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A Very Arcish Readathon TBR

a very arcish readathon

So I’ve signed up for NetGalley recently, which is awesome. I thought it would be a while because I got approved for anything, but I have five ARCs ready to be read and not a clue which one to start with. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to get these books read but then this post came along as if my worrying had been heard.

This is a month long readathon where you try and get to as many ARCs as possible during the month of April. As I will be working and no longer on holiday, I definitely won’t be reading as much, but I’m hoping to get to this TBR.

The TBR may fluctuate as I get in new ARCs (like if The Love Interest gets approved, you know I’m reading that straight away) but I think I’m going to aim for at least five books on my ARC list.

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Friday 56: The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

I’ve chosen The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo.

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FemPowerAThon Wrap Up

So this readathon was super fun and definitely helped by their enthusiastic Twitter account. My TBR is here where I have six books to fill the eight challenges.

I was able to fill all my challenges in the end, thanks to The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo have a secondary character be a woman with depression so challenge #5 was ticked off. I didn’t finish The Alchemists of Loom, though I did start it, but The Terracotta Bride was about a lesbian woman so all the challenges were still ticked off. I also read Ida which was about a woman in a relationship with a genderqueer character, Daisy, which also fulfilled the terms of the challenge.

Favourite Book of the Challenge: The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo. Funny, with a romance that made me smile. The only thing I disliked about it was how short it was!

Least Favourite Book of the Challenge: The Terracotta Bride. The novella was well-written but it was too short and not in a good way like Cho’s other book. It had an interesting idea but it could be expanded on, plus the ending was fairly depressing.

I was very glad I did this readathon, it made me read books that had been on my TBR list for a while and they were all thoroughly enjoyable. I’m liking The Alchemists of Loom as well.

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The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (Malayan #1)Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.

Amidst the smells of chilies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard—magical tales of men from the sea—and her warrior’s courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).

But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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Friday 56: Noteworthy

This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

This week it’s Noteworthy by Riley Redgate.

Noteworthy

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read In One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This time I chose the Top Ten Books I’ve Read in One Sitting. Although it was more ‘ten books I remembered reading in one sitting’ which was surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. A lot of books would have probably been ‘read it in one sitting’ if life hadn’t kept getting in the way as it has a habit of doing.

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