Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Re-Readathon: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Challenges & Updates!

Hello everyone! Let's ignore the total lack of weekend updates from me and carry on, shall we?

Easter weekend was great - I was unexpectedly back in London with my family for the whole weekend and having time to properly hang out with everyone and catch up (as well as to have snuggles with my brother-in-law's baby nephew) was awesome. Now I'm back home with a kitchen table full of Easter egg boxes for a big robot-making project later this afternoon and some grocery and Waterstone's shopping to do! Over the weekend I read True Notebooks by Mark Salzman which was great and inspiring (like Freedom Writers but in juvenile hall). I'm glad I re-read it as it's been a loooong time since my first read. I'm following it up with Scarlett Thomas's first novel, Dead Clever, which is a detective mystery and the first in a series. I'm probably going to finish that later today though and will start Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett once I do! I'll attempt to update properly for today and tomorrow!

In the meantime, here are the challenges:

Nostalgia Challenge
This is still running and I need to come up with my own post for it! Find the details here and link up your entries on the master post

Tuesday Challenge - #wanttoread
Show us the books you'd most like to re-read - that you've re-read before and didn't get to this time around or that you've only just read for the first time but are looking forward to reading again!

Wednesday Challenge - #reread
For the last day, show us what you've read!

Don't forget to use #rereadathon and tag me (@NinjaBookSwap on twitter and @armchairbythesea on IG)

Final Update

Pages Read: some
Books Read From: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett and We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books Finished: The Secret Seven Collection by Enid Blyton, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, True Notebooks by Mark Salzman, Dead Clever by Scarlett Thomas
Snacks Consumed: Peanut butter and jam pinwheel biscuits, Easter egg, ham,egg, and chip shop chips.
Favourite re-reading moment: So many giggles in the first 30 pages of Witches Abroad. Terry Pratchett is a comedy genius.

I've read soooooo much this Re-Readathon! When we started I thought with it being Easter holidays and us going back London way for a few days that I would get hardly anything finished but no. It's been the readathon of stuff I read 5+ years ago which is awesome, and all the books I've read have ended up staying on my shelf because they are great. Probably my favourite re-read was True Notebooks, which is kind of like Freedom Writers but in juvenile hall and is just so inspiring and amazing and made me further motivated to get hold of a copy of Just Mercy and join in with Kerry's Social Justice Book Club (I know, feminist bookclub, social justice book club. All the issues!).

I'm reading Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett for the first time in ages and I'm giving myself the last day of March to finish it despite the Re-Readathon being over today. I also just picked up We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie because it's super short, super inspiring and super awesome and I can probably get it finished tonight, bringing my total of finished books for the event up to five, my best Re-Readathon ever!

I'll be announcing the winners of the giveaways tomorrow morning on the blog. Thank you so much to all of you who took part in the readathon and particularly in the challenges. I never got around to entering the Nostalgia challenge but I think I'll probably run a similar one next time - look out for the next Re-Readathon around the end of summer sometime!


  1. Well, I've read more than I thought I might, but still want to finish Brown Girl Dreaming and post the review tomorrow. We shall see. :) I've enjoyed re-reading and appreciate your hosting! Thank you!

  2. I've read soooooo much this Re-Readathon!

    Haha, I'm jealous! I read more in the last one I participated in, and that was only a week long :p

    I don't mind too much though. I've LOVED both of the books I picked back up, so I can't complained. Rereading is so comforting!

  3. Happy with my rereadathon completions- it was a great opp to focus intentionally. Thanks Bex, and other tweeters encouragement!

  4. I've definitely not read very much this Re-Readathon - but I've thoroughly enjoyed what I HAVE read, and now have one more day of March, miraculously free, to sit down and devour the rest of Dorian Gray as a kind of post-Re-Readathon bonus. Perfect. Thanks Beeeex! :)