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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Yet another Monday. The weekends go by way too quickly. So I did a lot of reading this weekend with the impromptu 24 hour readathon, but I’ll only let you in on the latest book I read. I want my wrap up to be awesome for this month, especially because it’s such a short month. I still have a whole lot of reading to do this month though, so let’s go ahead and get in to the books!

What Did I Read Last?

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I DID IT, I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK. I’ve only been trying to read it for years. Like since it first came out years. I’m a pretty big fan of the Shadowhunters show on Freeform which I know has obviously deviated from the series, but I did enjoy knowing a bot more about what was going on since I’ve watched the television show and have an understanding of the world. I have the rest of the series, and this year I want it to be reading and finishing more series so I hope that I can pick up the rest of those. But then again there are two more series in this world as well and I feel like those books are even bigger than this one. So I guess we will see how the rest of this year goes!

What Am I Currently Reading?
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This is one of the last books that I need to read for #inloveathon, and of course I’m going to have to suck it up and physically read this one because I can’t find an audiobook for it anywhere. I have my fingers crossed that I can actually get it read and not end up just falling asleep every time I pick it up, because that’s what my problem has been lately with physically reading books. So far it seems interesting and I can hear the voices in my head as being British so I think it’ll be cute and I’m curious to see how things play out!

What do I plan to Read Next?

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This is my next planned read. I just ordered the set of Night Circus Bookmarks from my friend Hannah’s Etsy shop @ Inspired Ink and they are absolutely gorgeous so I am totally ready to work on this. It’s also one of my TBR jar picks for the month so I know that I really need to start it. I am in the middle of In Love-a-thon but I got most of that reading done over the weekend, so even though today is the start of Contemporaryathon, I’m going to try and squeeze this book in and see if I can get it done quickly. I may have to put it down for some other books depending how the week goes, but so far this is the plan!

What are you all reading? I hope you’re having a great Read-A-Thin this month, I can’t wait to get to the end and see how everyone does with all the challenges. Also I have some news I’ll have for you later about our group read as well. But I’m saving those for later!! Hope you all have a painless Monday.
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What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Gooooood Morning Readers. So here we are, yet another Monday and I hope you all are having a good one. I actually got some reading done over the weekend and I am super pumped. So far I’ve finished 2 books for the month and am working on my third and fourth. Hopefully I can knock some more out for Read-a-Thin before In Love-a-thon starts later this week. So let’s just get going and see how my reading is doing.

What did I read last?

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Not only did I finish one book over the weekend, I finished two books! So this book was kind of heart breaking. It’s about a girl who decides to commit suicide, but doesn’t want to do it alone so she finds someone else online to become her suicide partner, and then things happen from there. I’m pretty glad that I’ve been in such a good head space lately that I was able to read this book because it’s really moving. It does really well to show how depression works and how no matter what happens it doesn’t mean you can just be happy. I only recommend reading this if you are in a good head space though because I’m sure it can be super triggering otherwise.

What am I currently Reading?

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This is a current buddy read with some of my amazing friends Amanda, Julie, and Taylor. I’m too lazy to link them but if you follow me on other social media you should know who they are as well. This is about a girl living in LA who’s brother was recently diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and she herself has recently come to terms with being bisexual. I’m about ten chapters in on our current buddy read schedule and so far I am enjoying it. I’m a bit confused as to what this big event that happened to cause a rift between Little and Lion was because obviously it was something, but they haven’t revealed it to us yet.

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So I’ve had this book for I don’t even know how long, as well as the fact that before I bought it I had it checked out from the library. So it’s really time that I got around to reading it. I’m honestly not that far in to it so I’m not sure how it’s going to go but so far it’s about a young boy named Lane who has been sent to some sort of facility for clinically ill teens. It starts on his very first day there and I guess as we go we’ll learn what is wrong with him and why he is there and what is going on with the other characters that we’ve just been briefly introduced to. Hopefully I can have this book done today though because it’s not that long!

What am I reading next?

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So I read another Gina Ciocca book last month and happened to pick up her latest release, as well as get approved for her upcoming book. So I figured I would pick this one up and give it a go before the next one, especially since it is on my TBR for this month. It sounds like an interesting premise and honestly I hope it’s a quick light hearted read that’s good for the month of February and that I can be done with it by tomorrow, maybe Wednesday at the latest. I have a lot of reading to do coming up over the next two weeks, so I’ll try and keep these updated as best as possible!

