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BookTube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap Up!!

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BookTube-A-Thon Wrap Up Stats

Pages Read: 769 pages
Books Finished: 3 and like the first part of a 4th
Challenges Completed: 4 – I read a book completely outside, a whole book in a day, a book bought because of the cover and a book about a character that’s very different from me

Overall, I think I did pretty well! I read 2 whole books, a graphic novel and started another novel. I was very happy with everything that I read during this past BookTube-A-Thon. Now, I am going to share some mini reviews of the books that I read this past week!

Matilda by Roald Dahl five-star-rating-black-clip-art-hi
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This is a childhood favorite of mine!! 🙂 This book fills me up with so much goodness, happiness and overall good feelings. This book is what really ignited
my fire for reading as a child. I was very shy and awkward as a child and I had a hard time making friends, so I found friends in my books. As a shy and awkward kid, it was super important for me to see that quality of love for reading in a female character. So, yes – I love this and will always love this! 🙂 ❤

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo five-star-rating-black-clip-art-hi

I have had this for quite some time and I thought that the BookTube-A-Thon was if i was your girlthe perfect time for me to finally pick this up. I especially thought that with the ridiculous political climate, it was the perfect time to pick up a book that is about a young trans woman. I had such an emotional experience reading this book, but it definitely challenged my own cis-female privilege, as I was reading this book. This was a very light, yet deep contemporary read, which I loved! There was a lot of great character growth in the side characters around our main protagonist, which was also fantastic to read about. This was fantastic and I highly recommend!!

Prince of the Elves (#5) by Kazu Kibuishi four-star-rating-black-hi

It’s definitely been a while since I’ve read this series and this was a great prince of the elvesinstallation to jump back in with! 😀 I adore Kazu Kibuishi’s artwork – it’s like watching a Miyazaki film in book form, it’s fabulous!! The story also really picked up in this book! That’s all I can really say without spoiling the rest of the series. I highly recommend this!! 😀

I had a great time with the BookTube-A-Thon this year! 😀 If any of you also participated, I hope you all had a great run too!!

 

 

 

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BookTube-A-Thon 2016 Wrap Up!!

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BookTube-A-Thon Wrap Up Stats:

Day 1: 42 pages – “The BFG” by Roald Dahl
Day 2: 0 pages – womp womp…
Day 3: 166 pages – finished “The BFG” by Roald Dahl
Day 4: 233 pages – started & finished “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang and started “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
Day 5: 21 pages – “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
Day 6: 0 pages – womp womp…
Day 7: 197 pages – started & finished “The Cloud Searchers” by Kazu Kibuishi

In total, I finished 3 books and started 1 book. I definitely was hoping to get through a few more of my reads, but all in all, I am impressed with my first read-a-thon!! 🙂 It was a lot of fun and it definitely got my reading stride back!

With that, I am going to do mini-reviews of the books that I finished reading.

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A Wonderful Adventure

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Hello readers! I’ve got another wonderful dual review for you! I’ve recently read the first two books in the Amulet graphic novel series and I am in love!! I have been in the slightest bit of a reading slump, and I think that graphic novels really are the best way to get yourself out of said reading slumps. They’re engaging and quicker to get through. Definitely do not knock a graphic novel until you’ve tried it.

That being said, I am here to share with you my thoughts and feelings on the first two books in this series. I am so excited to continue with the rest of this series, as I am having so much fun so far! As I will be discussing the second book in this series, I recommend reading with caution so as to not be spoiled for this series. I highly recommend this series – it is fun, imaginative, full of action, and full of great character development! With that, here are my reviews!!

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