There are three types of people in this world.
1) The people who make good life decisions and have read The Raven Cycle novels.
2) The people who are preparing for great life decisions and have THE RAVEN BOYS on their TBR.
3) The people who do not fit into either of this categories
and are dead to the rest of us.
And this little event I’ve been organising with Amber for the last little while is the perfect thing for all three to do while they’re lazying about enjoying their summer or huddling in their cozy beds waiting for winter to go away. We’ve been talking about it for so long, reveling in its secrecy as we taunt people on twitter with the things they can’t know >:D It’s kind of weird that this is actually happening now. I hope it turns out to be as successful and fun and amazing for everyone involved.
Now, this is the first readathon I have ever organised. I have no idea if I am doing anything “right”. But there is one thing I know for sure: this should be fun. Amber and I have so much planned, and we’re finalising the last few bits and pieces now. I am so excited for this and can’t wait for it to begin. You should join so you don’t miss out on all the awesome ;)
That was such a crappy intro I’m sorry. My brain has quit after exams. Let’s get on to the important/boring stuff that was much easier to write.
When is it?
The entire readathon runs from the 28th August 2014 until the 28th of October. Well be dedicating one month (August 28–September 28) to THE RAVEN BOYS and one month (September 28 — October 27) to THE DREAM THIEVES. A proper schedule with full dates for what chapters are being read when, etc will be posted when we start each book… I assume.
Where is it?
Posts will appear on both Books of Amber and here on Readers in Wonderland. For the weekly discussion posts we’ll be alternating which blog they appear on, but all major announcements and wrap up and stuff will appear on both. Because part of this readathon is also being organised on Tumblr and other social media, I’ll be there reblogging and posting extra stuff in various places.
And you can post your own questions and discussions! If it’s on social media you should use some hashtags so we can find ALL THE THINGS:
Tumblr & Instagram: #TRCReadathon
Twitter: (a shorter one here because damn character limits)
Who can join?
ANYONE. You don’t need a blog, you don’t need a tumblr, you don’t need any sort of social media (though it helps with the sign up part). You don’t need to have read the series before. We’re welcoming new readers and old readers.
What can you expect to see?
We have so many awesome things planned. Fun weekly posts and challenges, discussion questions, a scavenger hunt, a Q&A with Maggie hersef (which we should really start finalising things for…), twitter chats, SO MANY THINGS.
What’s in it for you?
Obviously it’s going to be fun. You get to fangirl with other people, over analyse writing, relive all the painful moments of the beautiful series. You could also win stuff! We have two giveaways planned: one easy one with a good prize, and one that requires a little more effort but an AWESOME prize
Why should you join?
BECAUSE IT WILL BE AMAZING AND THESE BOOKS ARE AMAZING AND IS THERE REALLY ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY??
Well, a) you can use it as an excuse to push other books aside and reread THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES in preparation for BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. Or alternatively b) it is your excuse to finally jump onto the Raven Cycle bandwagon!
Want to join us in this magical adventure? Sign up below!
Just enter your name, email, and a url to one of the places you plan on participating (so a tumblr url, a twitter profile, and instagram account, your blog, etc)
Because linky tools is being difficult, head over to Amber’s post to sign up. Her’s is still working so you should be able to sign up there
You aren’t required to make a sign up post but we’d love it if you did! Feel free to save the banner banner and display it on your blog, on your tumblr, twitter wherever!! It’d help spread the word and get more people involved and we’d really appreciate it. (It might even mean an extra entry in one of the giveawaways ;) )
So, who’s joining us? Is this your first time reading the series? Or are you revisiting like I am? And ARE YOU AS EXCITED FOR THIS AS I AM???
P.S. I am away interstate until July 12th so I don’t know if I’ll be able to respond to comments for a while. I am not ignoring you I promise!