#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

Bout of Books 19: Day 6/7

This is it guys. It’s the final stretch. The last hurrah. I am starting to really struggle for time in terms of writing and updating posts so I have decided to do a joint weekend post. My travelling week is so crazy that reading time is at a serious premium, so if I do get the chance, I shall update accordingly. I sadly don’t have time to do the Twitter chat (I seriously could cry about this as it’s one of my favourite things about this readathon, but sadly Ohio is capturing my attention and heart to much! I am also bowing out of the day 6 challenge, but would like to say thanks for embracing the challenges I did earlierr this week with such gusto!!

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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.

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Bout of Books: Day 3

So, today is the big day! I fly to the US tomorrow, but I am off to London tonight ready for the early morning get up and flight time. I’m getting super excited now, just trying to stay a bit calm! I’m hoping to get quite a bit of reading done today if I can, but we’ll see how that goes later on!

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