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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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June Currently Reading | ’18

Currently Reading

Happy June! This is what I’m currently reading:

Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb

Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)This is my buddy read with Zezee and I’m totally loving it. I’m in the middle of chapter 12 currently, will try to be through 17 by the end of the day – we’ll see how much time I actually get to read, here.

Robin Hobb at this point has securely claimed a place in my favorite authors list. She’s just so great. ❀

 

 

Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3)The third book in the Temeraire series, I’m mostly through it at this point. I probably have about an hour or so of listening left. And then on to Empire of Ivory! πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)This is okay so far. I haven’t really gotten to the plot yet, if there is one, so at the moment it’s kinda reading like a fanfiction. We’ll see how it goes I suppose.

 

 

 

 

The books that have taken a back seat:

These books I’m technically currently reading, but I haven’t touched them in a while. I made a post a bit back about reading multiple books at once, and when it gets to this amount, I tend to read them like a stack. Think programming stack, or stack of plates at a buffet. The first goes on, the second on top of it, the third on top of that, so on and so forth. When you try to get them off, you have to take the most recently placed ones first before you can get down to the original. So these four are the lowest on the stack right now, hence have been untouched for a while:

Once I finish the above three, these ones will once again take main focus. I’m particularly keen to get back to the Halo book and the Brent Weeks book. πŸ˜€


And that’s it! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 06/03/2018 in Books, Currently Reading

 

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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. πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜€

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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May Currently Reading | ’18

Currently Reading

Happy May! I’m currently reading a lot of books at the same time. All of them I’m digging.


The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

This is the fourth and most recent book in Weeks’ Lightbringer quintet – the fifth and final book comes out late next year and you can bet your butt I’m buying that on release day. I picked up this series on a whim last year and it’s quickly become one of my all-time favorite series. I can’t get enough of it, it’s just so great.

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape From North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

A River in Darkness:  One Man's Escape from North Korea

I picked this up from Amazon’s world book day, where they were giving out free ebooks of various genres from authors all over the world. I tried my hardest to just not grab all of them but I couldn’t resist this one. This is the third memoir that I’ve read written by a North Korean defector. With all the news about the country lately, I thought it was fitting to pick up right away.

Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz

Halo: The Flood

Following up from The Fall of Reach that I read this past month, I picked up this book, which is the second in the Halo prequel trilogy. From what I’ve been told though, this book actually goes through the events of the first Halo game. I’m rather enjoying it so far. Seriously, I’m ending up a huge fan of the game without having actually ever playing the game.

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)

Continuing my audio book reread of Novik’s Temeraire series in prep for finishing the thing out, I’m just shy of half way through this. Simon Vance is narrating and yet again he’s doing an absolutely fantastic job. I love his narrations, man. And I’m loving this book just as much as I did the first time I read it about a decade ago.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Leaves

This is by far the most slow-going read for me. I’m enjoying it but it’s one of those books I can only read a few pages at a time before my brain gets burned out. I’ll finish it eventually.


And that’s it! I know I’ll be starting a buddy read or two pretty soon, so another book will likely be added to this list.

If you’re reading any of these or have read them, let me know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/05/2018 in Currently Reading, TBR

 

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Top 5 TBR Benchwarmers

Copy of Top 5 Wednesday Banner

Happy Wednesday! This month, Top 5 Wednedsay is doing a rewind where you go through and pick past topics that you’d like to do that you might have missed the first time. I personally started doing TFW late 2014, so most of my picks will be from before that.

So the topic I chose for this week is TBR Benchwarmers: Books that have been on your TBR the longest, which is the topic from January 2014.


5 – The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)

My parents bought me the box set of the first three books in this series what… four years ago? Five years ago? There are a lot of books that have been on my TBR for ten years or more but this one has a bit of a guilt trip associated with it, just because it was a gift from the parentals. I’ll get to it. Eventually.

4 – Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead

Hood (King Raven, #1)

This is one of those ‘I’ve owned it for a decade’ books. I remember it being on my shelf when I was a teenager in my parents’ house back when I had only one book case (I have seven now). I’ve had this for a while. I’ll read it, I will. Especially now that huge fantasy is exciting to me instead of intimidating. I’ll definitely get to it.

3 – The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams

The War of the Flowers

This is another one in the decade club. I bought this on impulse when I was fourteen. I had never read fantasy before (well, adult fantasy) and had never heard of the guy. But the plot sounded good. And then I brought it home and it looked like a brick and teenager me got intimidated. But now I’ve read all five Martin books, I can handle this baby.

2 – Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)

This one I’ve tried to read once already. I borrowed it from a friend back when I was 14 in 9th grade, got half way through it and then gave up. I’m hoping 27 year old me likes it more. This book is weirdly nostalgic for me, even though I never finished it. I think it’s because the copy I borrowed had a certain book smell to it – one that I haven’t found in any other books. I think it was a combo of old paperback mixed with my friend’s house smell. It was unique and I miss it, hahaha. (Though oddly none of her other books I’ve borrowed smelled this way)

1 – Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)

This one comes with the caveat of rereading Shanghai Girls, which is the prequel to this one. I remember really liking it back when I read it at 18 buuut I don’t remember why. This book I bought back when I was first really starting to branch out in my reading. It was I think the second or third historical fiction I’d ever read… and then I never actually finished the series. So this book is number one because it’s been one of my longest unfinished series.


And that’s it! If you’ve read any of these let me know!

 
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Posted by on 05/02/2018 in Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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Fantasy Bingo 2018 – Third Row Picks

Today is another post talking about the books that I’m considering using for each of the bingo squares in r/Fantasy’s 2018 Bingo Challenge, which I made a post about with all the details. If you’re participating, do let me know!

First Row Picks |Β Second Row Picks

Third Row:

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Subgenre: Historical Fantasy or Alternate History. Hard Mode: Historical Fantasy that is NOT set in the UK OR Alternate History that is NOT set in the USA. I’m currently rereading Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series and since we can use one reread on this thing, this might make the bill. Otherwise:

Fantasy Novel published in 2018. Hard Mode: Also a debut novel.Β I know exactly what book I’m reading for this. It comes out in October!

Novel featuring a protagonist who is a writer, artist or musician (Not Kingkiller Chronicles). Hard Mode: Magic is somehow linked to writing/art/music or their ability with it. I have one here I think I could use.

Novel featuring a mountain setting. Hard mode: Not only features a mountain but the inside of a mountain – your protagonists explore caves, live in a city under a mountain, etc.

2017 r/Fantasy Top Novels List. Hard Mode: Choose from the bottom half of the list. Here is a link to the list!


And that’s it! This row I think is going to give me trouble. I could only come up with one for more than one prompt, goodness. Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 04/15/2018 in Books

 

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April Currently Reading

Currently Reading

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

House of LeavesI honestly haven’t touched this one in a bit. It’s my go-between read a few pages here and a few there kind of book. I’ll read it eventually, hawhaw.

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)I’m buddy reading this one with Zezee, though I’m a big behind I believe. I’m almost done with it and am very much liking it. πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3)This is my other buddy read for the month! This one I’m reading with Meredith and another buddy – I haven’t touched this one recently either though. HEY FRIENDS CAN WE READ MORE OR WHAT?! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

 

 

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)This is my currently audiobook and a reread – this was one of my favorite series through highschool but I only ever read the first four and a half books – the series recently finished at nine books so I want to go back and reread them all in prep for finishing it all πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

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And that’s it! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 04/01/2018 in Books, Currently Reading, TBR

 

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