The first booktuber that I started watching was Between Chapters. I think I enjoy her so much because she is more adult, I'm most likely still older. I also tend to agree with her reviews. I also appreciate that she understand the importance of audiobooks. This is more so now that she has her own child.
When she announced that she was doing a read-a-thon I decided I needed to join in. I cannot remember her doing it before. I also really like read-a-thons. It makes me feel connected to other people while reading. Sappy I know - but you try being a single mom.
The read-a-thon is only a week long and has five categories. I am going to actually have to try to finish this one. Although, the selections are pretty reasonable. You can also combine categories.
1. Read a book with a read and green cover - The Elites by Natasha Ngan
2. Read a book while listening to holiday music - The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence
3. Read a warm and fuzzy book - Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N Holmberg
4. Read a short book - Ms. Marvel by G. Wilson
5. Read a holiday themed book - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
As you can see I kept with the authors that I am currently reading - to a point. I did use the read-a-thon as a way of getting a little variety. Then I will be on to at least one new author. Do you see the irony with reading Mark Lawrence with holiday music? If you don't then you most likely have not read any of his books. I have also been meaning to read Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet. I love Charlie Holmberg. Ms. Marvel is another book I have been meaning to read. I want to start reading more graphic novels - although this may actually be considered a comic book. Finally, A Christmas Carol is the ultimate holiday themed book. I couldn't stomach the thought of reading one of my Christmas Kindle Romance freebies.
If you want to see the original directions to the read-a-thon you can watch Between Chapter's video below.
I have created my first BookTube video. It will hopefully not be my last either. It is a different format working with video then a written blog. I do not have the correct tools to make great videos. However, I do see myself getting more proficient.
I hope to synch my blog around the videos. For example I just posted my next five books to read. I am working on a vlog while I am reading them. My biggest concern is that I read a lot of audiobooks and kindle books, which do not allow me to hold up the book to show. I will experimenting with the best way to handle this.
What do you think? Should I make more videos? What are some good video ideas?
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