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O.W.Ls Readathon 2020 | Update

Hello witches, wizards, muggles, and trolls! OWLs Readathon 2020 is running through the whole of April (check out my sign up post here), so I thought I would do a quick revision update to see how I have been getting on with each exam assignment now as we’re a week into this readathon!

This readathon is probably one of the few things keeping me sane at the moment. There is no sport on the TV, there is no frivolous trips out of the house in the nice weather, and working from home cabin fever is starting to hit. Don’t get me wrong, I am working and living in a nice house, but still it’s not the easiest time so a good readathon was definitely needed.

I’ve had a great month/readathon so far! I’ve used last weeks Cosy Reading Night and the lockdown to try and read more and it is so far working pretty well. I am definitely listening to less audiobooks now that my commute is only my stairs, but I am physically reading more books again and that is a very nice side effect. I am hoping to find some truly amazing stories, hopefully some that completely take me out of the world as it is now and into something.somewhere completely different and new and captivating. Continue reading “O.W.Ls Readathon 2020 | Update”

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Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020

Hello all and Happy Leap Year day! Is that a thing? I am going to make it a thing. I love that we’re nearly at the end of Feb because I don’t want to be super British and moan about the weather, but I cannot deal with how bad the weather has been this month. So to celebrate the end of the month

As the year goes by and I begin to fulfil the challenges, I plan to update the list and state which book I read. I am also planning on updating my Goodreads throughout. If you decide to take part too then there is a great Goodreads group that is the epicentre of all things relating to the reading challenge and has hints and ideas if you’re struggling for an idea in a particular area! Continue reading “Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020”

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The A.B.C Murders | Review

Title: The A.B.C Murders

Author: Agatha Christie

Rating: 3 stars

Dates read: 03 Jan 20 – 08 Jan 20

Publication date: 06 Jan 1936

Publisher: Collins Crime Club

Genre(s): Mystery, Classic

Description:

There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpse the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans

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Top Ten Books of 2019

2019 was a pretty great reading year for me. I read an unprecedented (for me) 120 books, and actively read outside of my comfort zone or my usual genres. I found some books that I really disliked, some books I was disappointed by, some books that were surprises, and a lot of books I ultimately loved. Compiling a top ten list is a little arbitrary by number, but thinking of how to narrow down the list, and what made the cut and what didn’t, was quite difficult yet made me think of which books I loved beyond all else. The list itself has surprised me, there is non-fiction, and fantasy, and a list compiled mostly of brand new authors!

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