Minimoji-a-thon TBR

 

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a readathon is coming up today! Minimoji-a-thon is a readathon taking place from the 23rd of November to the 30th. Here is a link to the event’s twitter.  Essentially, the readathon is a miniature version of the infamous Emojiathon, which is driven by reading books inspired by certain emojis.

Here is a rather ambitious list of books I am hoping to read.

A book that has red & white on the cover

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Shiny new toy, read a new book that you’ve been dying to get your hands on

They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera

A book with angels in it

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender 

(Bending the rules a bit, because this is not about angels. But, the main character has wings. So. Debatable. Besides, I have a feeling she’ll be a lovely character)

Read a book with green on the cover

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (I know. It’s a tiny bit of green, but hey, it works).

New year, new book! Start a new series.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. I really want to read this one within the week.

 

Ghost of Christmas past; read a book that has been haunting your TBR for over a year

If I am done with Illuminae by this point, I want to start The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

 

 

Read a book with snow on the cover

This is also a stretch, but I truly don’t have any snow-books. However, I do have The Coldest Girl in Cold-Town by Holly Black. I am sure the cold-towns have nothing to do with weather. Nevertheless, I am relying on a literal take on this title.

are you sure about this?

I haven’t been reading this week (so far), and I think this readathon can help me refocus. Readathons help make my bookshelves less overwhelming. Hope you join this awesome readathon while enjoying the last week of November. For those who do celebrate Thanksgiving, have a wonderful time.

 

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Week 3 of November 2017 TBR

 

November has been tough in some ways, but I am busying myself as much as I can. So: READING is a fun thing. I have a TBR for this week and it is as ambitious as ever. Let’s do this.

Challenge fun times

This week is part 1 of the Tom Topple, where book folk read tomes (500 pagers). As such, I am going to attempt to read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff this week. Perhaps I will not make it far, but the plan is to at least give it a shot.

If I do finish this one (which is highly unlikely, to be honest, but okay), I’d like to try starting The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness because, you know, I heard something terrible happens in this book. If it is not detrimental to the dog’s life, I should be (mostly) okay.

Gimme more

Yes, obviously, I don’t want to just read a huge book in one week. I’d like to try squeezing in some regular-sized books. Here are a couple of the ones I’m considering for the third week of November!

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder should be a quick read, and it is a shorter book (compared to the tomes, anyway). I like Snyder’s writing and I am a fan of this story thus far. Yelena and Valek: I missed you! It’s time to see what happens to them next.

If I do manage to finish this (which is, like, miraculous at this point), I would like to read A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard. The first book in this trilogy was such a nice, quick read.

this is not realistic…

There’s a reason I get sorted into Slytherin often. I am ambitious. But, also, I have been trying to increase my reading intervals daily. The holiday season is a good time to cozy up and read stories in bed. It’s my ideal way to deal with stress. As Katniss Everdeen says, “there are worse games to play.”

 

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Week 1 of November 2017 To Be Read and To Be Watched

 

 

November is upon us! As such, I am planning to read all the things. In addition, I’d like to watch all the things as well. A plan is needed. Here is what I have come up with. The lovely Books and Lala was talking about this Scallywagathon readathon taking place this week. I tried to use it to motivate my reading.

So, here’s the announcement videos for this readathon. And, the map for the readathon is here as well. Hope you can join us!!

To be read

New Series

4. A book that involves death

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

I am craving some Victorian time fun. This novel involves zombie-like creatures, so I am hoping I don’t get too scarred for life. Moreover, it is a steampunk novel. I need to read more of those. Besides, it has a reference to death in the title.

8. over-hyped book

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Friends voted on this book for me to read this week. I am intimidated by its sequels (both of which I already have). However, bravery is needed and a little bit of trust. Maybe the book is engaging. From what I understand, there is a princess who runs away, and she is followed by two men. An assassin and a prince. Who is who, basically. It sounds like a neat premise. I doubt I’ll figure out who is who, really. But, that’s okay.

detour a. stand-alone novel

Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

A retelling of A Tale of Two Cities, I believe, and it’ll probably be emotional because this is an OG love triangle for the ages. I don’t quite remember the details of the original novel. Hopefully this story isn’t too dependent on knowing the Dickens story in detail, because that would involve much Google research.

9. book on my owned-tbr

 

I’m going to be giving Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children a shot this week (I hope!). Also: this is kind of funny, but all my TBR books are books I own. So, that’s nice (and overwhelming)

To be watched

I am watching a couple of new shows: Supernatural, Stranger Things, and Vampire Diaries. In addition, I am still watching The 100, Jane the Virgin. 

When stressed, I try to remember that I have New Girl and That 70s Show as options, too. Lots of fun ahead!

