Tome Topple Readathon Wrap Up

Tome Topple Readathon is about reading books over 500 pages during a two week period. My TBR is here, consisting of several books that I’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to them just yet, mostly because I was intimidated by their sheer size.

So I did fairly terribly in this readathon because I didn’t manage to finish one tome at all! I read books but I didn’t start a tome properly until the 15th August and that was OutlanderHowever, Outlander is a book that I’ve owned for a while and has been on my Goodreads TBR for longer, as well as being a hyped book I want to see what the fuss was about. It started off quite slowly but I’m liking it so far, especially the amount of detail that goes into the description.

In terms of finishing books, I didn’t do so well, but it was the kick to get me to start a book that has been on my TBR for a while, so a partial success!

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Did you take part in Tome Topple? Did you actually finish a tome? Let me know in the comments!

Sunshine Blogger Award


I’m pretty sure a few people thought I was batty with how much I was smiling considering I got this notification when I was out in public. Thank you so much to Em at Keystroke Blog for the nomination!

Name of the game is that I answer the 11 questions Em gave, come up with 11 new questions and nominate 11 people myself (and then think about how the word eleven is starting to sound weird).

Official rules

  • thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • list the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog

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Top Ten Books for People Who Like Blue

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it is ‘Ten book recommendations for ______________’ so really anything to fill in the blank. I went for the meme in this picture. There will be a lot of recommendation lists for this Top Tueday theme (and I plan to add so many books to my TBR) so here’s hoping this has some new ones for you.

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This reading challenge has been going around the book blogger community for a while and I was hesitant to sign up for it. It probably didn’t help that I read the introduction post (here) when I was so tired that I couldn’t make sense of it at all. Then I slept and read other people’s TBRs and thought I might as well go for it! This will also help me to read some of my ARCs I have piling up on NetGalley. It runs from 13th August to 10th September so it has already started.

Reading Quest Board

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that’s seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful – exactly what Rosemary wants.

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years… if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn’t the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

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