Welcome to my blog. Join me as I review the books that I read, create book inspired aesthetics, and just generally fangirl about all things bookish. I hope you have a nice stay!

Hello.

Welcome to my blog. Join me as I review the books that I read, create book inspired aesthetics, and just generally fangirl about all things bookish. I hope you have a nice stay!

xx

The Holiday AdventureAThon

The Holiday AdventureAThon

Get ready for the readathon ride of a lifetime!


The basics.

The Holiday Adventure-A-Thon is a Holiday-themed 'choose-your-own adventure' style readathon that runs from the 13-24th of December.

The idea behind this readathon is that you choose your own reading challenges by navigating a path through the readathon map. Every participant in the readathon will have seven reading challenges, but not everyone's challenges will be the same.

There's also an extra element of (fun) competition to the readathon for those who want more motivation. And there will be motivational reading sprints hosted on the @adventureathon Twitter account.

If you participated in the Halloween Adventureathon make sure to read the rules carefully as they have been changed!


The map.

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How to read the map.

  • Begin at the bottom.
  • As you follow the path you will come across sign posts, these sign posts will give you your challenge instructions.
  • Sometimes the signposts will simply give you your prompt. Other times you will have to choose between two different prompts.
  • If you have to choose between two prompts, you will then follow the path in the direction of your chosen prompt.
  • At no point should you ever be moving DOWN the map. You should always be moving from the bottom to the top.
  • Continue up the map until you reach the end of the path.
  • To save space, the signposts only have the theme word of the prompt written. The full prompts can be found in the table below.
  • At the end of the path your character will be waiting for you! There are four characters in total.

Examples.

Holiday AdventureAThon example path.

Example A.

 

Your reading challenges would be:

Presents: read a book that you got as a gift.
Santa: read a book with red on the cover.
Wish: read a fairy tale retelling
Cookies: read a book while eating a festive snack.
Nice: read a book that a friend or family member recommended to you.
Jack frost: read a book with the word 'snow' in the title.
Snowman: read a historical fiction book.

Holiday AdventureAThon example path.

Example B.

Your reading challenges would be:

Presents: read a book that you got as a gift.
Santa: read a book with red on the cover.
Wonder: read a book based on a holiday.
Cookies: read a book while eating a festive snack.
Naughty: read a book that was a cover buy.
Jolly: read a book with the word 'holiday' in the title.
Reindeer: read a classic book.


The challenges.

Be wary of using this table to guide your readathon path as it can be a bit more confusing. But you are welcome to use it  for reference to find the full wording of a reading challenge if you need.

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The characters.

Depending on which path you choose through the map, there will be a different festive character waiting for you at the end! This character is your 'team' for the Holiday House Cup should you choose to join in. Otherwise you can simply admire the cuteness of your festive friend instead!


The Holiday House Cup

Just in case a 'choose-your-own adventure' readathon wasn't fun enough, I've added an EXTRA layer of fun, which I am calling the Holiday House Cup!

The basic breakdown of how the Holiday House Cup works is this: whichever character is waiting for you at the end of your path is your team 'mascot,' if you want to enter the Holiday House Cup then all you have to do is swear your allegiance to your particular mascot when you announce your TBR for the readathon.

The four different teams are:

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Any social media posts, videos, photos, challenges completed, and books that you read will contribute to your holiday team. This will be most fun if you band together with other people who have the same mascot as you to give recommendations and encourage each other to read more!

How to enter:

  • Post your TBR before the 13th of December and tell us which holiday team you are in.
  • Your TBR can be posted as a video, blog post, tweet, or Instagram post. I honestly don't mind, as long as you share it with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and use your team hashtag as well so that we can find your posts.
  • Find other people who are in your team by posting with your team hashtag (see above for the different hashtags), this is your opportunity to find friends and encourage each other to read more!
  • Update your readathon progress using this form to contribute points to your holiday team!

How to earn points:

  • Posting YouTube videos about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR videos, reading updates, daily or weekly vlogs, wrap up videos.
  • Posting blogs about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR posts, reading updates, wrap ups.
  • Posting photos of your TBR or reading progress. (10p) (MAX 12)
    Post with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts.
  • Tweeting about the readathon. (10p) (MAX 12)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts. Only one Tweet per day will count points towards your team.
  • Participating in Twitter sprints. (5p)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidaysprints.
  • The number of pages you read. (1p)
    1 point will be awarded for every 1 page you read. Audiobooks are also counted.
  • Finishing books. (200p)
  • Completing readathon challenges. (100p)
  • Completing your entire readathon path. (500p)

Please note only one Twitter or Instagram post per day will count points towards your team.

How will we know which team wins?

If you want to track your own points, you are more than welcome to. I will have a master spreadsheet where I'll be tracking the points earned per team as the readathon progresses. There will then be a livestream wrap up on my YouTube channel, Novel Thoughts, where I will reveal the winner of the Holiday House Cup. There may even be prizes awarded to participants who contribute the most points to their team!


Submit your readathon progress here.

If you're participating in the readathon and you want to contribute points to your team please use this form to update your progress!


FAQ.

