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!

 

 

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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.

 

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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  

An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile: You may have
October of 2018 was a total dumpster fire. Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back
I haven't been able to post on my blog for most of September. The world