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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2018 Wrap Up

And its all over! I am really happy with how it went! I nearly participated in all the challenges and this is one of my best page results for this read-a-thon! I had an amazing time and would really like to know how you all did so link me to your wrap up!

Total Pages Read: 733

Books Finished:

 

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hours 9 and 10 for sure. I actually crashed for about 2-3 hours after hour 10.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

 

 

 

 

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

I really loved The Rest of us Just Live Here. It was such an easy read and I did enjoy myself even if it wasn’t your standard fantasy.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?

I think I enjoyed the old structure for the read-a-thon, but in saying that I did like the more relaxed way of the mini challenges.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

I will definitely will participate again. I want to be active in other ways as well but I need to decide things like that closer to the actual event.

 

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 23

I have been doing challenges since we last talk but I am done with them now and I am ready to focus on just smashing out pages in these final hours!

Currently Reading:

 

 

 

 

Total Pages: 647

I am ready to finish my second book!

Mini Challenges

Draw it out!

Welcome to my mini challenge for this weekend’s readathon. When you need a little break from reading, get drawing! Please draw me a scene or character from your current read (or any other book you’re reading during the readathon). 

Jared from The Rest of us Just Live Here connecting with one of the cats. Find the challenge here.

Books Are Magic

For this challenge we ask you to show us what is coming out of your book.

There is more than one way to take on this challenge. You can draw on a blank paper sticking out of your book or from under your reader. Or you can take a picture of your book and arrange it in a digital editor. You can even stage a little sene with items you have around you. Be creative and have fun.

The Night Court <3 Find the challenge here.

Book and a Snack

Needed a quick break from reading? I have a fun mini-challenge, just take a picture of your current read and a snack, post it up somewhere and link it below. Use #RATbooksnack so I can check them out on social media!

I posted it on my instagram as well. Find the challenge here.

Escaping the Angst

For our October 20th @deweysreadathon, my challenge to Readathoners is to post here on Insta or on Twitter with the books that helped you escape the angst of your teenage years. 

Also on my instragram. Find the challenge here.

 

 

 

 

 

Till next Time. . .

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 19

So it has been a moment since we talked. I finished by first book, and I started a new one and found it so bad I was finding it really to stay awake. So after an hour I dropped it and picked up another book, but the damage was done and after seeing my page count drop after another hour I decided that I should sleep for a couple of hours because at this point I had already been awake for 23 hours and I wasn’t going to do myself any reading favours. I kept track of how much I was reading each hour to show myself this. I got between 2-3 hours of sleep and after grabbing myself another V, reading a bit and eating some food I actually feel really refreshed and reading to roll! Insomnia can be a good read-a-thon prepper apparently.

Finished Reading:

I took a small break to write some notes down for myself when it came to writing a review for this book. With how sleepy my brain was I don’t know how useful they will be, but more useful than just trying to remember by thoughts of that sleepy time.

Books Dropped:

I just couldn’t get into the writing style I think. I found it very rough and disjointed in the way it was present and in the way the characters were speaking to each other. I can easily permanently remove it from my collection after the hour of struggled reading.

Currently Reading:

Thus far I am not enjoying A Court of Frost and Starlight as much as I thought I would. I had heard that this was a popular opinion with this book but people could see why it was needed for the spin off series in the world. I haven’t gotten to the part yet where I can actually see why it is needed, but I am a good way through it and I will probably finish it after another solid 2 hours of reading. I am taking a bit of a break right now to Focus on some of the mini challenges, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop reading so I put on my audiobook of The Name of the Wind. I don’t know if doing other things while listening to this chunk of a book, I may miss a few important things, but  guess I will see how confused I get with it later on.

Total Pages: 565

The last few hours haven’t been as productive because of the audiobook and because the text isn’t huge in the new books as it was in The Rest of us Just Live here. But I know my average page per hour is 50 so I am not mad about it. It felt better to be crushing my regular reading page count with the huge text, but I don’t think I have any other books I desperately want to read with huge text.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I don’t know if its because I am only half listening to it, or if the audiobook just isn’t for me but I am having trouble fully falling into the story.

