#tometopple | Stating My Intentions


Clearly, because low-key participating in Hobb-A-Long and #readasoiaf isn’t quite enough to take on (combined with finding a job so I can move and stop wasting hours on the Ikea website for nothing) I’ve decided to also participate in the #tometopple readathon next week.

For those who haven’t yet heard of the readathon, Tome Topple (or #tometopple) was created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and the idea is to tackle some of those really big books or “tomes” in a fortnight-long readathon.

I really like this concept because my main issue with a lot of readathons is that I feel like I’ve not really accomplished much because I’ve “only” read two books in the course of the readathon. Two books a week is hardly a failure but compared to how avidly some booktubers and book bloggers read during a readathon, it’s pathetic to say the least! So, I prefer the speed of this readathon and I can definitely get onboard with it. Or at least I intend to try.

Some details, for those who might be interested in participating along with me:

Starts: 12:00am on Sunday 5th June
Ends: 11:59pm on Sunday 19th June
Purpose: to read books that are 500+ pages

1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
2. Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Read over 500 pages in one week
5. Read an adult novel

I’ll be choosing from the following books to fulfil the challenges above, with A Game of Thrones being a priority.






A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy #2) by Robin Hobb
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery (Volume 1) by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

For further information, see Sam’s announcement video and the signup post but definitely consider joining in for a fortnight of tackling some tomes together!

Are you planning to participate? Comment below and we can cheer each other on throughout the readathon!

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5 responses to “#tometopple | Stating My Intentions”

    • Of course I did! :P

      (Although, as it turns out, it was a fortuitous idea since I’m bowing out of the Hobb-a-long after my lukewarm experience of reading Assassin’s Apprentice)

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  1. Yay! Glad to see you’re participating (and reading A Game of Thrones), too! I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts on SPQR, because I’ve been eyeing that one. I really enjoyed Through the Woods, and Rat Queens is on my TBR, so it looks like you’ve got some really great books to choose from!


    • Thanks! I’m hoping to at least make a dent in Game of Thrones since it is a re-read, it’s basically season 1 of the show which I’m acquainted with, and once I get into it it’s really easy to fly through the pages.

      I’m really curious to read SPQR, Roman history is definitely something I wish I knew more about. I caught Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit recently on BBC and I found it pitched just at the right level that I could understand it without being a history buff at all – I’m hopefully SPQR will be similar! :)

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