The Last Blast & The First Spurt Read-a-Thon

So I just came up with this now. It’s more of a personal read-a-thon but join if you wish! Basically, I’m gunna have a read-a-thon 29th December to the 3rd January to ensure I finish as many books at the end of the year as possible as well as get a good head start on next years challenge (book count still undecided).

If you DO wanna join then here are the details:

Runs: Midnight (your time) 29th December – 3rd Jan 11:59pm (your time)
Challenge: Read as many book as possible! Hit that goal count! Get a good head start!

I hope to get Mistborn finished, maybe get a good head start into Enlantris as well as finally finish GANTZ and some other manga xD

If you do join let me know but like I said, it’s personally for me so I don’t mind if you don’t join ^_^

Summer #CramaThon TBR!

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Cram-a-Thon video here.

When: July 10th (Midnight Your Time) – July 13th

Challenges:
1. Read a Children’s Book
2. Read a Hardback
3. Read 2 books in 24 hours
4. Read a Graphic Novel
5. Read a book written in verse
6. Read a Novella
7.  Read 5 books total

My YT Video TBR

TBR

HokusaiBrave New WorldThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)1984

Otomen, Vol. 1 (Otomen, #1)Otomen, Vol. 2 (Otomen, #2)Otomen, Vol. 3 (Otomen, #3)Death Note, Vol. 13: How to Read (Death Note, #13)

And if I have time, carry on with:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)Armada

I can definitely get numbers 3 (due to manga) and 4 (manga shh!). I am not doing number 5 because I am not attempting my wonderful Shakespeare for a Read-a-Thon, he deserves more time and respect! Also, I don’t own an Novellas unless I change that to ‘short story’ (so anything under… 50 pages?) but we’ll see!

Are you participating?! Link me to your TBRs! xD

Year of Cosmere!

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(Excuse the crappy image but cba making anything fancy)

My lovely booktuber friends have just annouced #YearofCosmere! If you love Brandon Sanderson or want to start reading his books then definitely keep reading! It starts February with The Finale Empire (Mistborn #1) and will run all year ending in a live chatshow in January next year! But enough of me! More information here and below:

February – The Final Empire
March – The Well of Ascension
April – The Hero of Ages
May – Elantris and the Emperor’s Soul
June – Steelheart and The Rithmatist (not Cosmere related)
July – The Way of Kings
August – Warbreaker
September – Words of Radiance
October – The Alloy of Law
November – Shadows of Self
December – Short Fiction and Novellas

This is perfect timing for me as well ALL know I want to read all of Sanderson’s books this year that have been released up until last year!! So I will see you all in March because I’ve already read Mistborn #1 and spoilers; I freaking love it and it’s a 5 star book for me!

Extras:
Goodreads group here
Twitter handle here

#RYBSAT TBR

I didn’t post this last night as I was way too tired! I will be participating in Read Your Book Shelf-a-Thon (see here)! I probably shouldn’t because, y’know, uni but I’ve been so into reading lately compared to wasting my spare time watching TV so I thought why not! I don’t have lessons 5 of the days it’s running (Janruary 16th – 23rd) so hopefully I can get some decent reading done and not neglect my uni work at the same time xD

From my physical shelf I am going from (thanks to random number generator) number 4 (of 13) – in fact the first number it came up with was 12 and there was no way I was going to start with a 600 page soap opera following a Brandon Sanderson book that wasn’t Mistborn xD – on my shelf. Which means my reading will go as:

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) Brave New World

Magyk by Septimus Heap
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

I probably won’t get pass this point! But I’ll carry on so you know what I have on me at Uni:

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey Eldest (Inheritance, #2) Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1) Elantris 1984The Road The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

I’ve also added the possibility that I’ll want to do one physical then one e-book so I did another random number for that and I got 217:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4) Mary Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #5) Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #6)

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2:46 by Jake Adelstein
Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4) by Cameron Jace
Mary Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #5) by Cameron Jace
Blood Apples (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #6) by Cameron Jace

And I’ll stop the list there because I probably won’t get through all those either. But a girl can dream and wish! Although a dream is a wish your heart makes < I’ll stop with the Disney cheese.

Have a good weekend!!

Cram-a-Thon Wrap Up!

Went Dec 20th – Dec 24th. There’s still 40-odd minutes left until it’s officially over but the child in me still believes I must be asleep be midnight on Christmas Eve or else Santa won’t come and I won’t get any presents! So here is my early-ish wrap up!

I was recovering from a cold when this started as well as I was very busy going to a performance and having a weekend trip during the 21st and 22nd, as well as my mother got ill on Sunday and passed a bit to me so I’ve been looking after her and myself more than having time to read =[ so I didn’t blast through like I would which makes me sad but making my mother better is far for important and satisfying =]

Day 1 = 20th

Read: A Game of Thrones
Number of Pages:  8
Total Number of Pages: 8

Day 2 = 21st

Read: The Silver Chair, A Game of Thrones, Quidditch Through the Ages
Number of Pages: 47, 5, 5
Total Number of Pages: 65

Day 3 = 22nd

Read: A Game of Thrones, The Silver Chair
Number of Pages: 15, 1
Total Number of Pages: 81

Day 4 = 23rd

Read: /
Number of Pages: /
Total Number of Pages: 81

Day 5 = 24th

Read: The Silver Chair
Number of Pages: 105
Total Number of Pages: 186

Happy Christmas!!