 

 

 

2. How many books have you read so far?

Just the one but I am really happy about it. I will at least finish two during the read-a-thon and that gives me a good feeling.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Whatever book calls to me after I finish A Court of Frost and Starlight!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I had to sleep for a little bit which was probably better the long one. We are currently having a hail storm so I took a moment to enjoy the weather. Also writing up these and taking time to the challenges is a bit of a interruption but the audiobook is allowing me keep reading and join in the fun and games.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Compared to last one I joined in or even by the looks at it the last Dewey’s, this read-a-thon seems to be running completely differently to how they normally do. I can’t decided if I like the more relaxed do the challenges when you want way or not. I like having the time, but I also liked the challenge of having a new challenge every hour with only a couple of hours to complete them in. Prizes also seem to be less of thing this time around. That not the worst thing, but other than actually staying awake for 24 hours the challenge has sort of been taken from read-a-thon.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 7

The sleepiness is really catching up on me now, and the hunger. I am taking hour 6 off to write this up and to get some food into me and to grab another V, my beverage of choice at this time in the read-a-thon. I am honestly jealous of people in the time zones where theirs starts at the beginning of the day and not the end. I am hoping the food and V gives me another burst of energy but the food really could just put me to sleep.

Currently Reading:

Page Count: 284

I really want to finish my book before I crash though because I am so close! I might finish it in hour 7!

Mini Challenge – Modern Classics

“Which books, published in the 21st century will likely be classics 100 years from now?”

Find the challenge here.

I found this challenge really hard because I think classics should really teach you something or shine a bright light on something that needs to be discussed and I don’t really feel that way coming out of many books. But here we go, I shall try to think of three.

Because it talks about something that shouldn’t be an issue in todays world, but is for a lot of people. It also does it in a very honest way. Click here for my review.

Because I think it raises a lot of questions about who we are as people, and how we expect or want things for people for our own gain, or assume things about others because we believe, without any hint that any of it is true. The meanings in this book should be discussed. Click here for my review.

Because it taught me to be more understanding of mental illness and of suicide. Suicide was something I really looked down on people for with no sympathy or compassion and really was a heartless cow. But this book made me see that its not just a selfish move on their part, that some people really just cant escape or call out for help when it comes to their mental health. Click here for my review.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 4

I am a couple of hours in and I am taking a break for hour three to join the community discussions. Hi all my fellow Deweys! Sleepiness is there in the back of my head as its past 12am for me at the time of writing this, and I didn’t end up taking a nap before the read-a-thon liked I planned to. But I have meal prepped for the duration of the 24 hours, have a number of snacks to choose from and a few energy drinks for me to steadily work my way through to try and keep myself going as much as possible. I know I will nap at some point, but as of right now I am feeling really good about where I am.

Currently Reading:

Page Count: 140

I am super happy with this count. I am basically halfway through my book already. The words are huge on the page but the progress makes me feel good. I may go looking for other large text books.

Get To Know You Survey

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

From the Land Down Under! (Australia) Most of us are normally are in bed by now so any other Asutralian’s participating should hit me up. We can cheer each other on.

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

There isn’t really a book I am most looking forward to. The things I am trying to get through are ones that have been sitting on my shelf for awhile because I haven’t had strong interest, have forgotten about them, or something else that has made me leave them for awhile. I am rather enjoying The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness though. Its the first book of his I have read and I am finding it interesting but its nothing ground breaking so far, which I have heard about this book, if not rather negative things about it.

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Probably my actual dinner. I have tried to keep myself to mostly healthy snacks as I don’t want to have a sugar crash if I can avoid it.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

This is the first read-a-thon I have participated in two years! The last one was the October Dewey’s in 2016.

5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I just want to try and keep sleeping to a minimum. Pick easy things to read to keep myself motivated.

