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My 1st Readathon Experience // Reading-Rush Wrap Up

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

RR-full-deeplilacThis past week it was the Reading Rush Readathon and as you can probably guess by the very spoilery title, it was my first time participating in a Readathon. I had a great time this past week trying to read as much as I could.

My TBR included 5 books however I didn’t get to all of them. In fact I went completely off the tracks and picked up a book that wasn’t even on my TBR. Overall I completed 2 novellas and 2 1/2 books.

Monday

I was a slight eager beaver on the first day of the Reading Rush. As soon as the clock hit midnight I got some Pepsi and settled in to read. The first thing I read was The Lost World, novella number 9 from the Ghosts of the Shadow Market bind up. I really enjoyed this novella where we follow mainly Ty and Livvy Blackthorn but that’s all I’m saying for spoiler reasons.

The next morning I read the final novella Forever Fallen and loved it. No spoilers but the Carstairs family have my entire heart and I nearly cried a few times. I need The Wicked Powers in my life like yesterday.

Reading these two novellas completed the challenge for: Read a book in the same spot the entire time. I may not have read both at the same time but I did sit in the exact same chair near my computer for both of them.  🙂

That’s not where it ends though. Not only did I read the 2 novellas I also read Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova in it’s entirety!

This novel follows teenage bruja Alex who accidently banishes her entire family on the day of her deathday. I sped through this so fast however I wasn’t madly in love with this book. Although I really enjoyed the premise of this book and the representation I gave this book ⭐⭐⭐ stars. I wish the wlw relationship had been developed slightly more.

This completed the challenge of: Read a book with a non-human main character and also Read a Book with Purple on the cover. 

Tuesday

Day number 2 of the readathon went terrible and by terrible I mean I didn’t read a single thing.

In my defence I spent the day at the doctors and then the police station and then I just wanted to nap. So nope I didn’t read a single thing.

Wednesday & Thursday. 

20190725_123626Wednesday didn’t start off very well. I tried picking up Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas but wasn’t getting into it. It wasn’t until 2am that I randomly picked up The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu and read the first 100 pages.

On Thursday I had a pool day and read through this with a Star Wars cup full of Fat Frog cocktail and I genuinely had such a good day.

I absolutely loved Red Scrolls! It was fun and light-hearted. I absolutely love Alec Lightwood and a whole book revolving around him was a true gift.

I also loved all the travel aspects. Each city was so beautifully described it felt like I was there. Also my boy Raphael Santiago has a cameo in this book so instant ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday (& maybe a bit of Monday)

So towards the end of the Readathon my desire to read kind of disappeared and I found myself very much in a writing mood which happens once in a blue mo28458598on so seized the opportunity and spent a lot of time writing instead of reading.

I did however pick up When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. This book was a big thing a couple of years ago and I’m glad I finally read this book. I thought the two characters Dimple and Rishi were great, I really liked their personalities and I really enjoyed reading about a culture I know next to nothing about. I wasn’t blown away by this book or anything but its in the sold ⭐⭐⭐ star range.

Now technically I read 50% of this during the Readathon however I finished this book really late on Monday 29th after the Reading Rush finished however because I’m a giant cheat and because I did get at least halfway through I’m counting it.

This fits the challenges: Read a book you meant to read last year and also Read an authors first book. 

black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12So there it is, my first ever Readathon done and dusted. I had a lot of fun doing this, it gave me a lot of motivation to read, at least at the start of the week, and also got me to pick up some books that I might not have otherwise.

Now that I’ve completed my first Readthon and know that they’re fun and not as scary as they might look, who knows what the future has in store.

Elli xx

 

 

 

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