#AYearaThon TBR

March is upon us, and I am so glad for it. Basically, I am tired of this cold weather. In addition, this past months have been busy. I am really trying to up my productivity and using my time/energy more wisely.

Here, I am sharing my goals and TBR for the week. Luckily, there’s a readathon going on this week, so I have a connecting concept with all the books I am hoping to read.

Without much rambling, here’s my TBR.

#AYearaThon (Cover Buys)

From March 6-12, there will be a readathon called A YearAthon.  Here is the link for this readathon. 

By the way, it is unclear what the challenges are expected for this readathon, which is kind of frustrating, because I would like to plan this business. I mean, it basically says, “read a trilogy,” which sounds frustrating to me, because…it kind of depends on how you read one book at a time rather than multiple ones at once.

As always, I will say that: 1) I am a Slytherin, 2) I am ambitious, 3) There will be bending of the rules.

Sorry.

Actually, I am not sorry at all.

Moving on.

Here is my TBR

TBR of Cover Buys

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

A Gathering of Shadows– by VE Schwab 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children–by Ransom Riggs

 

The Weight of Feathers–by Anna-Marie McLemore

This Adventure Ends–by Emma Mills

If it were up to me, I’d extend the week’s days to read even more.  I know I might not get to read all of these books this week. Currently, I would like to research ways to read more. I am also low-key reading The Lies of Locke Lamora with my buddy Annemieke throughout the month.

My goals for this week are a bit simpler: 

  1. Exercise more within the week
  2. Continue to work on novel
  3. Read and post multiple times a week
  4. Sleep more. I am running on 3 hours of sleep. Lately, I haven’t been able to sleep at all, and it’s really affecting my energy levels and mood.

What are your plans for the week? Share in the comments!

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this

March Readathons Overview

For March, I will be participating in a couple of readathons. If you are curious to see what’s coming up on here, check out the readathon I intend to join below. Bonus points if you get to participate with me. I would love to have reading buddies.

Warning: I am a Slytherin through and through. 1) Ambitious, 2) Bending the rules a bit.

Ready?

#AYearathon (March 6-12), #ReadOrama (March 12-19), #Fempowerathon (March 19-26)

Because the dates don’t exactly fit the entire month, I hope it’s okay with you to see my TBR as the weeks come along. Also, another reason for me to hold off on sharing the TBRs is to wait and see what the challenges will be. So far, not all readathons have shared the challenges.

I have rambled long enough! Let’s check out my plans for the week.

TBR for this week:
 

Winner’s Curse–by Marie Rutkwoski

Wrath and the Dawn–by Renee Ahdieh

Blue Lily, Lily Blue—by Maggie Stiefvater   

A Gathering of Shadows–by VE Schwab

 Goals:

Exercise every day

Write creatively (Poetry and novel-writing daily)

Journal throughout the week (every other day?)

Post more reviews on here and on Goodreads

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this

RAT: #BecauseDragonsRAT TBR

 

As I said before, I am going to be participating in readathons as much as I can. So, I read about the Because Dragons readathon. You can find more information right here.  It is a readathon centered on fantasy, and it lasts for a whole week.

Here are the challenges with my TBR.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a diverse fantasy book. (could be #ownvoices, could be a POC author, could be a diverse cast of characters, or set in a part of the (real) world you are not familiar with)

When the Moon was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore (which is magical realism, not fantasy, I think).
2. Read a fantasy book with a steamy romance.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
3. Read a fantasy book with purple on the cover. (any amount is sufficient)

When the Moon was Ours 

4. Read the next fantasy book in a series. (continue a series or start a new one)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I have been “reading” this book for decades. Millions of decades. I need to get on it.
5. Read a fantasy books with dragons in it.

Eon by Alison Goodman

I am hoping to review or at least comment on the books as I go. Hopefully, you have followed me on Goodreads! Link right here.

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this

RAT: Bookentine 2017 TBR

I am going to participate in Bookentine to encourage reading more throughout this month. Bookentine is a readathon with three challenges. It was created by Ely and Michelle over at Tea and Titles.

Challenge 1: Read a book with red and/or pink on the cover

There are a few options for this challenge.

