More books! Hello, welcome to day six of Vlogmas and a BookTube video. If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that I did Sbooktober, the Sbooktacular Reading Adventure. This is the same idea as that, except for the holidays.
The event is called Holiday Adventure-a-thon. This will be running from December 13th – 24th. It’s a reading adventure where you pick your own path, read what kind of books you want to read, etc. At the end of the paths, there are cute characters and such. The map is the picture on the right. And my character/team is the penguins! It’s so cute! The aim is to finish seven books in twelve days. I don’t think that will be a problem. I do want to try to finish all by the 23rd, and do a wrap-up video because the next day, the 24th, is the end of Vlogmas. So I want to be able to do separate wrap-ups (one for the readathon, one for Vlogmas), and not cram them in the same video or do two videos in one day. That’s not happening.
So today is my TBR (To Be Read) for this readathon. I tried to pick books that are mine, so I don’t have to go to the library to get whatever. Also, so I can actually get through some of my books. But I couldn’t do that for two books, I’ll explain as we go.
Presents: Read a book you got as a gift. The Last Lecture
I got that as a “going-away” gift when I ended my job at the RIT Leadership Institute (at my college). I was graduating, so… This was a goodbye gift. I still haven’t read it, and that was like, two years ago now? So… Yeah, I need to read it.
Star: Read a book with a metallic cover. Personal
I have a couple other books with metallic covers, but I’ve already read those. I haven’t read this one yet, I think?
Wish: Read a fairy tale retelling. Cinder
I do own a fairy tale retelling, Wicked. That is actually the second copy, I didn’t even realize we had it. I have one that’s the combined version of Wicked and Son of a Witch, from the B&N fancy collectible classics edition. So… I’ve already read it, and I don’t want to re-read books for this. That’s why I got Cinder. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while anyway. And because Paige, of The Princess and the Scrivener, has repeatedly mentioned this book. I’m like okay, okay. I should read it.
Cookies: Read a book while eating a festive food. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Obviously, I just got this book. Perfect, this is a good opportunity. And what better book to read while eating cookies and drinking eggnog than a mystery book?
Nice: Read a book that a friend or family member recommended to you. Close Range
My best friend recommended that book. He’s a writer so he was like YES you have to read this! It’s really good! Okay, okay! I’m getting around to it now.
Jingle Bells: Read a book with the word “silver” in the title. Silver Sparrow
Okay. Out of ALL the books that my family owns, which is about a thousand, we own ONE book with silver in the title. And that is SilverFin. A young James Bond Adventure. I have read this many times (the spine is very cracked). And yeah, I don’t want to read it again, because…reasons I’ve already said. Also, I went to the library to get Cinder and Silver Sparrow, and I was slightly annoyed. Before I went, I already checked to make sure both were in the library, they were so all good. I went to find both books, and both weren’t on the shelves. Hm, that’s odd. I’ve been to the library a lot, I know how it works. Maybe they just haven’t been put on the shelves yet, or someone JUST took them. So, fine, I went ahead and asked the librarian for help. I told her which books I wanted. She went and found Cinder. Ah, it was on the top shelf, not where it was supposed to be. As for Silver Sparrow… She went to where it was, found it immediately, gave it to me, and said, “Yeah, it was where it was supposed to be.” I was like… I just– I literally– What? Okay… Fine. I walked around looking at other books then worked my way back to that section. Looking at the shelves, I could see a gap where Silver Sparrow was. I know it wasn’t there when I looked! The library making me look bad! That’s rude. Anyway, moving on. Last but not least.
Penguin: Read a contemporary book. Ramona Blue
Again, this is a book Paige has read, and Kathy, my other friend I mentioned in my previous video. They did a Buddy Read of that so watch that if you want to. It’s captioned! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, so great! I already bought it a while ago. So, perfect, a good excuse to read it now.
And that is my TBR for the Holiday Adventure-a-thon. Have you read any of these books or do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below. And…that’s it.
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