24in48 Readathon Update!

Hey friends! We are two hours away from the end of #24in48, and I’m calling it a weekend. I’m ending at 16 hours and 9 minutes, so I didn’t hit the goal of 24 hours. But hey! That’s still a lot of reading, and I’m okay with the result! Here’s what I accomplished!

  • I finished Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo! And OMG get ready for that review tomorrrroooowwww.
  • I’m in the middle of 3 audiobooks (LOL HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??), and spent around 6 of those sixteen hours listening to one of them or another. What’s up Day of the Duchess (Sarah MacLean), Mister O (Lauren Blakely), and I Heard You Paint Houses (Charles Brandt).

So it may not seem like a lot, but I was only 130 pages into Crooked Kingdom when the readathon started, so IT WAS A LOT and also I AM BROKEN. *insert sobbing over fictional characters here*

Did anyone else participate in the #24in48 readathon? What did y’all accomplish?

Happy reading!

-A.

2018 Reading Challenges + TBR

Hey y’all, and welcome to the end of the year! There’s only one week left in this trash fire of a year, so naturally, I’ve been thinking about what I want my reading to look like in 2018. In 2017, I tried (and failed – but only because I stopped keeping track in about June) to complete three different reading challenges, and I found it… stifling. I’m a mood reader! I also tried to dive head-first into the ARC reading game that a lot of book bloggers play, and I found that stifling as well. Like I said – I’m a mood reader! So I’m doing something very different in 2018, and I’m really excited about it. It is two-fold:

  1. I’m done playing the ARC game for a while. I still have a giant pile of unread ARCs from 2017 and a decent amount for the first half of 2018 as well, so I’m covered for a while. I’m going to read what strikes me rather than worrying too much about deadlines and release dates. And maybe, by reading some of my backlist NetGalley titles, I can get my percentage up a little?
  2. My reading challenges are so much broader. I’m participating in two reading challenges this year, but they’re not about fitting books into boxes – they’re about completing your goals. And that’s the kind of reading challenge that I’m about.

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Top 10 Tuesday – Books on my Fall TBR

Hey hey, it’s Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is run by The Broke and the Bookish, and I’ve loved making it a regular post on this blog! This week, we’re talking about books on my fall TBR, and I COULDN’T NARROW IT DOWN TO TEN. So this is a Top 12 Tuesday post. I know, I know, I’m ridiculous.

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#TheReadingQuest – Final Update

It’s the end of #TheReadingQuest, and I have to say, I got a lot more read than I thought I would. I still don’t think I’m any sort of contender for any prizes or anything, but I had a good time!

Here’s the low-down:

  • Mage Path – Completed!
  • Side Quests + New Path Quests complete – 3 (with two additional quests started but not completed)!

Nothing too special, but like I said, it was super fun! This post is going to pick up where the last one left off.

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