Thursday, October 15, 2020

Announcing the November WitchyReadathon: Read and Vote!

After taking a break from hosting the readathon, I will be hosting another round of WitchyReadathon in the month of November. I considered waiting until December to bring it back, but since the November election is bound to be a stressful and chaotic time, I decided reading just might be what we all need to take our minds off of things. Or, if things don't go the way you hoped, read up on how you can use witchcraft in politics and activism. 

Most of all, if you are old enough, I want you to VOTE! I decided to make voting part of the theme because of all the things you can do to change things, voting is one of the most important. Not only is it important to vote for who you want to be President, but also who you want to represent your state in Congress, as well as in state and local government. Many states have closed their registration but you can find out if you are registered to vote here.

However, you DO NOT need to be voting in the election to participate in the readathon! Nor do I care who you are voting for. Everyone can participate!

Most of all I want to stress that this is a low-pressure readathon. During the last round, many people felt they couldn't participate because they didn't have the time. IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! I am a single mom of five with a full-time job. I don't have the time to read as much as other people so I wanted to create a readathon where people like me can participate and not feel like we are inadequate readers. This is also why the readathon lasts the entire month. Even if it takes you one month to read a book, I say you completed the readathon!

The Theme (Optional):
This theme is entirely optional but adds a layer of fun to the readathon. Perhaps, like I mentioned earlier, you want to do this readathon to get your mind off of the election and prefer to ignore the theme or instead maybe you want use this time to dive into witchy activism and politics. Please remember the fiction books do need to have a main character that is magickal in some way. 

Here are some reading prompts for the theme:
  • Read magickal fiction or nonfiction books with red, white, or blue in the title or author's name
  • Read magickal books with red, white, or blue on the cover
  • Read books that focus on the magickal characters in some kind of competition 
  • Read books about magickal characters that fulfill some kind of role in a magickal government
  • Read nonfiction books about witchcraft and politics or activism 
You can find a list of suggested books for each prompt as well as links to more witchy suggested reading HERE.

 The Rules:
  • This seasonal challenge begins November 1, 2020 and ends November 30, 2020. 
  • You may sign up anytime during the challenge. 
  • I won't be creating different challenge levels or prompts. I've always preferred a more open flexible challenge style.
  • Read as little or as many books as you want. Even if you just read one book I want you to participate!
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
  • Books may be nonfiction or fiction. (Here's a list of my top ten favorite nonfiction books on witchcraft and magick!) Fiction books can be any genre but they need to have a magical person as the main or supporting character. This can be any kind of magical person such as a witch, wizard, magician, shaman, pathworker, bruja/brujo, druid, shapeshifter, and so on. The story must focus on magic in some way. 
  • You may reread books. Books may count towards other reading challenges. 
  • Use the hashtag #WitchyReadathon on social media. The official Twitter for the readathon is at @witchyreadathon
  • If you could be so kind, please place the WitchyReadathon banner on your blog to help spread the word. 
  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Instagram, tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.
  • Sign up below by leaving your below!

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