs from April 17 to 23. As we all know, April 23 is World Book Day, and this is also the culminating day. You can find more information about it here.

How do I join?

To join, all you have to do is visit their website and start reading. Sounds easy, right? Here.

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