Readathon: 168 Hour Readathon

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Welcome to the 168 hour readathon!

This is the first readathon I’m hosting, and the first readathon I’m taking part in. I’ve always wanted to join a readathon but my luck hasn’t been very helpful since I always find out days after they’ve started.

I should probably get down to the important info now.

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4 Reasons to Read The Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys was one of my most anticipated reads for this year.

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I’ve put off reading it for so long because I was worried about all the hype that was surrounding it. Since I worried so much the book ended up siting on my shelf for around 4 years. I vowed to read it this year, and I finally did! The Raven Boys was an interesting read. I really enjoyed the story and characters. I was told the books after are even better than the first. I’ve already started The Dream Thieves!

So, if you need motivation to start this wonderful book, keep scrolling!

 

 

 

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I believe that this book is very character driven which is one of the things I love. Not that it doesn’t have a plot, but you get to know each Raven boy in their own way. Also, most importantly we have Blue our main character. I really felt attached to the characters, and fell in love with them all pretty quickly.

Blue is eccentric with her very own sense of style and not at all psychic. Gansey was by far one of my favorites, and I will protect him at all costs. Ronan grew on me the further I got in the book. He isn’t easy to love but I ended up loving him regardless. Adam on the other hand has his own issues and I spent majority of the book wanting him to be okay. Noah is the cutest. I found him very weird in the beginning but with time I loved him just as much as the rest.

 

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March TBR (2019)

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It’s March!

The months just keep flying by. February was a good reading month. I manged to read most of what was on my planed TBR this time. I never really enjoy February since it’s a pretty short month. It was a bit difficult picking books to read for March. I don’t always plan all my reads and sometimes I read books depending on my mood, but here are some that I’d like to get to this month.

 

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To Be Read

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🌟 Descendant of the Crane (April 2nd) has been one of my highly anticipated releases and part of my YARC2019 reads.

🌟 Dreaming Darkly (April 9th) seems like a face paced and twisted story, and I can’t wait to finally get to.

🌟 The Raven’s Tale (April 16th) is for me to review on The Nerd Daily. Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of my favorite poems and I can’t explain how excited I am to see how this book turns out.

🌟 The Tiger At Midnight (April 23rd) another read for YARC2019. Also an exciting synopsis. I have so much hope for this one.

🌟 Nocturna (May 7th) I’ve heard that this one is amazing by a few bloggers who’ve read it, and I’m excited to start reading!

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February Wrap Up (2019)

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And February is done!

The months just keep flying by. Another month finished and with it a bunch of really great reads! I enjoyed most of the books I read this month. I didn’t get to read some of the books that I wanted to, but there’s always March.

Key:

📖 ARCs // 📚 Paperback // 📄 Ebook

 

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💌 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★ 📚

Another reread for #Potterheadreadalong19 done! I was sick during the first few days of February so I had this little book to keep me company. Always a great feeling to revist the world of Harry Potter.

💌 A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ★★★★ 📚

I’ve had this book on my shelf for about 2 months now, and I can’t explain how much I regret not reading this book sooner. The world building and the characters in this book were just amazing! I knew I would love it but this is too much.

💌 The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes ★★★ 📄📖

The Black Coats was a really unique book. I can’t say It’s my favorite but I did really enjoy it.

 

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Author Interview: S.K. Ali

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Today’s interview is very very special to me.

 

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Say hello to S.K. Ali, author of Saints and Misfits and Love From A to Z. I am so thrilled to be interviewing one of the most wonderful people on the planet. I read Love From A to Z this year and I can’t explain how grateful I am to have read this book. I felt represented like I’ve never felt before. I made a vow to myself to never stop hyping this book. I really can’t wait for everyone to read it.

 

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#Potterheadreadalong19: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them + Free Bookmarks

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was one of my favorite movies of 2016.

I’ve seen it about 3 times now and I’m planning to rewatch it this year too. There were so many things that I loved about this movie and this post will be part of my #Potterheadreadalong19 challenge.

 

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Considering that it had been a long time since we had gotten another movie set in the Wizarding world, Newt’s suitcase was one of my favorite aspects! I loved seeing the magical creatures inside and how big it is in there.

 

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Waiting on Wednesday: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to share books that are soon to be releasing and that you’re excited about!

Each Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you the books that I can’t wait to release!

This week I chose DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this gorgeous book and I cant wait to finally start reading!

 

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Books I Recently Added to my TBR (2019)

 

I’ve already broken a rule.

At the beginning of the year I vowed to keep my TBR at 230 books. That’s it. Clearly I’ve failed to do so. I’m now up to 264 books. I’m pretty sure we all knew I wouldn’t do it but still.

I could’nt resist all the amazing books that are going to be released and I just had to add them. Here are some of my latest additions!

 

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🌈 A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

I’ve become obsessed with contemporary / romance books recently. This book really caught my eye the other day I knew I had to add it to my TBR.

🌈 The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Oh how I’ve been wanting to read this! Love the description and I’ve read some of the early reviews, and all I’ve seen is praise!

Update: I was approved for an ARC! 😍

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#Potterheadreadalong19: Books fit for a Ravenclaw

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Welcome Witches and Wizards to my 2nd post for #Potterheadreadalong19

Today’s post is all about book recommendations for you and the fellow Ravenclaw in your life. I’ve compiled a list of books that fit every trait that a Ravenclaw is known for. Plus some blue book recs too!

This post will also help in choosing your read for Harry Potter Board Game Reading Challenge if you’re taking part in that.

 

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

 

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📘 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I read Strange in 2018 and it became by far one of my favorite books. So complex and imaginative and it features a librarian going on an adventure! Just the book for Ravenclaws.

📘 A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time was a pretty strange little book but with lots of knowledge which I think every Ravenclaw would appreciate.

📘 A Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I can assure you that Sorcery of Thorns is a Ravenclaw book. Our main character lives in a great library where they keep magical Grimoires in check. Also, the books whisper and some talk!

 

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