1 – Each subject has three grades: A (Acceptable), E (Exceeded Expectations) and O (Outstanding); 2 – Each A unlocks a possibility to gain an E; 3 – Thus, in order to achieve O (Outstanding) you first must earn an A and an E, in that particular order. 4 – The cross-over or doubling up on reads is not allowed!
The Reading Rush (former Booktube-a-thon) read-a-thon is one of my favorite bookish events of the year! It’s never easy to read 7 books in one week, but I love how many people participate in it. There were tons of YouTube videos, that I still need to catch up on, twitter sprints, bookstagram posts, and forums on the new Reading Rush website.
Did you participate? How many challenged were you able to complete?
I mostly stuck with my initial the Reading Rush TBR, which is very surprising, and managed to read 4 full novels, 1 graphic novel and 1 very short story.
This might be the best or the worst idea I’ve ever had, but I’m participating in this year’s the Reading Rush annual read-a-thon that runs from 22nd to 28th of July, and we have a week to complete all the challenges!
Booktube-a-thon (the old name of the Reading Rush) was my very first read-a-thon back in 2017. And to my surprise I was able to complete all the challenges and read a total of 7 books – here are my Booktube-a-thon TBR and Wrap Up from 2017!
My goal was to follow an Auror career, which required me to complete a total of 5 OWLs: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration. Out of 5 books that I initially planned to read, I only read 2, but I’m sure that other books could potentially fit in with the prompt as well. (Check my initial TBR list here!)
That’s right! The most exciting Read-a-Thon for all Harry Potter fans is starting on the 1st of April. Have you chosen the career to pursue this year?
Created by Book Roast, this is a magical read-a-thon inspired by the first Hogwarts exams – OWLs (Ordinary Wizarding Level). You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to join in. You may join just for the sake of the challenge! But if you ARE Harry Potter fan, this is going to be a year long read-a-thon with a lot of fun challenges along the way.
For the last two years I’ve been following closely the Women’s Prize for Fiction, especially the announcements of Long- and Shortlists. But this will be my first time attempting to read some of the nominated titles.
A new set 16 books have been carefully picked for the longlist of Women’s Prize for Fiction. Don’t think that I will be able to read all of them until the winner is announced on June 5th, 2019, but there are a few that definitely sparked my interest.
It is again that time of the year when all goals seem achievable and people are excited to make plans for the future. I didn’t want to be an exception to this rule. Let’s be honest, no one likes to be the black sheep in the herd.
I even tried to make my Reading Goals to look as appealing as possible, in the desperate belief that the visuals will help me to stay on track throughout the whole year, and not just January!
The new year started on a very high note, with many new books and of course with the first classic of the year – «Pride and Prejudice» by Jane Austen. I bought this beautiful (very classic) edition in Russian and absolutely devoured it!
It turned out to be way more interesting than I expected it to be, as I am not a fan of romances (and for some reason I associated it to be a pure romance) but it was so much more! It’s one of the best «character» novels that I’ve ever read. Continue reading “Classic a Month | Reading Challenge”→
There is a first time for everything, right? I usually don’t tend to participate in read-a-thons or other challenges because… I am not sure why! Can’t handle the pressure? Don’t read quick enough? I don’t know!
It is the 2nd of January and I have only just started to write down my resolutions for the New Year. Way to be organized!
This time around, the end of the year felt very overwhelming. There were too many things to do (or too many things I wanted to do) but I wasn’t fully prepared for.
Being a fanatic organizational and a control freak (Yes, here. I admit it), the moments of my life when I can’t fully grab the reins of the time horse translate a lot onto my mood and well-being. This year it is all about to change! (Hope big or Go home!)Continue reading “2017 Resolutions | It is time for a NEW ME!”→
For all the people who wanted to read Game of Thrones books for a long time but didn’t have a time or will to pick up those massive books, or everyone who adores the series so much that they would love to reread them especially just before the next novel in the series comes out, so all the events are fresh in your mind making you crave for the next chapters, there is a A Song of Ice and Fire Read-a-Long going on right now!
It started on June 1st and is hosted by three booktubers, all the links will be at the end of this post. I know it’s mid June already but I am pretty sure if you start now you will be able to catch up with the rest of the pack very quickly, considering that it is a only one book per month campaign.
The rule is simple! One book of the series per month and we have 5 wonderful months of fantasy and dragons and, of course, Daenerys of House TargaryenDaenerys of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the First of Her Name.
I absolutely love the Game of Thrones TV show and always wanted to read the books, especially because I bought a beautiful box set almost a year ago, but the books are huge and were scaring me to even start them. Also, since I’ve seen all seasons already and read the first book in Portuguese, it was hard to push myself to reread something I know so well already.
But this read-a-long is amazing and came just at the right time.
Also, don’t forget to join the GoodReads group for the chapters discussions!