Round 6 of Alphabethon is here! It runs from the 30th April to the 6th May. This readathon is based on letters of the alphabet and this round is ‘f’. This means the title or author’s name starts with F. The intro post is here and the Twitter is here.
- Read a book over 400 pages
- Read a fantasy book
- Read a book that has a main character whose name starts with F
- Read a book with a F setting
- Read four books
- Read a book recommended by a Friend
- Read a book that has an object that starts with an F on the cover
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This was a readathon I was slightly more on the ball with partly because it was running for two weeks. Which meant when I did my usual ‘hey it’s nearly the end of the readathon and I haven’t read any of the books on my TBR’, I still had a few (read: three) days to read a few of the books.
My TBR for this readathon is here.
This wrap up is so late but it has been pretty much written in my drafts for forever, so it’s here it is!
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Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire – a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever … and possibly the future of time itself.
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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
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‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…
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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 ‘top ten books I loved but would never reread’. An interesting topic and unfortunately there are a lot of books I could probably put on this list. Some of these books I found brilliant and interesting but I wouldn’t reread them now I know the end, while others I found very emotionally taxing and now I’ve read them I don’t feel any need to reread them.
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Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. All this means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
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So I completely forgot this readathon was happening. I put down all the books I have for my readathons in my little reading journal and then tick them off when I’m done (or not done as the case may be) and I completely forgot to put it down in there. However, I did get to some books on my previous TBRs.
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This was a brand new readathon which ran from the 24th March to 30th March and I really liked the looks of the challenges (my TBR here) but I wasn’t actually able to get to that much, thanks to me getting confused over the dates as there were three different readathons going at the same time. The two books I managed to get to this readathon I really enjoyed, however and I would definitely look at doing this readathon in the future.
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April! The month of rain and Camp Nanowrimo. The weather is doing pretty well with the rain so far (no more snow at the moment, thank goodness), I’ve eaten far too much chocolate after giving it up for Lent and I’m already behind for Camp Nanowrimo.
Reading wise, I don’t think I’m going to read as much for April as I did for March because I don’t think that is actually possible. I’ll be doing a few readathons as well as trying out a Book Unhaul where I have to read a certain amount of my physical books otherwise they get unhauled. I’m going to try and keep it low key, but to be honest, that doesn’t happen very much with me.
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