Here we are at 100 posts. A long way from Last September when I started this blog. Thank You all for being here and having stuck with me! I suppose its time to do some 100 post celebratory statistics!
In truth. I find a sort of interest in how these stats have been increasing together. At some point Insta will overtake my blog, but for now it’s nice. The fact, however, that we have 50 followers at the same time as 100 posts makes me happy.
- Posts: 100
- Reviews: 55
- Followers: 50
- Posts: 60
- Followers: 47~49 (fluctuates daily)
- Book Boxes Received: 2
- (Book) Cons attended: 1
- Books Bought/Received: 102… so… enough (no but seriously, it’s a lot. My friends were like. Here. I don’t need books anymore.)
In other news~ I finished my OWLs. I’ll post the final reading times on the 1st.
One of those books my friend gave me when she got rid of her’s. One of those books that I have never read. (Criminal I know). Now I can say I have!
To be honest I need to look into these next year at the start of the year, because then it would be a bit more fun. I have found a total of 5 (count them 5) new reading challenges! To add onto my OWL one for the year of 2019. These are full year reading challenges and as such, a bit easier to manage.
Yes, I know that this is not a Wednesday, but I got this box in the mail on Friday and I want to share.
Dust jacket off? Check. (I actually can’t read hard covers with their dust jackets, despite preferring the hard cover for their sturdiness.) Time to read a retelling of wonderland oh too soon.
Hello! Happy Wednesday everyone! We are beginning the second part of this blog series: Tropes, Myths, and Creatures. Part 2 is Myths and this will be broken down into 2 or three parts. The first is this general overview. The second will be about Arthurian legends specifically. And then if I get into a third part, it’ll be on what I don’t and do like in the use of myth and legends in stories. First, this week, overview!
On to book 2 of the Article 5 Trilogy. What is the real name for this trilogy? I will have to look it up. Later: I looked it up and it is the Article 5 Trilogy. Almost like these naming conventions are based on the first book in the series. Onwards!
The actual footage of me deciding which reviews to post today was deleted. Instead you will have to take my word for it that it was long and arduous. There were many tears and much debate. And finally (not really) I decided to post this and Breaking Point. (Really this was just a debate on either one or two reviews. I decided on two to spoil you. And then I decided to be dramatic about it).
I have had these “to be read” for a long time now. I was waiting to get the last book, and never got around to it. However, the books fall in with the OWL Readathon Listing (Divination – Future). That means both of them are going to be placed in this category and I might as well read them now. Here we go.
Kill me with a spoon I hate these tropes so much. After writing the Tropes I love, with great difficulty, I decided to do the easier variant: things I hate. I feel like I can easily rant about things I can not stand far better than I can say the things I like. I will not get into ones I am apathetic towards.
For the ones I like, go here.
Without further ado.
Happy Monday Everyone!
I know that I traditionally blog on Wednesdays. Today is not a Wednesday. Today is a Monday. However, I felt a passion to write out something that I discovered just recently that has sparked my interest to read again.
As you may have known, I got into a book slump sometime in February. March was pretty slow for book reviews. I’ve been trying to get myself out of the slump to no avail and then I saw this readathon on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, do @themarlenamarie). It’s the OWL readathon.
Essentially it works with Harry Potter themes, using the O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) as a prompt. More information here. I love Harry Potter and this readathon really sparked me to want to read more. As such I am going to attempt it to complete it. Not only that but I will be attempting to complete it now more than a week into the month, all while trying to read books I have never read before. (Spoiler IDK If I can).
Some of the books on this list you will notice are not in my preferred genre. That’s because they are my mother’s books. I told her about it and she recommended books. She may be attempting it as well.