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AYearAThon – January

 

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AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here.

Welcome to 2016 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. I am not actually at home for most the week so I am going to keep this first one very relaxed. The first theme for the year runs from the 4th-10th and is:

Benchwarmers

I love it when we get themes like this one because that means that my TBR is going to get smaller haha

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Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – December

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AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here. December’s theme runs from the 7th-13th. There doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, so I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Graphic Novel

To me graphic novel is including mangas since they are what I have the most of. So here are the things I am going to switch between:

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AYearAThon – August (Wrap Up)

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Day 1

Pages Read: 232

Books Finished: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 

Day 2

Pages Read: 372

Books Finished:

  1. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 
  2. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 256

Books Finished:

  1. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Austere Academy by Lemony Snikcet

Day 4

Pages Read: 230

Books Finished: The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket

Day 5

Pages Read: 53

Books Started: The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket

Day 6

Pages Read: 175

Books Finished: The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket

Day 7

Pages Read: 269

Books Finished: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket

Total Pages Read: 1587

Well I am quite pleased with what I accomplished during this week. I read double what I thought I would be able to read. Audio books seems to work when I am busy. I liked most these books quite a lot but I will be taking a break from them because I just can’t handle doing anymore in a row.

I don’t think I will participating in the next months topic, and maybe the one after that, so don’t expect anything from me for this then.

Till Next Time…

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AYearAThon – August (Day 3-5)

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Day 1

Pages Read: 232

Books Finished: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 

Day 2

Pages Read: 372

Books Finished:

  1. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 
  2. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 256

Books Finished:

  1. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Austere Academy by Lemony Snikcet

Day 4

Pages Read: 230

Books Finished: The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket

Day 5

Pages Read: 53

Books Started: The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket

I was very annoyed today (day 5) because my reading slumped! So so so annoyed. I have been listening at work but today people wouldn’t leave me alone to listen and kept trying to talk over my book so I just had to turn it off. I feel like it will be the same tomorrow cause the same person will be working. Sigh.

 

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AYearAThon – August (Day 1&2)

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I am really enjoying this audio book thing. It may take longer than actually reading the book, its so much easier. I think I am actually getting more of the books done because I can do all the other things I want/need to do while still listening to the book. I am in a bit of slump when it comes to reading so its nice that I can do other things at the same time.

Day 1

Pages Read: 232

Books Finished: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 

Day 2

Pages Read: 372

Books Finished:

  1. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 
  2. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Books Started: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

I am flying through these books!

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books So Far

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Have Read So Far This Year

1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I know I list this one all the time, and this is not the first time I have read this book, but I don’t care.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I think it was my favourite of the series.

3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. It was really refreshing to get a book like this.

4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Out of the books I have read of the series so far, this is my favourite.

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5.Son of Shadows by Juliet Marillier. Not as good as the first one, but I still loved it.

6. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. I am kind of cheating with this, cause as I write this I haven’t finished the book yet, but as of right now there is where it stands.

7. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden. A darling childrens books.

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8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

9. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent.

10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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So there is my list! Link me yours so I can have a look!

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AYearAThon – May Wrap Up

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Now I know you may be thinking, Jazz, your last update was day one. What the hell happened to the day in-between the first and the last day? 

Well I meant to update you all. I really did. But then I got super busy on Tuesday, getting myself a new kitten (who can argue with that).

Wednesday I was so tired I couldn’t read cause said kitten kept waking me up during the night and I cannot read when Im sleepy, it just puts me to sleep.

Thursday and Friday I didn’t finish work till really late so didn’t have time before I went to bed.

Saturday I finally got some reading done but didn’t see the point in updating for the second to last day.

And today, Sunday, I didn’t get much done because I had to take said kitten to the vet because she literally played so hard that she pulled things in her leg Saturday night, and because I was freaking out cause she kept crying and limping, I again didn’t sleep. So yeah… This read-a-thon was kind of a dud. I did finish a series though! Yay me. Now onto my final tally:

Pages Read: 1090

Books Read: 

  1. Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
  2. Faking It by Cora Carmack
  3. Finding It by Cora Carmack
  4. Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

Books Unfinished:

  1. A Shade Of Blood by Bella Forrest

If you partook in this too send me a link to your wrap up so that I can see how you did!