Mini Challenge – Title Haiku

 

A Thousand Nights

The Light That Gets Lost

In The Dark Spaces

Unforgiven

Foolish Hearts

Never Say Goodbye

 

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2018

Last second unscheduled post for you guys! I have deiced to do Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon, so you will be getting a few unexpected posts.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is an event that goes for 24 hours and everyone all around the world starts at the same time. This time the event is taking place on the 20th of October.

If you would like to sign up go ahead and do that here, and for times check them out here.

Now just like last time, this event starts at 10pm. I woke up at 9:30 because it got too hot for me to keep sleeping and I meant to have a nap but that didn’t happen of course. I will probably crash early.

The books I would like to read are:

 

 

 

 

I will probably do some updates on my instagram as well so be sure to check me out over there as well

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Book Review – Tower of Dawn

Title: Tower of Dawn [Throne of Glass 6]

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Length: 664

Rating: 3 Star

Series Review: 0.51, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Description/Synopsis:

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I don’t even know where to start with this review. I put off reading the book till the last book was close to coming out because Chaol wasn’t really anyone I felt like I needed a whole book about, and I am sorta putting off writing the review for the same reason. This has been my least favourite of the books so far.

My main issue with the book was just the sheer length of it. 664 pages is not a small amount of time to invest in a story, and I didn’t really start enjoying the book until within chapter 41. 466 pages into the story. If I didn’t have faith in Maas, wasn’t so commit to the series, and didn’t know that things that happen in this book would play a vital role in the last book, I would have dropped it before this point. I know I have told you guys to skip books in series when they bring nothing to the overall plot, but sadly I can’t even tell you to do that this time. There are many things that happen in this book, characters you are introduced to, that are going to be a huge part of the final one. Yes I know that all these new characters, a whole new series worth of them, needed to be introduced in just the one book and time needed to be taken to do that, but it didn’t work. If she had done this book in a novella, character development would have suffered, but the first 3/4 of the book just dragged. Yes there were parts I liked in there, but they didn’t make up for it. This books rating could have easily been 2 stars in not for the last section.

Now that is enough complaining, onto the things I actually liked!

We got a whole bunch of new characters in this book that I am really looking forward to seeing how they mesh with our beloved characters in the main story. New ways of life that I found interesting to read about, I really liked reading about the aerial warriors, the Rukhin, who ride basically giant eagles. I wish we got to see more of their life, but the bits we did get I loved. We also got to see a bit of the Healers training and life, not a lot but I don’t think we needed more there. That was actually the right amount of information. Then we also got all the new princes and princess, all of whom have completely different personalities, and while we only really got to sorta know a couple of them, I am so interested to get to know them and see how they interact with everyone else. All of the new characters names though were basically impossible for me pronounce, and some of them didn’t really get a name in my head, they were just jumbled letters.

We got a lot of people getting paired off again in this story, and while I didn’t really think all of the new pairs, relationship wise or family wise, were necessary I didn’t really mind them either. I really liked Yrene, and she made me like Chaol better. After the last book he was in I really couldn’t care less about his story and he was really a giant dick in that book. But Yrene fought him back on a lot of his shit, and she helped me like him more again.

One thing I really liked was that we have actually met Yrene before but never got her name,. Aelin helped her when a group of men were going to attack her in Assassins Blade, gave her advice on how to defend herself, gave her money to get her out of her situation, and left her a letter. This letter Yrene carried with her everywhere she went, always in her pocket. I knew who wrote her the note straight away, and everytime she talked about I was screaming for her to show it to Chaol so that he could tell her it was Aelin. It didn’t happen to the very end of the book of course but I just cannot wait till Yrene and Aelin meet. I hope its wonderful and Aelin remembers.

