RRKReads July Readathon Log

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Namo Namaha friends. As mentioned in my earlier post I am participating in my very first readathon this month: The Reading Rush readathon! 

I have elaborated on this challenge in my readathon TBR post. Do check it out for more details like the prompts, the books I have chosen for the challenges, etc.

In this post I am attempting to log my reading experiences and progress. Let’s see how that goes.

Hope you all are having as much fun as I am this week, reading! 😊

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Challenge Stats

7

Prompts in Total

1

Prompts completed

1

Books Read

1

In progress

Reading Log

Day 1

Monday, 20th July

Coraline
Progress 100%

Prompt 1: Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen

I must say the movie adaptation has been consistent with the book. Though I must confess I enjoyed the movie more than the book. Tagging this book with the “Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen” prompt.

RRKReads Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Day 2

Tuesday, 21st July

Prompt 2: Read a book completely outside of your house

Howl's Moving Castle
Progress 10%

Prompt 3: Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

Circe
Progress 1%

Day 3

Wednesday, 22nd July

Prompt 2: Read a book completely outside of your house

Howl's Moving Castle
Progress 90%

Day 4

Thursday, 23rd July

Prompt 2: Read a book completely outside of your house

Howl's Moving Castle
Progress 100%

Completed my 2nd book as part of the reading rush challenge.

As it’s quite difficult to go out of the house and read a book elsewhere. I am tweaking this prompt a little and assume it to be reading a book about an adventure.

The book is quite different than the movie. I liked the romance part in the movie better than the book. The book couple didn’t have any chemistry at all.

I loved all the characters just as in the movie. Howl’s still my favorite. I wanted to see more of him in the book though. Sophie is spunkier than in the movie & that was amazing!!

I liked the fact that we see more of Sophie’s family in the book. In the movie, except in the first few scenes, nothing of her family is ever mentioned. But in the book, they all have their roles to play & I enjoyed that.

This book is as good as the movie if not better. I am currently conflicted as to which one I like better. I must say the movie for now, solely because I’ll watch it 1000 more times whereas the book I probably might read it just once more if at all the mood strikes.

This book was different & didn’t disappoint me. The characters were well fleshed out but the story was quite weird in the beginning. All said & done I am glad I read this book. Now am eager to rewatch the movie, again!!

#thereadingrush #readathon #julyreads #readinggoals

RRKReads Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2

Prompt 3: Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

Circe
Progress 35%

Day 5

Friday, 24th July

Prompt 3: Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

Circe
Progress 50%

Day 6

Saturday, 25th July

I am not sure why, but, I am progressing very slowly with Circe. It’s not boring but I am finding it a lot harder to go through. Especially during a readathon when I want to finish off as many books as possible. So, I have decided to keep Circe aside for now and have picked up Peter Pan.

Prompt 4: Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of

Peter Pan
Progress 100%

Unsurprisingly it was as whimsical and breezy as I expected the story to be. I am not sure why it is such a classic though. It seemed like any other fantastical story. Can somebody shed some light on why it is such a beloved classic? What am I missing? It was an OK book for me. I didn’t hate/like it. It was just another book that I read and can claim “Yes, I have read a classic” that’s all.

Unpopular opinion: “I think some classics are way too overrated“. I would be glad to be corrected on this though.

#thereadingrush #readathon #julyreads #readinggoals

RRKReads Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Day 7

Sunday, 26th July

Today is the last day of the readathon and I still have not finished reading Circe. It’s a tad frustrating to be going so slow especially when I realize that I am yet to attempt three more prompts.

So I have decided to go with a short book to complete atleast one more prompt. 

I have planned to switch up The Last Time I Lied (check out my TBR post for more details) with The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. 

A copy of The Little Prince has been languishing in my physical TBR for a very long time now. So why not use it for this challenge? right?

Prompt 5: Read a book that starts with the word “The”

The Last Prince
Progress 100%

I am not a great fan of classics but this book took me by surprise. It was fantastic. I cannot clearly say what is it about this book that appealed to me so. But, I realize I will need to read and re-read this tiny book multiple times to completely savor the philosophical and intellectual messages hidden in such a simple story. Told in a whimsical, easy way don’t let the simple language fool you. It’s one gem of a book. I regret letting it languish on my bookshelf for so long. I am glad I finally read it.

#thereadingrush #readathon #julyreads #readinggoals

RRKReads Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Prompt 3: Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

Circe
Progress 50%

The Readathon ends today. Let’s review my reading stats for the reading rush readathon then, shall we?

Let’s go prompt by prompt:

Prompt 1: Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birthstone
Circe 50%
Prompt 2: Read a book that starts with the word “The”
The Little Prince 100%
Prompt 3: Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen
Coraline 100%
Prompt 4 & 6: Read the first book you touch & Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of
The Little Prince 100%

This time I am using some books for multiple prompts. I am sure doubling up is allowed? 

Prompt 5: Read a book completely outside of your house
Howl's Moving Castle 100%
Prompt 7: Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live
Howl's Moving Castle 0%

I am not sure if I should tag any book with this prompt as all the books I read for this challenge fall under the fantasy category. Also, none of them take place in the asian continent. So technically all books count? None of them count? I am not sure. So I am leaving this prompt for now. 

And that’s a wrap friends. I completed my first readathon! It didn’t go as well as I planned but I had fun reading the books and that counts doesn’t it?

Hope you had as much fun reading all those books for the readathon? 

See you in my next post, till then, stay safe and healthy. Om Shanti.

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