#ReadersCrossing TBR!

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Hello! Aentee from Read at Midnight is hosting the super cute, sure to be fun #ReadersCrossing readathon!  I absolutely adored her PokemonGo themed readathon last year, and so when I saw she was hosting one that was Animal Crossing themed, I just knew I had to participate.

The readathon runs from today, December 10th, and goes until December 31st.  The challenges are set up like a bingo board.

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I’ve decided to base my TBR around Natural – 5 Across.  So, here’s my anticipated TBR:

Set in Your Country

For this one, I wanted to read something Christmas-y, so I’ve decided to read The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere.

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This challenge was actually way harder than I anticipated.  I’ve been getting into graphic novels more lately, so I’ve decided to give Goldie Vance Volume 1 a try.

A Classic

My goal is to FINALLY FINISH Gone with the Wind!  I’ve been reading this book for almost 6 months now, and I really have enjoyed it.  The thing is, it is just such a large book, that I tend to get distracted and want to read a million other books.  So, I’ll put Gone with the Wind aside for a few days and read another book. Well, it’s time to stop putting this lovely book aside and finish it before 2018!

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I’ve decided to read The Dogs of Christmas for this challenge.  It sounds like such a fun and Christmas-y book, plus, it fits in with my other readathon I’m planning on participating in, the Holiday Adventure-A-Thon (which, by the way, you can expect my TBR for that readathon later this week)!

Set in the Wilderness

My sister has been hounding me to read book 2 in the Cat Warriors series, Fire and Ice, for so long now!  So, I think it’s finally time to read it!  


For extra fun for the readathon, you can earn points and keep score.  Here’s my camper ID:

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My goal is to share a reading update with all of you once a week, so you can see how my progress is coming along.  For those updates, I’ll also update my camper ID with my current #ReadersCrossing level!


And there you have it!  I’m obsessed with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and so I’m really excited for this readathon.

Let me know if you’re participating in #ReadersCrossing! Are you a fan of Animal Crossing?


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Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

TOP TEN BOOKS ON MY WINTER TBR

Skipping Christmas

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I absolutely love Christmas with the Kranks, which is based off Skipping Christmas.  It’s one of my favorite Christmas movies, and I always have to watch it at least once every holiday season!  I’ve never read the book, though.  I wanted to read it last Christmas, but I never got around to it, so I’m hoping to remedy that this year!

 

 

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Journey Back to Christmas

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I am so obsessed with Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies.  I know they are so cheesy and predictable, but honestly, I just cannot get enough! 90% of what I watch on television in the months of November and December is their movies.  So, when I saw Journey Back to Christmas on NetGalley, I had to request it!  It was one of my favorite premieres last year, and I think this book will be a fun, quick, Christmas-y read!

 

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase

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I just recently heard about this book, and I think it sounds so interesting and will make another perfect holiday read!  I love the Christmas Carol theme, and I’m super excited to read this one!

 

 

 

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The Coronation

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I recently read and reviewed Regal Hearts: Season One, and The Coronation, while it is its own series, it is still related. I really loved Regal Hearts, so I’m excited to read this book and see what I think of this one!

 

 

 

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Wayfarer

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I still can’t believe I haven’t read Wayfarer yet! I loved Passenger, and I’ve had this book since it first came out, and I still haven’t gotten around to it.  I really hope to get to it soon and see how this great series wraps up!

 

 

 

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine

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I’ve wanted to read this book for a while, and so I was really excited when I found it at my library’s book sale for $0.25.  So, I’m really looking forward to getting to Trouble is a Friend of Mine!  I’ve heard it has Nancy Drew vibes, which, if you all know me, really got my attention. 😉  This book sounds so fun and mysterious, and I think I’ll really enjoy it.

 

 

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The Walls Around Us

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Another thing I love is books about ballet!  So, I’m hoping to read The Walls Around Us very soon.  I’ve heard this book is filled with magic, mystery, and, of course, ballet!

 

 

 

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The Midnight Dance

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Speaking of ballet books, another one I really want to read is The Midnight Dance!  The story line sounds so mysterious and intriguing, and just look at at that gorgeous cover!! Heart eyes all around!