 

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#TheReadingQuest Sign up

Hello! I have been seeing a rumble of Reading Quest sign ups on Twitter. Because I am striving to read more, I will join the masses. This Reading Quest challenge was created by Aentee over at Read At Midnight. The graphics were made by the lovely CW over at Read, Think, Ponder.

Basically, the reading quest lasts from August 13 to September 10. From what I gathered, you pick a character class (sort of like Dungeons and Dragons?). Then, Bingo your way through the board.

I hope that made some sort of sense.  As always, I am freaking out that I somehow don’t understand the rules. So, if you notice any errors, please let me know.

Character Class:

It took me a couple of tries to decide which character class I’ll be for this. The typical approach is “bard,” because I like to write. However, I want to read more warrior stories. So. That’s the path I am on. Oh! Also, I picked the knight with the darkest skin, because they were the cutest to me.

Reading challenges/my quest route

The First Book In a Series: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

A Book With a Verb In the Title: The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

A Book With a Weapon on the Cover: Fire by Kristin Cashore

A Book with Red on the Cover: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

A Book with a TV Show or Adaptation: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Rebelling already

Because my anxiety is already way too high, I am not competing. Instead, I am going to read and enjoy the process. My approach is to also add other books to my TBR as I go along.

Hope you join in on the fun.

 

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August Week 2 TBR And Readathin Participation

 

 

Ah, August week 2 is here, and so it is time to share my TBR. I want to say that I failed (on an epic scale) last week when it comes to my reading. Depression is kicking my butt, and anxiety as well. I will try better. There will be a readathon in August called the Readathin. I’ll link it here.  I’m hopeful.

the challenges

This readathon is a month-long journey and so I am hoping to keep updating my participation each month. Doing this will help motivate me and keep me accountable. My family is expecting some visitors, so to cope with my anxiety, I want to read more. Wish me luck.

Actually, let’s take a look at these challenges, and geek out together. Like I said, I am hopeful.

  1. Read a 2017 release
  2. Read a book that is the same color (or a similar color) as your birthstone
  3. Read a diverse book
  4. Read a book with a title or author with the same first letter as the first letter in your first name (the words “a” and “the” don’t count)
  5. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji
  6. Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” doesn’t count) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 
  7. Read a book with a summer themed cover
  8. Read a book with a warm colored cover (orange, red, yellow, brown)   Poison Study  by Maria V. Snyder 
  9. Start and finish a series
  10. Read a book in 24 hours
  11. Read a new to you author. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
  12. Book with water on the cover
  13. Read a book set in summer
  14. Buddy read a book
  15. Read a book recommended to you by someone in the book community
  16. Read a guilty pleasure read
  17. Read an adult/new adult book
  18. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
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Readathon: Booktubeathon TBR 2017

Hello! Because I have been failing to read this past week, I am hoping to come back in full force to finish up the month. I was watching a video by the lovely Ariel Bassett, when she announced the Booktubeathon’s dates for this summer. It’s going to be from the 24 til the 30th of July. Here’s a link to the announcement.

Are you ready to see what I have lined up for this awesome readathon? Let’s go!

The 2017 Reading Challenges:

1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.

Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

2/ Read a hyped book.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

3/ Finish a book in one day.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

4/ READ ABOUT A CHARACTER THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM YOU.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (all I know is there is a monster-type character in this one. And a vicious girl in it, too).

5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.

It’s unbelievably hot here in California, so this is probably not going to happen.

 

6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.

The Elite by Kiera Cass (maybe?)

7/ Read seven books.

Two more books: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (if I am not done with it this weekend. If I am done, I’ll move on to the next book in the series, The Exiled Queen). 

And, I’d like to either start The Well of Ascension  by Brandon Sanderson or read The Coldest Girl in Cold-Town by Holly Black.

 

Your Turn

What are you going to read this week? Are you participating in any readathons? Leave a comment and share your TBR!

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Readathon: Make Me Read It Readathon

I am a fan of readathons and connecting with others. So, when my buddy Ely posted about the Make Me Read It Readathon, I knew it’d be a fun idea. The readathon was created by Val and Ely. 

 

How it Works

Basically, the readathon is going to run from August 6th til the 13th. You can pick any format of books, whether you own it or borrow it from the library, and list all the options you have in a poll. Yes, this readathon involves YOU voting for what I should read for that week. Now, because I read two things per week, I will perhaps give you 4-5 options.

Ready?

 

Which books should I read?

Graceling by Kristen Cashore
And I Darken by Kiersten White
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
SurveyMaker

 

Looking forward to seeing what you pick! Also, I hope you participate with us in this event. That’d be lovely. If you are participating, remember to put your polls as soon as possible to give people a chance to vote!

