#SeriesTF2019: December Readathon TBR

Hey guys! Happy Friday the 13th!

This readathon will occur from the 16th to the 22nd of December and it will be the last readathon for this challenge this year. Since there are only about two weeks before the end of 2019, this is one of the last chances

I’ve already set my tbr for 2020, including at least two series from this year’s challenge which I know I won’t be able to finish. But there’s one I hope to finish this month!

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What Makes Me Happy as a Reader

I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have books. I’m working towards my goal of working in publishing, and I’ve seriously considered, tried and failed writing books before.

When I was younger I thought I hated reading when I hadn’t even tried to read and nowadays I just can’t even entertain the thought. So here are a few things that just make me really happy as a reader and member of the bookish community.

“books are a uniquely portable magic” – stephen king
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Review: Under The Dome

[Goodreads] On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

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Books I'm Thankful For!

This post is one of the many that remained unfinished in my drafts folder from last year, and it’s inspired by a Top 5 Tuesday prompt from god knows when and also Thanksgiving. Hope everyone who celebrates it and is reading this enjoyed the holiday. I don’t celebrate it but I love the sentiment and I’ve always wanted to try the typical dishes.

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November Wrap Up: 2019

This month wasn’t the greatest and if I could punch my anxiety, I would kick its ass. I had to put up with a lot of bullshit this month and I’m at the moment not in the greatest reading mood, except for maybe manga. (Is this a possible slump?)

I had some assignments and studying to do, and I will have to put in more effort in December with the end of the semester – and even in January since one of my teachers pushed my presentation and delivery dates to the middle of the month. (Thanks Professor?)

There were still some amazing moments throughout November, though.

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Review: Where’D You Go Bernadette

Bernadette Fox has vanished. When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces–which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.

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Five Great Fall Books!

I’ve had this post unfinished on my drafts folder for two months and now that we are well into Fall and a month away from Winter I’ve decided to post it… Why not?

These are all books that I love and will always recommend to everyone. Some are actually set in Winter, but feel more like Fall books to me, but of course they can and should be read whenever you feel like it!

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Review: Every Last Breath

[Goodreads] EACH BREATH MAY BE THE LAST. Every choice has consequences and Layla Shaw faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness? Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. What will she do with the new problem at hand? A Lilin, the deadliest of demons, has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on all around her. To keep her best friend from a fate worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city from destruction.

Torn between two worlds, Layla has no certainties, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side and fight like hell.

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