X’Mas BookTube-a-Thon Wrap Up

It’s just passed 12am on the 22nd so that means the first part of this two-part read-a-thon is over! Let us review shall we?

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) Quidditch Through the Ages

Day One – 19th

Books Read: The Silver Chair by C.S.Lewis
Total Day Pages:
71 pages

Total Pages: 71 pages

Day Two – 20th

Books Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
Total Day Pages:
8 pages

Total Pages: 79 pages

Day Three – 21st

Books Read: A Game of Thrones, The Silver Chair, Quidditch Throught the Ages ‘by’ Kennilworthy Whisp
Total Day Pages:
5, 47, 5 = 57

Total Pages: 136 pages

Challenges

1) Read a book with red and green on the cover? I started reading one…
2) Read a book you really wanted to read this year! Didn’t get to it =[
3) Read a book that was gifted to you! Didn’t get to this either =/
4) Read 3 books! Hell no, fair didn’t complete this one!

Not completely challenges doesn’t bother me when the read-a-thon is this relaxed, unless it’s an actual personal goal of mine…Now to really get this Cram-a-Thon going!

Who took part? How did you do? Link me to your progress below or comment!

X’Mas BookTube-a-Thon! Also, Cram-a-Thon! TBRs!

Let me get the basics down:

X’Mas BookTube-a-Thon

When? December 19th – December 21st!
Video/Blog/Twitter? Here

Challenges:
1) Read a book with red and green on the cover!
2) Read a book you really wanted to read this year!
3) Read a book that was gifted to you!
4) Read 3 books!

Cram-a-Thon

When? Saturday, December 20th at 12 AM (your time zone) – Wednesday December 24th at 11:59 PM (your time zone)
Video/Blog/Twitter? Here

Challenges:
1)Read a children’s book!
2)Read a hardback!
3)Read 2 books in 24 hours!
4)Read a graphic novel!
5)Read a book in verse! (or poetry!)
6)Read a novella!
7)Read 5 books total!

So I’m joining them together and have a super-a-thon and probably won’t be doing many of the challenges (just stick to the XMas-a-Thon ones mainly as I signed up for it first) but, from the 19th to the 25th! And here are the books! (hopefully in the order I will read them).

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, #6) Quidditch Through the Ages Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia, #7) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

Tbh, I don’t think I’ll finish/get through the 4th book!

Will you be joining me?!

#AYEARATHON Final Read-a-Thon Wrap Up!

It’s not the end of Sunday yet but I don’t see myself reading anymore manga for the day! So let’s get onto the wrap up!

I was very successful if I may say so myself! I read almost everyday and read:

– 2 chapters of Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan80 pages (which allowed me to complete Volume 15!)
– 
2 chapters of Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler50 pages
– 
Finished Gantz Volume 15 120 pages
– 
Start and Finished Gantz Volume 16193 pages

Attack on Titan, Vol. 15 by Hajime Isayama Gantz /15 by Hiroya Oku Gantz/16 by Hiroya Oku 

In total I read 443 pages! =] How amazing is that, for me!! ^_^ I am very happy. I also managed to read some GoT and Paper Magician and also finish a short story/novella(? I guess you’d call it that… only 28 pages). So I shall be posting a review for that and also mention the progress in my already successful wrap up.

Also, thanks to reading and getting through 3 volumes and a short story this week; I’VE HIT MY GOODREAD CHALLENGE GOAL!! of 38 books! But I’m going to keep reading and try and hit my original goal of 48 books! But we’re only on day 7 and I’ve already managed to catch up (kinda cheating because it’s manga) by 4 ‘books’! =]

Hope you all have a lovely and safe Sunday!

#AYEARATHON Final Read-a-Thon TBR!

Firstly updates: I lost NaNoWriMo but managed to write over 32K! Which I think is my longest writing record for NaNo so far! So I am very proud and I will definitely be buying Scrivner too as it has been so helpful!

Now onto the topic of this post; The final YearAThon (GoodReads Group here) Read-a-Thon will take place this coming week and the theme is: graphic novels, comics and manga. I am in much need of catching up on at least a few manga chapters and I wouldn’t mind taking it easy reading wise (because I am too busy to actually just sit and read whole pages of words) and spend the week starring at pictures with a few words on it! So my TBR is:

– Catch up on Kuroshitsuji (3 chapters behind-ish)

– Catch up on Shingeki no Kyojin (2 chapters behind-ish)

– Carry on with GANTZ

Attack on Titan main image Black Butler main image Gantz main image

And we shall see what else I decide to read ^_^

See yah!