I can’t believe how quickly Hallowreadathon’s come around! In case you missed it, you can find my announcement post here – Imogen and I would love to have you join in with us this weekend – the readathon lasts from today until Sunday night. If you need some inspiration, here are my picks for each of our prompts:
The first prompt is ‘Trick or Treat‘ – flip a coin to decide if you’ll be reading your newest acquisition, or the oldest book on your TBR. I got tails, so I’ll be reading Sorcerer’s Son by Phyllis Eisenstein, which has been lurking in the #1 spot of my TBR for a long time. When I put the list together for the first time, the first 50 or so books were just in the order I grabbed them off the shelves, so this might not technically be the oldest, but you have to start somewhere. I picked this up after seeing Elizabeth Bear list it as one of her significant writing influences, so I’m hoping it’s enjoyable as a read, as well as a reference!
The second prompt is to read a book with a white cover, and I’ve chosen The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow. I’ve been saving this for a rainy day for the longest time, but when better to read about witches than Halloween? I adored Alix’s first book, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, and the blurb of this one sounds like it’s going to be even more my cup of tea.
The third prompt is simply to read two books, so whether I get through both of these or go off-piste, I think I should manage that!
Will you be joining us? I would love to see your TBR posts if you want to link them below, or you can join us on Twitter at @hallowreadathon!