Reading Update – Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 4

It is Tuesday which means it is day 4 of the summer Biannual Bibliothon! While yesterday wasn’t the best reading day, today was a lot better so that makes me very, very happy. However, I am still one book behind and that means I have to read TWO whole books tomorrow in order to catch up, but I am feeling optimistic.

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My main task for today was to finish reading The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth, a book very similar to Narnia. I started it yesterday and left myself about 200 pages to read today, and I am happy to say that I finished it! I went into this book knowing little to nothing, and was SO pleasantly surprised. This was a haunting, whimsical, and beautiful fantasy book that is about family ties and finding yourself in a world that you feel lost in. The writing style was magical yet also simple but descriptive at the same time…I don’t know how to explain it really, but I loved it! The characters were so real and so vivid in my mind, and I liked them each for different reasons. Ugh, it was so good. I ended up flying through the last almost half of the book, and gave it a 4.5/5 stars because yeah, it was that amazing!

Next I was planning on picking up Legend by Marie Lu. It wasn’t originally on my TBR but I wanted to pick it up because a) it is only 300 pages and b) I needed a seventh book to complete all the challenges for the Biannual Bibliothon. However, I made the smart decision to continue reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, the second book in The Raven Cycle because in order to read Blue Lily Lily Blue, one of the books on my readathon TBR, I needed to finish this one. So, after finishing The Light Between Worlds, I picked it up and flew through the last 150 or so pages in one sitting. To be fair, I did listen to about 40 of those pages via audiobook, but the rest I just sat down and finished. It was a GREAT addition to the series and even though it was not part of my TBR, I thought I would still talk about it in my update. The characters and relationships are fantastic, as well as the setting of Henrietta, Virgina, and overall, the book definitely gets a 4 or 4.25/5 stars!

That was my reading update for today, and I will be back tomorrow with a brand new blog post as well as another reading update for day 5! Wow, day 5. This readathon is just whizzing by but I am so pleased with all I have gotten read, and all the fun I have been having. Let me know what you are reading right now, readathon or not, because I would love to know!

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Reading Update – Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 3

So…I actually did not finish a book today! I am okay with that though because my day was super draining and busy, and sometimes there are just days like that and it is important to remember this.

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Anyways, today I picked up The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth, a fantasy book set in Engand during 1949-1950, and a magical land called The Woodlands. I really had no idea what to expect going into this book because it isn’t even out to the world yet, but I am really happy to say that what I have read, I have really, really enjoyed! This book is whimsical and interesting, and I 100% am going to finish the last 200 pages tomorrow morning, and then start and finish a fourth book as well. I refuse to fall behind! But yes, so far I am enjoying this book and it is heading towards a 4/5 star rating for me, and I am really excited to finish it and find out what happens. This book comes out sometime in November this year and I recommend checking it out!

That was my reading update for the third day of the Biannual Bibliothon, and while I didn’t finish my book, I did read 150 pages so it was still successful! I’m going to head to bed now but I will be back tomorrow with another update 🙂

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Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 2 – Favourite Summer Books! 

Reading + Writing Update – Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2018 + Camp NaNoWriMo Week 2

 

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2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 7: Reading Update!

Helloooo! It is day 7, the final day of the Biannual Bibliothon, and let’s just say I managed to end with a bang.

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Today I managed to complete 2 books, both which I briefly started yesterday. Most of my day was occupied by school and homework, however I managed to squeeze the rest of my reading in during then. I managed to complete the last 6 hours of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan on audiobook, and I loved it! I cannot wait to listen to more of the Percy Jackson books on audiobook because it is so fun and entertaining to listen to Percy’s adventures. The other book I managed to read was one I picked up late last night and that is London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton. This was for the challenge of reading a book I have never heard of before, because before reading it, I had no idea what it was about. I enjoyed it, the writing was a little weak and the characters were kinda flat, but overall I thought the story was light hearted and fun, and was a nice way to end the readathon.

 

Day 7 Reading Count:

Books Finished: 2

Pages Read: 551

I had such a blast participating in the 2018 winter Biannual Bibliothon this year, and highly encourage any of you to participate in the summer session! There won’t be any reading/writing update this weekend for the obvious reason that I have been doing these reading updates all week, but on Monday I will be back online with a new blog post, and later next week I will share my January TBR where I touch on all the books I read this month, as well as what I managed to complete this readathon. Thank you for following me on this readathon journey, and I hope you enjoyed all the blog posts I put out this week! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 7: Write a Book Recommendation!

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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 🙂

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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 Bibliothon Day 2: Reading Update!

Happy day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon!

