#TheReadingQuest Update #5

So somebody told me in my last post that the cut off date is the 10th of September; not the 13th!!! Eek!!! Some super intense reading has booked up my whole weekend, now!

So somebody told me in my last post that the cut off date is the 10th of September; not the 13th!!! Eek!!! Some super intense reading has booked up my whole weekend, now! Continue reading “#TheReadingQuest Update #5”

The Australian Reading Hour

Even though many of you guys are not Australian, I think this is a great step for all of the community. If you’re not Aussie; feel free to join in as well! Encourage all to read, even just for an hour. No distractions, just pure bliss!

The Australian Reading Hour is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read. The premise is simple – pick up a book at any time of the day or night and read for an hour.  The 2017 campaign promises to be bigger and better, by building on the success of previous years. Run by ALIA’s Australian Public Library Alliance between 2012 and 2016; 2017’s Australian Reading Hour is supported by the Australian Library and Information Association, the Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Continue reading “The Australian Reading Hour”


#TheReadingQuest Update 2

It’s update time, and I’ve got great news!:


Audiobooks read:
Lifeblood = 10 XP & 38.7 HP.
Eve = 10 XP & 19.5 HP.

Point Tally
XP: 30 + 40 = 70 XP.
50 + 66 = 116 HP.


So far, audiobooks have been my life saver. But I’ll catch up with physical reading soon!


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One more book and I’ll complete my first quest!

#TheReadingQuest Update 1

Finished my first book, some older woman is bullying some of the participants, and I’m having fun reading…

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I completed my first book!

View my Goodreads review here (it has also been added to this blog’s queue). I read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I enjoyed the story, and it received 3/5 stars. 


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The story was based of Arabian Nights.

Next I will read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I have read this before and did not like it. Finger’s crossed I do this time!


This week is flooded with uni assessments and exams, so bear with me.



Point Count:

XP 30

HP 50

Level 1 



peaces_icons-harrumphI’ve had beef with somebody who’s being a shark on the book blogs and forums participating. This woman is going around on teenager’s accounts and discounting their reading; taking this reading challenge way too far. I scavenged the web to see if other #TheReadingQuest participants were being attacked, and indeed there were. In particular: teen girls. Not cool, Miss ‘I like to spend my time trying to argue with minors who are just trying to have some fun while reading’.


I’ve been obsessed with The Office (U.S.) lately. Half way through season 3, it just clicked. I suddenly understood the humour.


Okay back to assignments and study…

#TheReadingQuest has Started!

From today until the 10th of September, I will be participating in a book challenge hosted by Read at Midnight. You can find my sign up/entry post hereI love that this is an Australian-hosted challenge! 

I’ve made a couple cute images for the quest!

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This is just a run-down of the challenge’s rules.

And I finally made a character profile:

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I am determined to win! (or at the very least; have a lot of fun 🙂 )



Are you participating in #TheReadingQuest? If so, which character are you playing as?

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out my blog post explaining it/entering here or check out the original post explaining it here.


I will also try to read as many recommended books that I found on the Reading Quest’s Goodreads Discussion group:

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I know it’s just reading, but this whole set up will be cool to interact with fellow readers and have friendly competition going on.

I wish everybody good luck!

Let’s pray I don’t get swamped by uni work and have to neglect this challenge like I did for Make Me Read-a-thon 😦

I Failed the Make Me Read-a-thon

I read 0 out of 5 books.


Pathetic, I know.


But I did end up listening to two audiobooks! I still classify it my attempt a failure, but know I wasn’t completely out of the loop. Please don’t shun me. Okay, I deserve it a lil bit for being so weak and ‘procratinative’…


Funky INCREDBIBLY SAD Audiobooks I Listened to This Week:


All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenKirby Heybourne (Narrator)Ariadne Meyers (Narrator). I rated this book 4/5 stars.



Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Goodreads Author)Bahni Turpin (Narrator)Robbie Daymond (Narrator). I also rated this book 4/5 stars.


How’d you guys go with your reading challenges? Were they a success or failure? Which book is your current favourite?


Make Me Read-a-thon Day 1

oops I may have forgotten

What a failure.

Okay, not a failure. I was busy doing uni work and cleaning my bedroom– so I’m not too sorry.

Here are the results for the order in which I’ll be reading my stack of books:

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I got 90 votes????? That’s great feedback from the book community– success!

I think I’m most excited to read Geekerella, which is ironically one of the least popular voted. 

My current goal is to read the end of my CR (Beautiful Disaster) so I can get started!

Buddy Reads:

  • The Wrath and the Dawn– I’ll be reading along with Maura.
  • Red Queen– Min and Shannon will be reading with me.
  • An Ember in the Ashes– Miss Emily will be reading with me.

Optimistically, I’d like to say that I will have read all of these books by the end of the week. But with upcoming uni assessments, I doubt it.

Oh well. Happy reading, bookworms!

Make Me Read-a-thon 2017

Come join me in this fun book challenge!

That’s right: I’m participating.

If you don’t know what this is, here’s a quick excerpt from one of the hosts’ blogs (Tea and Titles):

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

My poll will be found over at Goodreads (feel free to add me, too!).


I’m a little late to this… MAKE-ME-READ-ATHON:

Please vote for which book I should absolutely read for the Make-Me-Read-AThon this August.

Also if anybody wants to buddy read with me, I’d love to!


Are you entering Make Me Read-a-thon? Link me your poll and I’ll vote! 😀