I decided to join a co-operative reading challenge! I saw this on my reader feed and thought it looked super cute. You get to create your own character and join one of five teams to complete different challenges. I have a lot of unread book on my physical and virtual bookshelf, plus I can get books read for Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge done too! Two challenges for the price of one!
Everything about the readathon will be below, how to start and the instructions and to follow the story.
So What is #startonyourshelf anyway?
#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by me, CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019 and December 31st 2020.
#StartOnYourShelfathon isn’t an ordinary readathon too! The mascot of #StartOnYourShelfathon is Castor the Star Collector, a sloth friend of The Quiet Pond who has lost all the stars he has collected over the years. And he needs your help to find them again!
For every book that you read as part of #StartOnYourShelfathon, you collect a star that you can add the star to your ‘star map’. Read books, collect stars, give yourself an amateur star-collector name, and create constellations! You can read Castor’s story and find information about and resources for the readathon here.
- Join the #Startonyourshelfathon anytime between December 13 2019 and December 31 2020.
- To join, you just need to create a blog post, instagram post etc with #Startonyourshelf in the title.
- Announce your intentions in your post including your goals and what you plan to read.
- Link back to the original post so other folks can find the deets.
I want to read many different genres of books this year. I went through my Goodreads To-Read shelf and picked 93 books! I want to break down my overall goal of reading that many books into a more manageable goal. I’ve set myself goals to accomplish each month which can be found on my monthly goal posts.
One of my overall goals that I’ve set myself for this year was to use my local library more. I’ve already placed a book on hold that I want to read for this challenge and for the Read Harder Challenge I’m also participating in.
Something that I’m HORRIBLE at is new books that I want to read. I have shelves full of books that I keep putting off because of these beautiful new books. That stops now. I’m only allowing myself to buy books that I’ve received from NetGalley that have since been published. And those books are ones that I’ve absolutely loved and want to re-read at some point.
A goal for this month is to read at least one book for the Read Harder Challenge, and I want to read at least 8 books this month.
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