Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

Anna of Kleve:  The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Man, I really wanted to like this book. First of all, I should start off, I really like Philippa Gregory’s books.  I’ve read The Constant Princess three times.  I have both a hardcopy and audiobook edition of The Taming of the Queen, which is her take on Anne of Cleves.  I am constantly fascinated by the intrigue of the Tudor Court.  I love the way it’s a romance, a suspense, and a solidly good drama.  But it all depends on the author. And I’m the worst.  I get it.  I’m comparing authors and it’s unfair but I need to.  Because I adored Anne’s story… but […]

Posted July 21, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Time to be Accountable… My Off-the-Grid Readathon IV Review

Time to be Accountable… My Off-the-Grid Readathon IV Review

Good morning my beautiful monsters and happy Friday! Last weekend, I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon.  I love this ruleless readathon, because it helps me bust through my TBR.  It’s a bit difficult to tell who is participating, because “off the grid” means put away your phone!  I’ve got to be honest – I didn’t do as well with the “put away your phone” aspect this time, but I did unplug from the television, so for me that was pretty good. I had modest goals for this quarter’s readathon.  As you may remember from my TBR post, I worked all […]

Posted July 19, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 2 Comments //
It’s that Time Again! Off-the-Grid Readathon IV is here!

It’s that Time Again! Off-the-Grid Readathon IV is here!

It’s time again for my favorite readathon. Okay, so it’s the only readathon I do, but I do it every single time.  It allows me to work with random books and read whatever’s going on in my backlog, which I really like.  Seriously, give me a readathon that tells me to “just read” and I’m there for it. The Off-The-Grid readathon is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and Justine @ I Should Read That.  The concept is simple:  put down your phone and read.  No points or levels or mini-bosses or rankings.  Just read. This month’s readathon starts Friday, […]

Posted July 11, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 4 Comments //
Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

I’ve never seen a book quite like Solving for M, and frankly?  It was fantastic. Solving for M is a very specific type of story.  It’s about Mika, a fifth-grader nervous about going to a new school and being in different classes than her best friend.  The story starts with Mika in her new math class, and the teacher tells them to bring a “math journal”.  And then he eats a candle.  The story in itself is about change and adaptation and courage.  I didn’t expect this book to confront cancer, especially not in Mika’s immediate family.  So not only do […]

Posted May 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Off-The-Grid Readathon III Review

Off-The-Grid Readathon III Review

Good morning everyone! As some of you may know, a couple weeks ago I participated in the Off-The-Grid Readathon!  This is my favorite readathon.  It happens every three months and it all about shutting off social media and really focusing on reading.  On a normal weekend, I am 100% into this readathon, because it’s like self-care to shut off the world and jump into a book. My goal for this season’s readathon was to make progress in these four books:       For starters… I ended up finishing These Broken Stars before the readathon?  I had started it earlier in […]

Posted April 26, 2019 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I’ve read a few Anastasia retellings in the last year (Heart of Iron and LIFEL1K3) but this is the one I’ve been waiting for. Listen, I’m all for science fiction.  I like sci-fi.  But my heart belongs to fantasy and Nadine Brandes’ retelling has hints of magic, historical fiction, and alternate history.  This is the Anastasia retelling I’ve been trying to find for a couple years.  So let me tell you why, outside the genre, I love it. Nadine Brandes’s Fawkes received a bit of love from the blogging community last year.  I was never supremely interested in Fawkes, but now that I’ve […]

Posted April 25, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //