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July Currently Reading | ’18

Currently Reading

I’ve added a fourth weekly post! Well, at least for a few weeks – we’ll see how long I can get content put together for four posts. My reading speed has picked up, so I’m hoping it’ll last at least a couple months.

Today’s post is what I’m currently reading as of today – for those unfamiliar with my blog, I don’t write TBR posts because I’m rather awful at sticking to them. Instead, at the beginning of every month, I make a post about what I’m tackling at the moment.

Anyways, these are the books that I’m nose-deep in:


Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)

I’ve been rereading all of the Temeraire series in prep for reading the last three books – I’m enjoying this just as much as I did when I read it back in high school. This is my current audiobook and the narration is being done by Simon Vance, my absolute fave โค This series, if you haven’t picked it up, you totally should. It’s a historical fantasy about dragon warfare during the Napoleonic era. It’s so, so so good. As of right now, I’m about 25% through of it.

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

This book’s been on my ‘currently reading’ the longest, but that doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it. I just keep getting distracted. The fourth book in Weeks’ Lightbringer series, I’m loving it just as much as I did the first three. It’s become one of my all-time favorite series. Here is a link to the blurb of the first one, should you be interested.

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)

This one I originally picked up as an audiobook, but I’ve since switched over to reading it physically and am enjoying so much more. I can see why this one has gotten the hype it has. I’m hoping I end up liking it the whole way through – I’m on a few chapters in so far. I really like the setting – the fantasy its set in is based on various Asian cultures instead of your typical medieval european ones. It’s pretty neato.

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P Beaulieu

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1)

This one I originally hadn’t intended on picking up so soon, but when I mentioned I was doing the Tome Topple readathon and said I didn’t have any reading buddies, one of my friendos contacted me and said she had this book as well if we wanted to buddy read it. So here we are. ๐Ÿ˜€ So far I’m digging the plot and the setting, but I’m a tad iffy on the main character. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt until she gets some opportunity for character growth though.


And that’s it! For now, my posting schedule will be Tues-Wed-Sat-Sun. Wish me luck. Happy reading!

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Posted by on 07/03/2018 in Books, Currently Reading, TBR

 

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Tome Topple Readathon TBR!

Readathons

Hello! The Tome Topple Readathon started yesterday! Me being me, didn’t realize it. So I’m starting a day late. Whatevs. The dates this time run from June 29th – July 12th. The point of the readathon is to read books over 500 pages, be it graphic novels or novels themselves.

For all the details on it, you can see Sam’s announcement video.

There are a few challenges that you can participate in as well:

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

I think with the tbr posted below I’ll hit all of those except the buddy reading one. NO BUDDIES FOR ME. ;~;

There are also instagram challenges to participate in every day, and I made my first post about it this morning (shameless plug).

My TBR:

https://i.imgur.com/gRhXkpn.jpg

If you’re participating in the readathon (and if you’re reading any of the ones I am especially) let me know! We can buddy read.

Happy reading!!

 
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Posted by on 06/30/2018 in Books, Readathon

 

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Manga Readathon TBR

Readathons

Hello! I’ve decided to participate in the Manga Readathon! It starts today and runs through June 23rd. Here is where you can find the full details on it!

I will be participating mostly through twitter, where I’ve also posted a tbr pic. These are the manga I plan on reading:

The link I gave above lists seven challenges, of which I think my selection will fulfill most of them.

1. Read a manga that’s been on your TBR the longest

  • s-CRY-ed v1 by Yosuke Kuroda

2. Catch-up reading a series

  • Livingstone v4 by Maekawa Kataoka

3. Read your shortest series

  • Orange v2 and Future by Ichigo Takano

4. Read a new manga

  • Demon Diary v4+ by Lee Yun Hee

5. Re-Read a manga

  • Demon Diary v1-3 by Lee Yun Hee

6. Read a manga out of your comfort zone

  • Just Around the Corner by Toko Kawai

7. Read a recommended manga

  • Seraph of the End v1-2 by Takaya Kagami

Going through and picking out manga for this made me realize just how many I own that are unread and how many I’ve been itching to reread. Perhaps 2018 will be the year of manga for me. If you’re participating in this readathon, let me know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 06/17/2018 in Books, Readathon, TBR

 

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Borrowathon TBR!

Readathons

Happy Saturday!! Today’s post is my potential TBR for the Borrowathon, which is starting tomorrow, May 20th!

Borrowathon is a readathon where you focus on reading books that you’ve borrowed – from people, from the library, whatever you want. And I have this habit of borrowing books and keeping them for a long, long time. I take care of them and give them back, but it usually takes me a while (and I warn people of this before they lend to me, so I’m at peace with it).

Soooo this is the stack of books that I currently have borrowed:

And then add onto that Y: The Last Man volumes 7-10 because I honestly forgot that I had them until the friend that lent them saw this picture and went HEEEEEY.

So my goal is to get through about half of these. They’re almost all manga so if I keep focus I should be fine. ๐Ÿ˜›

So, the readathon starts tonight/tomorrow morning at 12am and runs through Sunday May 27th at 11:59pm. You get eight full days to buzz through all the books you’ve borrowed. ๐Ÿ˜€

And there are challenges, too! I may or may not participate in them, depending on if any of the manga I read fall into their categories, hawhaw. Those (and the link to the Borrowathon twitter account where the whole thing is hosted) is here:

If you’re participating, do let me know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/19/2018 in Books, Readathon

 

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Bout of Books 22!

Readathons

Hello! Bout of Books 22 is coming up, and I’ve decided to join again! This will be my uh… I have no idea, eighth time doing it? Maybe? Somewhere around there.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.ย For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit theย Bout of Booksย blog.ย – From the Bout of Books team

So! As stated above, the readathon begins on Monday and if you’d like to join you can follow the link above.

My goals:

  • Participate in at least 4 out of the 7 challenges. This will be done through this blog and via Twitter (shameless plug, I’ve decided to actually use twitter. I’M TRYING TO BE HIP, OKAY.)
  • Finish two books

Tentative TBR:

  • The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The Flood by William Dietz

Any other books that I’m currently reading I know I won’t get to that week or are part of a buddy read therefore need to be paced.

Let me know if you’re participating! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/12/2018 in Books, Readathon

 

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GetGraphic Readathon TBR

GetGraphic Readathon

Hello! Last week, I made a post about my participation in the GetGraphic readathon that’s coming up on October 6th! Today I’ll be posting my TBR. ๐Ÿ˜€

If you’d like more detail about the dates and challenges, check out Sam’s announcement video for all the details.

As of today, I’ve completed one of the instagram challenges (today’s isn’t up yet I don’t think), so I’m on track so far. :”D

TBR

I’m going to try to complete the all the challenges associated with this thing as well.

1. Read from a new-to-you series: Descenders vol 1 by Jeff Lemire
2. Read two installments of the same series: Attack on Titan vols 13 and 14 by Hajime Isayama
3. Read a work over 300 pages: Blankets by Craig Thompson
4. Read a work with black and white art: (fulfilled by choices for 2 and 5)
5. Read a work picked out by a friend: Merman in my Tub by Itokichi
6. Read at least 5 works.

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin StarsAttack on Titan, Volume 13Attack on Titan, Volume 14BlanketsMerman in My Tub, Vol. 1 (Merman in My Tub, #1)

If I get done with these, which I might, I’ll likely continue ‘Merman’ if I like it. My friend who recommended it to me literally lent me a huge bag full of manga. There are probably thirty volumes in there of various series I need to work though, so that’ll be my goal.

If you’re participating in the readathon, let me know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 10/03/2017 in Books, Readathon, TBR

 

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GetGraphic Readathon!

GetGraphic Readathon

Guess who’s doing a readathon! Guess… who didn’t finish any books this month yet. :”D Time’s up, it’s me! This readathon is my attempt to knock down a good number of graphic novels and manga from my TBR. I heard about the readathon from one of the hosts, Sam, who posted a video giving all the details.

This readathon is one where you read graphic novels, comics and manga (as stated). It begins Friday October 6th at 5pm and ends Sunday October 8th at midnight. The whole point is try to buzz through as many as you can in the span of a weekend.

The creators of the readathon have a twitter handle (@GetGraphicThon) which will be hosting sprints, etc. Though I’m honestly not a huge twitter person, haw. So I’ll likely just be in here the whole time.

There are some neat things going on during the readathon, namely during-readathon reading challenges and pre-readathon countdown instagram challenges. I will be trying to do both of these! I’ll be posting the instagram challenges on my instragram. (Shameless plug. Follow me so I can follow you and see your pretty books :D)

The details on the challenges are:

Instagram Challenges:

10/2: Most Recent Graphic Read
10/3: Favorite Ongoing Graphic Series
10/4: Recreate the Cover
10/5: Favorite Graphic Art
10/6: #GetGraphic TBR

Reading Challenges:

1. Read from a new-to-you series
2. Read two installments of the same series
3. Read a work over 300 pages
4. Read a work with black and white art
5. Read a work picked out by a friend
6. Read at least 5 works


My TBR for this thing will be up closer to the start date. Let me know if you are participating! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 09/23/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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