Thats about all I can say on this book since not much happens till the end. I saw the person who was behind all the bad stuff in this book right away, and it took forever for me to enjoy it, but if you are committed to the series you sadly can’t skip it. Maybe try to find someone who lists all the things you need to know and read that if you want to, but you can’t go into the next without that information. I wont be rereading this one, but I see why its needed.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Book Review – Empire Of Storms

Title: Empire of Storms [Throne of Glass 5]

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Length: 689

Rating: 4.5 star (rounded to 5)

Series Review: 0.5123, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Description/Synopsis:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Timesbestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

Review – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

At last me reread is completed! For those of you who don’t know after finally reading Tower of Dawn a month or so ago and realising that I didn’t really remember any of the few things we glimpse in Chaol’s book that are happening in Empire of Storms, that I needed to do a series reread of pretty much the entire series before the final book comes out on the 23rd of this month. I am so damn excited for that book its not even funny. But we aren’t here to talk about Kingdom of Ash, we are here to finally talk about Empire of Storms which I didn’t review the first time around. This time I did the audiobook and I really enjoyed them so I would recommend this series in audiobook form. I will also try to talk about the things that happen in this book without influence from what I know from Tower of Dawn, and mostly talk about the feelings that I had in both readings. For those of you who have for some reason not read this book this is where I leave you. I liked this book more the second time around, it was a little slow to begin with but the ending is just everything. MAKE SURE YOU READ ASSASSINS BLADE BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK. Goodbye people who don’t want to get spoilt!

Thank god pretty early on in this book most of our plot points/characters actually converge on one another so this time around my review may be more than just my opinions on characters. Just like in most of the books in this series, the book starts off a bit slow and then explodes into whatever the hell that ending was.

We get a bit more backstory in this book about what happened in the first war. By this I mean we find out that Elena is just a stupid idiot that didn’t bother to ask her father what the Eye of Elena, otherwise know of the wyd lock, what it was actually supposed to be used for, and used it to lock up Erawan. Then because she is an idiot finds out that her mother Mala, the goddess of fire, gave up her mortal life to make this lock to send the Gods back to their own world taking the valg with them, and that her father Brannon was going to sacrifice his life to seal the keys and the gates shut behind them with the lock. But it could only be used once, and Elena blew it locking up a valg king that was just going to get free again at some point. So now someone of Mala’s line and power has to give up their life to to fix the lock and send the Gods and the valg away for good. So Aelin or Dorian has to die now. Part of me sort of felt bad for Elena when we found out that she loves both Aelin and Dorian and had actually saved Aelin that night in the river years ago so that she could experience the full joys of life before she died, sacrificing Elena’s chance of getting an after life with the rest of her family to do so. But still, she was so dumb. So many things in books just wouldn’t be an issue if people would just talk to another human being!

Aelin works this out in this book. She works it out a bit before Elena explains it all to her and she vomits her gutts up because of this realisation. As time goes on though she sort of accepts this fate and goes on to put a bunch of plans in place to make sure that everyone she loves is looked after once she is gone and that her country would have a leader and heirs. Rowan, who is confirmed as her mate and who she sneaky marries near the very end, will rule and Lysandra who Aelin made promise to pose as her for the rest of her life so no one in the country knew Aelin was dead, would have heirs secretly with Aedion because they look so similar, not Rowan. Because of all this Aelin of course is very morose in this book and sort of in the previous one too. I have seen a lot of people say that they didn’t like her in either because she was acting so out of character but I really sort of have to disagree with those point. She is a different character. Celaena was a ‘carefree’ assassin who only had to worry about keeping herself alive. Aelin is a Queen cast out by most of her own lords and had to literally sacrifice herself to keep the whole continent/world safe. The two objectives couldn’t really be anymore different. When she decided to accept her responsibilities she had to let go of a lot of what made her who she was. And while she is so happy to have found all her friends and family and to have had Rowan for as long as she did, she is a woman that for a good chunk of this book knows that the closer she gets to saving them all and giving them all a better life, she gets a step closer to her own death.