Let me know how your Read-a-Thin is going. I’d love to know, link me any posts or pictures or anything you have for them, and I’ll see you guys soon!
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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

So I’m trying to fit a ton of books in here at the end of the month, cause I’ve done such a bad job reading this month. I got two books finished over the weekend, and I am trying to work on a couple more, so let’s just go ahead and get right in to the books.


What Did I Read Last?

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I did it! This book has been on my shelves for some time, and I added it to my TBR for this month and I actually read it. It was part of a Buddy Read so I think that’s what helped motivate me to read it so much. I had some troubles here and there because it was very much info dumpy. There were times I was being told things that I just didn’t know why I needed to know it and I didn’t care if I needed to know it. But I did enjoy the whole gaming aspect and it was pretty thrilling that it was able to keep me engaged with it. Now I can be ready for when the movie comes out so I can go see it and not feel bad about not reading the book first!


What Am I Currently Reading?

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So this wasn’t something that was on my TBR for this month, but after reading so much Sci-fi I needed to have some sort of a palate cleanser and read something light hearted and easy for me to get through. I’m hoping to have this done by later today so that I can read what you’ll see next. I went to buy this book on the day that it came out because I wanted had stumbled upon hearing about it and it just sounded so amazing. Hopefully when I do get this book read I can write a good review because I have a feeling it’s going to be a book that I really like, and will want to share it with other people.

 

What Do I Plan To Read Next?

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Then there is this book. This is why I needed a bit of a palate cleanser before I could pick this book up because it was just sci-fi after sci-fi after sci-fi. This may be my last book for the month but I’m going to try my best to get it done before Thursday night. It’s massive and who knows if I’m going to be able to read it in just 4 days but ya girl can try. I have the audibook and at 2x speed if I do 4 hours a day I can! I tried to read this book a long time ago too so that may help me. I just want to be able to say that I did more of my TBR jar than just one book, even though I finished 2 other books off my TBR.

 

So how is everyone else’s reading going. Let me know in the comments below. I can’t wait to talk more about these books later.
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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Good Morning Readers! It’s another beautiful Monday and I hear maybe this week will be warmer in the Midwest than usual. So I have my fingers crossed for that. I’ve been able to get some reading done which is super exciting for me, so let’s just go ahead and get in to the books!

What did I read last?

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So this book is not one that I had on my TBR list for this month, but it is one that I started back in 2017. This bad boy was over 500 pages so needless to say it took me a little time to read it. I really did enjoy this story though and to hopefully stick with my new years resolution I should have a review for you guys soon for it. It’s a fun sci-fi novel but it’s fairly simple to follow and I could picture the things in this book. That’s something I usually have trouble with but the more I’m trying to expand my reading the easier it’s becoming. This did take way too long for me to get to though since I won it at the beginning of last year, but I can finally mark it off my list and add it to my read list!

What am I currently reading?

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So yesterday I started a buddy read with my friend Sydney who, if you like pretty bookstagram accounts, you should really check her out. With this book I’m taking another leap because it’s fantasy but I’m really loving stepping out of my contemporary safety zone and trying new things. This book follows two separate girls who are destined to be enemies from the beginning. It also follows them in the past and in the present. I’m interested to see where it goes, and I guess to see where the reimagining of Snow White fits in with this because I like new takes on old fairytales for sure. This is going to be a fun read and I can’t wait to finish it and talk with Sydney about it.

What do I plan to read next?

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Alright, so I need to start working on the rest of my TBR. I have finished 1/10 books on it so I figured why not pick up the one that scares me the most out of all of them. The Host is a book that I tried to read many many years ago back when I was still riding the Twilight Hype Train and I remember getting so confused and not understanding what was happening. I have the audiobook this time and I’m going to try to tackle this book with a ton of ambition and see what I can do. I’d love to finish it and then maybe watch the movie when I was done to see how the adaptation fares. I am pretty daunted by this book, but hopefully next week it will be on my read shelf and we’ll be talking about some new books.

How is everyone’s new year’s reading going. As always I’d love to hear from you all in the comments, I do read them even if I’m horrible and don’t reply all the time. I’ll see you all with another post tomorrow, Happy Reading!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Welcome back to the blog, as promised this is a second post for today so we’re starting this year off strong! I don’t have much more to update you on so let’s just go ahead and get in to the books!

What did I read last?

