Readathon

Tome Topple wrap up

Hey guys,sorry for the lack of posts recently I have been a bit slumpy. Though I have been reading loads which is great. Anyway Tome Topple update! That’s what your here for right?. I didn’t do very well I am afraid, I managed to read quite a few pages but didn’t read all the books I wanted to. I think if I wasn’t doing the #MakeMeRead Readathon then I would have probably managed to read a few more pages.

If any of you want to see my TBR I will link it for you #TomeTopple

What I read:

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

Pages 1088

I actually managed to finish this whole compendium! I really enjoyed it but some of the characters I felt were annoying or there were so many that I couldn’t keep up with who was who. Also I wasn’t to keen on the black and white art style and sometimes I couldn’t recognise who the characters were until I read the dialogue. However I did like it, it was very gory and I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.

Challenges completed

2. Read a graphic novel (that has over 500 pages)
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series

5. Read an adult novel

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Pages 399/699

I only managed to get halfway through this book by the time the readathon finished. So I can’t really count this for any of the challenges. I have since finished this book. Whilst I enjoyed it, it wasn’t the best in the series. I found it a bit hard to get into and I should really of reread the ACOMAF to remind myself exactly what happened. I found this to be very political and it didn’t really hold my attention. I found the Feyre’s sisters to be really annoying and it seemed everyone was getting coupled up. Maas obviously listened to her audience as there is more diverse characters involved. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Total Pages read: 1,487

Challenges completed: 3

 

How did you guys do in the Tome Topple readathon?

Thanks for reading

Readathon · Uncategorized

MakeMeReadIt wrap up and mini review.

So the Readathon is over and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for voting. I really enjoyed the book that I read. As I was doing 2 Readathons at once I only read the winner.

So the winner was Percy Jackson and the lightening thief. I had so much fun reading this book. I feel like I have missed out on not reading this. I must admit I was a teenager when this was first published and I wasn’t much of a reader in those days but I actually only heard about it since I started watching BookTube and reading book blogs.

I loved this middle-grade book, the writing style was great it had humour and mostly it teaches you about Greek mythology without too much info dumping. It had a great mix of everything and I couldn’t fault it at all. I will be reading the next book in the next few weeks. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for reading

Readathon · wrap up

#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

Readathon

#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

 

Readathon

#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.

Readathon

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?

Readathon

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.