2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 5: Reading Update!

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Day 5 is done of the Biannual Bibliothon and let me tell you, it was a lot better than yesterday. Last night I started the audiobook for Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen for challenge #4, which is to read a book with mental illness. The audiobook is about 12 hours and 45 minutes, and last night I listened to 1 hour and 20 minutes, which means I listened to like eleven hours and twenty minutes of it…to be fair it was at double speed (apparently that is how fast my brain goes) but still, I am really proud of that! I loved listening to this book on audiobook, and since I have read this book a few times I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. As for All the Light We Cannot See, I read about 20 pages and came to a conclusion. A conclusion which is that there is no way I can finish this book by Friday. The writing style is beautiful and complex, and I am really enjoying the story (even just from the 50 pages I have read), but this is not a story I can, nor want to read quickly. Soooo, yeah another change in plans but that is okay! Instead of reading this book for the challenge of reading a book I have never heard about, I have decided to give London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton. Honestly, I have no idea what it is about other than it involves London and is a contemporary, which is good enough for me! I will start it tomorrow but overall I am a lot more pleased with my reading progress today than I was yesterday. Hopefully you are all having a good reading time too!

Day 5 Reading Count:

Books Finished: 1

Pages Read: 394

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2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 4: Reading Update!

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Day 4…not the best reading day. Today was just one of those days where after school, I needed to do nothing and just relax. However, I did read a bit tonight and managed to read 30 pages of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It is a dense book however, so I am wondering if I will be able to finish it before Friday. I am going to keep reading it, but if I feel like it isn’t going to work I think I might pick up Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli because 1) it is really short and 2) I did know what it is about, but now I have no idea. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if I switched over. Apart from those 30 pages, I also listened to 1 hour and 20 mins of the audiobook version for Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. Yes, another switch, I know, I know! I just really wanted to listen to another audiobook and this was the only Sarah Dessen one I could find on my library website. The audiobook is 12 hours, but if I go on a few walks this week and listen to it whenever I’m doing mindless tasks I know I will be able to get it done for Friday. I would be using this book for the challenge of reading a book with mental illness (the best friend’s sister suffers from an addiction) but I do really want to re read Just Listen still, but I might do that after the readathon unless I somehow find the time to breeze through it. Luckily, I am not too worried about changing my TBR a bit just as long as I read 6 books and complete 6 challenges!

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Day 4 Reading Count:

Books Finished: 0

Pages Read: 72 (ugh!)

Anyways, that is all for today’s reading update and hopefully tomorrow will be a bit better. Don’t forget to check out my other blog post from today: 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 4: Holiday/Winter Fantasy Bucket List ๐Ÿ™‚

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2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: Reading Update!

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Hmm, so didn’t get as much reading done as I hoped, however I did finish listening to Peter Pan! I had just over an hour left so I went for a walk and finished it off. Overall I really enjoyed it and would recommend listening to it in audiobook format! As it neared the end, I got really invested in the story and had a blast listening to it. I also finished The One by Kiera Cass which I am happy yet sad about, because these books just are so fluffy and make me feel all warm inside. There was only 70 pages left so I flew through the last few pages in like 30 minutes, however I did listen to 3 chapters in audiobook format because while I was walking around, I finished Peter Pan a bit earlier than expected so I gave it a shot and really, really liked it! Once I finished The One, I did not pick up another book on my TBR because before the readathon, I was reading On Writing by Stephen King, and since I only had about 100 pages left, I decided to pick it up and quickly finish it since I am currently on track with the readathon! It is day 3 and I have successfully read 3 books. Tomorrow, I think I am going to pick up All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, for the challenge of reading a book you don’t know much about. I was going to pick up The Book Thief, however it doesn’t fit with any of the challenge I have left…if I have time at the end of the readathon I will read it though, otherwise I will start it once the readathon is over!

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Day 2&3 Reading Count:

Books Finished: 2

Pages Read: 395

That is all for my day 3 reading update for the winter Biannual Bibliothon, and I hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to check out my blogging challenge for today: 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: Favourite Winter Scene and be ready for my new post tomorrow!

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2018 Biannual Biblothon TBR!

Despite January being a busy school month, and the month I am jumping back into writing, I am determined to not pass up a perfectly good readathon, especially since I have an overall reading goal of 75 books this year…anyways, if you don’t know what the Biannual Bibliothon is, it is a week long readathon hosted by some amazing BookTubers, where readers from around the world participate in reading, video, blogging and social media challenges twice a year. The readathon will take place on Saturday, January 20th to Friday, January 26th and will be a lot of fun! There are seven reading challenges to choose books for, and here are all the books I plan on reading.