Can I read the same book for multiple challenges?

Absolutely! The main goal of the readathon is to try and read seven books for seven challenges, but not everyone can do that (including me!) so if you find a book that covers multiple challenges on your path, use it to your advantage!

Can I just choose seven random reading challenges and do those?

No. That defeats the entire point of the readathon, which is to choose a path to follow on the readathon map.

Do I have to read my seven challenges in order?

No, once you have chosen your path and you know what your seven challenges are, I am happy for you to complete those seven challenges in whatever order you want.

What if I don't want to join the Holiday House Cup?

That's perfectly fine! The Holiday House Cup is only an optional extra for those who want to find new friends and get motivated to read more.

If I complete my path can I start another path?

Yes! If you are trying to complete more challenges in order to earn more points for your Holiday Team or if you simply want to do more reading, you are more than welcome to choose a different path on the map to follow!

If I start a second path, will my previous reads count towards any repeat challenges?

If you are trying to complete another path to earn more points for your Holiday Team then no, any repeat challenges will need to have a different book assigned to them in order to be eligible for points. If you're simply reading for fun then do whatever you want, I'm not your mother!

I can't think of any books that match <insert challenge here> can you help me?

Of course! I will be creating Twitter threads (on my account @novelthoughts_ and on the AdventureAThon account @adventureathon) and blog posts, and possibly even videos, with reading recommendations for some of the trickier reading challenges. If you are struggling to find books for a particular challenge then let me know and I will guide you towards those recommendations!


Participants.

Elves.

MorgyyReads
Subscription Box Addict
ElizaandherBks
MeCwazy
acrosstheshelves
sol_vargasm
Jacqueline Boyster
oncerreads
bibloveaffair
sirbooksage
Emi Bookish
smiju22
diaryofareader
Kathy Trithardt
OrëGraphie
readingsquid
The Book Pusher
thoughtsofkatie
BooksNChili
Jessica Bolton
onthefritz
CoffeeBeans & BookMarks
Book Bits
Capricorn Book Nook
Beautifully Bookish Bethany
jljaina
Georgina Reads
Heatherp2408
thestudyholic
bookwormseatbrains
Bees_Circus
abookobsessed
capbooknook
Lisa Hoebee
Krissadelem
mybookcastlee
destiny Hunt
ellastarbella
jessi_cindel
booksofkatie

Reindeer.

Crescent Moon Reads
The Bookish Badger
Pip Reads
storiesinmay
Brittany Reads
The First Chapter
Secondhand Shan
ALostReader
lizzardreads
Who Picked This Book
awanderingmind
honeybooks
catarinathebookworm
Helena Liu
The First Chapter
Secondhand Shan
TravelThroughBooks
fictionalives
Lea Bex
ALostReader
awkwardbooknerd
Bookie Charm
Blonde With A Book
Elizabeth Green
Katherine Lyle
laceyjane
teabooksmagic
Aashima
rocky
maria protasio
kathleenjoness
courtagonist
coffeebedbooks
katherine lyle
emreadssometimes

Snowpeople.

That Bookie
Book Sawyer
bookgeek2015
Clulessgirl
bookishjas
Book to the Becky
Daniela in Prague
Derby_Lane Reading
Drinking By My Shelf
Jenni King
BooksAndJams
RainyDayReading
Hit The Books
FlyBiReads
Book to the Becky
Bookish Ramblings
BookWhimsy
books for tea
Sailing Skies and Sea
officialparadis
staceeyreads
Jashana C
abookbroadcast
colormethisway
iangelaperez
JagrukRajput
bru_acioly
juliecornwell
foxfairytale
Nicolexenia
ebookslayer
lolainred
juliakristins
ruthsic
wonderfulmnts
madhattedreader
MorawynsMom
ARachelCross14
readbykylie
Imke_lucius
mollyjsd
thecatwithabook
psanchez820
bookwormseatbrains
Bees_Circus
abookobsessed
capbooknook
Lisa Hoebee
BeautifullyBookishBethany
Krissadelem
CoffeeBeans & BookMarks
mybookcastlee
destiny Hunt
ellastarbella
jessi_cindel
jljaina
 

Penguins.

Novel Thoughts
Chelsea Palmer
Jessie's Shelf
ReadingParent
turningpages52
DisneyWitch22
books.and.whine
hikingnugg
blackteiwaz
Ninasbooktalk
Rogan Shannon
Fernando's Mermaid Books
AlmaLove Books
The Zurich Review
Silly Little Ravenclaw
Ola Quinn
teahag_rebecca
ranterash
bookcheshirecat
Rogan Shannon
booksandmunches
literatureads
perilouspalace
ritzyroo84
bookishpuffcorn
lecesbooks
thecalicobooks
silentgrapevine
Poetrybooksya
jessica homan
 


Get reading!

I hope you're excited for this readathon, because I know I am, and I don't think there's been a readathon like it before! Feel free to let me know any questions you have about how the readathon works. And don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag #holidayadventureathon in any posts you make about the readathon!

xx

Adventureathon Recs | Books With 'Holiday' In The Title

Adventureathon Recs | Books With 'Holiday' In The Title

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