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So yes, this is the last book that I read in the year of 2017 and I am super proud of myself for finally having finished an Adam Silvera book, because I tried one of his prior books and had some trouble reading it, mostly because I knew it was just going to be heartbreaking. But I finally just sat myself down and told myself that I needed to read this book and I needed to read it all the way through. Even though I knew this was going to be a heartbreaking story just like before, I still made sure that I read this because of all the hype and it was super fun to read and I enjoyed getting to see these two boys meet and interact together.

 

What am I currently reading?

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Technically I didn’t even put this on my January TBR but I know I am currently reading this anyway. This book comes out TOMORROW and if you haven’t heard of it, oh my gosh. So I was extremely blessed by HMH as they sent me a final copy early so I’ve been reading this already and it’s an anthology about how couples Meet Cute, kind of like in The Holiday. I have been so excited to read this book for so long and now that I have my hands on it, I am loving it even more The stories are very much in the authors normal writing but they fit the anthology so well. I definitely recommend this book if you want some cute short contemporary esque stories.

What do I plan to read next?

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So this book made it from my December TBR to my January TBR because I’m pretty upset with myself for not having read this. There was a book club online that I wanted to read this with and watch the livestream and talk about the book but I failed at doing that so I decided that I needed to read it this month to make up for it. Although I do have a lot of books like that, but hey I can only read so many books at one time even though I really wish I could read all the books. Anyway, this book is on my TBR so it will be read, I have a smaller one this month, but I have some big books and this is hopefully going to be a good book, I have high hopes.

So that’s my currently reading situation, what are you guys reading? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Goooood Morning readers. So here we are the first Monday in December, where is the year going? I didn’t get much reading done over the reading because I was busy with work and I got some new bookcases that needed to be put together! So don’t be surprised if some of these books look similar! I don’t feel so well this morning so I’m just going to get right to the books!

What did I read last?

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I am super proud of myself. I finally finished an entire series. I’m really good at starting a series and then forgetting about it or just giving up because I don’t want to continue. But I made it all the way with this one, which is good since Tahereh Mafi is expanding this series by 3 more books and the first comes out in March I believe. I do feel like the books got better as the series went. I completely understand how people have a certain ship in this series because I’m on their side after reading this. I ended up giving this book 4 stars, it wasn’t something that was so unbelievably great but it was a good ending to this part of the series and I am pretty interested to see how this continues.

What am I currently reading?

31423196Well, here’s the not surprising thing. I am still working on reading Defy the Stars. I’m almost 100 pages in to this, so about 1/5 and I really am enjoying it. The world building is pretty easy, and really interesting, and this started off right away with some action and emotions and I was hooked immediately. It’s told from two different perspectives so that also makes it very interesting because we’re getting to see this world and what’s going on from both of the main characters. I think I’m going to try to pick this up some more today because I really want to continue with this and I know it’s technically not on my TBR for this month but I’ve started it already so I don’t want to leave it started while we go in to 2018.


What do I plan to read next?

16248068So I think this is what I’m going to pick up next. Honestly with not participating in any read-a-thons this month it’s making me feel kind of weird knowing that I can pick up whatever I want when ever I want. I have a handful of series that I want to finish this month so I can have them done of course going in to 2018 and this one is one that I have 2 books in rather than just one like the others, so that’s why I plan to pick this one up next. I really had a great time reading the first book in this trilogy but I am really curious to see what is going to happen with Prince Maxon and America and whatever ole boy’s name was, I clearly don’t care for him because I can’t even remember his name!!

So those are a couple of the books I would like to finish and get to this week. I really hope that I would get to even more since I have a lot to read this month, so don’t forget to check back next week to see what I finished and what I’ll be working on next! See you tomorrow!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hello and happy Monday. It seems like Mondays just come so fast and Fridays are always so far away doesn’t it? Maybe it’s just me, but it always seems like it’s Monday to me. Anyway, I have a lot of reading to get to this week to finish up some Mini Moji and Read-A-Thin Challenges. I have it pretty scheduled honestly because if not I wouldn’t be able to do it, wait til you guys see how much I’ve read this month as well, oh my goodness. Anyway, let’s get to the books!

What did I read last?