 

PS: Happy Monday.

 

 

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TBR Ideas for the Emojiathon

So, I did not plan on this, but the Emojiathon is happening in June. Here, I am simply thinking out loud, and narrowing down my book shelves to fulfill the challenges. Technically, you only need four challenges to be done. But, I am a Slytherin and I am ambitious. Besides, I want to have as many options as possible.

Let’s do this.

Read a book about a marginalized group

This is a bit of a stretch, but I am taking the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom crew as a magrinalized group. As a group, they’re definitely not the mainstream in their town.

 

Read a Contemporary Novel or a Romance

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Read a Cover-Buy

Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

OR

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Read a Book that Makes You Happy

The Selection by Keira Cass

Read a Sci Fi Book

Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Read a 2017 Release

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

 

Read a Book You’re Annoyed that You Have Not Read Yet

Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

OR: Legend by Marie Lu

Read a Book You’ve Seen Everywhere

Vicious by VE Schwab or The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Read a Book That Takes Place in a Different Country

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

 

Read a Book with Animals on the Cover

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

 

Read a Book that Features Music

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

 

 

 

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Tome Topple: TBR

I am going to be participating in Tom Topple this month (over the next two weeks!). Tome Topple was created by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes. The rule is simple: read book(s) over 500 pages. My TBR is ever so ambitious hopeful, as per usual. Also: Slytherin reminder. Of course, my Tome Topple TBR is going to be bending some rules. (I just like to say this in case I do break the rules).

Warning: I am going to try reading some of my shorter books because I did not do so well this week in terms of my TBR. Perhaps I’ll change my mind.

I want to admit that I probably won’t succeed in reading all the things. However, I like having options sometimes. Even if it means that I’ll be somewhat indecisive. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, right?

TBR Hopefuls

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

The final book in the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy has been on my TBR for a few weeks now. The second book ended on a cliffhanger and I have been aching to read this one.

It is a huge book and I am intimidated, but that is part of the point of this readathon. Here’s hoping it’s a quick read. Also: I am hoping I don’t get a book hang over. But, look at what Blue Lily, Lily Blue did to me.

Spoiler: So much damage has been done. Dina has never been the same since reading that book.

Anyway, this book is part of a series, so this fulfills the challenge of reading a tome that is part of a series.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 

At some point, I am going to have to face my Sanderson pile. Why not start now? It’s a 600 pager, and I am anxious to start yet frightened by it. But, I need this one to fulfill the challenge of reading an adult book. (Gasp! I am reading an adult book.)

Extra options

For whatever reason, I assume that these books are easier reads. I am probably very wrong about this perception. Let me list them and discuss further.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

So, this book seems to have a lot of diagrams. That is why I assumed it would be short as an experience. From the reviews I have seen, this book is addictive. And in my head addictive =

And/Or: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 

It’s a Morgan Matson book! I expect sweetness, cuteness, and fluff. And perhaps, judging by the cover, puppies. Who wouldn’t want that?

 

 

 

 

 

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RYBSAT TBR (part 1)

So, after much deliberation, I am joining RYBSAT this week. Basically, RYBSAT just means “read your book shelf a thon.” It took me a while to figure out which shelf I want to read. Now, though, I am all set for RYBSAT!

The really cool thing about this readathon is that it is going to be TWO WHOLE WEEKS.

And, afterwards, we have Tome Topple, so I am in reading marathon heaven right now.

As always, I want to share that: 1) I am a Slytherin, so rule breaking and ambition are a given.

Read Your Book Shelf a Thon (Round 1) TBR:

Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski (This is the cheating bit, because I was reading this already. It’s not from the shelf that I chose for this readathon, though. But, I need to finish it!)

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (supposedly, I was reading this, too. I may put it down, because I haven’t officially started it. But, to be fair, there’s another Susan Dennard book on this book shelf, so, kind of a substitution situation going on).

 

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani  

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente

If I do transform into the incredible hulk of reading and finish all of these books, I will then move on to read their sequels (except maybe…Hang on, let me ponder.

NO. READ ALL THE THINGS!).

Glad that was settled so quickly.

Moving on to goals, they’re basically the same ones that I have been trying to achieve. But, I am going to try to post more throughout the week (hopefully), and comment on blogs frequently as well.

So, if you know any nice peeps for me to connect with, as always, let me know. I could always use some awesomeness in my life.

And, if you are going to be doing RYBSAT this upcoming fortnight, you can connect with me here, Twitter, and Goodreads (I am also on Tumblr. Link to all of these things is right on the homepage and on the About Me page as well).

 

 

 

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