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#AntiBullyReads 2016 wrap up

This is to be a quick wrap up from me, #AntiBullyReads readathon was from the 14-20th November and all you had to do was read books that had some sort bullying involved. The idea of the readathon is to just spread awareness that bullying still happens in all shapes and form and really shouldn’t be happening in this day and age.

The Books I read:

George

This was a quick easy read, this is a middle grade novel about a girl called George and her struggles coming to terms with her identity and social acceptance. George is in fact a boy but feels he has been born the wrong sex. I really enjoyed this book, it was different to what I have read before and would definitely recommend 4/5 stars…review to come.

Butter

This book follows ‘Butter’ a 423lb (30st) teenager who has always struggled with his weight and being “invisible” to the other kids at school until one day he plans to kill himself with one last meal and airs it live on the internet. This book was great, Butter is such a relatable character and I was on the verge of tears for about 50% of this book 4.5/5 stars…Review to come.

That’s it, I am pretty pleased that I managed to read these 2 books and definitely made me more aware.

Have you read these books? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading

Louise x

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#AntiBullyReads 2016 TBR

This Readathon is created and ran by Sarah Chruchill

So this year I wanted to participate in the #AntiBullyReads 2016 readathon that runs from the 14-20th November. All you have to do pick some books that have some sort of bullying involved. It doesn’t matter how many books you read it can be 1 it can be 10 it’s just a great readathon and to make people aware that this still goes on and it needs to stop.

There is a Goodreads page where you can join and there is a list of books if you are stumped for ideas. Goodreads page

I am only going to be picking 2 books for this readathon as I am a slower paced reader , plus work and child tend to take up most of my time.

George

I got this book when it first came out and I still haven’t read it.I have heard such great reviews and this is the perfect readathon to read this.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.

George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Butter

Another book that I have had for the longest time and still not read.I have not seen anyone haul/talk about this book on their blogs or booktube and would be interested on your thoughts.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

You think I eat a lot now? That’s nothing. Tune in December 31st, when I will stream a live webcast of my last meal. Death row inmates get one. Why shouldn’t I? I can’t take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you’re invited to watch … as I eat myself to death.

So starts Butter, the story of a lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls ‘Butter’. Worse than being ridiculed for his size at high school, he is simply ignored. Desperate, he pledges to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan.

Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline?

Readers will be surprised to find themselves identifying with both the bullied … and the bullies.

 

So those are my two picks for the readathon. Let me know if you are participating and what books are on your TBR.

Thanks for reading

Louise xx

 

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#MakeMeRead! TBR

#MakeMeReadit readathon is starting on the 9th July at 12am your timezone and finishes 16th July. I listed 5 books and asked you lovely people to vote for what I should read during the week and here are the results. I will be reading the books in the below order.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

There is no way that I will manage to read these all in the week as I have got work and life generally gets in the way. But I am hoping to knock the first two off the list. Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote. I am super excited to read these books.Let me know if you are participating in the readathon and want you will be reading.

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Tome Topple Readathon wrap up

The Tome topple readathon finished on the 19th of June and for those of you that are not familiar with the readathon I will recap on rules and the books that I managed to read.

The challenges:

  1. Read more than one +500 page book
  2. Take a break and read a graphic novel
  3. Read a +500 page book from a series
  4. Read over 500 pages in a week
  5. Read a +500 page adult novel

Week 1:

Week 1, I managed to read a graphic novel which consisted of 148 pages and 399 pages of A Court of Mist and Fury. 547 pages. So that had challenges 2 and 4 scratched off the list.

iZombie, Vol. 1: Dead to the World

 

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Week 2:

Week 2, I managed to finish A Court of Mist and Fury… which was OMYGOD AMAZING! So that scratched off challenge 3 and possibly number 1 as it states more than one +500 page book…idk!

I also started Night Film my Marisha Pessl, but I didn’t manage to complete this. I got to page 297. I am really not sure about this book at the moment. It’s good but I think it has been overhyped and probably would have read more if I was enjoying it more. So Week 2 I read 522 pages.

Night Film

So this is what it looks like overall.

  1. Read more than one +500 page book  possibly
  2. Take a break and read a graphic novel
  3. Read a +500 page book from a series
  4. Read over 500 pages in a week
  5. Read a +500 page adult novel

Week 1:547 + Week 2: 522 =  1,069 pages read.

