It’s officially only 6 days to Christmas, which means a week from today it will be Boxing Day and I HAVE FINISHED WORK UNTIL NEW YEAR’S EVE. Can you tell I am excited? It’s the middle of the week though, and others are still only just getting over hump day, so, I am low key celebrating in the best way – in my comfies, on the couch, with a table full of snacks, reading unabashedly for 3hrs because it’s Christmas Cosy Reading night!
The lovely Lauren of Lauren and the Books posted her TBR here this morning, with a few details all about the fun filled evening. It is running for one night only, Wednesday 19th December, from 7pm-10pm GMT. The idea is to sit down and relax, get some quality reading done, eat lots of snacks, and have a grand old time. You can connect with friends and see what everyone is doing through #cosyreadingnight on twitter and Instagram, and can join in the fun any which was you like. How awesome eh? This is my second time taking part, the first time was way back in 2017 on the Harry Potter themed Cosy Reading night that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first book’s release, and I had a great time. I’ve wanted to take part so many times but work schedules prevented it, so tonight, I am strapping in!
I am currently taking part in the Christmas at Hogwarts/Magical Feast Magical Readathon edition and chasing some last challenges on my Around the Year in 52 books list, so I am planning to use this great night to forward my reading goals and get closer to finishing both of these awesome events. With that in mind, I am going to probably flip between different reads to keep me going and progressing towards my overall goals. The last thing I want is to fall short with either, so I am going to hit both hard and see where I can get to. I am a quick reader, so if I put my mind to it, I could cause some damage to my remaining challenges.
- The Power Naomi Alderman – I have begun to read this, and even though it doesn’t count for a challenge for the Magical Feast Readathon, it counts towards Around the Year and is something I am quite into and have been looking forward to for a while.
- Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #2 V E Schwab, Enrica Angiolini, Andrea Olimpieri – Issue #3 came out today and even though I don’t have my hands on it yet, it means I can finally read this one knowing another instalment is on it’s way soon. It fulfils the one night challenge in the Magical Feast readathon, that lets me move onto the next pathway, which will mean reading on of the two books below.
- Our Dark Duet V E Schwab – I’ve wanted to read this for ages, and I finally feel like I am in a place to read it without hating the fact that it will immediately be over when I finish. My only hesitation about reading it tonight is that I’m already reading something dystopian.
- The Last Romeo Justin Meyers – I’ve heard good and funny things about this book, and is something that I’ve been meaning to read for a while as NetGalley granted me an e-ARC earlier this year. It fulfils a challenge if I don’t fancy Our Dark Duet as well.
Are you taking part in Christmas cosy reading night? Is it your first one?
What are you planning on reading this evening?