We’re getting near to the end of the year and while I probably should be looking at the challenges I set myself at the start of the year and seeing what I have left to do, I’m not going to do that. I’m going to take part in Nonfiction November and try to read all the non-fiction books.
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 Halloween/Creepy freebie. I did some Spooky Recommendations a couple of weeks ago so this week I focused on the creepiest books I’ve read. My ratings for these books vary so much, but I think they all have tense, creepy feel to them.
Throughout the month of October, I took part in Blogtober, where I said I would post every day for a month. I did this for my reading blog and my writing blog, which was quite a lot of work considering I didn’t plan as I should and was writing the new posts every day as well as trying to get through my preptober checklist. It was a challenge but that was exactly what I wanted from it, although a little more organisation next time I think.
This year I’ll be taking part in Nonfiction November! This strikes me as a great readathon to during Nanowrimo because nonfiction tends to give me great ideas and I don’t feel like I’m accidentally plagiarising anyone. Plus I’ve got hold of some great nonfiction in the past year which I really want to get around to. The aim of the game is to read more nonfiction than you normally do. If you normally read nothing, read one nonfiction book, if you read seven books, read eight, and so on.
This readathon does have challenges but they are challenges you can interpret as loosely as you like because they’re only one word. Here’s another video where you can get some idea on how to interpret the challenges.
- Past time/Pastime
A present contains a monstrous secret.
An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party.
A shadow slips across the floor by firelight.
A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams.
Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M. R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail – so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas.
This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.
*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)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
For today for blogtober, I was planning on doing another Diversity Spotlight Thursday post. I like doing them and they’re fun to have a look at my TBR and see if anything pops out at me. But I decided I wanted to do something different and then BooksandLala’s video popped into my mind.
This struck me as a good idea. I would read five of the lowest rated books on my TBR and then compare my ratings with the ratings on Goodreads. And I would give myself a month.
This was a complete spur of the moment readathon which I’m hoping to use to get myself into gear for reading all the spooky books I want to read. I haven’t put many books on this TBR so I’m hoping to get to some more witchy books during this week as well.
This readathon runs from the 24th – 31st October so the last week of October! I have ten billion things to get done in this week so why not add another readathon to my list?
- This time of year is all about preparing for the dark, and gathering enough harvest for winter, read a book that is bound to make you warm and happy.
- Light a candle for your ancestors, and read by candlelight. This is a time for honoring our kin.
- Samhain is more widely known as Halloween🎃 read a spooky horror/thriller novel!
- The veil between worlds is thinnest, read a book that has paranormal elements.
- In honor of your ancestors, read a book that features your ethnic heritage.
- Every witch needs their coven, buddy read a book!
- Read the group book, The Girl Who Drank The Moon
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 ‘villains’ and I decided to do the books with some of my top villains. These are top for me because they’re so realistic or they’re just fun to read about, whether they’re the protagonist or the antagonist.
This readathon ran from the 15th – 21st October and so many people were involved in it that I really wanted to be involved and with it. But it didn’t turn out like that, I think I’m reading more spooky books the week after spookathon than I did during.
I’m on such a cosy mystery kick that pretty much all the books I’m actively reading right now are cosy mysteries. Thankfully, Scribd has a lot of them so I’m never short.