Readathon Updates ~ 9/17/21

Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a great week. I am loving the start of the fall weather here in Louisiana. Some of the leaves are beginning to change and our days are getting shorter. And we got some much needed rain today. Plus pumpkin everything! I’m eating a pumpkin donut as I type this.

I have been loving immersing myself in seasonal reads. I’ve been reading tons of horror and thrillers and that’s so unusual for me, but I’m so very much enjoying it. I’m still reading plenty of romance, too, though. And I’m also currently reading a Christmas book (and just finished another one). So, I have plenty of light to counter the dark. Plus, it’s not all dark, a lot of fall reads are just cozy.

Halloween Readathon

  • Classic Lit Spooky Read ~ The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • A Book in a Series ~ The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  • A Horror or Thriller ~ The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • An Urban Legend ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

I’m currently reading several others that will knock off some more of these blocks. Plus, I have until the end of October to work on it.

Now for my other readathon…

Magical Readathon: Orilium

  • Ashtorn Tree: a book that keeps tempting you (or top of your TBR) ~ What If You & Me by Roni Loren
  • The Mist of Solitude: read a standalone ~ Transcendence by Shay Savage
  • Ruin of the Skye: read a book featuring ghosts, a haunted house, or other supernatural elements ~ Three Trials by Kristy Cunning
  • Obsidian Falls: read a thriller or a mystery book ~ The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

I only had to complete two of these for September, so mission accomplished! That being said, I’m still hoping to finish the other three prompts before the end of September. And then I’ll start hashing out my character better. I haven’t even named a character yet. I’ll probably enlist the help of my son. He’s a HUGE D&D player, so I think this will be right up his alley.

So, that’s my update for this week. I think I’m going to try to start doing weekly updates just to help keep myself straight if nothing else. It helps me see what I still need to work on.

I am in a total readathon mood right now, so if you know of any that I might would like to participate in, let me know. I’m especially anxious to see some that are coming up for November and December. In October I will have wrapped up the first stage of the Magical Readathon, but I’ll also be adding in Tropeathon.

Happy Reading,


17 thoughts on “Readathon Updates ~ 9/17/21

  1. Great job on all the progress! I’ve technically completed my Magical Readathon reads (as I’ve read two of the ones I listed) but I’m hoping to get the rest of them read by the end of the month! I haven’t even started thinking in detail about my character yet cos I have no idea where to start 😂 I think it’ll defo be fun though! Happy reading, Ali!

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    • Thanks!! We had one day since I’ve posted this where we jumped back up to the low 90s, but we’ve dropped back down fortunately. It’s 3 in the afternoon right now and only 81. It looks like we’ll be climbing back up into the upper 80s at the end of the week, though. I wish lots of fall weather for the both of us!! I’m so done with the heat.

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  2. Wow you are doing amazing with the Magical Readathon. So far I’ve only managed to finish one of my books. I am in the middle of another one though. I think I will manage to finish 3 of the 7 this month. I am so not looking forward to creating my character. I am the least creative person in the world so I have no clue what I’m going to do. I wish I knew how people were actually creating their characters. Also YAY!!!! I am so glad you will be join us for Tropeathon.

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