Tag: Off The Grid Readathon

The Lost Years by T. A. Barron

The Lost Years by T. A. Barron

I tend to be a bit careful about Arthurian retellings.  I really like the whole Camelot aesthetic, but I feel like they often underwhelm. Not all of them, I know!  And, also, I haven’t read them all.  But I came into The Lost Years feeling careful, and I think that was a good choice. Some scenes were great.  I really enjoyed the voice when Emrys was in the “human world”, as well as the scene with Cairpre and his amazing room of books.  Standalone scenes stood out to me, but the book as a whole had a bit of that… stumbled […]

Posted July 23, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
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 //