Bout of Books 20: Day 1

Well, well, well, look what time it is again folks! That’s right, it’s Bout of Books time! I can’t believe Bout of Books 20 is here already! I’m so please and excited!! We’re all friendly, fun, and book obsessed, so if you’d like to take part, it’s not too late to sign up hereOnce again, I decided to set myself some TBR challenges, and as I mentioned in my sign up post, I’m also taking part in #TheReadingQuest, so if you want to see my progress, you can follow that here too!

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!

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#TheReadingQuest: Progress Updates

Last week I signed up and started #TheReadingQuest (my sign up post can be found here). I committed to taking part in the readathon over the next month, and after a week have realised that I need a post to keep track of my progress! There is a set of rules, challenges, and scoring systems that can be found on #TheReadingQuest sign up post, and also on my original TBR post. So, in an effort to take part and track my progress, I’m creating a master post to track my scores throughout this readathon. Continue reading

Friday Reads: #TheReadingQuest goes Rogue

Afternoon one and all. It’s Friday, already, have you got that Friday feeling? What is the Friday feeling (I genuinely don’t really get it, maybe it’s because i work some weekends)? How is everyone? I’m back in work full time out of training now, and even though I’m still struggling with the after effects of the crash I feel more like myself. And these readathons (namely Tome Topple, #TheReadingQuest, and Bout of Books) are helping me along. Not being able to drive is annoying, yes, but it means I now sit waiting for and on trains for over an hour a day, so it has opened a nice guaranteed reading time for me to crack on with.

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#TheReadingQuest: Sign Up and TBR

Another week, another readathon, and this week I’m signing up for #TheReadingQuest. I came home from work today to find my housemate Emma constructing a TBR list with a game board and thought ‘I need to do this’, so here I am, way past the time I was planning to go to bed, writing a post. I say writing, much of this post is copied and posted from the original due to the rules, and complexity of the readathon. Now, that shouldn’t put you off folks, it’s my stupidity that needs the rules and regulations written somewhere I can easily find them.

This awesome readathon is courtesy of Aentee at Read At Midnight, so if you want more information, or to sign up and take part, please click on her blog name and be transported! The quest is set to take place between Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017. Continue reading

Friday Reads does Tome Topple 4: Sign Up, and TBR

I love me a good readathon, and folks, there’s a curling one coming up.  It’s time for Tome Topple, the readathon when bibliophiles like myself get all of our biggest books and attempt to read/weight lift these tomes together. It’s my second Tome Topple readathon, and last time (click here to view my posts from last time) I managed to read a couple of long books that I’d been meaning to for a while, so I’ve eyed up some longer books to go on my Tome Topple TBR. 

So, what is it? Well, Tome Topple is a two week readathon created by Sam aka Thoughts on Tomes and this time the readathon is taking place from midnight in your timezone on 4th August until 11:59pm on 17th August. The aim of this readathon is to read big books, aka books over 500 pages aka “tomes”, so unlike many readathon, it’s about the number of pages in a book rather than the quantity of books you manage to finish over the fortnight. Want more information, you can watch Sam’s announcement video or check out the readathon Twitter page and/or the Goodreads group.

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Friday Reads: 24 in 48 Readathon Sign-Up

So it’s that time again folks, time to over-commit to reading a ridiculous amount in 48hrs for the sake of good fun and a difficult challenge. I made that sound like no fun at all. I am actually super excited!! I took part in the last readathon in January (see here, and here). The premise of the readathon in super easy and very simple:  Try to read for 24hrs in a 48hr period this weekend. Seems easy enough to attempt, if you have the weekend off and stuff. And this time, I kinda do have the weekend off. It’s my Dad’s birthday on Sunday, so there is a family gathering for that, and I am back in work after a period of recovery from the car crash, so I’d like to feel ready for that, but otherwise, I’m good for trying to read for 24hrs this weekend. Continue reading