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Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books on my Autumn 2021 TBR and I haven’t done one of these seasonal TBRs in a while so I thought I would get this one done. I am a very seasonal reader and I love reading magical books when the year starts to get colder and darker. Is anyone else the same?

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Breath of the Wildathon – Vah Ruta Quest

This is a new to me readathon which is about going on a journey from the Great Plateau to reclaim the Divine Beast Vah Ruta. I didn’t have time to take part in the first quest of this readathon back in May, but this is a month long readathon so I’m hoping to be able to take part in it. The benefit for doing the Great Plateau readathon is that you are able to do the prompts in whatever order but if not, you have to do the prompts in order.

This readathon runs from the 20th September to 20th October. The website is here and it has all the information and links in it.

I will be taking part in Team Daruk because the unique perk for that team is being able to count one partially read book to my TBR and since I have about ten partially read books, this is definitely the perk that makes sense.

I’m looking forward to this readathon but I feel like the biggest struggle for me is going to be reading these books in order.

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

Okay, this is the first year I have done something like this because when they announced the Women’s Prize Longlist, I thought I had read a couple of them already, owned a few more and wanted to read a couple more. So I tried to read the entire list (I’ve read nine out of sixteen). Then the Shortlist was announced and since I had read two already, was halfway through another two and the last two were short books, I thought I could definitely finish reading the list before the winner is announced (8th September).

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Orilium: The Magical Readathon

The Magical Readathon is back! This time it’s not Harry Potter themed, but rather a whole new world created by The Book Roast. It’s an amazing world and this month’s readathon is a introduction to the world and getting to grips with everything, and next year we will be studying magic. This readathon is about reaching the university through the Novice Path. All information and printables are here.

You can create your own character with species and background, and there are prompts for that as well, but they don’t have to be done through the month of September. G has said that the characters won’t come into play until April 2022 so the prompts can be done any time between now and then.

The twitter is here and there are questions throughout the month to help you create the character.

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One By One

One by One by Ruth Ware

Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold.

The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask – would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?

Goodreads, Storygraph

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1000 Doors Mini Readathon Prompt 3

Prompt 2 is all done! The prompt for number two was a picture prompt with a tree with a smiling face holding a bouquet of flowers. I went with A Pinch of Magic, both for the title and the cover of the book relating to the picture prompt. I really enjoyed it (review here).

For the next prompt, I was asked the question ‘was the ending satisfying?’ and my answer was very much yes. So I got the third prompt below the cut.

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A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic (A Pinch of Magic, #1)All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure–one that takes her far away from Crowstone, the gloomy island where she’s always lived. But instead of an adventure, Betty and her sisters, Fliss and Charlie, are given of a set of magical objects, each with its own powers: a scruffy carpet bag, a set of wooden nesting dolls, and a gilt-framed mirror. And these magical objects come with their own terrible secret: the sisters’ family is haunted by a generations-long curse that prevents them from ever leaving their island–at the cost of death.

The sisters set out to break the curse and free their family forever. But after stumbling upon a mysterious prisoner who claims to be able to help them, they find themselves in great danger. And in order to break the curse–and stay alive–they must unravel a mystery that goes back centuries, one that involves shipwrecks, smugglers, and sorcery of the most perilous kind.

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1000 Doors Mini Readathon Prompt 2

So far this readathon is going well! I finished my book for the first prompt of the readathon (TBR here) and I’m already moving onto the next book for the next prompt. I had the book on my Kindle but also on audiobook on Scribd so I was able to switch between the two of them. My review for this book is here.

The question for the first prompt was how did you like the book? And since I rated the book 4.5 stars, I got the prompt underneath the cut.

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