Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

How the Read-a-thon went

October 23, 2016

So, the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon has ended; but I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and will definitely be taking part in the next one.

It seems like this time ’round, I struck a balance between reading, having fun on social media (eg. participating in challenges, posting about my reading progress) and resting (i.e. having a nap). This time, it wasn’t all about trying to read as much as possible, but it was also about having fun in-between as well.

I managed to finish the end of one book that I put up for review; I started and finished another book that I will be doing a review for next Saturday (this is going to be part of a book blog tour), and then I started another book that I’m hoping to have up for review by this coming Wednesday.

I also had a lot of fun chatting to other book lovers as well while I was doing my social media rounds. It was awesome getting support from other book lovers! Overall I had an awesome time, I even won a mini-challenge! It’s the first time that I’ve won something on the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon, so you can imagine that I’m pretty stoked! I will be getting a book from the book depository – I definitely can’t wait for it! I got a lot of required reading done.

Let me know if you participated in the read-a-thon and how you did.

Until next time,

Carmen.

Reading: How my day went yesterday

October 1, 2016

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One thing I haven’t ever done is spent so much on a whole hoard of books (that I’m not sure where I’m going to put yet, since I don’t have the space), in one go. And honestly, I shouldn’t have spent so much…

As you can see from the picture above, these are the books that I got yesterday. Oh – and another thing: I’m not sure when I’m going to get around to these ones either, since my review schedule is a little full.

Out of all these books that I got, I’ve previously read books by 3 of these authors that you see here: Ann Rice; Jane Austen and J Randy Taraborrelli. I’ve read two of Jane Austen’s books (and have absolutely loved them!), I’ve only read one of J Randy Taraborrelli (which I enjoyed), and I’ve read two of Ann Rice’s books (love her writing style!).

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One thing I’ve got to say about this book that I got of Ann Rice, ‘Price Lestat’, is that I think the cover is gorgeous! This was the only book of hers that was cheap at my local bookstore, so I decided to get it.

Basically all these books that I got were cheap, but it still added up when I paid for them, though I don’t regret getting any of them. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them.

I’m still on my journey of slowly creating my path to becoming a book blogger full time!

Until next time,

Carmen.