Hello all! You’ve probably noticed that we are currently hosting a Readathon with the wonderful gals Sharn and Jaz. We started on the 16th May and we are ending on 31st May so there’s still plenty of time to join in if you wish to. I thought I’d give a little update letting you know what I’ve been reading and little things we have done so far!
First off I just want to say how cool it is that so many people have joined/are joining us! It’s so brilliant hearing and seeing what everyone is reading and what they are enjoying most about the Shelf Help Readathon and it genuinely means a lot to us. I’m personally very taken aback by it, in the best way possible!
Jaz and I did an Instagram Live on Sunday where we had a little catch up and chat about the Readathon and what we had been doing generally followed by a reading sprint which we have now named a reading stroll as I always find sprint to imply you have to read super fast! We had great feedback from it and both Jaz and I loved doing it! We were both nervous beforehand but the nerves quickly left and we ended up having so much fun! We will be doing more of them, alternating between ourselves, Jaz and Sharn.
We have also set two little self care prompts so far with more to follow – we are using #ShelfHelpSelfHelp to highlight them. We are scattering these throughout the Readathon on both Instagram and Twitter. So far we have suggested reaching out to someone and taking a moment to say something you are grateful for. We have all been doing these too and it’s honestly nice to just have a little moment in your day to focus on something that can potentially put a little smile on your face.
I’ve almost finished my second book of the Readathon which is Hold Still by Nina LaCour. I’m enjoying it so far – it’s a difficult read at times due to the subject matter but it’s interesting and definitely an important topic for YA in particular. I’m reading this for the Second Chance prompt which is to read a book you started but never finished. I started it a while ago now and I wasn’t in the best mindset to read it so never carried on. I’m now definitely in a better place to read it and I’m so glad I came back to it now!
The first book I read was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury which was for the prompt Did I Actually Want to Read This? which is to read a book that has been on your TBR the longest. I really enjoyed this (I will write a review for the blog) and can’t wait to share my thoughts on it! I probably wouldn’t have read this for another few years if it wasn’t for our Readathon!
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with our current reads and updates and also let us know if you have joined/want to join! Thank you to everyone involved so far, it’s so wonderful to have people interested and enjoying themselves!