 

 

 

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Ringer

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Another book I hope to get to this winter is Ringer by Lauren Oliver!  Replica has been one of my favorite reads of 2017, and I really want to see how the story ends!  I love how unique this series is!

 

 

 

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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I’ve heard so many good things about this book!  I don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it yet.  Under Rose-Tainted Skies deals with mental illnesses like agoraphobia, OCD, and anxiety, and I’ve heard the representation is really good!  Plus, on a shallow note, just look at that gorgeous cover!  This is a book that I’m really looking forward to reading, hopefully, very soon.

 

 

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That’s my Top Ten Tuesday! What’s on YOUR winter TBR?


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up!

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Hello! So, on Saturday, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon.  It was sort of a last minute decision, so I wasn’t as organized with this one as Dewey’s readathon in April, and I had a few things to do that evening.  That being said, I still read quite a bit, and I’m really happy with how the readathon went for me!


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First, I read the last chapter in The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  I had hoped to finish it on Friday, before the readathon, but that didn’t work out, and that was okay!  I enjoyed the book, but I felt like the ending lacked something.  I ended up giving it 3 stars.

Next, I read the last 165 pages, and finally finished Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle.  While I really did love how atmospheric and mysterious this book was, I found myself a bit confused at times, and had trouble keeping all the characters straight. I will say, though, the ending really redeemed itself for me.  I ended up also giving this one 3 stars.

Then, I read a chapter of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  I had been hoping to read a bit more than just one chapter, but I ended up getting busy.

Last, I read Regal Hearts episode 1 by Livy Jarmusch.  This series has so much promise!  It revolves around several different characters with very different lives.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how all the stories intertwine with each other.  I ended up giving this one 4 stars.


There’s my wrap-up! Did you participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon?  Let me know in the comments! 👇


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR!

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Hey everyone!  This is super last minute, but I’ve decided to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!  I’m sure a lot of you already know about this, but just in case you don’t, basically you read whatever you want, as much as you can, in 24 hours.  For my timezone, the readathon starts tomorrow morning, October 21, at 8 AM.  To get all the details, as well as see what time the readathon starts in your timezone, click here!

Now, I know some people will spend literally all 24 hours reading, and if you are one of those people, I applaud you. That is so great! I am not one of those people, however.  I actually have quite a few things I have to do tomorrow, so I admit, I don’t know how much reading I’m going to get done.  In fact, because of that, I almost didn’t participate.  That being said, I’ve decided to just go for it! I’ll read as much as I can, and no matter the amount, it’ll be great. 🙂

Also, I’m currently in the middle of the #HalloweenWR readathon.  I’ve decided to read some additional books not related to that readathon to this readathon, though. Am I making sense anymore? lol  Basically, I want to use this readathon to read all the books that I started before or that don’t fit with the Halloween Readathon.

Okay, on to the TBR!


First, I want to read any amount of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  Yes, I know what you’re thinking, I’m still reading it.  I really have enjoyed it, though, I just haven’t read this book in the past few weeks because I’ve been getting into those Halloween/spooky vibes.  That’s why I think Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is the perfect chance to give me a break from reading about ghosties and instead, see what Scarlett and Rhett are up to.

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Next, I want to finally finish Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle.  I started this book in the very beginning of October, and it sounded so mysterious and atmospheric, and I was so pumped to read it.  That being said, the beginning was a little confusing for me, and this book, while beautifully written, is slower paced, and so I ended up putting it aside to read other things.  I have about 100 pages left, but I really do want to finish it though, and I think Dewey’s Readathon is the push I need.

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Lastly, I would really like to read at least episode 1 of Regal Hearts by Livy Jarmusch.  I’m going to actually be participating in a blog tour in celebration of season 1 of Regal Hearts being released in paperback, later in November.  So, I’m super excited to start this creative, episodic, book series!

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That’s all I’ve got planned for my TBR! I may decide to read something else, but we will see.  Regardless, I’m looking forward to reading as much as I can tomorrow.

Also, if you want to stay up to date on how much reading I’m actually getting done, be sure to follow me on Twitter, because that’s where I will be sharing most my updates for tomorrow.

Are you participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? If so, let me know what’s on your TBR!


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