Tome Topple Takedown TBR

Another month, another readathon, and this time it’s a big one! Yes, it is Tome Topple Time! We all look at big books and find them a little daunting, and a lot less appealing to haul down off the shelves and read. So, to battle that, we take on these beasts together, and tackle the 500+ page books that have scared us off before (or that we just feel like taking on now!)  Whether you read 5 pages, or 5 books, it’s all about tackling those bigger books and have a laugh taking part!

The next round of the Tome Topple Readathon will take place from midnight in your time zone on April 7th to 11:59pm in your time zone on April 20th! Tome Topple Takedown can be found at the Goodreads group handily titled Tome Topple Readathon page, and any progress, updates, or titbits can also be found at the twitter handle @Tome_Topple, so why not join in to? Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR

It has been a long, long time since I did a Top Ten Tuesday, and I was thinking about posting a Spring TBR, I thought it made absolute sense to combine those two. Look at me using my brain! I have stopped doing TTTs with regularity, partly because I keep forgetting, and partly because between this, T5W, and Book Travelling Thursday, topics have tended to start repeating themselves. But this was too good to mix.

For all you lovely people 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 team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Continue reading

TBR Takedown 5.0: TBR

Another week, another readathon. Another new readathon in fact! This time, I am tackling the TBR Takedown, a new readathon on my list, on that the lovely Emma told me about. It is a low-key readathon held by Shannon from leaninglights (her YouTube & Twitter) and this round, TBR Takedown 5.0, will start at midnight on Monday 6th February and run through until 11:59pm on Sunday 12th. Yes, it may be low-key, but there are a couple of challenges to help you on your way, and prioritise your reading, so I’m going to try and incorporate my reading!

For more information, or to read/tweet along once it gets started, see the readathon Twitter. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

tttThe weather has turned, the temperature has dropped, and it is perpetually grey outside: autumn has officially arrived guys! This means jumpers, and boots, and cardigans, and fires, and coats, and Strictly. And with fall comes great TV, and Christmas shopping. Yes, the dreaded ‘C’ word this early in the year (we’re less than 100 days away though now guys!). With all these distractions, I need to set some reading targets, so this week’s TTT has come at an opportune moment.

For all you lovely people 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 team together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Easy, even when you have work and relocation activities all day! Continue reading

Bout of Books 16 – TBR

Bout of Books 16I confess, I’ve not been reading much lately. I’ve not been doing much of anything except working, moving house, and marathoning TV shows. Bout of Books 16 could not have come at a better time; hopefully it will invigorate both my blogging and literary efforts. For those of you who don’t know much about Bout of Books, it is a wonderfully relaxed readathon ran by the lovely ladies over at the Bout of Books Blog. Continue reading

The 140 character book review – Bout of Books 12 Recap

I have had an incredibly busy couple of weeks; a couple of weeks that could only ever happen in Thailand. From monkey bites to ziplining, sunflowers to visa runs, Bout of Books to New Years Eve. It really has been wonderfully jam-packed!

Throughout this time, I have read. I mean really read. I have been shifting through books at quite a rate. I’ve had ample free time on an assortment of public transports, visa runs, and free lessons, so I’ve been doing something I enjoy with the time. Continue reading