Make Me Read It Readathon | Wrap-Up

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So I spontaneously decided to start this readathon that was happening during a week where I had work every day. Terrible idea, but whatever, I did get some reading done. Thank you to everyone who voted for what I should read!

To recap, here’s what you voted.

make me readathonMy TBR was as follows:

I knew full well I wouldn’t finish all these books in a week though, because of my work. So what I ended up reading was actually just one book, The Raven Boys. But I loved it a whole lot, more than I thought it would, so I would call it a success anyway. What precious, precious characters.17675462

I read about 2% of Crown of Midnight, which is 14 pages. LOL. I tried.

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That brings me to a total of 433 pages. Oh well, it’s better than nothing!

Did you participate in this readathon? What did you read?

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Make Me Read It Readathon | TBR (POLL RESULTS)

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Yesterday I spontaneously decided to join this readathon. I didn’t have a ton of time to get votes from you guys, but I got enough, so thank you everyone who voted! If you want to know more about what this readathon is about then check out my last post.

Here are the results

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I’m not surprised by how this poll went down, haha.

Thus, my TBR this week is

I doubt I’ll get around to more than that, I don’t even know if I can finish all of these in a week because I’ve got work almost every day. I’ll try though! I’ve started The Raven Boys and I’m way more intrigued than I thought I’d be.

Follow me on twitter @anettesbooks for more updates through the readathon. I’ve already made some Raven Boys predictions.

Thank you again for voting!

 

Are you participating in this readathon? What are you reading? 

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Make Me Read It Readathon [POLL CLOSED]

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Eeek! I spontaneously decided I wanted to join this readathon the day before it starts. Not ideal, especially not for a readathon that requires that people vote for the books you’re reading, but oh well, let’s try anyway. Even just a few votes will be helpful. 

This readathon is hosted by Ely & Val.

It works like this

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the read-a-thon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

When is it happening? 

The read-a-thon will take place from the 9th to the 16th of July in your timezone. 

You can vote for the following books

I’ll probably go with 3-4 of them, depending on how many votes I manage to get. If any…

Please only vote for maximum 3 books.

POLL IS CLOSED, COME BACK LATER FOR THE RESULTS

Let me know what you voted! Like I said, there’s only about 7 hours left until it’s the 9th in my timezone, so please help me out 😀 And if you’re like me, still frantically collecting votes, feel free to post a link to it and I’ll give you a vote as well. 

Are you participating in this readathon? What are you reading? 

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RYBSAT readathon Wrap-Up

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So the Read Your Bookshelf readathon is over so I thought I’d write a little wrap-up post. I didn’t get to read as much as I’d hoped, but it’s still way more than I’d read during a normal week so I’m happy. 

What I read:

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The last 130 pages of The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. I’d started it before the readathon so this is what I had left. Loved this book a lot. 

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio (310 pages). Really touching book, I enjoyed it and read it in one sitting. 

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Room by Emma Donoghue (401 pages). It was really interesting and disturbing, I found the five-year-old POV very believable. 

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The first 137 pages of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I’m loving it this far, the worldbuilding and the atmosphere is great. 

Total pages read: 978

If only I could add all the fanfiction I read to the total, hahaha XD

Did you participate in the readathon? How did it go? 

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Read-Your-Bookshelf-A-Thon Round 7 TBR!

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Round 7 of RYBSAT, Read Your Bookshelf-A-Thon, is here! This is a readathon created by BooKss101 over on YouTube. I joined round 6 too, you can read my TBR and wrap-up posts for that if you’d like. 

This round runs from the 19th to the 25th of January

About this readathon: Pick a spot on your bookshelf, and read as much as you can in that direction. You can skip a book you’ve already read (I think) and if you hit a series then you don’t have to read the entire series, just one book and then move on. Pretty simple stuff! 

Rybsat official twitter: @rybsat15

I picked out this spot on my bookshelf, starting with a book I’ve wanted to read for a long time but never got around to. rybsat

The crossed out section are books I’ve already read, so I’m moving on to the shelf underneath this one. 

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Here I’m also skipping the books I’ve already read, thus my TBR pile looks like this: 

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The Girl With All the Gifts – Alright, so this one isn’t on the bookshelf, but since I’m reading it right now (halfway through) I’m going to finish it as part of the readathon anyway, unless I finish it today before midnight but I doubt it. 

Wonder – I’m so intrigued by this, I hope I’ll enjoy it. 

Room I’ve had this on my shelf since 2011 and now when it’s become a movie I should really get my ass into gear and read it. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone I hope I can get this far because I’m dying to read this book and find out if it’s worth the hype. 

Throne of GlassI doubt I’ll get this far but if I do then it’s about time, right? I feel like the only person in the world who hasn’t read Throne of Glass. 

What do you think of my TBR? Are you participating in RYBSAT? What are you reading?

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Read-your-bookshelf-a-thon WRAP-UP

Alright, so the readathon was over last night and I definitely didn’t get to read as much as I’d hoped but I still read more than I usually do in even two weeks, so I’ll still call it a success. Read my last post about the readathon. 

If you don’t feel like reading that post, in this readathon you pick a spot on your bookshelf and read as many books you can following that book, and you’re allowed to skip a book in a series if you hit a series.

My bookshelf looks like this and I decided to start at The Ask and the Answer and continue onto the shelf next to this one. 
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What I ended up reading was:

19547856The last 200 or so pages of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, even though that’s actually book number 5 on the list. I’d started it before the readathon so I figured I’d just finish it on the first day and count it. [My review]

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (517 pages). This is the second book in the Chaos Walking series, you can read my review of the first book here. A review of this one will be up shortly, but I gave it 4/5 stars. 

12700353I decided to skip Monsters of Men for this readathon because it’s so long (and you’re allowed to skip books in a series as long as you read one of them), so I went on to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (295 pages). I’ll be reviewing this soon too, but I gave it 3/5 stars. It was all right, definitely humorous, but it lacked a little here and there for me. 

17322949Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I got 119 pages into this one before the readathon ended, so I haven’t finished it yet. This far I like it a lot better than Fangirl, you can read my review of that one here

If my calculations are correct I read a total of 1114 pages this readathon. 

Have you participated in any readathons lately? How did it go? 

Read-Your-Bookshelf-A-Thon TBR!

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I’ve been debating back and forth on whether or not to join this readathon, but at 2AM last night I decided to just go for it. I believe it was originally created by BooKss101 over on YouTube. One of the hosts this time around is one of my favorite booktubers, Catriona from Little Book Owl, so you can watch her video here

The readathon is hosted from Sep 22nd  to Sep 29th.

The idea is that you pick a spot on your bookshelf, and read as much as you can in that direction. You can skip a book in a series, but I believe you have to read at least one book in whatever series it is. 

MY READS

I’m sorry in advance for my bad iPhone 4 pictures, ugh. 
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I decided to start with my library books, because they have to be returned soon anyway. So I’ll start on The Ask and the Answer and then I might read Monsters of Men, but maybe I’ll skip it and read it next week instead. 

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This is the shelf right next to the other one, so I’ll continue with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Eleanor & Park, Attachments, and The Girl with All the Gifts, but I doubt I’ll get that far, I have some other things I need to do this week. I just finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda at 4AM last night, so maybe I’ll count it as part of the readathon. I’ll review it later this week probably. 

So, this is my first proper readathon, very exciting! 

Anyone else doing this readathon? What do you think of my books?