Tome Topple Readathon TBR

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Tome Topple is back for another round! I love participating in Tome Topple which is a two-week readathon created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and its centered around reading books that over 500 pages. I participated in the last round back in June/July, had a great time. I read a handful of great books and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next round.

Tome Topple Round 7 is going to be taking place from November 16th- November 29th

Physical books:

I started The Final Empire last round and decided that I needed to continue with the series for this round, I loved The Final Empire and I am ready to continue with the series. November has been the month of big books for me.

The Well of Ascension
by Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages
by Brandon Sanderson


Audiobooks

Some Kind of Perfect
by Krista and Becca Ritchie

The Wise Mans Fear
by Patrick Rothfuss


 

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October Wrap Up 2018

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Oh my, what a month! September seemed to fly by and October felt like it just dragged by. Octobers a great month so I didn’t mind., but I’m looking at this list of 20 plus books and I’m just in disbelief at myself. Apparently, I didn’t do anything this month other than reading. Again, not a complaint, just disbelief.

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Deweys 24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up

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I had such a great time during the readathon and I already can’t wait for the next one! I was able to read a lot and I’m very satisfied with the amount I read. I made it to hour 19 (11 p.m.) before I threw the towel in and went to bed, that’s the only thing that I’m bummed about, I wanted to make it to Midnight and I just couldn’t go for another hour.

Books read:


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
by Alexandra Bracken

I enjoyed this but it didn’t blow me away, I loved the characters and thought that they were hilarious, especially Alastor, he was making me laugh so much.

Sea Witch
by Sarah Henning

I enjoyed this a lot, it was so dark and the mystery unfolded at a great pace.

238 pages of Ungodly by Kendare Blake

I am so happy this is over, this wasn’t bad but I just hated one of the main characters, Cassandra was just the worst and she was so frustrating to deal with.

Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death

I loved this so much and I am so sad that it seems to just be a standalone! The art in this is just gorgeous and I want to thank the artists for making Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn look like real women, not cartoon pin-ups.

Darth Vader: volume 1 Vader

I love Darth Vader, he’s one of my all-time favorite characters and this comic has amazing artwork and a good storyline, highly recommend.

Spider Gwen volume 0 Most Wanted

I was disappointed that I didn’t like this but I love the art! I may continue the series just for more of the bright vivid colors. The color palette for this graphic novel is my favorite. Unfortunately, the story is very dull and I was just bored throughout it.


My total page count was 1384 pages!
I am so immensely proud of myself

Deweys 24 hour readathon TBR

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I love the Deweys 24 hour readathon! I’ve talked about Dewey’s readathon before a couple of times, I even wrote a blog post about why I like readathons. So I thought I would share my TBR and see if anyone else is planning on participating. I’ve had my TBR planned for a little while, nothing too set in stone but I kind of intended to read some of these during the readathon.

Standard Deweys info:
link to sign up
link to start times

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Banned Book-A-Thon Wrap Up

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I’m really happy with the number of books I was able to read during the week. I got to read some classics that have been sitting on my TBR for way too long. My enjoyment levels were pretty 50/50 with what I read, for example, I gave two of the book 3 stars each and the other two books were both 4 star reads. I think next year I’m gonna try to branch out from reading classic banned books and look at more diverse banned books. If you have any recommendations please let me know.

Let’s get into what I read.

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Banned Bookathon TBR

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Banned Books week is taking place between September 23rd through September 29th. I am a huge advocate of reading Banned Books and fighting censorship. You can learn more about the history behind banned books and why reading banned or challenged books is so important on the ALA website. They also have tons of book recommendations, downloads, and lots more.

 

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The Little Book Owl is hosting the Banned Book-A-Thon taking place Sept 23-29th.
This is my TBR for the readathon.

 

Cats Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
Banned because: No official reason has been given but there are themes of man’s madness, science, and religion. 

While I didn’t love Slaughter House 5, I really enjoyed Vonnegut’s writing and I enjoy satire so I’m giving Vonnegut a second chance.

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Banned because of language (profanity and slurs) 

I never had to read this in high school but I wanted to and just haven’t gotten around to it. I wasn’t able to participate in Banned Books week last year since I was in the middle of moving, I’ve been saving this since then, this book is one of my top priorities for this readathon.

Catch-22
by Joseph Heller
Banned because of language 

This book is my top priority for the readathon and its one of my book goals of 2018. I’m expecting this to be a hell of a dense read, I plan on breaking this up over a couple of days. I’m very interested in the World War 2 setting, I have a feeling that this is going to be very different from any other WW2 book I’ve ever read.

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Banned because of excessive violence and language, and my favorite reason from Owen, NC High School (1981) because the book is “demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal.

Again, I didn’t have to read this in school and I am interested in it, I haven’t read a novel by Golding before and now seems like a great time.

The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
Banned because of suicidal tendencies, profanity, and sexuality.

I added this because it’s a short book so its here for an option if I start lagging.

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
Banned because of sexually explicit content, offensive language, and age inappropriateness.

This has been on my TBR for a long time now and I actually don’t know much about it.


I’m thinking about adding Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl to the TBR just to have another option but we’ll see.

Have you read any of these books? If you have where do you recommend I start?

Thank you for reading.