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AYearAThon – May (Day 1)

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Update!!!!!!

Now I am actually really quite proud of myself. I didn’t push myself to really read, I just did it very relaxed like and I read way more than I thought I would. I had a short work day, so that didn’t affect me very much, but I also had a family dinner with my boyfriends family cause it was his sisters birthday, so that ate quite a lot of time. I am not working tomorrow/today though so I get to charge it then!

Monday Day 1

Pages Read: 261

Books Read: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

 

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AYearAThon – May

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AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here.

Now I don’t plan on doing all of them, but I will be doing some!

May’s theme runs from the 5-11, and since there doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Finish/Catch Up On A Series

I think I get like one day off of work during this time, so I am going to keep my reading list really simple (easy short books) and try and beat it if I can, but I doubt I will. I can’t read when I’m tired, it just puts me to sleep. So I plan on finishing reading:

The Losing It Series by Cora Carmack.

 

 

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And if I finish those I will finish reading A Shade Of Vampire Series by Bella Forrest.

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Its a very big list but the books are not very long. I doubt I will finish all of them, but meh. I will be posting updates… Daily? At least I shall try.

As always if you wish to pick up a copy of these books, click on the cover.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 6

I am back with a little update for you all and a little challenge for this hour. I have read about 130ish pages of my second book (I should really be sleeping right now, my brain is sleepy), but I will soldier on even if I do seem to be reading kind of slowly for myself. I will have this book done by the end of the 24 hours (hopefully)!

Now the challenge which is being held over at Lisa’s World of Books so go check out the challenge page if you want to see some other peoples answers, you may find some new books to read! Also check it out if you want the full list of questions, I didn’t answer all of them here because I couldn’t/didn’t want to. Here it is:

The challenge for the hour is to share some of your best from your reading year and why.  The idea is to pick at least 3 of the categories below and share your favorites and why

Best Book of Your Reading Year

Easy one for me. Everyone should read this book. On The Jellicoe Road hands down. The characters aree beautiful and the story is sad and even though you wouldnt want much part of their life, I for one wish I was there with them because I love them so.

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year

This is fun because I just finished reading it! The Daughter of the Forest. It was written differently that most romance books I have read, and in the end it gave me everything I wanted when it looked like it was going to leave me wanting.

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year

I feel like I am going to be following along with other peoples answers here but it has to be Divergent. I loved the characters and I love a good dystopian.

Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year

I think this is a new adult book so I will give it to Where You’ll Find Me. Despite one huge flaw, I thought the story was nice an realistic and left me feeling pretty good about picking it up.

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

Ooo a harder one.I shall give it to The Forgotten War. If you want a book that paints imagery, is epic in length, and has kick butt female characters its for you.

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year

A House Without Mirrors. Its rather creepy for children of this day and age with all their overly sweet rubbish, but I loved it!

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to Ceriana from The Forgotten War because of the stuff that happens to her. Her story made want to paint for hours it had such awesome imagery! Or anyone from On The Jellicoe Road. Really you could just put that book in for most of my answers.

Best Author of Your Reading Year

Though I have only read one of his books and it wasn’t one of my 5 star rated books, I can totally see how all his books are going to at least be that awesome and bring me emotion of some sort, be it sadness or joy. John Green.

Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to be a bit odd and say Church the cat from City of Bones. I just love that bit of random that is this cat thrown into the story.

Best Cover of Your Reading Year

9780141333663Though it wasnt one of my favourite books, I still thought the cover was stunning I’m still angry they changed them to the ugly things they have now. Across the Universe.

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year

I will give this to The Returned because it was about people coming back from the dead, just as they were right before they died, but they were not zombies! God I hate zombies.

There you go. I hope you enjoyed my answers thought they are brief, and I hope you found some new books!

Till Next Time…