256683This book has been on my TBR for so long, hence it being the book to complete the challenge of reading a book that’s been on my TBR for over a year. I’m really in to the show so it’s been fun for me to see the differences between the actual book and from what I remember, because it’s been so long, from the first season of the show. I also have tried to start this book I don’t even know how many times but now I can finally say that I finished it! So take that TBR, now I just have 5 more books in this series to read, 5 more that are in other series’ in this world, 2 books of short stories, and another that’s coming out next year. Yeah no big deal, I’m making a dent in the Mortal Instruments world (haha, so much anxiety)

What Am I Currently Reading

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So  unfortunately I can’t cheat with this book and listen to the audiobook like I have been with most of the books I’ve been reading the past couple of months. Also unfortunately, this book is considered a Tome because it’s over 500 pages. Go me for picking this to read in a week long readathon. Anyway, I started physically reading this on Saturday and hope to have it done between all the other books that I plan to finish this week, because I don’t know how long it’s actually going to take me, where as with my audio books I know to the hour how long they will take. I am really enjoying this so far though because it starts off right away getting in to the plot which I think is going to help me with the Sci-fi aspect of it all, again it’s been on my TBR for too long and I really need to get it read so fingers crossed that I actually get it done.

What Am I Going To Read Next

29385546I am not kidding when I say I have this planned out literally to the day with what I am going to be reading. So I am going to start Warcross at some point today, Either work on the audiobook while I’m at work or start it after when I get home, because I will have time to finish it between when I get home and when I go to sleep. I have this planned down to the minute. Thankfully I also have already started this so it won’t be too bad to jump back in to. I think I’m going to try and make it fit for some challenges in my Mini Moji and switch that up some just so I can get more challenges completed with the books that I plan to actually read the rest of the week!

So those are the books that I am currently up to. I have a wrap up scheduled for either Friday or Saturday I do believe so I can chat about everything I’ve read this month so far. Let me know what you’re reading below! I know I suck at replying but I do read all the comments and love to hear what you guys are reading. I’ll see you tomorrow!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Ok guys I lied, I’m actually getting to post this on Monday because I changed my mind on some things for my schedule this week. but yay for another reading update. I really love doing these, what do you guys think? So The beginning of this week I am going back to my read-a-thin TBR and hoping to knock out a few more books, and the Mini Moji starts on Thursday so we’ll see how all of this goes! I’m just going to get right to the books.

What Did I Read Last?

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Now yes, I know. This was not mentioned yesterday in my Contemporaryathon wrap up, but I did finish this book last. I started this right before the week of Contemporaryathon started so of course I wanted to finish this as soon as I finished my 6 books for the week. I only had about 2.5 hours left in the audiobook so it was super easy for me to pick it back up and finish. Although I think this will be one that I will have to pick up again later down the road because I was so confused for a very large part of this book, but I know with E. Lockhart’s recent novels that’s kind of what the general idea is supposed to be. So here’s to hopefully understanding it more on a future read!

What Am I Currently Reading?

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So since I’m trying to work on my Read-A-Thin TBR for the first half of this week, I really really really need finish this to read the third book and then finish the series to complete the challenge of starting and finishing a series. I honestly do not know what to think about this series though. Everyone loves Warner from my understanding but I really did not care for Warner in the first book at all, and I don’t really see that changing so far in to this book. I also was kind of bored out of my mind with the first book, sure stuff happened but it wasn’t something that was interesting. I do know some stuff that is going to happen in this book that I haven’t gotten to yet, but I guess we will see.

What Are You Going To Read Next?

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I know that I really should pick up Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi next, but I think that I will read this one between the two books, because I started this book I don’t even know how long ago and stopped reading it. Not because I didn’t like it but because I wasn’t reading fantasy at the time but now that I have I think I will be able to get further in to it. Well actually….finish it….because that’s what I need to do for the Read-A-Thin. Also because I don’t want to leave any books unfinished at the end of the year, even though I probably will. I also have this audibook, so that will make it even easier for me to read, even though it’s a massive book so I’m not sure how long it will take me to get through.

So that is how the beginning of my week is going to go, on Thursday you’ll see what I plan to read more for the rest of the week. Gosh I can’t believe we’re halfway through November but I am so ready for the month to be done and my crazy full TBR to be finished. What books are you currently working on? See you tomorrow!

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It’s Monday (sort of), What are you reading?

So as promised here we are on Tuesday with my Monday post. So hopefully this week will be an awesome reading week for me, but I am writing this a tid ahead of time to make sure that I can get it out to you guys. I have gotten a little more reading done but not in the order that I was planning to read, of course cause when do I ever read what I plan to read. But with Contemporaryathon going on I get some easy looking books to read. So let’s just go ahead and get to the books?

