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MarvelAThon: Progress Report

I have found my reading mojo, and guys, it’s because of this readathon. It’s possibly my favourite readathon I’ve ever done. We’re just over halfway through this awesome readathon, and it’s just so fun and entertaining, and I’m reading a good variety of books, without reading anything for the sake of it. I’ve been updating my twitter thread regularly, but thought it would be nice to have a little look back at the books I have read and enjoyed, and what is yet to come.

This amazing month-long readathon is being hosted by Jami and is her magical brainchild, and is taking place throughout the month of June; she deserves all the plaudits for creating an amazingly thought through readathon. Her readathon announcement post can be found on her blog: Jami Shelves but she can also be found at the twitter handle @jamishelves. It focuses on the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and features challenges based on themes from the films plots.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Have DNF’d

HI guys, I’m back doing things like Top Ten Tuesday, and thought this week as the time to start. I have actually turned this week’s topic round (Books you DNF’d too quickly) because I just don’t really DNF books. Once I have read a bit of a book, I give it a pretty good go to finish it no matter my level of enjoyment, so there are very few books I have actually failed to finish or purposely chosen to stop reading.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Have DNF’d”

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May: It’s a Wrap

Well guys, there is no way to sugar coat what has been a fairly hard and long month. It’s actually been one of the longest, most tiring, most draining months I remember, and that is before we look at my reading performance! I know, I probably shouldn’t be hard on myself, but I really have lost my way. Reading has always been a haven and escape for me, so it’s really hard when my motivation leaves me and I am left struggling to finish the most simple of reads that would take me 2 days instead of two months. It’s becoming harder to knock off challenges, and although I have still technically not re-read any books yet*, I’m just struggling to read anything.  Continue reading “May: It’s a Wrap”

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MarvelAThon

Guys! GUYS! GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYS! I have some awesome news about a new readathon in town! It’s called Marvelathon, and in case you haven’t already guessed, it’s based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I found about it yesterday, which was also the day it started, but needed some time to think about the rules and the challenges and my TBR and twitter thread and not getting too over excited about a potentially super event!

Now, the rules and the challenges and what not. There are quite a few of them because there’s lots of films, so I’ll be copying a lot from the host’s post keep on track with all the correct info and the good stuff. This amazing month-long readathon is being hosted by Jami and is her magical brainchild, and is taking place throughout the month of June; she deserves all the plaudits for creating an amazingly thought through readathon. Her readathon announcement post can be found on her blog: Jami Shelves but she can also be found at the twitter handle @jamishelves.

Let’s get started shall we?

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June TBR

At the end of June, we’re half way through the year. Yes, that’s right, we’re nearly halfway done with 2018 which is frankly quite scary. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been excited about the second half of this year for a long time and I am excited for it to come, but it’s kind of scary that it’s here already. I haven’t read nearly as many books this year at this point as I had last year, and even though I know it’s not a competition, I know I haven’t been reading much lately and that is irritating me. I do feel like things are getting better with reading, it’s all about the right book at the right time.  Continue reading “June TBR”

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Bout of Books 22: Day 5

I know, I know, I didn’t post yesterday and I actually feel pretty rubbish about that fact. I’ve really not been at my best over the past 24hrs, and ended up doing a lot of things that were house related and pretty much no reading. Oops, oh well. I can’t believe tomorrow is the weekend, that we’re so far through this week, it’s crazy! I have the honour of hosting today’s Space Scavenger Hunt challenge, hope you love it!

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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Bout of Books 22: Day 3

It’s Day 3 of this thing which means tomorrow we are actually half way and that fact is scaring me a little bit, I don’t want to lie to you guys!! I am off work today (I’m not sick of anything, I am working the weekend so I have today off instead) so I am going to try and get some hard reading done. I haven’t held any twitter sprints this time round, but that might change tonight. I have some free time later, so if you’re around and fancy a reading buddy…

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

Updates

10:30am: I had a lie in this morning and it was absolutely delightful. I slept a little better last night and even though my eyes and nose are funny again from the hayfever I seem to have developed this year, I am feeling a little more alive. I am taking my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch, so I am going to see if I can squeeze in a little more reading before I go.

11:15am: So I’ve taken my challenge picture and put it on Instagram, I’ll need to update the challenge section in a little bit. It was a good one today!

14:00pm: I took my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch and a small shop today which was nice. The weather is starting to improve and the plants were out and the whole thing was lovely. I haven’t spent much time with her recently so it was nice to do something together! I got some fancy jam and some bedding plants, I really need to sort out Barry the Hanging basket because he is looking a little dead!! In other news, my parents have floated the idea of going to Russia next year, and after a few minutes it has escalated to a multi city journey that starts in Moscow, goes to St. Petersburg and finishes in Tallinn, Estonia. You can see where I get it from.

16:30pm: I texted Emma about an hour/90 mins ago saying Deadpool 2 was out and suddenly out quiet evening of reading has dissolved into a Bakchich tea and a trip to the cinema. I’m quite excited though, for both. I love Bakchich and I’ve been waiting for Deadpool 2 for ages!!

21:45pm: The food was incredible, as always. I have shawarma and falafel and hummus and it was just amazing. Turns out I adore middle eastern food. Deadpool 2 was also pretty funny. It wasn’t as good as the first but then sequels hardly ever are, but it was funny and ridiculous. I was sat next to a Spanish set of friends and was a little depressed that they could understand it completely in a second language but couldn’t help smiling at how hilarious he found it.

Challenges

Coming soon!