Blogmas Day 3: Challenging Books I Want to Read in 2018

Reading books that are outside of my comfort zone is something that I try to do occasionally. But because I find them "challenging", I don't read them very often. They are not the kind of books that make me excited when I look at my TBR. Nonetheless, I've put together a list of books that … Continue reading Blogmas Day 3: Challenging Books I Want to Read in 2018

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Blogmas Day 2: Two Christmassy Books To Read

It seems as though there is a shortage of Christmassy books due to Christmas only lasting around one month (or less, or more, depending how you look at it). I have only read three books that are Christmas-related and, coincidentally, they are all Young Adult. Today is Day 2 of my 6 Days of Blogmas posts and I thought it would be odd if there was not at least one post about Christmassy books!

6 Days of Blogmas Announcement!

Christmas is a very enjoyable time of year for me and to celebrate its festiveness I am going to be posting Christmas/bookish posts in the days leading up towards the big day. Instead of posting everyday, I am going to post something every second day, but it will still be the twelve days leading up to Christmas. The first post will be up in two days! I will be using Australian time, so if you are from another time zone you may see it a day earlier. The posts won't all necessarily be Christmas-related or book-related, but it will be a good mix.

Readathon by Zoe – Christmas Edition!

Another readathon hosted by Zoe Herdt happened on Saturday 9 December. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to read Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This readathon is a 24-hour event where you read however much you like between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Zoe likes to pull an all-nighter, but I like to sleep, and my bedtime is usually before 12:00 a.m.

Summer Reader Book Tag

Jess @Reads and Dreams tagged me a while ago to do the Summer Reader book tag. It is summer in Australia, even though the entirety of December has only been between 16c-22c in Melbourne so far. It felt like it was over 30c everyday in November, so that is really weird. Summer is my favourite season because I love going outside when it is hot, and winter is stupid. Let's get onto the tag!

How I Did in the 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

At the beginning of the year, I saw that PopSugar were hosting a reading challenge over 2017 and thought it would be a great challenge to keep in mind throughout the year. To be honest, I only looked at it once, but have read over 50 books this year and many of them related to one of the prompts. I didn't do all of them, but I did manage to do most!

A Big Book Un-Haul

I have had the same bookcase since I was around ten-years-old and just recently (I'm twenty) filled it entirely with books. Now when I buy new books I have to move things around and shove unwanted books underneath (as you can see in the photo on the right). I thought it was a good opportunity for me to un-haul some books that I either never read, really disliked, or have worn/unappealing covers.