Sunday, March 16, 2014

Read-A-Longs Galore!

If you're anything like me, you watch a lot of YouTube videos. And, what does a book blogger spend most of her time watching on YouTube? BookTube videos of course! There's been a growing trend semi-recently in the BookTube community of holding large, group read-a-longs for popular books and then having a liveshow through Google+ to converse and interact with the community in relation to the books! Since I watch a ridiculous amount of BookTubers, I've been sucked into quite a few of these read-a-long style events.

During the end of March/beginning of April there are A LOT of events like this happening and I've been nearly overwhelmed by all the books I'm planning on reading before the deadlines. In this post, I'm going to feature a few of these read-a-longs and give you links to the Goodreads groups and people in charge in case you might be interested in participating! Alright? Let's jump right into this!

The Archived Read-A-Long

Book: The Archived
 Author: Victoria Schwab
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Host(s): JesseTheReader (with the help of GingerReadsLainey and PriceIsWong)
Liveshow: March 22 @ 7pm EST on YouTube at JesseTheReader
Notes: The Goodreads page is organized into 4 forums (an intro section and one for each third of the book) so you can discuss as you read instead of waiting until the end! Not only is this whole read-a-long super organized and exciting, but if you send Victoria Schwab an eMail letting her know you're joining the read-a-long and include your receipt and address, she will send you a signed bookplate! How cool is that?!


Don't Panic Read-A-Long

Book: Panic
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Host(s): Booksplosion! (JesseTheReader, ArielBissett, Katytastic, ELizzieBooks, and PolandBananasBooks)
Liveshow: April 5 @ 7pm EST on YouTube at PolandBananasBooks
Notes: This is actually the second read-a-long from Booksplosion (the group name recently adopted by this group of BookTubers). Last month, they held a read-a-long and liveshow for Control by Lydia Kang. I didn't participate in that one, but I'm so excited for this time around. Their Goodreads group is organized just the same as the event above and makes it extremely easy and exciting to discuss the book before the liveshow even rolls around!


Cress Read-A-Long

Book: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Host(s): SaidTheStory (with the help of CozyTeaReads, ABookAffair, ReadSusieRead, FrandalfTheGrey, and InTheBookCorner)
Liveshow: April 12 @ 3pm EST on YouTube at ABookAffair
Notes: This group is using the #cressreadalong on Twitter to discuss and, as far as I know, does not have a Goodreads group. If you would like information beyond what I can give to you (or just want to see all the BookTubers involved) check out all the hosts' YouTube channels and you will find a video about the read-a-long.


And, that's that! I'll be participating in all three of these exciting read-a-longs and you should consider it as well! I know that BookTuber liveshows are always fun and unpredictable so I would really recommend checking these out! Let me know in the comments if you're considering joining us or if you've read any of these books before! How did you like 'em? Tell me down below!

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