Summer Readathon Logo

August 18th - 24th

A week-long event! Read to complete challenges for your team and see which Summer activity is the best, Relaxation or Adventure!

Readathon Finished!

SUBMIT POINTS HERE

ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Paper Tavern Summer 2019 Readathon is a week long readathon that will finally settle the question of which summer activity is best: Relaxation or Adventure. Sign up for a team and participate in reading and social media challenges to earn points. Read as much as you can during the readathon, and at the end of the week we’ll tally up the points and find out once and for all whether relaxation or adventure is better.

READATHON TEAMS

Team Relaxation Logo

Do you usually spend your summers taking things easy? Then Team Relaxation is the one for you! Led by Chris, this team is all about using the extra daylight summer provides to recharge and relax in the shade. With prompts such as Cool Off and Lazy River, you’re bound to spend the week enjoying some relaxing reads in the shade.

TEAM CHALLENGES

A Day at the Library

Read the group book Sorcery of Thorns

+1

Cool Off

Read a book under 200 pages

+1

Clear Skies

Read a book with blue on the cover

+1

Lazy River

Read a book set near a body of water

+1

Catch Up With an Old Friend

Re-read one of your favorite books

+1

Stay Inside Gaming

Read a sci-fi book

+1

Long Walks on the Beach

Read a book longer than any of your other books

+1

Complete all for +3 bonus points

JOIN RELAXATION

Team Adventure Logo

Is the summertime your excuse to get outside and go exploring? Then you’ll be right at home in Team Adventure. Led by Ellie, this team is all about taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that you can’t do in the winter. With prompts such as Campfire Stories and Road Trip, you’re sure to read some books to get your heart racing.

TEAM CHALLENGES

A Day at the Library

Read the group book Sorcery of Thorns

+1

Road Trip

Read a book that features a long journey

+1

Sunny Days

Read a book with yellow on the cover

+1

Build a Sandcastle

Read a book set in a castle

+1

Meet Cute

Read a book by an author you've never read before

+1

Campfire Stories

Read a thriller/horror book

+1

Zoo Trip

Read a book that features an animal companion

+1

Complete all for +3 bonus points

JOIN ADVENTURE

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES

Remember to use #PTReadathon for all Social Media Challenges

Twitter Challenges

Complete all for +3 bonus points

Instagram Challenges

Complete all for +3 bonus points

GET OUR OFFICIAL TRACKER HERE

GROUP BOOK

Sorcery of Thorns CoverSorcery of Thorns

By Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer's Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery: magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth's desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she's been taught - about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Sorcery of Thorns CoverSorcery of Thorns

By Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer's Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery: magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth's desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she's been taught - about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

F.A.Q

How do points work?

Every team challenge completed gets you one point for your team. If you complete social media challenges, each one of those is one point as well. At the end of the readathon we will post a link to where you can submit the reading challenges you've completed as well links to your social media accounts for any S.M. challenges you completed. We will tally up the scores and then announce the winner! We will also make sure to send you a fun score card after the readathon is over for you to keep and brag about.

What kind of books can I read?

You can read any kind of book you want for this readathon! Literature? Of course! Manga? Sure! How about an eBook? You betcha! What about listening to an audiobook? That's great too!

Do I have to complete all of the challenges?

Nope! Do as many or as few as you want to. We understand that many people are busy and don't always have time to sit down and read for a week straight. Just remember that every point you earn during the readathon will help out your team!

Can you complete multiple challenges with one book?

Yes, but each book can only count for up to a maximum of two challenges as to prevent points from being too easily obtained. Choose your TBR carefully!

What if I've already read the group book?

If you have already read the group book then you can feel free to choose any book to read that you'd like! We will be discussing the group book the following week on The Paper Tavern, so you're already caught up for that. You are also free to read the group book again if you want to!

When does the event officially start?

The official beginning of the event is at midnight in Eastern Time (UTC -5). At that point the website will update with new information daily. If your local timezone is ahead of Eastern Time you can feel free to start reading whenever it becomes the 18th in your timezone. The event will end exactly one week later at midnight on the 26th Eastern Time.

Do I need to register?

You don't need to in order to participate! You can read along with us without registering, but if you want to submit scores and have points you earn count towards your team, you'll need to register above. You can register for the readathon up until the end of the final day of the readathon!

What does the winning team get?

Bragging rights, and the knowledge that their summer activities are superior.

When are Social Media Challenges updated?

New social media challenges will be added to the site every day at midnight in the US Eastern Time Zone (UTC -4).

Feedback

Do you have any comments or questions about the readathon? Reach out to us via email:

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We would love to hear your thoughts!