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Bout of Books 22: Day 3

It’s Day 3 of this thing which means tomorrow we are actually half way and that fact is scaring me a little bit, I don’t want to lie to you guys!! I am off work today (I’m not sick of anything, I am working the weekend so I have today off instead) so I am going to try and get some hard reading done. I haven’t held any twitter sprints this time round, but that might change tonight. I have some free time later, so if you’re around and fancy a reading buddy…

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!


10:30am: I had a lie in this morning and it was absolutely delightful. I slept a little better last night and even though my eyes and nose are funny again from the hayfever I seem to have developed this year, I am feeling a little more alive. I am taking my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch, so I am going to see if I can squeeze in a little more reading before I go.

11:15am: So I’ve taken my challenge picture and put it on Instagram, I’ll need to update the challenge section in a little bit. It was a good one today!

14:00pm: I took my Gran to the local garden centre for lunch and a small shop today which was nice. The weather is starting to improve and the plants were out and the whole thing was lovely. I haven’t spent much time with her recently so it was nice to do something together! I got some fancy jam and some bedding plants, I really need to sort out Barry the Hanging basket because he is looking a little dead!! In other news, my parents have floated the idea of going to Russia next year, and after a few minutes it has escalated to a multi city journey that starts in Moscow, goes to St. Petersburg and finishes in Tallinn, Estonia. You can see where I get it from.

16:30pm: I texted Emma about an hour/90 mins ago saying Deadpool 2 was out and suddenly out quiet evening of reading has dissolved into a Bakchich tea and a trip to the cinema. I’m quite excited though, for both. I love Bakchich and I’ve been waiting for Deadpool 2 for ages!!

21:45pm: The food was incredible, as always. I have shawarma and falafel and hummus and it was just amazing. Turns out I adore middle eastern food. Deadpool 2 was also pretty funny. It wasn’t as good as the first but then sequels hardly ever are, but it was funny and ridiculous. I was sat next to a Spanish set of friends and was a little depressed that they could understand it completely in a second language but couldn’t help smiling at how hilarious he found it.


Coming soon!

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Bout of Books 22: Day 2

Hey, hey, hey, we’re back and reading, and having fun together, right? It’s Day 2 already and things are going pretty well for me so far. Did you manage to get some reading done yesterday? Did you do the challenge? Did you manage to join in with the twitter chat? Sadly I missed it as I have a very early start today and needed my rest, and it fell at 2am for me! Don’t forget, you can still sign up, so make sure you’ve added your link here.

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 22: Day 2”


Travel in Retrospect is Under Construction

Hi Folks! I have a little bit of an announcement to make! I’ve decided to take the plunge and make some changes to my blog. I debated the pros and the cons in a Blog Spring Clean post a while a go, and have opted to go ahead and make some alterations. It’s a little bit scary, a lot exciting, and a fair amount more work than I hoped but things are moving and grooving, finally! Continue reading “Travel in Retrospect is Under Construction”

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Book Riot Read Harder

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”

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Around the Year in 52 Books

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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24in48 Readathon | Updates

Hello fellow book lovers! Welcome to the world of 24in48, where there will be updates and reading abound (hopefully), snacking (definitely), and lots of chillaxing with a good book.

So with that in mind, what is it, how does it work, and who created this? Well, 24 in 48 has all the details, but simply, track reading as much as you can with the aim of it being 24hrs in 48hrs over the weekend. It’s low key, with few rules and even less pressure. You can read more, you can read less, it’s up to you. Once you’ve committed, sign up and track your own/other progress all over the internet.

In previous attempts, I’ve stuck to my own timezone, but I’m not so sure that’s a good idea this year, so, I think I’m going to shake it up a little bit this time, and do it on Eastern Time. I’ve always thought it best to do it on my own time, but I don’t want to miss out on the challenges, and it makes it easier to follow ‘hour 1, hour 2…’. We’ll see how it goes.

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