#Smutathon TBR | Round Two

#Smutathon is hosted by Lainey and Riley, AKA: my two faves! And this next round is starting tomorrow! You all know I love Romance and Erotic books, so I couldn’t resist participating again! And this rounds challenges? Perfection! ❤❄


➽ Enemies to Lovers


Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey


Friends Spouses with Benefits


The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare
Buddy read with Julie from Pages and Pens! ❤


➽ Fake Relationship


The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli
ARC – February 5th, 2019 by Berkley Books
Buddy read with Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills! ❤


➽ Slow Burn


Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski


➽ Forbidden


Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts #2) by Alisha Rai


➽ Different Worlds


The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) by Amy Harmon


➽ One Night Stand

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
ARC – January 29th 2019 by William Morrow
(This might be a stretch, but I need to get this read in  December! Shhhh!)



Okay, friends! That’s my TBR for #Smutathon! I’m not sure if I will be able to get to all of these, because I also have another buddy read for a fantasy book on the 14th, but I hope to get to many, because I am in such a romance mood! Please, let me know what you plan on reading if you are participating! And I’m wishing you happy reading always! ❤❄

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TISTHESEASON-A-THON TBR

 

Hey, friends! I just wanted to write up a quick little post about a readathon that a few of my dear friends are hosting, and that I will be participating in, that starts tomorrow! 🎁


➽ DATES:

December 3rd – 9th


➽ HOSTS:

Heather from Bookables
Amy from A Court of Crowns and Quills
Chelsea from Chelseadolling Reads
Kristin from Super Space Chick
Trina from Between Chapters


➽ CHALLENGES:

1. Read a book with red or green on the cover
2. Read a book while listening to holiday music
3. Read a book that will make you feel warm & fuzzy
4. Read a short book (250 pgs or less)
5. Read a holiday themed book

➽ BONUS CHALLENGE


Read the buddy read book, SNOW IN LOVE! 


➽ My TBR:


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
✅ Red on the cover


Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert
✅ Warm and fuzzy feelings
✅ It is 211 pages


Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, & Kasie West
✅ I will read with holiday music playing
✅ It is holiday themed
✅ It is the group book


Okay, friends! That’s all I’m *officially* reading, because I’m not sure how long it is going to take me to get through QoAaD! But I hope to read a few more things to get into the holiday spirit! But I hope you all participate in this readathon! And I think it is totally going to make me even more excited for the holiday season! Happy reading, loves! ⛄

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Tome Topple | Round 7


Hey, friends! I’m sure most of you know what Tome Topple is, especially since this is the seventh round, but this is actually going to be my first round participating! 🍂 🍁


➽ DATES:
November 16th (midnight) – November 29th (11:59 PM)


➽ OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter
Goodreads
IG Challenges


➽ HOSTS:
Sam
Adriana
Sarah-Jane
Sian
Caz
Sam


➽ READING CHALLENGES:
1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
2. Read a graphic novel (500+ pages, can be omnibuses)
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel


➽ WHAT I AM READING:
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton676 pages
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare701 pages
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer496 pages (shhh)


Okay, friends! I know this is a short and little post! But I just wanted to make you aware that this was going on, because I am so excited! I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but I always just want to read big books. I mean, I guess I always want to read big books, but especially now when I have a more free time! I hope I love all three of these! Are you participating? If so, what are you reading? If not, what are you reading? 💛✨

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#ReadersCrossing

I never really do readathons, but this one was too amazing for me to possibly even think about passing up! It beautifully mixes the two loves of my life: reading and gaming! This readathon is being hosted by Aentee at Read at Midnight!

This readathon, which is basically more of a reading challenge, is called #ReadersCrossing and it takes place from December 10th to December 31st! Basically, this is very much like #TheReadingQuest, where you choose a path and then you use the bingo board to follow the line of the path you picked! And all of this is Animal Crossing Pocket Camp themed!

LEVELING UP
• All campers starts with 0 Experience Points (EXP), and each book completed for the challenge (in any format: physical, eBook, or audiobook will gain them 2 EXP.
• #OwnVoices novels will give you an addition EXP point, instead of gaining 2 EXP for their completion, you’ll gain 3 EXP.
• You will level up every time you get 10 EXP points. You begin at Level 1.
• Tweeting or Instagram posts on the #ReadersCrossing will earn you points (every 5 tweets/photo will earn you 1 EXP). You can gain a maximum of 5 EXP for your social media interactions. These should be tweets related to the challenge such as comments on your current read, book recommendations, or posts about the game itself).
• For fun, you can make your own camperID card, you can use screenshots of your character in your campsite, or during other moments of gameplay like the special fulfilled request segments/when you catch a particular bug or fish, it’s really up to you!

Also, make sure you check out the actual reading challenge’s blog post for more information, to sign up, and just in case I’m getting any of this information wrong. Also, don’t forget to check out #ReadersCrossing on different social medias!

And I personally chose the Natural path, because it’s what I always lean and gravitate to in the game! Plus, I love Goldie and I already have a bunch of things on my TBR that already fit into the path! So, it’s really a win/win for me!

SET IN YOUR COUNTRY:The Book of Etta (The Road to Nowhere #2) by Meg Elison
(Set in the scariest timeline for my country!)

YELLOW COVER:Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson
(the actual cover of the book is the prettiest yellow my eyes have ever seen!)

A CLASSIC:A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
(I set a reading goal in January to read ONE classic, and I still haven’t!)

ANIMAL ON THE COVER:The Red Threads of Fortune (Tensorate #2) by J.Y. Yang
(Dragons totally count, right? Right!)

SET IN WILDERNESS:The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
(I hope this works, if not, I read so much fantasy I know I will read something that fits this!)

Like in every game that I play, I always feel the most enjoyment from completing all of the quests. I’m such a completionist and an achievement lover, so I know I will complete many of the side quests that are also offered in the middle of this bingo sheet!

This is honestly just too perfect and adorable to pass up! I hope many of you will join along with #ReadersCrossing! I love anything that has to do with accumulating points, and I couldn’t resist participating in a reading challenge that celebrates a love for gaming. This is such a unique and creative idea and I can’t wait to get reading! Happy reading, loves!

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Yule Bingo!

I never really do readathons, but you guys know I could never resist a Harry Potter themed readalong, that some of my best friends are hosting!

Yule Bingo is being hosted by Destiny ❤️, Julie 💚, Melanie 💙, and Samm 💛! And if you’d like to participate, you should request to join their amazing Facebook group, Life & Lit, and then choose your house!

This readathon is going on for the entire month of December, so you have lots of time to fill your board! And there is going to be games and giveaways and they are going to be keeping tally of house points! Here is the bingo board:

Basically, each member I linked above is in charge of their house! And after you choose your house, you will try to complete your house’s bingo line! Only one book per square, and each square you fill is 1 point for your HP house! If you complete your house’s line (i.e. me as a Gryffindor filling all four Gryffindor squares), you get an extra 5 points for your house! But every square you fill nets your house a point! And if you’d like more details, just DM me, or ask in the FB group, because all four ladies are so very helpful!

I hope to complete both my house, Gryffindor, and Ravenclaw! But I’m going to make sure to complete even more if I’m able! But I’m going to put a huge emphasis on Gryffindor, especially since I pledged my allegiance to my Gryffindor captain, Destiny! Here are the books I’m planning on reading:

GRYFFINDOR:

• WEASLEYS – Family Goals: The Book of Etta (The Road to Nowhere, #2) by Meg Elison
• HARRY – Chosen One Trope: Everless (Untitled #1) by Sara Holland
• DUMBLEDORE – Wise Mentor: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
• MARAUDERS – Book with a Map: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff

RAVENCLAW:

• LUNA – Loveable Sidekick: Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3) by Brandon Sanderson
• MOANING MYRTLE – Tearjerker: Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker
• OLIVANDER – Book with Spells: Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1) by Sarah Tarkoff
• ROOM OF REQUIREMENT – Favorite Genre: Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom #1) by R.J. Barker

I am beyond words excited to participate in this readalong! And everyone should also check out their Instagram for more content and for photo challenges throughout the month! I hope you all consider joining and you’ll have to let me know if you are a Gryffindor too! Also, if you’d like to buddy read any of these, please also let me know! I hope you guys are already having a wonderful holiday season! And happy reading! ❄⛄

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#TheReadingQuest TBR

I never really do readathons, but this one was too amazing for me to possibly even think about passing up! It beautifully mixes the two loves of my life: reading and gaming! This readathon is being hosted by Aentee at Read at Midnight and all of the amazing artwork was created by CW at Read, Think, Ponder!

