While the Holiday BookTubeAThon is not technically over yet where I am, I have officially completed it, giving me time for all sorts of time for New Year’s shenanigans! And guess what!? I won a giveaway this time! This is the 3rd BookTubeAThon I’ve participated in and my first win! I’m very happy about this. I also ended up changing my TBR at the last minute, which resulted in a rather Star-Wars-themed readathon. Here’s how that went:
The Holiday challenges this year were as follows:
- Read a book with your favorite color on the cover
- Read a gift (or recommendation)
- Read a book from a genre you got into this year
- Read 3 books
- Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell: This book has blue on the cover, which is my favorite color. It is actually a short story about a girl who camps out in line for the next Star Wars film, and it is absolutely delightful. You do not have to know much about Star Wars to enjoy the story, but if you do, it makes it so much better. It’s hilarious and heart-warming and everything you expect from an uber-nerd like Rainbow. I adored it. I gave it a solid 5/5 stars.
- I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan: Ok, so this has nothing to do with Star Wars. This book was given to me by my lovely co-workers at my former job as a parting gift when I took a job at (surprise!) a public library. It is a book version of the blog of the same name, and it contains stories (in Tumblr post dialogue form) of hilarious and/or bizarre interactions with patrons at public libraries. I laughed out loud at many of them and recommend it to anyone in libraries – you will relate. 5/5 stars.
- Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher: This was the change to my TBR. After she died, my library put up a display of her books and movies, so I snagged this book and used it as my “genre I got into” book because I read a lot more nonfiction than normal this year. In it, Carrie talks about her life and her struggles with family problems, addiction, and mental health. But she does it in such a darkly humorous, Carrie Fisher way that I was laughing out loud as I read it. I recommend to anyone interested in her at all. It’s basically a book version of her comedy show of the same name. I gave it 3/5 stars because you can tell the way it’s written that it works better as a live comedy show than as a book, but it is still very much worth the read.
Woohooo! 3 books in 3 days! I also participated in one Instagram challenge, which was for Day 2, the picture of white and blue books. I’m no Bookstagrammer, but I enjoy these challenges:
AND I won a giveaway! Litographs was one of the sponsors of the Holiday BookTubeAThon, and they were giving away some of their literary scarves. The Twitter challenge was to name 3 characters you would invite to a sleepover, and whoever’s was the best and/or funniest would be the winner. Well, here was the winning Tweet:
And now I get to pick out a Litographs scarf!
I’d say it was quite the successful BookTubeAThon.