#1: Read the Group Book

The group book is a book that you can read if you want, and if you do you can participate in their live show held after the end of the readathon. I will not be reading the group book this year, but if you are interested they will be reading Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. I have no idea what it is about but I am sure it will be good!

#2: Read a Sequel

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At first I was going to read Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, but then I realized I was kidding myself thinking I could read this massive book (no matter how much I love it) during the few days of the readathon. Instead I decided to go with a shorter book that I haven’t read in a while, and that is The Elite by Kiera Cass. This is the second book The Selection series which is described as “The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games” which are two things I love so of course I am excited to re read the second book.ย 336 pages

#3: Read a Book You Never Heard of Before

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I have heard of this book before, but I don’t really have any idea of what it is about so I decided it fits the guidelines enough, and that book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I have heard this book is amazing so hopefully I can zip through it and I will love it just as much as everyone else does.ย 531 pages

#4: Read a Book About Mental Illness

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My TBR was in desperate need of a contemporary to make this readathon a smoother process, and considering I read this book the first time in just a few hours, I think it is fitting to add to my TBR. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is a fun and easy to read contemporary that does involve mental illness when the main character’s sister is diagnosed with an eating disorder. We watch at how this impacts the family and the main character, Annabelle, and how this affects her life.ย 371 pages

#5: Read a Book That Was Mentioned in Another Book/Movie/TV Show, etc

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The trick to a readathon is picking short and quick books and that however, is something I haven’t really been doing…so I thought it would be smart and good for myself to choose a really short book and that is Peter Pan by James M Barrie. I have not read many classics, and since this is a short one I am hoping I will be able to get through it easily and then get encouraged to read more and more. I am really excited to read this book and I should be able to get through it in an hour or so!ย 176 pages

#6: Read a Book Under 200 Pages

Doubling up on challenges is also a smart thing to do with readathons, so I will also be reading Peter Pan for this challenge. It is a total of 176 pages which is obviously under 200 and I cannot wait to dive right into it!

#7: Read a Backlist Title

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For this challenge, you are supposed to read a book that was published before 2017 and I am thankful for this challenge because it doesn’t allow me to pick up a new release when I have so many unread books that have been sitting on my shelf since the beginning of time. Anyways, for this challenge, I will be reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak! I am really excited and fingers crossed I actually read it, because I know I will love it like everyone else does.ย 552 pages

So those are all the books I plan to read for the 2018 Biannual Bibliothon and if you are looking for anymore info on it click the words “2018 Biannual Bibliothon” because they are linked to their YouTube channel! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post “Readathon Recommedations” if you are in need of some smart and entertaining book recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚

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April 2017 Book Haul!

I managed to buy a few books this month and I am really, really excited about them all so here they are!

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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I absolutely adored Morgan Matson’s, Since You’ve Been Gone, and I have heard great things about her new one as well. The Unexpected Everything is about this girl named Andie who had her summer all planned out, that is, until her politician father gets caught up in a big scandal and everything is flipped upside down. I have been in a huge contemporary mood lately so hopefully this book will satisfy it!

All the Light We Cannotย See by Anthony Doerr

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This is a historical fiction book that I have heard fantastic things about, and since I have been wantingย to read more historical fiction, I am very excited to finally readย it! All the Light We Cannot See is about a blind French girl whose paths collide in France during World War II. Cannot wait to read this amazing story!

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout

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I am in the mood for a trashy YA and I love Jennifer L Armentrout’s books so…I bought another! White Hot Kiss is aboutย Layla, a seventeen year old girl who just wants to be normal, but that is kind of difficult when her kiss killsย anything with a soul. I like that Jenniferย L Armentrout’s booksย give me a contemporary feel, but also have a mysticalย aspects to it which makes me ever more excited!

Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder

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I have always wanted to read a Maria V Snyder book, and sawย this and decided to pick it up. I did realize that it is the second book in the series…but oh well. I am not a hundred percent sure what it is about, but I wanted to go into it without any real idea.

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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This book is everywhere and everyone has read it so I decided I should give it a shot. From what I have gathered, Hush Hush is about a girl named Nora who has never planned on falling in love, that is until Patch. I also have heard that it has to do with fallen angels, so I am really excited to see how that plays into it.

Those are all the books I purchased this month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Never Will I Ever Book Tag!