Tag: readathon

Dec 01

TisTheSeasonAThon TBR!

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It has been SO long since I played in any kind of readathon, when I saw Heather @ Bookables video announcing it…I just had to. Had to! I missed doing much halloween reading this year, and I’m sort of in the mood for warm and fuzzy, feel good books, soooooo…without further ado!

The TisTheSeasonAThon is running December 3-9 (right in the middle of finals for me, hahaha how convenient), and is being hosted on Twitter and YouTube by Heather from Bookables, Kristin from SuperSpaceChick, Trina from Between Chapters, Chelsea from Chelsea Dolling, and Amy from Crowns and Quills. I’ve linked to their Twitter accounts but they all have awesome YouTube channels as well (that I never have enough time to watch)!

Oh and there’s also a bookstagram challenge (of course) that I *might* try to play along with. We shall see. I’m horrible at taking photos every day but maybe if the light is nice this weekend I might get them taken in advance…anyway, on to the TBR. πŸ˜€ Obviously most of these would cross over into the other categories…also I highly doubt I will get to them all, but I’m hoping for at least three. All covers link to GoodReads!

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TisTheSeasonAThon TBR

 

Read a book with Red or Green on the cover – I’ve picked Newness and Wonder, because there’s that fabulous tree and it’s just so pretty. Also it’s about a small town, and second changes, and…ok yes, it sounds sappy but sometimes that’s exactly what you need. I expect warm fuzzies all around.

 

 

 

 

Read something short (250 pages or less) because the holidays are crazy busy – I picked this almost entirely on the cover, because it is GORGEOUS. I swear I was born in the wrong time period because I would love to wear pretty dresses like that and have it be a real thing, not a costume. I did try the book preview and was interested enough to buy it, despite that it is – gasp – ANOTHER romance. What is happening to me?!?

 

 

Read something holiday-themed – I’ve actually already read this, but there are now three more in the series and I barely remember it at all, so I’m going to have to re-read before I can get to any of the others! It is DEFINITELY holiday themed though, I remember that much.

 

 

 

Read something while listening to holiday music – ah, one of my favorite self-spoiling things is to put in earbuds and read. Literally tuning the entire world out so it’s just me and my book. My local book club is reading this for December and it seems like the perfect thing to just sink into with some good music.

 

 

 

 

 

Read something warm and fuzzy – uhhhh well I think just about ALL of these would fit this category, but let’s add this one just in case. I would have to get a copy of this from the library, so we’ll see, but I absolutely love the original A Christmas Carol story and this sounds like a fascinating twist on it. Also it’s by Cynthia Hand, one of the fabulous ladies who wrote My Lady Jane.

 

 

A few others that are on my holiday list and could be subbed if my reading mood suits:

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Snow in Love is the declared group read for the TistheSeasonAThon, but I don’t have a copy and the library doesn’t have it, so I feel like I probably won’t get to as much as I’d love to.

The Winter Soldier sounds fabulous but also kind of gritty and I don’t know that I’m in the frame of mind for it.

Someone to Trust I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of, and I’m probably starting it today so it won’t count for TistheSeasonAThon, but just in case I thought I’d put it up here. It’s the 5th in the series but all the other reviews I read said it could be read as a standalone.

Are you participating in the readathon? Feel free to drop me a link to your TBR below, I’d love to add some more awesome holiday books to my list! πŸŽ„πŸ“šπŸ“š

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Oct 10

Halloween Read-A-Thon

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I’m so excited to have found a group of people to do this with! As I wrote in my beginning of the month post, I was already planning to spend most of the month with Halloween-type books. This just makes it so much more fun! Many thanks to Lauren at Wonderless Reviews for putting it all together and making the gorgeous graphics available. Pretty much the rest of my month is going to be filled with spookiness and indulging my sense of the paranormal. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading.

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My pick: Stalking Jack the Ripper.Β This cover gives me a slight chill every time I look at it (there’s not actually blood pictured…but I keep thinking I see blood on the knife…), though from what I hear it’s not all THAT creepy of a book! I intend to find out.

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My pick: Dracula. I’m listening to this version from Audible, with different narrators for each person. So, sort of dramatized, but not exactly. I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far, but I keep getting annoyed at the way the women just accept being second-class citizens.

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My pick: Something Wicked This Way Comes. I don’t know a whole lot about this book, to be honest, but it sounds creepy AF. Lory at Emerald City Book Review posted about it a little while back and I put it on my list!

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My pick: The Werewolf of Paris. I’m trying to read some of the original supernatural stories this year, stories that started or shaped our modern day ideas of vampires, werewolves, etc. Obviously the legends of these types of creatures have been around much longer than even these books, but I thought this and Dracula were both good starts.

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My pick: Treat – Throne of Glass. I still have so many other books to read I have to mix it up a little or I will NEVER get through my pile of library books!

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My pick: The Architect of Song. While not specifically relating to Halloween, it does have a good deal to do with ghosts and again, sounds creepy AF. I am SO EXCITED to read this one!!

Fingers crossed I will get to all of these! Are you reading anything special for Halloween or autumn in general?

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