Time for Our 2nd RIP Readathon!

Time for Our 2nd RIP Readathon!

It's my favorite time of year!! Yes, Halloween time. It's amazing. It pales only a little bit in comparison to Christmas and I freaking love it.

I love all the cutesy Halloween themes, the spooky ones, the creepy ones, the gothic ones--it's all just amazing! So it only makes sense that the very first readathon that the Creating & Co Book Club put together and of course we're continuing it this year.

RIP stands for "Read in Peace" and though it is technically Halloween/Spooky themed, you absolutely do not have to read any scary books, so if you aren't into horror/thrillers then no worries--you can still participate!

So like always, I wanted to share all the details in a single blog post so that everyone can reference this post when they have questions. 

First off, the RIP Readathon will take place from Monday October 8th-Sunday October 14th. You can find all associated planner and reading goodies here so you can really celebrate the week. We'll be using the hashtag #ccripreadathon if we share on social media!

Kind of lost on what's going on? I guess let's start at the beginning.

WHAT'S A READATHON?

A readathon is a special event hosted by someone within the book community. For our purposes, it's hosted by the Creating & Co book club group. During the time period of the readathon, we read books according to different challenges and do other fun stuff like reading sprints and photo challenges and even a costume contest!

OK, BUT WHAT'S A READING SPRINT?

A reading sprint is when one of the cohosts post in the facebook group to read for a certain amount of time. Everyone that can reads during that time and then reports back with how much they read. It's a lot of fun and a good way to meet your reading goals. 

SO WHAT ARE THE READING CHALLENGES?

There are five reading challenges in this one and they are just there to make it kind of interesting. Here they are

  1. Book with Black on the Cover
  2. Book with Keyword in Title: Dark, Shadow, Moon, Spell
  3. Cozy Read
  4. Creature Feature
  5. Group Read: TBA (Be sure to join the book club group so you won't miss the announcement!)

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PHOTO CHALLENGES?

For the photo challenges, we want you to get as creative as possible. For this readathon, we're only doing four photo challenges and you can complete them in whatever order you want. Just post them to the facebook group when you take them and show them off on social media! If you do share on social media, use the #ccripreadathon so we can all search it and find your photos!

  1. Book Candy:pair a book with your fave candy or candy that fits whatever book you take a photo of!
  2. Spooky Shelves: show off some Halloween decor and your fave dark books!
  3. Unmasked:Show us the prettiest cover you can find without the dust jacket!
  4. Planner Costume: dress your planner up--show us how you planned this week, show us how you used the RIP set up kit (releasing on Aug 26th), or show us another fun Halloween planner craft!

YOU MENTIONED A COSTUME CONTEST?

This is a new addition to our RIP readathon this year and I'm so excited for it! We decided what better time than Halloween to cosplay!? 

This year, we want you to dress up as your fave book character and snap a picture (maybe even with the book?) and post it in the book club group. The winner of the contest will receive $75 shop credit for C&C to be used on anything in the shop! 

DO I HAVE TO BUY THINGS TO PARTICIPATE?

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