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I’m participating in The Baby It’s Cold Outside Read-a-Thon! And you should too <3

Now I know it’s a little bit late, but I’ve stumbled upon Read.Sleep.Repeat’s Baby It’s Cold Outside Read-a-thon today, and it seems so much fun that I can’t stop myself from taking part – even if I’m a day late! Basically, it’s a year-end holiday challenge to catch up with your reading and just generally go crazy on these last snowy days when the world doesn’t work properly either way.

So this post is going to be a short summary of what I’m planning to do this week! And hey, since I’ve already cleaned up the house last week, I might even have time for reading.

So, there’s this interesting bingo they’ve put up on the Read-a-thon page. It goes like this:

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Let me see how many squares I can tick off by choosing my books!

Winterbay Abbey by John Bladek.

I recently got this for a small price, and I love ghost stories, especially Gothic ones! Most of the time, I try to invest my time in, err… Sophisticated and literary books, so I do feel a little guilty when I catch myself reading something purely for pleasure. But this book should be just that! Come on, Evelina, it’s the holidays. Live a little.

What this book ticks off for the bingo:

✓ Snow on cover

✓ Mystery / thriller

✓ Published in 2016

✓ Paranormal / horror

✓ Winter in title

✓ White cover

…holy hell, this baby ticks off like a quarter of the whole bingo!

Lantern by Chess Desalls

I’ve found this one waiting for me for free on an Amazon promotion, and to be honest, I’d been looking forward to finding it somewhere since that time I was too late to request it on NetGalley. Seems like an adorable book, and short as well! Such a delightful cover. Also, what is it with me today? This seems to be somewhat of a Gothic tale too?

What this book ticks off for the bingo:

✓ Fantasy

✓ Novella

✓ Published in 2016

Igboland by Jeff Gardiner

I have had this ARC on my reader for a few months now, really looked forward to reading it, but had just so much other reading to catch up with. I’ve read about the Igbo people a few times in several other books (mostly Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) and it was always interesting, so this book attracted me. Especially because of the premise – life in an Igbo village, close up to the people. Very interesting.

What this book ticks off for the bingo:

✓ Not entirely sure, but it might tick off #ownvoices

✓ Illustrated cover

✓ At least somewhat historical

✓ Romance?


So for now I think this will be enough. It’s only a week, let’s not get carried away, right?

Are you going to participate? You can still make it!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

10 thoughts on “I’m participating in The Baby It’s Cold Outside Read-a-Thon! And you should too <3

  1. This looks fun. 🙂 And bingo! I’ll have to see if I can fill up any of those squares, I’ve got a few books on tap. So you can use the same book for multiple categories?

    Good luck with the readathon!
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  2. I am the worst when it comes to reading challenges, I just don’t join them anymore, except for Goodreads. Too much stress, because my life outside of blogging is just so busy. But I hope you have fun!

    1. Oh, I can imagine! (What I can’t imagine, on the other hand, is how you manage your blog schedule! You DO post a lot 🙂 )
      Strangely, I am finding this reading challenge fun! I needed something like that. Usually it doesn’t work for me either, but I guess this time I just needed a push to resume my reading 🙂

    1. Oh yeahhhh, Lantern’s cover is just soooooo beautiful. It was a great read, by the way, I do recommend it (I posted a review yesterday). The cover is fabulous.

      Strange that marathons don’t work for you, you’re such a crazy fast reader I’d expect you to do great in them 🙂

  3. I’m so glad to see you are participating in this read-a-thon! I have a weakness in my heart for well-organized read-a-thons. Those with a challenge aspect and mini-post ideas. Man! I wish I had heard about this sooner; I would have dove right in! That said, I’ll just keep tabs on your progress this time around. You have some great books lined up. Good luck with your reading!

    1. Yeah, I also signed up already a day in! But don’t you worry, there’s another one I’m planning to sign up for – The Bout of Books Readathon. You should check it out, it starts either on the first or the second week of the new year 🙂 let’s participate together!

      1. Ooh– this is great! A read-a-thon which is low key and ready for the new year? I will definitely read along with you! Plus, this gives me an opportunity to kick-start my 2017 right. I can’t wait! Thanks for clueing me in. 🙂
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        1. This is lovely! I’m glad I’ll be doing it with someone else then:) we can compare our lists or something. So much fun!
          There is also another one I’m interested in – the blogger shame challenge. Haven’t looked into it too much yet, but I will – it’s for next year and it’s about all those ARCs that have been sitting around for ages. It’s a longer challenge too (perhaps for the whole year?) I’m quite interested in that one too. When I find out more I’ll link to you, or maybe you’ll be able to see it when I post 🙂 I think that one might also be worth it to look into.

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