NEWTs readathon Participation Announcement for August Week 2

The NEWTs readathon has been steadily creeping the bookish web for the past month. As my mental health teetered into unstable-land, I had attempted to participate in the initial readathon, a prequel if you will, to the NEWTs one. It was called OWLs and I totally failed. However, I want to give this readathon a shot.

Here are the challenges I want to try out this week.

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My first round of booktubeathon went so poorly that I am in need of trying
Image courtesy of @ Pexels on Pixabay. My awesome friend Ely along with the fabulous
Image courtesy of Stocksnap on Pixabay. I had to do this. Breaking the rules was

My Top 5 Surprising Takes on Typical Book Tropes

For Top 5 Wednesday, this week’s discussion topic centers around book tropes that were presented in a refreshing way. Unlike many of my fellow readers, I tend to have no hard feelings about tropes. However, I want to present the biggest surprises I have encountered while reading stories that could’ve gone on a completely different route. I used some resources to nail some of the book tropes that connected with me best.

Oh, and SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BOOK TROPES AND HOW THEY TURN OUT IN CERTAIN NOVELS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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In honor of Father's Day, the wonderful Top 5 Wednesday group assigned a topic for
    Today's Top 5 Wednesday is all about science fiction and fantasy authors. More
  For this week's Top 5 Wednesday, the prompt was to share the funniest characters

Spinach and Bananas: My (Unorthodox) Book Mash-up Wish List

I’m writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a while, so don’t worry. This is going to be good. Also: the title of this blog post is crucial. If you have not blended frozen bananas with a handful of spinach, along with some nondairy milk and a splash of agave, you are missing out, friend. It is the best mash-up ever. With that said, let’s discuss my top 10 book mash-up wishlist (even if a lot of them are unorthodox). **For more on Top Ten Tuesdays, check out this link. 

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Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land.
While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The
Image courtesy of Nietjuh on Pixabay. I am breaking rules again to guide my reading

Guess Who’s Back? Dina and Booktubeathon Round 2

My first round of booktubeathon went so poorly that I am in need of trying again. Many of the books I had chosen were duds. This collided with a lot of personal issues (not mental health related only). Yes, stuff still is up in the air, but I am hoping I choose nicer stuff for this booktubeathon. *Okay, maybe they’re not “nicer” but perhaps they’re more engaging to read.

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The NEWTs readathon has been steadily creeping the bookish web for the past month. As
Image courtesy of @ Pexels on Pixabay. My awesome friend Ely along with the fabulous
Image courtesy of Stocksnap on Pixabay. I had to do this. Breaking the rules was

I’ve Turned Into a Full-Time Bat and My Reading is Whack

Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land. I mean, I was always mostly nocturnal but at least I could pretend otherwise. Not anymore. Prepare for the whackiest schedule ever. Also: excuse the excess sass. I don’t mean to offend you; I am just annoyed.

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I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a
While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The
Image courtesy of Nietjuh on Pixabay. I am breaking rules again to guide my reading

(Maybe) Make Me Read It Readathon Shaky Announcement

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My awesome friend Ely along with the fabulous Val created this readathon. It runs from August 6 to the 13th. Basically, it involves listing books and then you vote on which ones I should read. (No pressure, but my future week is in your hands).  I like the description these two ladies used, so I am going to pop it over here.

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The NEWTs readathon has been steadily creeping the bookish web for the past month. As
My first round of booktubeathon went so poorly that I am in need of trying
Image courtesy of Stocksnap on Pixabay. I had to do this. Breaking the rules was

Book Personality Challenge: An INFJ/INFP Identity Crisis Ensues

My incredible friend Ely posted her answers to this Book Personality Challenge a few days back. I have not been able to stop thinking about it. In particular, I am someone who gets mixed responses when I do the Myers/Briggs business. Naturally, I thought of participating in the challenge to bring in a different perspective. Plus, what’s a Wednesday morning without an identity crisis?

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As I watched Marines' video of this tag, I felt that it would be a
    Ali from the Hardback Hoarder channel recorded a video where she answered the
    I was watching Aly from Hardback Hoarder's video on this tag, and I

Gushing over Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension

While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The Well of Ascension. Here, I will gush, ooh, and ah over this powerful story about morality, duty, and love.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a
Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land.
Image courtesy of Nietjuh on Pixabay. I am breaking rules again to guide my reading

More Rule-Breaking: Booktube-a-thon TBR (Round 1, perhaps)

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I am breaking rules again to guide my reading for the week. Obviously, Booktube-a-thon is a good idea. Ariel Bissette is among my favorite online peeps. Let’s see what I can come up with in terms of a TBR. Booktube-a-thon, here I come! (Also: Please, Booktube-a-thon peeps, don’t be mad at me for not waiting till it was the official time for the readathon).

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I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a
Over the past week, my sleep schedule has taken a plunge into bat schedule land.
While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The

Sharing My Week’s Treasure Chest

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I am very much inspired by Gala Darling’s Carousel feature, where she highlights her favorite things of the week with her readers. In no way am I as cool as Gala. However, my Treasure Chest segment is a way for me to branch out and experience things that are not necessarily book-related (but still very meaningful to me).

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Image courtesy of username 1103489 on Pixabay. In my first week of July, I have