A readathon based on one of my favourite films, you say? Count me in.
Throughout October, the Hocus Pocus Readathon is taking place! There are three teams for the readathon – Team Sanderson Sisters, Team Undead or Team Trick or Treaters – with different prompts for each team that will earn you points, as well as one strength and weakness.
For all of the info from the two lovely hosts, check out the Twitter page!
Group Book (15pts)
Binx: Read a book that has to do with family (10pts)
Roseanne A. Brown’s A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is told from two perspectives and both protagonists, Malik and Karina, are trying to help their family in some way. I keep hearing such good things about this one, so I’m excited to try it!
Billy: Read a book with a morally grey character (10pts)
I’m going to take a little break from SFF with a historical romance for this prompt and read another book that’s on my autumn TBR, Tempting the Scoundrel by Katrina Kendrick. It’s the latest in Kendrick’s companion series set in 19th century England, with this particular novel focusing on a woman who was swindled into marriage by a crime lord employed by her father.
Emily: Read a book about ghosts or the paranormal (10pts)
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson is yet another book on my autumn TBR, and one that I’m very in the mood to read at the moment. It’ll be interesting to have two Latinx ghost books on my TBR!
Strength: You are now the Ghost of Emily Binx. No one can see you, you get to be stealthy. You may double up on one prompt of your choosing.
Ooh I’m not sure what I’m going to read for this one yet! I might pick up another ghost book (I’m very in the mood for spooky things right now), so I could reach for The King of Crows by Libba Bray or Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo which are also both on my autumn TBR. But I might continue with Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings and pick up Ship of Magic instead, which I’ve seen described as a fantasy family saga.
Weakness: Unfortunately, Billy only has 24 hours until he must go back to his grave. You must have a 24-hour readathon
Am I going to stay awake for 24 hours? Nope, I’m an adult and I have work, but I’ll take a weekend in October and read over 24 hours. It could be a fun way to see if I can read a book in 1-2 sittings!