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Fall TBR

It’s the middle of September and just a couple of days away from officially being Autumn. I can’t quite believe that we’re already into Fall. Pumpkin Spiced Lattés are already back on the menu, jumpers are coming out of the closet, and boots are back in the shops. I really love this time of the year, from now until New Year is definitely my favourite few months and this year, I get to through Disney into the mix too!

With autumn looming, I thought it was high time to construct a Fall TBR, and it so happened to coincide nicely with this weeks Top Ten Tuesday post. I have found it much easier to stick to TBRs this year than I have in the past, so I’m hoping to commit to reading a mix of books over the next few months to lessen my TBR and ARC piles. That’s the plan at least!

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 “Fall TBR”


N.E.W.Ts Readathon | Wrap

Hello there Witches and Wizards! It’s results day for those Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests that were sat in August, and I’m kind of whelmed at my success. The NEWTs Readathon was a really great thing to be a part of, I met nee internet friends and read quite a few of the books that have been sat on my TBR pile for a long time. I largely stuck to the TBR that I set out at the beginning of the readathon, and found that participating in The Full Monte and Bout of Books help me finish some of these titles. I really wanted to try and get Exceeds Expectations in everything, but as the month went by in a flurry of work activity and holiday planning, it became obvious that was an unrealistic goal, and I didn’t even quite manage to get an acceptable in everything (damn you Shadowblack for not being engaging!). Continue reading “N.E.W.Ts Readathon | Wrap”

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August: It’s a Wrap

August has been and gone, and with it the summer seems to be disappearing into distant memory and the fall is fat approaching. I’m actually OK with this even though I love the heat and the good weather, because I am going on holiday twice, the football season is back, and I can curl up on the sofa with a blanket and read much better in the autumn months. That said, I have managed to do a fair amount of reading in August and have read some ‘proper’ books, some that have been on my shelf for a long time, and some that I have been desperate to read for quite some time. NEWTs Readathon, Bout of Books, and The Full Monte have really helped keep my reading pace up this month, and I’ve made some new and awesome friends along the way too! Continue reading “August: It’s a Wrap”

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September/Holiday TBR

It’s September, fall is round the corner, the world is gearing up for jumpers and pumpkin spiced lattes, and I am going on holiday. I have been eagerly awaiting September for a while, and although I am not someone who usually wishes the summer away in a quick whirl of sunshine and ice creams, I am very glad it’s here! This month, I am tackling books I have bought and been sent over the past few weeks and months, and I am diving in with the knowledge that nothing needs to fit a readathon challenge. I love a good readathon, but I am also a mood reader, so this month I have decided that I am just going to read what I want when I fancy!

I am also jetting off to Barcelona for 5 days! We aren’t taking checked luggage, so anything I take to read must be able to fit into carry on with all of my clothes etc. so I have tried to think ahead and take a mix of paperbacks and digital ARCs. You’re probably wondering how I plan to read that much in a great city like Barcelona, well, there is a good 5 hours of plane time that will allow some reading, and I shift through books when I am able to stress free read and enjoy them. There’s a beach, and there’s going to be lots of free-time and chillaxing, things that are vastly improved by a good story, so with that in mind I am planning ahead! Any potential holiday read has a little sun next to it!

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Bout of Books 23 | Wrap Up

That old adage that time goes quickly when you’re having fun has really applied to this readathon because man did it speed by in a flurry of pictures, stories, sprints, and smiles. Bout of Books 23 was a good’un, I’d go as far as to say one of my favourites, and was the perfect readathon at the perfect time. It is still up there occupying the top spot for favourite regular readathon and this time it’s made me realise just how many books I’ve read, posts I’ve written, and bookish friends I’ve met because of this awesome event.

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Bout of Books 23: Day 7

Why oh why is Bout of Books coming to an end all over again? You really would think I’d be used to it by now, considering I’ve done well over 10 of these readathons, but apparently it is always difficult to deal with. The good news is it’s back in January, but the bad news is that’s agggggges away and I don’t wanna think about 2019 right now.

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! Continue reading “Bout of Books 23: Day 7”

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Bout of Books 23: Day 6

I don’t want to alarm anyone right now but tomorrow is the last day of Bout of Books 23 and I am really not OK with this. Not at all OK, but, thankfully Bout of Books 24 is already in the calendar (it’s going to start on January 7th for anyone who wants to plan ahead too). I finish work just as the twitter chat is due to happen so I am pretty sure I’m going to miss it completely, which I am gutted about!

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! Continue reading “Bout of Books 23: Day 6”