I’ve been looking forward to The Reading Rush for a while, I’d planned to get involved on the forums and on twitter but this ended up being quite a busy week at work and at home so there was much less time for reading than I’d have liked, let alone interacting with other readers – I still completed 6 of the 7 challenges and stuck to my TBR which I’m pretty happy with.
Above are my read pages from the wonderful website you can use to track your readathon, on Monday I was so hopeful and it kind of went downhill from there.
The Unicorn Project ★★★★☆
- Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone
- Read a book that starts with the word “The”
- Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of
Initially I was concerned about fitting in a 12 hour audiobook in one week, particularly while I’m not commuting to work as often as usual but as it ticked off three challenges I was determined to cram it in. It was actually a really good listen and I ended up getting it done in five days.
- Read the first book you touch
- Read a book completely outside of your house
To select this book I lined up all my unread Penguin Moderns, closed my eyes, span round and then grabbed one – I’ll be honest, this felt bizarre and I’m glad I could do it in an empty house! I also read it from the passenger seat during the 2.5 hour drive to my parents to count it for both challenges.
- Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live
This was a really interesting concept as we switch perspectives between 2015 and 2051 we get to see the build up and the consequences of ‘The Spill’ an event which changed many American’s approach to social media.
The Princess Bride ~ not completed during the week
- Read a book that inspired by a movie you’ve already seen.
Like I mentioned I only got about half-way through this by Sunday evening, this is very close to the film adaptation so a really enjoyable read .
Did you take part in The Reading Rush? How did you get on?