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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 Dahlย five-star-rating-black-clip-art-hi
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This is a childhood favorite of mine!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russoย 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 Kibuishiย 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! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I had a great time with the BookTube-A-Thon this year! ๐Ÿ˜€ If any of you also participated, I hope you all had a great run too!!

 

 

 

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Oh BFG…

bfg movieThis past week, I indulged in re-reading one of my favorite childhood reads, “The BFG” by Roald Dahl!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Roald Dahl books were a huge contributing factor to my current love of reading – I read a variety of his books and I have loved all of them. I haven’t re-read them since I was a kid, so I decided that it might be fun to indulge myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Particularly because of the release of the movie adaption of “The BFG”!!

I was very much highly anticipating this book-to-movie adaptation and I was so excited to see it right after re-reading it. This also helps me accomplish one of the BookTube-A-Thon challenges! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, with that – here are some of my thoughts on the book and the mov

ie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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