This second round of Trope-ical Readathon snuck up on me and I almost forgot to register and make reading “plans.” Nevertheless, I made it. For those unaware of Trope-ical Readathon, you can find all of the details here. In summary, Trope-ical Readathon August 2023 includes 13 “Common Challenges” whose prompts contain common tropes (or their alternatives); 2 team-specific challenges; and 1 team book challenge (out of 2 choices). There are 6 teams and completion of a challenge earns your team points. You can sign up to participate through August 6.
In March I signed up with Team Nonfiction/Poetry. But I decided to switch back to Team Fantasy for this round. Looking at the prompts and challenges it appears as though several books I read in July would have done nicely for the readathon. Oh well!
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Last month I participated in my third round of Trope-ical Readathon. In case you missed it, here are the books I picked for the various challenges. This is the best I’ve ever done for a Trope-ical Readathon. Even though it felt chaotic, I read 9 books this time around. I also switched out some books from my original plan as the month went on and my reading preferences changed. So here’s my Trope-ical Readathon update from March 2023.
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It’s that time of year again! Hello, Trope-ical Readathon! For those unaware of Trope-ical Readathon, you can find all of the details here. In summary, it includes 13 “Common Challenges” whose prompts contain common tropes (or their alternatives); 2 team-specific challenges; and 1 team book challenge (out of 2 choices). There are 6 teams and completion of a challenge earns your team points. You can sign up to participate through March 5.
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I dedicate this post to help me keep track of the 2023 reading challenges I joined. Below is the official list of what is ongoing and what I plan to join as the year progresses. My aim is to stick to fairly broad reading challenges that facilitate my long-term goal of reading more from my backlist. Please feel free to take a peek and see if any of these interest you and, if so, obviously join in. The more, the merrier!
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Well, well, well, time for a SciFi month prompt. Today’s is “gone but not forgotten.” In other words, share some wall-to-wall geekery about “a book written by an author who is now dead / film or tv made by or starring people now dead / a dead character you miss (spoiler alerts please).”
To be completely honest, I had to think for a hot second about this prompt. These days I find myself more in the fantasy realm rather than that of science fiction. However, I read and watched a lot more science fiction when I was a tween and teen than I do now. Let’s see what I have here…
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