  1. Crown of Embers which is the second book in the A Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy (Yes, I finally finished the first one!)
  2. The Dream Thieves 
  3. Wrath and the Dawn

I am tempted to just work on The Dream Thieves for now, because The Raven Boys went by quickly.

Challenge 2: Read a book by an author you haven’t read before,

I am going with V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic to fulfill this challenge’s requirement.

Challenge 3: Read a book featuring mental illness or disability.

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto. I just double checked, and it sounds like the heroine has one arm.

 

Now, there are a few things to keep in mind here:

First, I read at a relatively slow pace. I am not sure I’ll be able to get through all three of these books. But, this will not stop me from trying to read on a daily basis. This is the goal here. I am participating to get myself some motivation to read more frequently.

I am very lucky to have more than one option to read at a time, so I want to get my TBR to be smaller over time. While I am not being too creative with my reading list for this readathon, I am hoping to communicate about what I read as well, to build this blog some more.

Warning: I am starting all these books for the most part. I am a Slytherin, so cheating is not beyond my capacity. Hope that is okay.

If you want, follow me on Goodreads for more on my thoughts as I read these books. Linking my account right here.  Come say hello.

Hope you will participate with us!

 

 

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this

February TBR and Goals

I didn’t do so well last month with the TBR pile. January was an awful month for me. I struggled to do the basics, because I had a huge change in my life. Hopefully I can manage things better this month. I am trying. You’ll notice some of the same books from last month’s TBR on February’s TBR.

Also: I would like to note that TBRs are a new thing to me, because I normally read whatever I lay eyes on. It is not very effective. Now, I have a nice pile of books next to my bed ready to be read. I am not sure if that is necessary. I mean, maybe you just put them on the shelves nearby. What do you guys with TBRs? Do you set them nearby? Or, do you leave them scattered in the room? Does it matter?

Another problem I am facing is focusing on one books or two at a time. I want to read all the things, all at once. I kind of have a lot of books to go through. *Gestures wildly around her room* If you have any tips, please share them in the comments.

Let’s start!

FEBRUARY TBR:

Girl of Fire and Thorns–Rae Carson

The Dream Thieves–Maggie Steifvater

A Darker Shade of Magic–V.E. Schwab

Revenge and the Wild–Michelle Modesto

Half-baked attempts: On Writing by Stephen King (it’s good! But, my copy is gross)

Extra Credit: Cinder (Marissa Meyer) and The Wrath and the Dawn (Renee Ahdieh)

Goals:

-Get halfway through my novel

-Start exercising daily (walks maybe?)

-Photography

-Read and journal every day

-Integrate creative writing into the blog/Twitter

 

Hope you guys have a brilliant February! Please share your advice, if you have any, below. I am very curious to hear what you think of the books on this list. I am trying to participate in a Feminist Lit February readathon. I’ll link it in this blog entry, right here.

 

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this

DA Readathon TBR

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Okay, in 15 minutes, it’ll be a new year)

In an effort to turn this blog into more of a book blog, I am trying to participate in readathons. One of the neatest ones I have heard of is the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon. Unlike all the cool kids, I am keeping this a bit relaxed, and reading at my own pace.

Obviously, I am a Slytherin. Also obviously, you should follow me on Goodreads to see my reactions as I read these books. Another obvious thing is that I cheated and included two books that I am currently reading. Whatever. I just want to read more and to write more. Here we go.

Expecto Patronum:

The Sun is Also a Star–Nicola Yoon

 

Expelliarmus–A book about a marginalized group

Girl of Fire and Thorns–Rae Carson

Curvy girls of color, people like me, are not really in books often. For someone like me to be a hero of a story would mean the world to me. So, I can’t wait to read this one!

 

Impedmimenta–Diverse book that’s been on TBR the longest

Demon’s Covenant–Sarah Rees Brennan

 

Protego–OWN voices

You Know Me Well–Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Reducto–Smashing Glass Ceiling

Dream Thieves–Maggie Stievfater

Stupefy–Hyped book

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe–Benjamin Alire Saenz

 

Lumos–book recommended by bloggers 

Cinder– Marissa Meyer  

February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month
I have not been doing too well on the reading front, so I am gearing
Welcome to week 2 of February 2018. I have a few reading plans for this