One part I did really enjoy in Aelins story though was when she finally gets to Skulls Bay and talks to Ralph again. While in Terrasen Aelin’s group gets word that the witches are flying to take back Rifthold and kill Dorian (didn’t I say it was dumb to leave him behind), and she sends Rowan to save him and tells him to meet back up with her at Skulls Bay to try and win Ralph and his pirates and his secret people that have been in hiding for years, to fight on her side in the war because Aelin and Ralph don’t have good history (read Assassins Blade). Now Rowan might have come to late to save Dorian if Manon hadn’t of turned on fellow witches and kept him alive long enough for Rowan to actually get him out. We will talk about the Manon bit later, but Rowan gets him out and gets him to Skulls Bay and is just sort of chilling with his old Cadre members Fenrys and Gavriel (Aedion’s dad), trying to convince them and Ralph to help them out while waiting for Aelin to rock up. Then of course she does it in style, and while they are going to Ralph’s office to talk some more they turn on the lights and find Celaena just sitting in his seat smiling. I think this scene is probably my favourite Aelin scene because she was Celaena for a brief moment. She could drop all those weights holding her down and act like a part of her old self again. Yes she does have other funny and witty moments, I really liked the part where her and Dorian were talking and he thanked her for sending Rowan and she says:

Rowan is always looking for a chance to show off. Dramatic rescues give him purpose and fulfilment in his dull immortal life.

That line was amazing, but she in those other moments she isn’t as carefree as she was in Ralph’s office at the start.

The scene though where Lysandra was fighting sea wyverns in Skulls Bay though was truly the opposite of fun though. She just manages to kill two babies and then three adults rock up and she can’t transform again to get out of the water because she is too drained and only just manages to kill them. I honestly didn’t think she was going to get out of that scene alive, only her quick thinking saved her.

Manon. I love her so much and I was so stressed for her pretty much the entire book. She killed withces to save Dorian so when she goes home all the other witches are demanding blood for those killed and it was decided that Manon had to kill Asterin for the life she took. Then right as she is about the kill Asterin she tells her and the rest of the Thirteen to run and she swings to kill her grandmother. Of course she doesn’t succeed and her and her grandmother fight and her grandmother reveals that she killed her mother and her father who was infact a Crochan prince and they had hoped that Manon would be the witch to bring peace and return them to the wastes, but her grandmother made her a Crochan killing machine who infact had killed her own half sister so she is now the Queen of the Crochans. Manon gets away just before her grandmother can finish her off thanks to Abraxos and then spends forever just on the brink of death until Abraxos takes her to the safety of Aelin’s crew. There are many fun moments with her and Dorian but she is sad because her whole life has turned upside down and she thinks that the Thirteen are dead, and Aelin wants her to unite the Crochan’s to her side despite the fact she has spent her whole life killing them. But then Elide finally turns up and we have few touching moments with her and Manon until Maeva’s armada comes to nearly kill them all but Abraxos saves the day by having left to go find the Thirteen days before and arrives in the nick of time. Manon isn’t at the battle though because she is off having chats with the gods, Elena and Aelin about how the war needs to be won and she asked the gods since she has valg blood in her does that mean she is going to get sent off to a different world too which we don’t get an answer for and this stresses me out some more because I don’t want a world where Manon isn’t in it.

I am really looking forward to the final battle she will have with her grandmother in the last book.

I think I said that most people get paired off with other people romantically in the last book but they really do in this one. There is a lot of sex, some good and some repetitive. Elide and Lorcan get paired off in this book and I don’t mind it. She actually stands up to his bullshit and puts him in his place when he is being stupid. Their storyline wasn’t one I really felt like I needed though. The moment she see Aelin and Aedion again wasn’t quite as touching as I wanted it to be but was still good. Lorcan’s purpose in this book though pretty much seems to be just to fuck things up which made their whole story a bit hard to swallow. Its basically all his fault that Maeve came at the end when Aelin was drained of most her power because he freaked out over an army that arrived that was on their damn side and called her to protect Elide. Like Maeve was ever going to protect Elide. Aelin just manages to give the wyd keys to Manon before Maeve tortures her and captures her in iron chains, mask, and casket and whisked away to places unknown to be tortured for the rest of her life, which we have just found out is immortal because she will ‘settle’ into her immortality within the next five years, Aelin went through all that willingly to keep Elide safe and because she had set everything up for her friends to finish the job.

