Would you believe if if I told you that I am finally buying less books and reading the books that I already owned? It was worth a try I guess? In my defence, I has been 3 months since I posted Book Haul #12 because I have been making an effort to actually buy less books. I know, you’re probably disagreeing, but I have now stopped purchasing Book subscription boxes, and I am thinking long and hard before I actually buy any books. I have definitely made a little bit of an effort to read books I already owned or have been on my TBR for a while as well, as well as ARCs, which has been fun.
Pssst, c’mon over here, I have a secret for my fellow book lovers and Hogwarts students! Professor Flitwick is offering all prospective OWLs and NEWTs candidates the opportunity to submit coursework that will help you during exam season. It’s running next week, from 8th -14th October, so why don’t you join me and my classmates. It’s always worth putting a little work in early in the term!
Autumn is most definitely here. It’s jumper weather, soup is on the menu, and I am curling under the blanket at night more often than I am not. I love this time of year, especially for reading, and I am so ready! I struggled a little with reading in September after what was a reading packed summer, and I’m feeling ready for some fall stories. I really love this time of year and I have a lot of early starts this month that should leave time for me to read in the afternoons before Emma gets home.
Once again, we’re going on holiday again this month. We’re away for a little longer this time, off to enjoy the sunny temperatures in Florida and to introduce Emma to Disney. As we’re not going until the back end of the month, I am probably going to do a holiday TBR that will see me into November too.
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”
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!
Eek, welcome, hi there! It’s already Bout of Books time and I am super excited. It’s the third Bout of Books readathon of 2018, the 23rd edition overall, and my 12th time joining in with what has become my favourite readathon around. I was in a reading slump last time round and that really affected my involvement and enjoyment last time round. I’m glad to report that’s not the case this time round, I’m reading and enjoying the books I’m experiencing too. Let’s get signed up!
Good evening witches, wizards, and muggles, and welcome to the NEWTs readathon sign up post. Gintare of Bookroast hosted the first magical readathon in April when I first sat my OWLs, but a reading slump and poor performance meant I jumped at the chance to resit in July. A last minute reading push has meant that I completed my Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, and Muggle Studies, and now as August has rolled round, it’s time to sit the dreaded NEWTs during the Magical Readathon happening for the whole of the month of August. For more readathon information, check out Gintare’s announcement video, or head over to the readathon hashtag on Twitter.
Now, how do you choose your NEWTs subjects? Well, that’s entirely dependant on which OWLs you passed during the last readathon (hence my July resit) and this time round it works on a level up system. Each Acceptable, Exceeds Expectations, and Outstanding challenge requires an individual book and to progress from Acceptable to Exceeds Expectations to Outstanding you must finish the challenge before first. Yep, I suddenly see why these are nastily exhausting! I’m aiming to try and get at least Acceptable in every subject I’m sitting, and at least 3 Outstandings, so let’s see what I’m going to be reading: