June 7, 2016

#TomeTopple Read-a-thon | TBR

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This is a little belated, but I am participating in the #TomeTopple, created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes! This readathon runs from June 5th to June 19th, and is all about reading big books (those with 500+ pages). 

This readathon has a few reading challenges you may wish to complete:


  • Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
  • Take a graphic novel break (doesn't need to be over 500 pages)
  • Read a tome that is part of a series
  • Read over 500 pages in one week
  • Read an adult novel

One of my reading goals for the year is to read some large books. Especially when I'm at university, I'm bogged down with readings for class and have very little time to read for pleasure, if at all. Because of this, I tend to read shorter books. The big books are a little daunting. So this readathon is perfect for ticking some of those unread books off my list. I do have a couple of books that aren't considered tomes, but I need to finish them for a uni assessment during the readathon. 

TBR
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (531 pages)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1-3 by Hiromu Arakawa (576 pages)
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (659 pages)
  • A Clash of Kings (761 pages)
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margeret Atwood (324 pages)
  • The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wood (352 pages)

It's a fairly ambitious list, I'll admit, but a couple of the tomes shouldn't take too long to read. Fullmetal Alchemist is a graphic novel and Gemina is... an interesting book. Since it plays with form and isn't set out like your typical novel, it's a surprisingly fast read for it's size.

I wish you all the best of luck with your reading over the next 2 weeks! Happy reading :)







March 13, 2016

February Wrap Up | 2016

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Reviews
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (video review)
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox (video review)




Books Acquired:
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- A Room of One's Own & Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
- The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
- Dreamfever by Kit Alloway
- Another Time and Place by Samantha Grosser




Books Read:
- Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
- The One by Kiera Cass
- Clockwork Angel (Manga) by Cassandra Clare
- The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
- In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
- Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
- My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

/In Progress/
- Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman




February TBR:
- Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott
- Maria by Mary Wollstonecraft
- A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

February 3, 2016

January Wrap Up | 2016

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Reviews
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (video review)
Soundless by Richelle Mead (video review)




Books Acquired:
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
- Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily Mackenzie
- Macbeth #killingit by William Shakespeare & Courtney Carbone
- A Midsummer Night #nofilter by William Shakespeare & Brett Wright
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- Raelia by Lynette Noni
- Yellow by Megan Jacobson
- Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Running Like China by Sophie Hardcastle
- Lone Star by Paullina Simons




Books Read:
- Soundless by Richelle Mead
- The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
- Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
- Winter by Marissa Meyer

/In Progress/
- The One by Kiera Cass
- Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman




February TBR:
- The Slow Regard for Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan
- The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
- Clockwork Angel: Graphic Novel by Cassandra Clare
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
- In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

October 12, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Akarnae by Lynette Noni

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At an author event earlier this year, I picked up an extra copy of Akarnae by Lynette Noni so that I could give a SIGNED copy away to you guys! If you would like to know more about the book, I have just posted a video review (you can watch it below).

Giveaway Terms
- open INTERNATIONALLY
- must be 18+ to enter, or 13+ with parental consent
- winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be announced

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April 2, 2015

March Wrap Up | 2015

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Reviews
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab (video review)
- Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (video review)
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (video review)




Books Acquired:
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
- In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Above the Fold by Peter Yeldham
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- The Monk by Matthew Lewis
- Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen



Books Read:
- You by Austin Grossman
- The Ask & the Answer by Patrick Ness
- Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Currently Reading:
- The Monk by Matthew Lewis
- The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay





April TBR:
- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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