Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Winter Biannual Bibliothon


I'm doing another readathon!! Hopefully, this one goes better than my last... though, I am already a couple days behind... oops.

This year's Winter Biannual Bibliothon takes place between Sunday, January 8th to Saturday, January 14th. 

If you want to join in on the reading sprints and giveaways, don't forget to follow the Biannual Bibliothon on their Youtube channel and Twitter... links below. 

THE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO:



THE VIDEO CHALLENGE VIDEO:



THE READING CHALLENGE VIDEO:



THE CHALLENGES:

1.) Pick a throwback challenge from previous Bibliothons
(pick your challenge here: http://bit.ly/2fgggxU)

2.) Read a 2016 New Release

3.) Read a book you've been putting off, on backburner

4.) Read a retelling

5.) Read a Booktuber rec

6.) Read a diverse book

7.) Read the group book: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco 

The group LIVESHOW for Stalking Jack the Ripper Sunday, January 15th at 12pm PST!

MY TBR:

1.) I chose to read a Graphic Novel... Fruits Basket vol 1

A family with an ancient curse...
And the girl who will change their lives forever...
Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is turned upside down as she's introduced to the Sohma's world of magical curses and family secrets.



2.) I chose The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare as my 2016 release

A family with an ancient curse...
And the girl who will change their lives forever...
Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is turned upside down as she's introduced to the Sohma's world of magical curses and family secrets.
3.) I chose The Gift (Witch & Wizard #2) by Patterson James as my backburner book

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is “The One Who Has the Gift.” While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one…The Execution of the Allgoods.

4.) I chose The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn as my retelling

Under the stars, in a secret world...

Rowena, the youngest of twelve sisters, loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest. Soon she convinces her sisters to join her. When Sir Ethan notices that his daughters' slippers look tattered every morning, he is certain they've been sneaking out. So he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom: The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he chooses.

Meanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own: to return the powerful sword, Excalibur, to a mysterious lake. While looking for the lake, Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her. Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan's challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever. But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous situation...one in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.

5.) I chose Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs as my Booktuber rec

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

6.) I chose A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe for my diverse book 

Sora's life was full of magic--until she discovered it was all a lie.

Heir to Mt. Fuji's spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother's last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents' true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world's natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.

As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she's ever known.



7.) Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is, as I said, the group book

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. 

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