December TBR: Tis' the Season A'Thon & Currentathon

It’s December!

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December is great because I love Christmas, my birthday is on the 17th and it is the perfect time for cozy readathons ๐Ÿ’•

Here’s what my December plans look like:

  • A Christmas party at the Zoo on the 5th ๐Ÿ˜
  • Finnish Independence day celebration on the 6th ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Christmas shopping with a friend on the 16th ๐ŸŽ…
  • A day off work for reading all day on my birthday the 17th ๐ŸŽ‚
  • Travelling to Finland on the 19th โœˆ๏ธ
  • Christmas at my partner’s parents; a warm cabin in the middle of snowy woods, winter stuff like snowmen (!), lots of great food (vegan everything!) and sauna โ˜ƒ๏ธ
  • Relaxing at my mom’s after Christmas – and hopefully reading a lot! ๐Ÿ“š
  • New Years with my brother and dad ๐ŸŽ‰

What do your plans include? Are you celebrating Christmas? How about Hannukkah or Kwanzaa or New Years?

In Christmas I also hope to take part in a bunch of readathons! I’m co-hosting Currentathon and it will run for the entire month, Tis The Season A’Thon happens from 2nd to 8th of December and it challenges me to read Christmassy reads โœจ I’ll also take part in the December round of Magical Readathon although this round is all about surprising challenges within a story and so I can’t set a TBR for that one ๐Ÿ˜€

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Currentathon Announcement: December 2019

Hello my fellow bookaholics โœจ

Has your currently reading shelf on Goodreads grown way out of control? Do you have 7 books on your nightstand that you have half finished? Or could you just use a really exciting readathon to get you ready for 2020??

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This is fine because I’m here with a super exciting announcement: the next round of Currentathon is happening! This round will run for the entire duration of December and we have a bunch of exciting prompts ๐Ÿ˜

I’m co-hosting Currentathon along with the wonderful Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Nook and Gina @ Randomly Bookish Gina ๐Ÿ’ž It is a readathon dedicated for finishing up your current reads! Follow the Currentathon twitter account for a bunch of reading sprints.

We are bringing back the mighty bingo board and it has both reading challenges (in black) and more general bookish challenges (in green) so you can read as much or as little as you want to!

Tadah! Here is the December bingo board. You can try to get a bingo any which way you want, the diagonals are the most difficult and the vertical center is the least difficult. Or you could try to catch them all!

We have also taken into account that many other readathons are happening during December and you could easily match these prompts with them (we even included a cheeky little ‘A book you’re reading for another readathon’ prompt ๐Ÿ˜˜)

I really hope that you’ll join us and participate in Currentathon ๐Ÿ˜Š I can’t wait to figure out my TBR!

Everything I read in October: Wrap-up

Welcome to my fashionably late October wrap-up ๐Ÿ’•

Only a couple days ago, on the 15th of November, I realised that HEY it’s not October anymore ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m still living that autumnal life although it’s so cold outside that I’ll attempt to stuff my shoes on while wearing fluffy socks and I stopped by a Christmas market yesterday. Actually, now that I stop and think about it, I have already started making a list of Christmas gifts! Whaat where did the fall go?? (Although I’m also a huge Christmas person so I guess it’s fiiine.)

But anyway – here’s everything I read during the month of October!

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ARC Review: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

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Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Adult Fantasy

352 pages

Published on the 5th of November

Goodreads link

I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for the publisher, the author and Netgalley! Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my opinions.

Trigger warnings: discussions of suicide, gore, violence, war, death, discussions of mental illness

Mathias is loved by everyone, he is handsome, strong and good at everything. Naturally, he is also the one and only who can save the world. When he finds out that he is the chosen one, he sets off on the journey of his life, his reliable side-kick, Aaslo, right behind him. However, saving the world isnโ€™t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. And absolutely everything goes wrong.

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November TBR ft Tome Topple TBR

Helloou my fellow bookaholics ๐Ÿ’•

Sorry about missing last Sunday’s blog post, I was traipsing around Scottish castles and hiking snow-capped mountains ๐Ÿ˜ Have a cheeky picture from the top of a Munro:

But, today I’m not supposed to be here sharing a bunch of mountain shots, but rather my November TBR ๐Ÿคฉ If you have read any of my previous TBRs then you know that I love making them and I’m terrible at sticking to them. I’m staying on brand and I’ve very ambitious plans for November even though I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do within the past couple of months.

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Overly Specific Book Tropes I Love

Happy Sunday Bookaholics!

I hope your weekend has been filled with books โœจ I have been stuck in a never-ending vortex of work which has been eating up my reading time, so yesterday I stole loads of time to hide from responsibilities and read under 7 blankets (Scotland has taken a turn towards dang cold).

Because I have been in a work-induced book slump for a bit, today I wanted to talk about which book tropes always fire up my passion for reading. No matter how deep into a slump I am, encountering any one of these overly specific book tropes wakes my bookaholic tendencies.

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Me at my responsibilities when I come across a book with one of these tropes
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Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

First published on the 6th of November 2018

513 pages

Goodreads page

I received a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much to the publisher, the author and Netgalley! Receiving a free copy has in no way influenced my opinions.

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possibleโ€”assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

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