That’s my wrap up! How did you guys do? Did you complete all the challenges? And what was your favourite read?

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Make me read it Readathon

 

HOLD THE DOOR! I am going to be doing another readathon! From not doing one before to doing 2 in the space of 2 months is crazyness. However this one piqued my interests as you….yes you, get to vote what I read. This is the perfect time for me to read one of my books on my shelves rather than buying another book…I’m sure you all know what that’s like.

So this readathon is hosted by Valerie@The innocent smiley  and Ely@tea and titles.

This readathon is a week long and runs from the 9th July to the 16th July and starts at 12 am your timezone.

If you would like to participate you need to click here and sign up before the 29th June.

The Rules:

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
There is also a tag that you can use if you are on Twitter/Instagram which is #MakeMeRead!
I am a slow reader, so I will only be putting 5 books on my poll, but these are all the books that I need to read and I have been putting it off for too darn long.I am hoping to read 2 books depending on the sizes and If I like them, because that always helps.
The poll:
As you will notice they are all books in a series and that’s because I am more of a standalone book sorta gal but I feel I am missing out on some great books.
Thanks for taking the time to view my page and vote.
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Tome Topple Readathon update – week 1

So the first week of this readathon has passed in a blur and I have managed to complete some of the challenges, oh yeah!

 

iZombie, Vol. 1: Dead to the World

I managed to complete challenge 2 – take a break and read a graphic novel.  148 Pages –  I really enjoyed this graphic novel and will be writing a review, so watch out for this if you like zombies, vampires and ghosts. 4 stars

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

I haven’t completed this but I am on page 399 and enjoying it so far – I am not liking it as much as ACOTAR but it might change as I stillhave over 200 pages to go. That also means I have completed challenge 4 which is to read over 500 pages in a week. 547 to be exact.

So this is what it currently looks like:

  • Read more than one +500 page book
  • Take a break and read a graphic novel
  • Read a +500 page book from a series
  • Read over 500 pages in a week
  • Read a +500 page adult novel

I am gonna have to up my game if I want to complete all the challenges for Sunday.

Let me know if you are participating in the readathon and the challenges you have completed.

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TomeTopple Readathon TBR

 

So I have decided I am going to do participate in the #TomeTopple Readathon that is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes.

This will be the first ever readathon that I have done, I felt this one was more relaxed and I had some books that I thought would be good for the challenges, so I thought why not?  The readathon begins on 5th June – 19th June and the idea is to read as many pages as you can from books that have 500+ pages.

I am not one to shy away from big books, although there is one that I need some encouragement with. I am really liking the challenges.  I would ideally like to get all the challenges completed but who am I kidding? I may be able to complete if I double up the challenges on the books.


The challenges:

 

  1. Read more than one +500 page book
  2. Take a break and read a graphic novel
  3. Read a +500 page book from a series
  4. Read over 500 pages in a week
  5. Read a +500 page adult novel

 


My TBR:

 

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Mass –  Challenges 1,3 and 4.

I am looking forward to reading this after just finishing ACOTAR I needed more of Tamlin and Rhysand. Hopefully I will be able to fly through this book.

 

iZombie, Vol. 1: Dead to the World

Izombie, Vol 1 Dead to the world by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred (Illustrator) – Challenge 2 I am really looking forward to this graphic novel it sounds right up my street.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Told from a female zombie’s perspective, this smart, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy.

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. She sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong.

Our zombie girl detective is joined by a radical supporting cast: her best friend Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging ’60s ghost, a posse of paintball blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy.

Les Misérables

Les  Miserables by Victor Hugo – Challenge 5 If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been reading this book for the last 6 months and 550 pages in but don’t worry the book is 1200 pages so I still have a fair way to go with this book. Hopefully this readathon will give me a good kick up the butt and read some more of it.

Night Film

 

Night Film by Marisha Pessl – Challenges 1 and 5. I would love to get to this one as I have heard such great things about it.

 

Hopefully I will be able to complete all the challenges in the two-week window. Let me know if any of you are participating and what books you have set for your challenges. If you have read any of these books let me know what you thought of them. I will do a weekly wrap up/report to let you know how I am getting on.  Good luck everyone and happy reading.