Polarthon TBR

I’m diving back into readathons with this new readathon (for me) which is centred around polar fantasy so snow, ice, magic – everything I love, especially during the month of February.

This is a ‘Choose your own TBR’ readathon so the graphic is here because I have terrible luck with copying them into this post. This readathon runs from the 3rd – 9th February and the twitter is here.

I’m away from home until the 4th and then I have a four hour train journey so here’s hoping I manage to get through a couple of those in the first couple of days.

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Ten Additions to my Bookshelf

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 book cover freebie but I’m not doing that one. Instead, I’m doing last week’s theme which is ‘the ten most recent additions to your bookshelf’ which I thought was apt considering I was looking at the books I bought this month (and being slightly horrified at the number, my poor bank account). Some of these are book boxes, some of these were cheap on Kindle and some were presents.

We’ll see whether I get to them this year or not!

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Rivals of the Republic

Rivals of the Republic (Blood of Rome, #1)The body of a Vestal Virgin is found in the Tiber River, and soon after, A senator is found having bled to death in his bath. And as Roman authorities turn a strangely blind eye, Hortensia, the daughter of the capital’s most celebrated orator, begins investigating this trail of murders that leads straight into the dark heart of Rome.

Despite her husband’s and father’s attempts to protect her and rebelling against the societal constraints to her sex, Hortensia plunges deeper into the corrupt underworld of the city. And only one man can save her from becoming the next victim: Lucrio, the ex-gladiator to whom she already owes her life. But Lucrio has secrets as well, and his past threatens to subsume both him and Hortensia.

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2020 Goals

Red and Yellow Fireworks

I did not make one of these posts for 2019 because I was all about taking a break and not putting pressure on my reading and that’s crap. My blogging went a little all over the place, it became a source of stress rather than a source for enjoyment and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did the year before.

Due to this, I have decided to embrace the planner side of myself and set myself goals for my blogging and my reading. Some of these goals may be repeated from 2018 Goals but they were quite sensible goals for me, even if I didn’t stick to them.

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Top Ten Books I’m Most Looking Forward To

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 most anticipated book releases in the first half of 2020.

This isn’t a comprehensive list, I don’t tend to keep on top of new releases (simply because I get far too impatient to read them) but I want to be better at that this year. These books are a mixture of genres and all covers link to Goodreads.

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December Wrap Up/End of the Year Wrap Up

This is a combination wrap-up because I did not make any goals for 2019 so I really don’t have that much to talk about on here? I tried to keep track of my genres of books but I managed to do the first fifty before I got behind, so none of that kind of wrap up from me.

Otherwise, December was an okay reading month. I had some books that I really enjoyed and some books which really disappointed me.

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The Starless Sea

The Starless SeaFar beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in plain sight. But those who seek will find. Their doors have been waiting for them.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is searching for his door, though he does not know it. He follows a silent siren song, an inexplicable knowledge that he is meant for another place. When he discovers a mysterious book in the stacks of his campus library he begins to read, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities, and nameless acolytes. Suddenly a turn of the page brings Zachary to a story from his own childhood impossibly written in this book that is older than he is.

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January TBR

It’s the first month of the decade! It’s forty years since 1980! Anyone else find that as weird as I do? And I’m not going to make a huge deal of it, because I think that’s putting a lot of weight on a date and starting off the decade right. So it’s going to be the start of the year for me, not start of the decade.

That said, let’s get on with my January TBR!

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