Just as she leaves her Ashryver cousin(?) Galan from Wyndlen shows up with all his army, and all the silent assassins from the desert amass in force to help fight for Aelin. Then we also have Ansel from the wastes came just before with her army, we have the army Ralph is putting together, all the guys Chaol is supposed to be getting wherever he is, all the Cousins Rowan convinced to turn against Maeve on the eve of battle and to fight for Aelin, and now the Crochans Manon has decided to rally. She made them a huge damn army to ratlle the stars and I just had to sit there and go ha Aedion, you were such a dick in this book doubting her and you should feel horrible about questioning her what she was actually doing for the country and her people. She set all this up for you guys and didn’t expect any of you to bloody help her in return except Lysandra who is basically giving up her life for Terrasen, and maybe Dorian who might have to use the lock to help get rid of the valg since she is all locked up.

And thats where the book ends and where I am going to leave this review/recap. I really enjoyed this book especially the end, and I am so keen for the next book it isn’t even funny. This is porbably my longest review for the series so far so I apologise if it was a bit hard to get through, and I will say sorry in advance because I don’t think the final review is going to be much shorter. Please, please leave comments down below. All I want to do is talk about things that happened in this book and how everyone thinks things are going to turn out. It doesn’t look like we are going to get a happy ending where either Aelin or Dorian doesn’t die despite Rowan flying off to find Aelin and declaring that he would not stand for an ending where either of them were gone. Maas does like a happy ending though so maybe Rowan will have success. GAAAHHH so many thoughts and feelings. I look forward to speaking with you all!

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookstores & Libraries I Want To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Stunning Bookstores and Libraries I Want to Visit

I have on occasion seen pictures of bookstores or libraries and they have taken my breath away, but I have never gone to look up where or which one they are and added them to a bucket list, so this was a fun new adventure to find some I would want to visit. This list is in no particular order.

Bookstores

1. Cărturești Carusel, Bucharest, Romania

2. Cafebrería El Péndulo, Mexico City, Mexico

3. Merci Used Book Cafe, Paris, France

4. Daunt Books, London, U.K.

5. Zhongshuge Bookstore, Hangzhou, China

Libraries

1. Stiftsbibliothek Admont, Admont, Austria

2. Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

3. Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

4. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal

5. Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland

Be sure to share your lists!

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Sunday Shopping – Kaisercraft Haul

At the moment in life I am very low on money. Really the only thing I occasionally spend money on is owlcrate which I am sick of talking about all the time, or occasionally clothing which isn’t really relevant for this space. So Sunday Shopping will generally be few and fare between unless I talk about things I have gotten in the past and have yet to talk about. This post however is about a random trip to the craft store.

I had recent;y discovered a new craft store opening up in the same complex as my work. They were doing a one day only 50% off kaisercraft brand name things. I was very interested but thought it best to stay away to try and save the money. On that day however my partners phone completely died and he needed to go out to get a new one. We went to a different complex to where I work and right next to the optus store was a kaisercraft. There was no avoiding it at this point.

Total Spend: $21.31

In the grand scheme of things I didn’t go too crazy, and only spent $21.31 in the store put I only didn’t get all that much. The thought of spending double that on things means I probably wouldn’t have bought them. I was going to list all the things and their prices, but the website didn’t want to provide me with online prices and I threw out the docket like a smart person.

I got a 2019 diary which is adorable, and 2019 desk calendar which I didn’t take into account that it has no writing space so is useless to me and I should have thought it through more. Then for bookstagram I got some small paper flowers for decoration, and some different background paper. This is the only thing I even slightly remember what the price was because it was about $1.40, and I thought that was loads for just one small sheet of paper. To make a backdrop big enough to actually get a shot I need four of them together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do really like most the things though so if they ever do a sale like that again I will definitely be going back. I will probably go back to just look at all the pretties as well.

 

Till Next Time. . .