December is great because I love Christmas, my birthday is on the 17th and it is the perfect time for cozy readathons 💕
Here’s what my December plans look like:
A Christmas party at the Zoo on the 5th 🐘
Finnish Independence day celebration on the 6th 🇫🇮
Christmas shopping with a friend on the 16th 🎅
A day off work for reading all day on my birthday the 17th 🎂
Travelling to Finland on the 19th ✈️
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 ☃️
Relaxing at my mom’s after Christmas – and hopefully reading a lot! 📚
New Years with my brother and dad 🎉
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 ✨ 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 😀
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??
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 😍
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 😘)
I really hope that you’ll join us and participate in Currentathon 😊 I can’t wait to figure out my TBR!
Only a couple days ago, on the 15th of November, I realised that HEY it’s not October anymore 😂 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!
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 isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. And absolutely everything goes wrong.
Sorry about missing last Sunday’s blog post, I was traipsing around Scottish castles and hiking snow-capped mountains 😁 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 🤩 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.
I hope your weekend has been filled with books ✨ 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.
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 possible—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.