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So…today wasn’t as great of a reading day compared to yesterday, which sucks because I really wanted to get a lot of reading done today so I wouldn’t have to rush this coming week! Oh well, I am sure I will be able to finish my TBR for the readathon by Friday if I really try and also prioritize my time…yeah, prioritizing my time will be essential. Anyways, I did manage to read up to page 253 in The One by Kiera Cass, which means I read 223 pages of it today so that is still pretty good! I have 70 pages left of it so I have no doubt I will be able to finish it tomorrow, but I am sad though because I really will miss the story. Anyways, I also listened to a bit of my Peter Pan by James M Barrie audiobook today. I wanted to go for a long walk today to get a few hours logged in, but I wasn’t really feeling it so I just listened to it whenever I was getting ready, cleaning or just felt like it. Currently, I am 4 hours and 7 mins into it which means I have 1 hour and 8 minutes left. Again, I will easily be able to finish that tomorrow. I do think I will come back to the story of Peter Pan again since I am enjoying it so much, however I definitely want to read the physical book because I tend to space out really easily so I missed out on some details and story. Really enjoying it though! Once I finish these two books I don’t really know what I will pick out next…maybe Just Listen by Sarah Dessen? But I also want to start on All the Light We Cannot See or The Book Thief…hmm decisions.

Anyways, that is all for my day 2 reading update and I hope you too had a great reading day! Don’t forget to check out my blogging challenge for today: 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: My Bookish Drink as we as my day 1 reading update. Thanks and happy reading 🙂

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2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: Reading Update!

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So day 1 of the winter Biannual Bibliothon is done, and I am very proud with what I managed to read. I decided to start of with The Elite by Kiera Cass, which is the second book in The Selection series, and I easily finished it in one day. I started it just after midnight, read until about one thirty in the morning, and then finished it off in the earlier afternoon. Even though I have read this book a few times, I still cried…maybe even more than I did the first three or so times I read it. I just love these books because they are so fun and entertaining to read. Anyways, this means I completed the challenge #2 which was to read a sequel, so yay! I also read some of Peter Pan by James M Barrie for challenge #5&6 to read a book mentioned in another form of media, and to read a book under two hundred pages. I decided to try out the audiobook version and I am really enjoying it! I am not a big audiobook person because I have never really given them a shot, but listening to Peter Pan just brings the story to life so much more. The narrator is great, and I am already two hour and forty-three minutes in, which translates to page 78 and that is about half way through. However, it is only nine forty-three in the evening for me and while I do have some homework I need to do, I definitely will be reading some more tonight. Currently I am reading Peter Pan still, as well as The One by Kiera Cass, the third book in the selection series. I wasn’t planning on reading this book during the readathon, but I just have to finish it before I move on to my other books I had picked up. Anyways, I am thirty pages into it and my goal is to knock out maybe two hundred before I go to bed and at least another twenty or so pages of Peter Pan! Overall though, a very successful day!

Day 1 Reading Count:

Books Read: 1

Pages Read: 444

That is all for my day 1 reading update and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my post for the Biannual Bibliothon day 1 blogging challenge which was to create your snowy day reading list. I create a “Snowy Day Book Tag” where I share the books on my snowy day list 🙂

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Reading Update!

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Yesterday I finished reading I See London I See France by Sarah Mlynowski, and it was the perfect book for me to read right now. I am feeling the stress of school for sure, and this was the perfect light hearted, adventurous contemporary to pick up. It follows two best friends, Sydney and Leela who decide to travel around Europe for four and a half weeks, but when Leela’s ex boyfriend, Matt and his friend Jackson end up on the same flight, plans change. This book made me really want to travel and made me grin from ear to ear from its cheesy cuteness! However, since I finished it, I am having trouble deciding what to read next…I want to read Hush, Hush, but I also want to re read Lady Midnight and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone…I am leaning towards Harry Potter because I feel like it is made an obligation to pick them up during the winter time, but I just don’t know! Anyways, by the time this blog post goes up (it is currently Saturday night), I will probably have chosen my next read and at this moment I feel like it may be Harry Potter…

That is all for my reading update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Classic Movie Recommendations!

Reading Update!

During the months of August and September, I read a grand total of 1 1/2 books…yeah not too impressive. On Thursday though, I finally finished Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier! I think I have been finally pulled out of my reading rut and am finally ready to keep on reading. Currently I am now reading Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli, and am about a hundred pages into it already. It is such a fast paced, light hearted and enjoyable read that I have no doubt I will be able to finish it this weekend. Today I am doing a lot of traveling as well as tomorrow, so I plan on getting quite a bit of reading done. Hopefully I will finish Simon today and get started on my next read, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, because it is the perfect book for the fall time and I am excited to continue on with this series!

That is all for my reading update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Series I Haven’t Finished…

Reading Update!

I am still slowly getting back into reading after not for like…an entire ten days so this week I did not get as much reading done as I would have liked. I did start reading Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout and am 150 pages into that. My goal is to try and finish this book before the end of the month so fingers crossed I can accomplish that small goal. If I do somehow manage to finish it, I plan on diving into Poison Study by Maria V Snyder which I am really excited for! I have a feeling I will love it and really hope I do.

Lately there have been absolutely no writing updates because I have not been writing…obviously. But I really want to change that and start writing next week! I am not too busy during the coming weeks so I have no excuse not to. I really want to enter some writing contests and get back into the swing of things because it feels so weird not to write!

That is all for my reading and small writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Auto Buy Authors!