What did I read last?

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Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

I’m honestly not sure what I’m going to rate this one at just yet. I really do enjoy the wayward children story and getting to see Jack and Jill before they were in Every Heart. Of course I had a general idea of their back story as well because you get to see a little bit of that in Every Heart but this gave us a lot more of an idea of what really happened. To be honest, I enjoyed it, but it was just kind of lacking the same thing that Every Heart had. Maybe because it was characters that I didn’t care as much about as some of the others or maybe just the fact that it was difficult to get in to because of the parents. Either way I am excited for the third book and of course will pick it up when it does come out and give it a chance.

What Am I Currently Reading

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan

So of course I would pick up one of the easiest books on my weekly TBR to be reading. I’ve also had this book on my TBR for so many years I’ve lost count. I always knew I wanted to read it and thought it was super cute sounding but never had a physical copy of it until earlier this summer. So now I love that this is the perfect time to read it, and it’s set during winter so that is why it is just the perfect time to finally sit down and get to see what all this hype I’ve built this book up to be is about. Fingers crossed I can have it done by tomorrow and start another book!

What Are You Going To Read Next

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Like Water by Rebecca Podos

So I really want to make sure that this is the next book that I pick up this week because I want to make sure that I get it read with everyone else that is participating in the readathon. Not only does it count as the group book for Contemporaryathon but it is also counting as my challenge to buddy read a book for Read-a-Thin. I have been excited to read this book since I heard BooksandLala talk about it on her channel and about how much she’s enjoyed it so I’m really hoping that I like it and that it’s an easy and fun read.

 

Of course I have a lot to read this week, so hopefully when I get to chat with you next week about what I’ve read you won’t see any of these books in that post and you’ll see some new ones and a few more Read-A-Thins because I should have some time between Contemporaryathon and Mini Moji to get some more of those books read. Well that’s it for today, and I will see you tomorrow with my Top 5 Wednesday. Let me know what books you’ve been in to lately, and Happy Reading!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Alright, so it’s the first Monday of Read-a-Thin and we’re 6 days in. How is your reading going? I’m on book three and I think I’m going at a pretty decent pace so far. So let’s get to what I’m reading!

What did I read last?

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Oh my goodness. Ok so I finished this book for the new to you author challenge for Read-A-Thin, because somehow I haven’t read any of the books from Victoria Schwab that I have. I have no idea what took me this long to read this either because man was it good. I was hooked instantly and loved the world building and the background. I really need to branch out with my favorite genre because clearly I’ve been finding some really good Fantasy reads lately. I can’t wait to check out the second book in this duology but I didn’t put it on my TBR so I may have to wait til next month. If I do get to Our Dark Duet though it’ll be the first series I’ve finished in a long time and that is super exciting.

What am I currently reading?

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I think it’s about time I finally started this. I’m so excited to read this and it sounds so interesting. I really hope I enjoy it. I’ve heard really good things about it and from what I’ve heard people enjoy it. I’m just finishing TSS so as soon as that is finished today (Sunday) I’m going to go pick this up. I am slightly concerned about the size of this book because it’s around 400+ pages, but it’s on my TBR and I need to read it so fingers crossed I can read it quickly because contemporaryathon and mini mojji are coming and those are chock full of other books that I’ll need to read this month. I guess we’ll see how many I can really get to.

 

What are you going to read next?

33385229I really think it’s time that I picked this back up. I started it when I first got it from my pre-order but as with any Adam Silvera book I knew it was going to break my heart and I sat it down because I just wasn’t in the mood for that at that time. But I put this on my TBR for a diverse read. I need to read this and I need to see what happens even though we all know, they both die at the end. I’m hoping that since this entire book is only a day long I enjoy it way more than I enjoyed The Sun Is Also A Star because that was also a day long book but I did not enjoy that at all. I’m just gonna have to suck it up and be a big kid and if I cry, I cry. So this is happening as soon as I am done with All Rights Reserved.

So that’s how my reading is going so far and tomorrow is day 7 of Read-A-Thin. I have until the 13th to keep working on just Read-A-Thin TBRs before I need to start contemporaryathon. Then I’ll have another couple of days before Mini Moji. I wish I could participate in Tome Topple this month since I did so good last time, but I already have such a large TBR I can’t add 500+ books just to do that. But I’m hoping to kill all three of the readathons I am participating in so I guess we will see. Let me know how your reading is going!

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