This readathon, which is basically more of a reading challenge, is called The Reading Quest and it takes place from August 13th to September 10th! Basically, you choose a class and then you use the bingo board to follow the path of the character class you picked!

You get exp based on the books you complete (with additional exp if you read books written by marginalized authors, which I adore). These points cause your character to level up! Everyone starts out with 10 exp, each additional book you complete from the quest board will award you 10 more points (marginalized authors give you 20 points, but graphic novels and manga only give 5 points). If you complete your character’s personal quest you will gain +50 exp, and then +30 exp for any additional character quest lines you pursue and complete after your original quest-line. And your character will level up every 50 exp.

There are also health points that you accumulate while reading! Your character starts out with ten hp, but you will accumulate way more from reading and different Twitter and Instagram challenges. I believe at the end they are just going to tally all the exp and hp points and then choose their winners based off that.

Also, make sure you check out the actual reading challenge’s blog post for more information, to sign up, and just in case I’m getting any of this information wrong. And you MUST sign up through their Masterpost if you are interested in actually winning the prizes. The deadline is Sunday August 13th, 2017. I’m just doing this for fun, but I will probably write up a wrap up and tell you guys how many points I did accumulate throughout this readathon. Also, don’t forget to check out #TheReadingQuest on different social medias!

I personally chose the path of the Mage, because in every single game I play I always end up picking the closest thing to a warlock/necromancer, so why would The Reading Quest be any different? Here is my TBR, while also trying to still participate in ARC August:

A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE:Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas (This isn’t a magical fantasy book, but it’s maybe a sexual fantasy with sexual powers book and maybe my mage character is a perverted character. Don’t judge me! Okay… I’m a hot mess, but I really want to read this book, and I’m not actually playing to win here, so leave me be!) 33 health points
A BOOK THAT CONTAINS MAGIC:The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin 41 health points
A BOOK BASED ON MYTHOLOGY:Raven’s Mark: (The Raven Queen’s Harem Part One) by Angel Lawson (This was the hardest challenge of them all for me. This was probably a crazy pick, but it was only 99 cents on Amazon and it had hella good reviews, so I figured why not give it a try!?) 11 health points
A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD:The Dark of the Moon by E.S. Bell (Emma Scott) 54 health points
THE FIRST BOOK OF A SERIES:The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (#1) by Alexandra Bracken 27 health points

Like in every game that I play, I always feel the most enjoyment from completing all of the quests. I’m such a completionist and an achievement lover, so I know I will complete many of the side quests that are also offered in the middle of this bingo sheet:

POTIONS:Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick) 37 health points
MULTIPLAYER:Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta (Buddy Reading with Elise ❤) 43 health points
GRIND:Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas 67 health points
TIME WARP:Weaver’s Lament (Industrial Magic #2) by Emma Newman 16 health points
OPEN WORLD: – I’m keeping this open to whatever whenever.
RESPAWN:Body of The Crime (Blackest Gold #2) by R. Scarlett (I DNFed this entire series, but this author just keeps proving what a sweetheart she is, and it makes me want to give this series another chance!) 34 health points
EXPANSION:The Eleventh Metal (Mistborn 0.5) by Brandon Sanderson 1 health point, baby!
MINI-GAME:The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J.Y. Yang 16 health points
ANIMAL COMPAION:Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel 30 health points

And if I am able to finish my mage path, I could possibly continue on with the knight’s path, but I don’t have too high of hopes with how far I will get, just because I am planning to complete so many of the side quests! But I still planned my TBR around a couple of the things down this path, just in case:

A BOOK WITH A VERB IN ITS TITLE: Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu (I am sneakily breaking this into TWO verbs) 41 health points
A BOOK WITH A WEAPON ON ITS COVER:Mask of Shadows (Untitled #1) by Linsey Miller 38 health points

I know many of my fantasy choices are loose, but that’s just because I’ve been craving romance all summer! But anyway, I hope many of you will join along with #TheReadingQuest! I love anything that has to do with accumulating points, and I couldn’t resist participating in a reading challenge that celebrates a love for gaming. This is such a unique and creative idea and I can’t wait to get reading! Happy reading, loves!

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