Tag: Our Own 24-in-48 Readathon

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This was an unexpectedly beautiful book and exactly what i needed right now… and isn’t that a wonderful feeling? The Sisters Grimm is loosely tied into the Grimm tales, nodding and given respectful referential treatment to stories like “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.  It is it’s own magic world, playing upon the use of portals and shadow realms, where the barriers […]

Posted March 25, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

  This book is so well-loved.  It’s one of the few that my friends who read have strongly recommended to me… friends outside the blogosphere.  Here in the book blogging world, An Ember in the Ashes is so beloved and highly suggested.  I was sure it was going to have incredible characters and so much adventure and that I was going to love it.  I never thought for a moment I would feel otherwise. I feel otherwise now. I’m sorry, I’m so, so sorry guys… but I just couldn’t to get into it.  I’ve had this book on my TBR for a […]

Posted March 23, 2020 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

  Going back to a series you loved as a kid is difficult.  For one, nostalgia adds a sweet filter to our memories that may not truly be deserved.  For another, our reading tastes change.  And we get older – we expect different writing styles. Returning to The Invasion, the very first Animorphs book, was a journey for me.  These books influenced me so much when I was younger.  I wanted to believe in these kids and their abilities so bad.  As an adult, I was pretty sure these would be ridiculous and I would hate them and why was I so […]

Posted March 19, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Our Own 24-in-48 Readathon Wrap Up

Our Own 24-in-48 Readathon Wrap Up

Impulsively Saturday morning, I decided to participate in a readathon. Honestly, my relationship with most readathons is exactly this – I see it a little after the readathon starts and decide “that sounds like a good plan”.  I do this with NaNoWriMo, too.  It’s… not always a good plan. In doing my morningly Instagram scroll, I stumbled across this post:   View this post on Instagram   Because the official #24in48 readathon in January was cancelled, @inge.isreading, @jenniferdewolf and I planned our own for this weekend. Feel free to join us! We have no challenges or prizes, and no official […]

Posted March 16, 2020 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //