BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Results

The BookTubeAThon is officially over, and I’m honestly proud with the amount of reading I accomplished. In 7 days, I was able to read 4 books! I’m almost sure that’s how many books I read during last year’s readathon, but I could be wrong. I probably would have finished all 7 books if I neglected all other things in my life. That’s why this BookTubeAThon is a challenge. It’s not meant to be so easy to read this many books in such a short amount of time. I would like to think that maybe one day I’ll be able to read 7 books in 7 days, but I’m not going to beat myself over it if I don’t.

During the readathon, I was able to read:
1. Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji: 4/5 (This book was my coin toss book).
2. Ariel by Sylvia Plath: 5/5 (This book was my green book and wear a hat challenge).
3. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf: 5/5
4. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy 5/5 (This was my movie adaption pick).

I was able to complete most of the challenges, but I definitely didn’t finish all of them. I did decide what book to read with the coin toss, but the second book in that coin toss hasn’t even been touched yet. Also, I wasn’t able to watch the adaptation of Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, which I will sometime this week. I have read the book and watched the movie before, so I don’t feel too bad about not completing this challenge. In regards to the other books I haven’t read, I’ll be adding them to my to-be-read pile for the month, so that’s why there’s not a TBR post for August.

Overall, I’m really happy with how the week progressed, and that I was able to read as many books as I did. I really hope that I’ll be able to continue this motivation to read throughout the rest of the month. I’ve been in a sort of reading slump in the past few months, and I really just want to take the time to read and unwind.

Did you participate in the BookTubeAThon? Let me know in the comments!

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BookTubeAThon 2018 TBR

Finally the BookTubeAThon is here again! I’ve been anticipating this all year, and I’m very excited to try out these new challenges. I had a pretty successful challenge last year, and I hope that this year I’ll actually be able to finish 7 books in 7 days. It seems like a crazy goal, but I think I’m up for the challenge. I am going to be sensible though. If I only have 7 days to finish 7 books, I’m not going to pick an 800 page book to read. The smaller the better is what I’m aiming for.

Here are the 7 books I want to read:
1. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (Let a coin toss decide your first read).
2. Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji (Let a coin toss decide your first read).
3. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje (Read seven books).
4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Read a book with green on the cover/read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time).
5. This I Know by Terry O’Reilly (Read a book about something you want to do).
6. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky (Read and watch a book to movie adaptation).
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Read a book with a beautiful spine).

I love the challenges for this readathon. I like how there’s nothing I’ve seen before in a reading challenge. One thing I know for sure is that I can’t read a book with a hat on the whole time without looking like a complete fool. I decided to pair that challenge with a smaller book so I can read outside and not look strange to my friends and family. I chose to do a mix of books I have read, and haven’t read, because I wanted a bit of variety in my reading for the week. Additionally, some of these books I haven’t read since I was 16 or 17, and I want to see if they are still as good as I remember.

Are you planning on participating in the readathon? If you are, what are you planning on reading?

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Winter Favourites (2018)

Winter 2018 Favourites
To start off my seasonal favourites, I’m taking a look back at all the things I’ve been loving in winter 2018. I have read many great books, wore amazing makeup, and watched some incredible movies. I think having seasonal favourites are easier to do, and it allows me to really think about what I have been loving, opposed to picking things I might like monthly. So here is my list of winter favourites!
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