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”
D’you know what is the worst thing about being in a blogging and a reading slump? Being a book blogger. They work together and when things are great, neither is a trouble, but when they’re both hard work, well, you’re doomed. I’ve been in a slump for a couple of weeks now on both fronts and I am hating it, so, Bout of Books 22 could not have come at a better time! I’m super excited that my favourite readathon is back again, I’m on my 11th rodeo and excited to get reading and talking with you all.
We’re already a third of the way through the year, the sun is finally starting to shine more regularly and the temperatures are warming up. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about sitting with a book in the park, or by the river, on an afternoon stroll. I just finished writing my wrap up post, and wasn’t too impressed at the amount I read, so I am aiming high with an ambitious May TBR that should be useful when it comes to writing a TBR for Bout of Books 22 (you should all sign up!). Continue reading “May TBR”
It’s that time of year when students buckle down and start revising for their examinations, so I decided to join in with The Magical Readathon and sit my O.W.Ls. For the muggles amongst you, O.W.Ls (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the examinations taken by 5th year Hogwarts students as they prepare to go down their magical career path and select their N.E.W.T subjects. I loved the later books, when students were cramming and sparks were flying, so I thought it was a perfect time to involve myself with a fun readathon.
The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, is hosting this wizarding event, and has invited us all to take part. Officially, it started on April 2nd, but I only found out about it yesterday so I am a little late to the party, but oh well. There are 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earns you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I received my letter today (the themed rules that can be found here) and I’m ready to begin.
So a month on, and we’re still heading into a new month with a weather warning for snow and ice, with Baltic winds and cold temperatures. It’s supposed to be spring now, can we stop with the wintery behaviour please? I’m currently sitting curled on the couch, wearing a warm jumper, under a blanket with a hot water bottle. I should really be reading for the Easter Readathon but instead, I’m doing the opposite of reading, planning to read. I read a lot of books in March, a lot, some of which were actually on my TBR, do I’m planning to think about what I’m going to read and strategize.
I’m still ticking off challenges for Around the Year in 52 Books and Book Riot Read Harder, and I haven’t finished all the books I started last month, so I’m taking this into account with my list: Continue reading “April TBR”
Good evening guys! Easter is round the corner, and by round the corner I do mean this weekend. We all like a good excuse for a long weekend, and Easter boasts not just one but two bank holiday days. Sadly, I don’t work in a job that means I get a super long weekend, but for those of you who do, I hope you’re enjoying the thought of four work free days. It’s absolutely perfect time to get reading, so what better time for the year’s next readathon. Yes, I’m in work on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, but I am planning on getting some serious reading done, hopefully completing some of the books that have stood on my currently reading and TBR shelves for a while. Continue reading “Easter Readathon | Sign Up, Goals, and TBR”
Well, in a week that has seen yet more snow, dipping temperatures, freezing winds, and embracing water bottles, it’s nice to think about Spring isn’t it? It somehow seems really far away, and yet we’re closer to April 1st than we are the beginning of March. I’ve had a really great month of reading, and read a real mix of books, and would like to continue that on through the rest of Spring, so really this TBR topic could not have come at a better time.
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 pop your thinking cap on and narrow down those choices! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR”