#ThanksgivingReadathon | Wherein #JorieReads the selections she’s made for #Mythothon! (and perhaps a few Non-Fiction & Sci Fi titles to boot!)

Posted Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 by jorielov 1 Comment

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This lovely readathon is hosted by Jackie @DeathbyTsundoku

You can find the Announcement Page on her lovely blog!

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I’ve been wanting to get into my #Mythothon selections since November began – as I still remember when Louise (@foxesfairytale) first told me about this event – it was so dearly hard NOT to start reading the STORIES as soon as they started to come in from my library! I was even requesting a few via inter-library loan and then, had the wait-time to see if they would even reach me, but eventually they did!! I was overjoyed – and then, like most of the year, my health gave me a lot of issues this November to where I had to forestall all my readings – for #Mythothon, #RRSciFiMonth & #NonFictionNovember – seriously, could a girl not catch a break!?

IF anyone wondered why I was tweeting in the middle of the night on Tuesday, the 20th it is because I was waiting for a film to arrive via Hallmark Channel as Mum and I decided to catch the early-morning re-airing of a film she loved seeing herself! The film was called “A Wish to Remember” which takes place between a book shoppe (I know, how could this be better for me OR any of us?) and a hospital; the heroine is named Darcy (yes, after my beloved PRIDE) and from there, you simply have to catch it yourself because it is a charming Christmas Romance!! The best bit is that despite my Mum having to work a double shift that day, she still wanted to have an early breakfast and see a holiday film with me! I have been blessed my parents find ways to carve out family time even on days where their schedules are seriously busy! My Dad used to do this a lot when he was working prior to his retirement – we’d always find a way to sneak in a film, a family dinner or something that would give him a break from the chaos of his job. Now, all these years later, I get to continue that legacy with Mum.

Thus, IMAGINE my surprise in finding out about the #ThanksgivingReadathon? I mean, it felt custom made for me as I have been doing really well at self-directed readathons this year! Each of them has been a rather spontaneous discovery and this one is following suit! Shortly after I was mad gushing for this one, I found #cloakanddaggerchristmas which truly increased the JOY for me!! I have been wanting to focus on reading Mysteries since February!!

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The best way for me to break this #ThanksgivingReadthon is to let you get inside my head as a reader whose been slightly frustrated she couldn’t get into these #libraryhaul selections sooner! I’ve decided to show both hauls separately before showing how I’m breaking down the stacks for this readathon! I am unsure which of the stories are going to attach into my imagination & bookish heart – therefore, if ANY of them are ‘okay but not my cuppa’ I’ll be composing new installments of my #25PagePreview features wherein I’ll be talking about what I liked or didn’t like per book – releasing those for every 7 books I attempt to read – if I find 7 I can’t get invested / motivated to continue reading, those are the posts which will randomly populate throughout the #ThanksgivingReadathon!!

Let’s say I really find traction to the brink I’m *devouring!* the story – aside from doing a dance of JOY, I’ll be sharing a fuller ruminative post about everything which made the story a particularly wicked good read!!

For the ones I feel I need more time to properly soak inside and enjoy the beauty of what lies within them – those will be funnelled into a #25PagePreview specifically focused on “the stories which I need an extension of time to read” vs the other preview posts I’ll be sharing which will strictly break-down what is not working for me instead. Perhaps on these list oriented showcases others will find a #mustread for them and/or find we share similar takeaways, insights & reactions!

I especially am looking forward to reading your comments & notes during the #ThanksgivingReadathon to see if what I talk about resonates with you!

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Without further adieu, here are my #libraryhauls (Stack 1 + Stack 2):

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To better understand why I made my selections for #Mythothon kindly take a gander at my *long!* list of #Mythothon Bingo Choices!!

NOTE: Stack Two is forthcoming as I need to fetch the haul @ my library!

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Zeus. King of the Gods. God of the Sky.
Read a book at least 400 700 pages long.

Illium (Book One of the Illium Duology) by Dan Simmons

Persephone. Goddess of the Underworld and Springtime.
Read a book which is less than 200 pages.

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Hestia. Goddess of the Hearth. Read the first book in a series.

Shield of the Sky (Stone God Trilogy, Book One) by Susan Krinard

Ares. God of War. Read a book with a compelling antagonist
or a written from the villain’s POV.

The Gospel of Loki (Loki series, Book One) by Joanne M. Harris

Hades. God of the Underworld. Read a book which features death
(either a character death or as a theme).

Everneath (Everneath, Book One) by Brodi Ashton

Ancient Greece. Read a book set in the past.

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Achilles and Patroclus. Read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist.

As I Descended by Robin Talley*

Iris. Goddess of the Rainbow. Read a book with your favourite
colour on the cover or in the title.

Seraphina (Seraphina series, Book One) by Rachel Hartman

(*) You’ll notice I’ve listed As I Descended twice – mostly as due to the hard-hitting nature of the story-line I felt it would be ‘daunting to read’ whilst I knew I was ‘curiously curious’ about reading it as well!

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Hebe. Goddess of Eternal Youth. Read a Middle Grade or Young Adult book.

No More Goddesses (Book One: Myths & Mayhem) by Kim Baccellia

Aphrodite. Goddess of Love and Beauty. Read a book with a beautiful cover.

Aphrodite’s Tears by Hannah Fielding

FREE CHOICE

Hope’s Prelude (Trinity Stones series, Book One) by L.G. O’ Connor

Homer. Read a retelling (of a myth, fairy tale, classic novel etc.)

Heir to the Lamp (Book One: Genie Chronicles) by Michelle Lowery Combs

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Hermes. God of Travellers and Thieves.
Read a book set in a country not your own.

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

Achilles and Patroclus. Read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist.

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Gaia. Primordial Earth Goddess. Read a book which
was published at least 5 years ago.

Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood series, Book One) by Juliet Marillier

Poseidon. God of the Sea. Read a book which features
the sea – mermaids, pirates, surfers etc.

IF I had to pick a topic of interest –
it would definitely be mermaids however, I have more than one choice!

The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, Book One) by Liz Kessler

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Despite the fact I finished Week 2’s chapters, I never had the chance to go back through them to properly *journal!* my takeaways ahead of digging into the chapters for Week 3 which concludes our RAL!

For those who LOVE the Incredibles as much as I do – I hope your local libraries were giving out these nifty bookmarks! I loved using it as I marked the passages on my way towards the #smallangryplanet!

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I have a general idea what I’ll be reading & reviewing this week for #RRSciFiMonth – as a few of those reviews were meant to be shared on Monday & Tuesday but I was a bit exhausted from keeping odd hours whilst I’ve been reading, so those will become the first ones that are shared next as they’ve been waiting on me to edit my thoughts before they go live! I’m not going to be sharing which stories I’m reading for Sci Fi November vs next week – it will simply have to be a lovely SURPRISE.

Likewise, I’m also working on some selections for #NonFictionNovember which will be randomly appearing as well as they are read and reviewed. These are my two sub-focuses for the #ThanksgivingReadathon – as I really wanted to use the hours to NUDGE myself into the #Mythothon stories I’ve selected as they are the ones I was most eager to start reading!

After November, I look forward to sharing what I’ve selected to read during the next readathon which has given me a heap of JOY to discover alongside this festively agreeable one today!

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What is on your #ThanksgivingReadathon #MustRead List?!

And, are you going to be reading Mysteries throughout December like I am!?

What are your favourite Autumnal & Winter Reads?

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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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One response to “#ThanksgivingReadathon | Wherein #JorieReads the selections she’s made for #Mythothon! (and perhaps a few Non-Fiction & Sci Fi titles to boot!)

  1. Those are some wonderfully impressive stacks of books! I hope you enjoy whichever you read this month, and also any that you carry over into future TBRs!

    I checked out the Cloak and Dagger readathon on your reccommendation and I’m so excited for it! I don’t have a TBR yet but I’ll definetly be taking part. ❤

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