Booked Solid: Week 2

FrightFall Read-a-Thon (Sun. Oct. 1 – Tue. Oct. 31)

  • Read at least one scary/spooky book

OWNtober (Sun. Oct. 1 – Tue. Oct. 31)

  • Read as many books as you can from your physical TBR pile

The House Cup Reading Challenge (Sun. Oct. 15 – Sun. Nov. 12)

  • First Year: reader’s choice
  • Second Year: reader’s choice
  • Third Year: reader’s choice
  • Fourth Year: reader’s choice
  • Fifth Year: reader’s choice
  • Sixth Year: reader’s choice
  • Seventh Year: reader’s choice
  • Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery.
  • Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that involves a competition.
  • Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers.
  • Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of the villain.
  • Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel.
  • Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past.
  • Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off of a beloved series.
  • Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group

Spookathon (Mon. Oct. 16 – Sun. Oct. 22)

  • Read a thriller.
  • Read a book with a spooky word in the title.
  • Read a book based on a childhood fear.
  • Read a book that has orange on the cover.
  • Read a book with a spooky setting.

24hourathon (Oct. 21)

  • Read for 24 hours straight

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (Oct. 21)

  • Read for 24 hours straight

Autumn Read-a-Thon (Oct. 22-28)

  • Read a gothic/spooky book

Spooky Reading Challenge (Oct. 23-28)

  • Read a book about a haunting
  • Read a book about a monster
  • Read a horror classic

Alphabetathon D (Oct. 23-29)

  • Read a book with two D’s (Title. Authors first or last name begins with D.)
  • Read a book with a main character whose name starts with D
  • Read a book with a D setting (Town, city, state, etc. begins with D.)
  • Read a book that has an object on the front cover that begins with D
  • Read a book over 400 pages
  • Read a book under 200 pages
  • Read a horror book

Sbooktacular Read-a-Thon (Oct. 25-31)

  • Book 1: Read a book of your choosing
  • Book 2: ?
  • Book 3: ?
  • Book 4: ?
  • Book 5: ?
  • Book 6: ?
  • Book 7: ?

Hallowreadathon (Oct. 31-Nov.1)

  • Read a book with a ghost
  • Read a book with red on the cover
  • Read two books

Saturday, Halloween 21, 2017

I’m doing Dewey’s and 24hourathon with breaks to get some sleep when I need to.

At midnight I went to bed listening to Ghost Story Collection 001 on LibriVox. I did fall asleep, but I woke up again at 2:30 and went back to the stories I’d missed.

In the afternoon I read two more stories from Zombies vs. Unicorns. When I needed to rest I lay down with Six Creepy Stories by Edgar Allen Poe on LibriVox. When I felt up to actually reading again I finally finished Zombies vs. Unicorns.

I had only two hours left and no idea what I could squeeze in. Then I remembered that comics count! I read Detective Comics 51-54 (yes, the original Batman) before the old font made my eyes blur and burn.

All told, it was a surprisingly good readathon day for me. (Now I’m going to dial it back just a bit.)

Sunday, Halloween 22, 2017

For the last day of Spookathon, the only challenge I hadn’t yet fulfilled was to read a thriller. I didn’t have an OWNtober book that qualified and the library was closed so I raided Amazon’s freebies. The book I ultimately chose was Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark.

Well. That was quite a ride! I read sixteen chapters pretty much in one sitting, so on the edge of my seat that I forgot to take movement/stretch breaks until my body finally reminded me by shutting down.

Monday, Halloween 23, 2017

I felt like reanimated roadkill. No reading. Hardly any anything except either sleeping or sulking.

Tuesday, Halloween 24, 2017

I finished reading Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark, this time setting a timer to remind myself to self care. I needed that timer. There are hardly any places where a reader gets to slow down and catch their breath. It’s an insane ride that ends in a head-on collision with a wall. I was shaking in the good way when I finished.

But I have one serious problem: (Spoilers! Trigger Warning for nonconsent!)

The primary male characters keep violating the protagonist, sexually. There’s no actual sex, but in my mind it’s definitely assault when they keep touching her sensually – whether physically or psychically – after she’s told them repeatedly she doesn’t want them to do that. The protagonist takes issue with it every time it happens and demands they respect her boundaries, but to very little avail. Then a third guy grabs her and kisses her all of a sudden. She’s more down with that, but still! Despite the fact that Jenn Stark is an amazing writer and I otherwise loved the book, I’m not sure I can read the rest of the series. At least, I won’t be able to binge read them without throwing things.

Wednesday, Halloween 25, 2017

Another bad day. I chose my next book (Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige) but didn’t have the spoons to read it. Again I spent the majority of the day sleeping heavily without waking refreshed.

Thursday, Halloween 26, 2017

I had a dentist appointment today and that dumped my spoon drawer. I still managed to read the first four chapters of Dorothy Must Die. So far so good!

Right after I got out of the dentist chair we went over to the library because it was pissing down rain and I needed a rest. I checked out Brody’s Ghost Book 1 by Mark Crilley because it ticks some challenge boxes. Then, of course, I had to get book 2. And I couldn’t resist a Halloween cozy mystery, Death of a Pumpkin Carver by Lee Hollis.


  1. Ghost Story Collection 001, LibriVox
  • FrightFall Read-a-Thon
  • THCRC: Fourth Year
  • Spook-a-Thon (Read a bok with a spooky word in the title; Read a book with a spooky setting.)
  • 24hourathon
  • Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

2. Six Creepy Stories by Edgar Allen Poe, LibriVox

  • FrightFall Read-a-Thon
  • THCRC: Fifth Year
  • 24hourathon
  • Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

3. Detective Comics #51-54

  • THCRC: Sixth Year
  • Spook-a-Thon (Read a book that has orange on the cover.)
  • 24hourathon
  • Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

4. Getting Wilde, Jenn Stark

  • THCRC: Occlumency
  • Spook-a-Thon (Read a thriller.)

5. Dorothy Must Die, Danielle Paige

  • OWNtber
  • THCRC: Seventh Year
  • Alphabetathon (Read a book with two D’s; Read a book over 400 pages; Read a book that has an object on the front cover that begins with D.
  • Sbooktacular Read-a-Thon: Read a book of your choice

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