Treesofreverie's April Read-A-Thon: Reading Challenges

treesofreverie:

This is the official list of challenges for anyone who is looking to push themselves during the April Read-A-Thon:

  • Finish an entire book in ONE day
  • Read a book by an author you haven’t read before
  • Read a book about books
  • Read outside
  • Read out loud
  • Finish a book in a series you’ve not yet completed
  • Read a graphic novel or manga
  • Read a book with an LGBTQ+ character
  • Read a Classic
  • Read a book in the Fantasy genre
  • Read a book in the Contemporary genre
  • Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read
  • Read a poetry book
  • Read a collection of short stories
  • Read a book by an indie or self published author
  • Recommend a book to a friend or a fellow book blogger based on what they’re currently reading
  • Share some of your favourite quotes from the books you read during the Read-A-Thon
  • Write a book review for one of the books you read during the Read-A-Thon
  • Take pictures of your reading progress
  • Show off your books by taking more pictures
  • Start a TBR Jar
  • Start a reading journal
  • Organise a book swap with friends
These are my picks for the #treesofreveriereadathon! I’m also three weeks out from the end of my junior year of college. So it’s going to be a hectic week! My goal is to read one of these three completely and start another. Yay! Check the hashtag if you want to join in. Fun officially starts Wednesday.

These are my picks for the #treesofreveriereadathon! I’m also three weeks out from the end of my junior year of college. So it’s going to be a hectic week! My goal is to read one of these three completely and start another. Yay! Check the hashtag if you want to join in. Fun officially starts Wednesday.

deadlysubstance:

I connect with this on a spiritual level

deadlysubstance:

I connect with this on a spiritual level

'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

(Source: vikingpenguinbooks)

Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.
Illustration by Kristin Kest


Beautiful!

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.

Illustration by Kristin Kest

Beautiful!

Ran across some of my old notes from high school physics and feeling nostalgic. I loved that class because I had an amazing professor who made me feel like I really could do math and science for the first time. I loved taking colorful notes and writing down quotes he’d say and all of it. Just wanted to share.

April Read-A-Thon Updates!

treesofreverie:

Here’s a few quick notes to keep everyone up-to-date on what’s happening with the Read-A-Thon progress leading up to Wednesday’s official starting date:

  • The Official Participants list has now been posted! Unfortunately, nothing else can be added to the list.
  • For those people who didn’t get to…

I’ll be officially taking part in this fabulous April Read-A-Thon! Join us, join us everyone!

drunkkidcatholiic:

The first recorded definition of the word “anthology” was “a bouquet of flowers.”

How poetic is it that we now use “anthology” to refer to collections of written work? The English language is truly a beautiful thing.

Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference.
For those of you who are beginning your stories, who might believe, as I once did, when someone tells you there are certain conditions necessary to be a serious writer, a real writer, let me say: I am writing this in a dollar notebook from Staples, with purple gel pen. I can’t believe I’m still at a card table. I am not alone (my youngest is home for spring break with a friend who cannot fly East, and since they are both tall, they have just changed the burned-out porch light bulb), but I am outside, where my neighbors are grilling carne asada, and a homeless man is pausing at the corner with his shopping cart making that shimmery rattle, and I think I’ve finally figured it out.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
This is from Carrie Mae Weems’ “Colored People” project. I’ve been writing a research paper on her for my History of Photography class. We got to choose our topics and I was disgruntled that most people chose either white fashion women photographers, or white male war photographers. To this point, our class over all has only focused on white male photographers (oh, wait one reading packet on women collectively in early photography). So I chose Carrie Mae Weems who is a brilliant black woman who makes a lot of great art and commentary! Then I was so happy to find out that bell hooks had interviewed her! I love bell hooks. She’s one of my favorite writers. So even though this is a little off the book-ish path of what I normally post, I think it’s important for people to see art produced by black women too. And these are some really amazing, smart, inspirational women! Go to Carrie Mae Weems’ website to see some really cool stuff. She also does videography and so much more. 

This is from Carrie Mae Weems’ “Colored People” project. I’ve been writing a research paper on her for my History of Photography class. We got to choose our topics and I was disgruntled that most people chose either white fashion women photographers, or white male war photographers. To this point, our class over all has only focused on white male photographers (oh, wait one reading packet on women collectively in early photography). So I chose Carrie Mae Weems who is a brilliant black woman who makes a lot of great art and commentary! Then I was so happy to find out that bell hooks had interviewed her! I love bell hooks. She’s one of my favorite writers. So even though this is a little off the book-ish path of what I normally post, I think it’s important for people to see art produced by black women too. And these are some really amazing, smart, inspirational women! Go to Carrie Mae Weems’ website to see some really cool stuff. She also does videography and so much more.