Winter Biannual Bibliothon | Day 4 | clickbaited books!

Hey guys! I can hardly believe that it’s day 4 of the biannual bibliothon, and that brings my challenge! Yay! This is one of my favourite readathons and I participate every round! You can see more on their YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

So as I said, today is my challenge – you can check out the original challenge post here. The challenge is to pick 3-5 books and clickbait the titles! Here’s mine…

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon | Day 2 | christmas company

It’s day 2 of the Biannual Bibliothon! This is one of my favourite readathons and I participate every round. You can see more on their YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

Today’s blog challenge was by Libby @ Libby Reads, and it’s to list 12 characters who you would invite over for a Christmas party!

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon | Day 1 | snowdrift shenanigans

It’s the first day of the Winter BIBIB! This is one of my favourite readathons and I participate every round. You can see more on their YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

The first blog challenge is by Tracy @ Truffle’s Literary Wonders, and for a snappy title I’m going to call it the snowstorm challenge!

The idea of this one is to name 3 characters, 2 types of food/drink, and 1 song you’d want to have in a car with you during a snow storm.

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2019| tbr

Hello all! Tomorrow is the first day of the Winter Biannual Bibliothon, and I’m excited to share my TBR with you guys. I know it’s kind of late in the game, but I’ve only just come back to university, so didn’t quite know what books I would have on me.

There are 7 reading challenges, but as I can’t get the group book at the moment, I’ll be aiming to complete six of them. You can check out the reading challenges here!

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Book Review | The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

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Mrs Ascher in Andover; Betty Barnard in Bexhill; Mr Carmichael Clarke in Churston; a serial killer is on the loose. He’s sending letters to one Hercule Poirot, but even one of the world’s best sleuths is struggling to catch him. The only link is the alphabet – can Poirot catch him before he gets to Z?

I initially picked this book up because the BBC adapted The ABC Murders into a three-part series and I wanted to read it before I saw it! It wasn’t quite like the other Christie’s I’ve read – I’m normally completely entrapped, but this one took a lot longer to grab my attention.

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2019 – Day 4 Blogging Challenge!

Having participated in the wonderful Biannual Bibliothon for years, and even winning a book a couple of years ago, I was astounded and incredibly excited to be chosen as a host for this year’s winter version. This is one of my absolutely favourite readathons, and I’m so excited!

If you didn’t know, the Biannual Bibliothon (BIBIB) is just that – a readathon with YouTube, blogging, and Instagram challenges, as well as Twitter sprints, that takes place twice a year. The dates for this readathon are January 12th – 18th, and there are reading challenges too on the BIBIB YouTube.

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately #4

I’ve been reading so much already this year, and I thought I’d share with you guys what I’ve been reading! I’m thinking I might do this every week as some of you guys have commented that you loved reading these (thank you so much! <3)!

December

Since my last post, I read 3 books at the end of the year:

  • The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie 3/5 – not as good as previous novels of Christie that I have read, and a little confusing, but still good! I probably won’t be watching the TV series, which is why I read this!
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes 3.5/5 – okay read, fairly interesting, but only one character really captured me and then I didn’t feel like he really had justice done!
  • Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco 4/5 – my least favourite of the series so far – Cresswell was not done justice! But I still loved it.

January

I’ve read 5 (5!!) books since the start of the year, and here they are:

  • Spark by Alice Broadway 3.5/5 – this one was slower than it’s first book, but I’m ready for the final book!
  • A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly 3/5 – this was disappointing as I was so excited about it, but the main character, Mattie, was fantastic.
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 5/5 – I absolutely loved this book! I related so much to Willie and just loved the book as a whole.
  • The Librarian by Salley Vickers 4.5/5 – I kept reading for the characters of this wonderful book. They felt like real people, and that’s a mark of a great storyteller.
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 5/5 – this was a fantastic Christie! Even though I actually knew the murderer going in (thanks, critical essays, for spoiling books), I was constantly questioning myself, and the ending was still shocking! I wish I hadn’t known but that wasn’t the book’s fault.

So here are some books I read lately! Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?

I recommend books based on your blog #7 | Taryn and Her Books

I recommend books based on your blog” is a bi-monthly series where I recommend a different blogger three books based on their blog content and blog design! 

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This week, I’m recommending books to Taryn from Taryn and Her Books. Taryn is a relatively new blogger – blogging since August 2018 – although she’s been on bookstagram and book Twitter way before then! She reads and blogs a lot about diverse literature, so I’ve tried to reflect that in my recommendations too. (I am trying to read more diversely as well, but I’ve been more conscious of my recommendations this time around.)

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Top 6 Books I Read In 2018!

As it is the last day of the year, I thought I would share my top 6 books of 2018! Not all of these came out in 2018, but they were the favourites of the 103 (!!!) books I read. I’ll be doing a 2018 reading wrap-up tomorrow, because there’s still time to read for the rest of the day!

Is it just me that thinks this year has been ridiculously long?! Thank goodness I made a 2018 Favourites shelf on Goodreads, otherwise I would not be able to do this list at all… Anyway, speaking of that, these books are just in the order I read them!

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The Icelandic Christmas Eve Book Giving Tradition | blogmas day 24

I would love to visit Iceland. It’s such a beautiful country, and not only that but it publishes more books per person than any other country in the world. Doesn’t it sound like heaven?

The written word is bound up in oral storytelling, and, like many cultures, the Icelanders told a lot of stories – it’s where we get a lot of Norse mythology from! So it’s really no surprise that Icelanders read a lot. Fun fact: apparently one in 10 Icelanders will publish a book!

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