SFN 2014 | Sci Fi Readathon via The Nerdy Journalist #SciFiReadathon

Posted Saturday, 8 November, 2014 by jorielov 3 Comments

Sci Fi Readathon hosted by The Nerdy Journalist badge created by Jorie in Canva. Photo credit: Has Bonk (Public Domain Image via UnSplash)

I love participating in book blogosphere readathons, readalongs, and reading challenges that not only encourage me to read a bit more than I might have expected to become wicked happy to devour at any one particular time during the year, but it allows me the honour of getting to know new bookish souls through the bookish blogosphere I may or may not have already had the pleasure of visiting beforehand!

When I first saw the announcement for this readathon I had this to exclaim:

Hallo, Hallo!

:) I’m joining the SFN party late tonight (wait til I post my blog wrap-up for Horror October to explain why!) — however, I wanted to say smashing idea to host a RAT during SFN! I cannot wait to participate in this, and as I get all my posts lined up to go LIVE (backposted) for today & on-time for Sunday, I’ll add in a post for this wicked sweet readathon! I seriously did not get to read as many SF/F books last year for SFN which really upset me — this year I’m combining my *love!* of Fantasy into my SFN month schedule because the two tend to walk hand in hand; my new favourite sub-genre is “sci-fantasy” especially on the heels of having read “Uncovering Cobbogoth” (in late Spring) & “Intangible” (earlier this week!)!!

Thank you for organising this and I will most DEF be back to add my link to my Intro Post as I’m still working my way through the SFN Bingo Card! :) You rock!

– Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story | 1st November, 2014

There are two beautiful BINGO CARDS celebrating this annual event now which I am displaying below but I have individual posts where I am cataloging my reading adventures and seeing which squares on the cards themselves will become filled per book I am consuming! I was hoping to have read more novels last year but thankfully I can redeem myself a bit this year by continuing from where I had left off in 2013!

SFN Bingo Reading Challenge - hosted by Literary ExcursionSFN Bingo Reading Challenge - hosted by Oh! the Books

SFN Bingo Card Archived Posts: (2013) + (2014)

The Books I am Reading during the Month Include:

  • King of the Mutants by Samantha Vérant
  • Becoming Beauty by Sarah Boucher
  • Invisible by C.A. Gray
  • Fade to Black by Sue Duff
  • A Stitch in Time by Amanda James
  • Impossible by C.A. Gray
  • The Dragon of Unrest by Anthony Russo
  • Portals, Passages, & Pathways by B.R. Maul 
  • Time and Again by Deborah Heal
  • Unclaimed Legacy by Deborah Heal
  • Every Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal
  • The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
  • The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Sinking Down by E. Chris Garrison
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  • The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi 
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  • Category 5 by Paul Mark Tag
  • Prophecy by Paul Mark Tag
  • White Thaw: The Helheim Conspiracy by Paul Mark Tag

Most of these will be reviewed during SFN 2014 : Archived Schedule of Events

I want to spend November exploring different books through my local library as much as showcasing science fiction & fantasy authors on my blog throughout the month to help spread the joy of their stories! One thing I love about a readathon, is that even if you are reading throughout the month you do not have to schedule full reviews for each of the novels your consuming. This is why I am going to be posting reading journal updates as I go along through the next three weeks to chronicle what I am reading and my thoughts whilst I read the books I checked out via my library inasmuch as the novels I am reading for scheduled reviews.

I will be tweeting out my #SciFiReadathon novel by novel updates as well!

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This list will evolve and/or expand as my readings progress during Sci Fi November!

I am projecting these spaces will be filled on both cards:

SFN 2013 Card Spaces:

  • A Book with Alternative Realities
  • A Book Involving a War
  • A Debut Sci Fi Novel
  • A Book with Mind-Based Super Powers
  • A Book with a Dystopian Setting
  • A Book with Mutations
  • A Book with Time Travel

SFN 2014 Card Spaces:

  • Steampunk
  • Human Zoo : King of the Mutants
  • Mad Scientist

I cannot wait to see how it all pans out!

Oh, dear! In my haste to post my missing SFN: 2014 posts I accidentally forgot to refer back to the hostess of this beautiful readathon, except that I did give her full credit in the title! Ladies & Gents of SFN: 2014 the #SciFiReadathon is hosted by:

The Nerdy Journalist
#SciFiReadathon Sign-Up Page

Reader Interactive Question:

IF your participating in SFN 2014 — are you participating in the Bingo Card challenges and/or the readathon!? What did you pick to read and which spaces do you think will be filled at the end of the month!?

This post is brought to you by:

SFN 2014 Participant badge created by Jorie in Canva

{SOURCES: Asti @ Oh! the Books made the SFN Bingo Card for SFN 2014 participants to take part in the joy of an undisciplined reading challenge! Whereas Leanne @ Oh! the Books made the SFN Bingo Card for SFN 2013. The Bingo card is used with permission. Sci-Fi November Badge created by Jorie in Canva. Sci Fi Readathon hosted by The Nerdy Journalist badge created by Jorie in Canva. Photo credit: Has Bonk (Public Domain Image via UnSplash).}

Copyright © Jorie Loves A Story, 2014.

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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Posted Saturday, 8 November, 2014 by jorielov in #SciFiReadathon, Blogosphere Events & Happenings, Dystopian, Fantasy Fiction, RALs | Thons via Blogs, Sci-Fi November, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Time Travel

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3 responses to “SFN 2014 | Sci Fi Readathon via The Nerdy Journalist #SciFiReadathon

    • I sort of had a few distractions this past week, therefore my reading goals are a bit off-kilter from where I’d like to be, and of course, because I was properly distracted — I accidentally let my library card get a bit tipsy turvy! I need to see if I can keep any of the books I had selected to read (most of which are on this list!) and pick up a bit of steam the last week & a half of Sci Fi November! Oy vie.

      To me though : any bit of sci-fi booklove we can seek out during the event itself is a true win-win! :) Being able to share our bookish delights & joys with other participants and/or blog hoppers?! Blessings above all else!

      Each year, I accomplish a bit more of what I hope to do during November and yes, I do aim high but it is because I have so much I want to read, I just want to try and sample as much as I can during the blocks of time I can give to the projects I attempt! :) Thirsty reader of avid curiosities! lol

      Thanks for dropping by & sharing your thoughts! :)

      You rock for reading 2 out of 6!! That’s a win!

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