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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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Book Riot Read Harder | 2019 Challenge

Here we are again folks! I know that I said I wasn’t going to do this year’s challenge, but I have changed my mind and decided that I wanted to give it a go. I have been reading a lot more diversely naturally anyway, so I thought I would see how I was doing and see if I could get close to completing this year’s list! I do love a good reading challenge, and this one looks really good in my reading journal too, so it was too much to resist! Continue reading “Book Riot Read Harder | 2019 Challenge”

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Discussion | The Pressures of Reading Challenges and DNF-ing

Guys, it’s straight up confession time,. I don’t like DNF-ing books, and I certainly don’t like DNF-ing Reading Challenges. I read a lot of books, and whether I love them or loathe them I always finish them. I take part in a lot of readathons and reading challenges, and I have a habit of not managing the longer reading challenges. So, with this in mind recently, I’ve been thinking is it all worth it? Continue reading “Discussion | The Pressures of Reading Challenges and DNF-ing”

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Amazon.co.uk’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Hi everyone! How has your Saturday been? I think I am ready for February to be over now, because as much as I love jumpers and sweaters and blankets, I am not about cold winds, cold rain, or dark nights AND dark mornings. The sun this week has made me ready for spring. Thankfully, February has pancake day, it has just 28 days, and this year, it has the Winter Olympics. Emma and I are borderline Curling experts now! What is it about pushing stones, and then brushing some ice, that is so captivating?

Last week, I did a blog meme based on amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime and it’s safe to say that I had not read many of the books on the list. I actually hadn’t heard of many of the books, embarrassingly, but also didn’t feel like it was a list that was truly reflective of what I thought a top 100 books should be, so I’ve also decided to do the amazon.co.uk list too.

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Let’s get on with the list: Continue reading “Amazon.co.uk’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag”

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Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Good evening folks! It’s a bit of a chilly one this evening, isn’t it?! We’ve been pelted by hail stones all day, and been inside binge watching the curling (after Zumba of course!) What a crazy crazy life! I’m not feeling my best this evening, so I was having a little look at posts in my reader and stumbled across this fun, and simple, tag.

How to Play:

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Let’s get on with the list:

Continue reading “Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag”

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Book Riot Read Harder | 2018 Challenge

I absolutely love a good readathon or year long reading challenge, and in the past I have given the Book Riot Read Harder challenge a cursory go. In previous years I have struggled completing many of the challenges, and have quickly lost energy and motivation. I often found that I was trying to complete the challenges for the sake of it, and not because I actually enjoyed reading the books that fit. I looked at the 2018 list at the beginning of January and just felt that this year it was more manageable, and so I set about attempting to do what I have always failed to do before, and ‘read harder’. Continue reading “Book Riot Read Harder | 2018 Challenge”

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Around the Year in 52 Books | 2018

Howdy folks, and welcome! Welcome to Liz tracks her progress with Around the Year in 52 books in a public place! Yes, you’ve probably guess is, but for those who haven’t worked it out, I am attempting to complete the Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge. This challenge, the details of which can be found in this Goodreads Group. The guys who run this awesome challenge have set up 52 unique challenges, one for each week of the year, which an option to wildcard a single challenge from another readathon to replace one that’s too hard or time consuming to complete.

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