Bout of Books 21: Day 3

Well I think it is safe to say that yesterday was a much more productive day than Monday. I finished A book, I listened to more of my audiobook and I really made some tracks with an e-ARC. I also decided to hold a couple of sprints. I saw a friend do it and decided that it would help me concentrate my own reading efforts, and hopefully help others too. I’ll probably hold some more later in the week and put my Expert tag to good use!!

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

Advertisements

Finally Fall Book Tag

Howdy folks! I’ve been tagged by the lovely Emma @ The Terror of Knowing to do the Finally Fall Book Tag. The leaves on the trees are changing colour, the nights are drawing in, the temperature has taken a nose dive, Christmas has definitely arrived in the shops, and more nights than not I am sitting with the fire and/or a hot water bottle to stay cosy. Add these all up and it means that fall has arrived and made itself comfy. But I can’t take any of the credit for this autumnal gem, it was created by Alina aka Tall Tales – check our her video if you get the chance!

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
When I think about books with a vivid setting, I instantly recall the vivid details in which the different London’s are described in Shaes of Magic by V. E. Schwab. The rich smells, colours, and textures described leave the reader in doubt as to which world they are experiencing, adding another dimension to the already rich story.

Continue reading

Bout of Books 20: Day 3

If I am honest, I had a bit of a bum reading day yesterday, and only actually finished 40 pages of my book. I’m working a lot of hours right now, which is great for my purse, but not so great for my free time, and therefore my reading time. Today, I’m not on the phone in work as much so I should be able to get some reading done on my break, because I need less of my break to recoup from the calls. Does that make sense? I really don’t know!! I loved yesterday’s, and today’s challenges, I don’t think this would be the same readathon without the awesome challenges that people come up with (I went way way overboard yesterday)

Continue reading

Book Haul #3

Sooo….here we are again. I know what I said in mid-March OK? I know I admitted to an addiction, and I know that I told you all that I was thinking about limiting amount of books that I would buy (again) but then I didn’t. At all. In any way. Since March 19th, when I posted Book Haul #2, I have bought, received, been given, acquired, 23 books in total. OK, so on the day of posting, that averages more than a book every 3 days. Sigh. I give in.

*I’ve struggled with blogging recently so this is a little out of date and will be followed shortly by #4. Don’t judge Haha!!

Continue reading

Bout of Books 19: Day 5

Guys, it’s Friday already. Where does the time go? I’m getting sad and nostalgic already! Today my updates are coming from Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. Check me out for a multi-city, multi-state, multi-country readathon! I’m hosting today’s challenge today as well, but I sadly don’t have access to my book shelf.

Continue reading

Bout of Books 18: Day 4

bob-expert06I am in denial that this is the half way point and I am going to pretend that it’s just going to go on forever, OK? Good! I have a normal shift slot, length, everything today, no overtime or crazy starts or finishes, which makes a weirdly nice change. It’s the local pub’s quiz of the year tonight, and I will actually have an evening to do things. I am hoping the earlier start also means more reading time of course too!

Continue reading