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My Reading Rush Wrap Up || Stats & Badges

The Reading Rush

I’m a bit late with my Reading Rush wrap up, but for some reason I didn’t feel like writing it until now. (Obviously I didn’t force myself to half-ass it.)

You can check out my TBR for the Reading Rush, if you are interested in my plans regarding this readathon.

I managed to complete 5 books in total and I also started reading another one. Overall I’m very pleased with the amount that I read during the week of The Reading Rush, especially since the first two days weren’t that good in regard to my mental health. I definitely plan on participating in future rounds of this readathon!


Books that I completed during The Reading Rush:


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
all 108 pages / 2 out of 5 stars
I also watched the movie adaptation, Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
all 129 pages / 2.5 out of 5 stars

Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre
156 pages in total / 2 out of 5 stars

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
all 368 pages / 4 out of 5 stars

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
all 432 pages / 5 out of 5 stars


Book that I started during The Reading Rush:

Black Bird of the Gallows

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
150 pages in total


Some of my stats:

The Reading Rush

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The badges that I earned:

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The Reading Rush


Did you participated in The Reading Rush? What did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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My Reading Rush TBR!

The Reading RushThe Reading Rush (previously known as the BookTubeAThon) is a week long readathon for book lovers all around the world.The Reading Rush was created by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay.

This round of The Reading Rush takes place from the 22nd to the 28th of July.

For more information check out these sites:

The Reading Rush

My profile on the Reading Rush website, if you wan to add me as a friend.

The challenges for this round of The Reading Rush:
  1. Read a book with purple on the cover.
  2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time.
  3. Read a book you meant to read last year.
  4. Read an author’s first book.
  5. Read a book with a non-human main character.
  6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title.
  7. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.

My TBR!


Wicked FoxWicked Fox by Kat Cho

I have heard so many amazing things about Wicked Fox from people whose opinions I trust, which is why I wanted to read it. Plus it does sound completely amazing and like a book that I would enjoy. Last week I went to a bookstore near me and they had a copy of this book. Obviously I had to buy it. I’m very exited to read this book!

Challenges it completes:

  • Read a book with purple on the cover.
  • Read an author’s first book.
  • Read a book with a non-human main character.

Black Bird of the GallowsBlack Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

I actually have an ARC copy of this book that I should have read in 2017 (when this book actually came out). Obviously that never happened. I planned on reading this book last year, but some things in my life got in the way and my mental health wasn’t the best (last year, in general, wasn’t the best for me when it comes to my mental health). I’m really in the mood to read this book now, so it fits perfectly!

Challenges it completes:

  • Read a book you meant to read last year.
  • Pick a book that has five or more words in the title.

The Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

I have always wanted to watch the movie Sleepy Hollow (1999), but for some reason I never got around to it. When I saw that this read-a-thon had the challenge to read and watch a book to movie adaptation, I realised that this was the perfect opportunity for this book/movie! It does also help that it’s a short book and I can read it in the same spot as well. (The long title came in handy as well.)

Challenges it completes:

  • Read a book in the same spot the entire time.
  • Pick a book that has five or more words in the title.
  • Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.


Are you participating in The Reading Rush? What books are on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Tome Topple Round 8 || Wrap Up

Tome Topple Read-A-ThonAs you may know, I participated in this round of Tome Topple. If you are interested in more information in this read-a-thon (and any future rounds of it), there is an official twitter account and an official goodreads group that you can check out.

Tome Topple Round 8 || My TBR


I’m so happy that I finally had the time to participated in this read-a-thon. (After wanting to do it for ages.) How much have I read during these two weeks?

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – 522 pages
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – 530 pages
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan – 366 pages

In total I read 1418 pages!

I’m very pleased that I finished two books and read a good chunk of a third one. I did plan to read more than that, but my mental health wasn’t the best during this time (or the majority of April, to be more specific). The books that were on my TBR that I didn’t get to at all were American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, which is too bad as I at least wanted to start them. Instead I decided to start rereading The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. This was a great decision, as I had a lot of fun reading it! I’m very happy with the amount I read! Especially considering that I was dealing with my mental health at the same time as well.


Did you take part in Tome Topple? What did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Tome Topple Round 8 || My TBR

Tome Topple Read-A-ThonTome Topple is a two week long readathon where the goal is to read books over 500 pages.

Tome Topple was created by Sam @Thoughts on Tomes and there are other various guest hosts, who help her run the event. There is an official twitter and an official goodreads group for this readathon, if you are interested in more information.

Round 8 of Tome Topple is going to take place from
13. April until 26. April (in your time zone).

If you want more information and details, be sure to check out Sam’s video where she announces this round of the readathon! There are also some reading suggestions (not challenges), that could help you build your TBR.


This is my first time taking part in this readathon, even thought I have wanted to participate in it for ages (but I never had the time, or I was in a reading slump at the time). As someone who primarily reads fantasy I have many books on my TBR that are over 500 pages long. That is why this readathon has intrigued me ever since I found out about it. I’m very happy that I’ll be able to take part in this round of it!

My TBR:

I have four books that I would like to get to. The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my favourite books, but it’s been years since I have read it. I really want to continue reading the Gentlemen’s Bastards series by Scott Lynch so I plan on rereading The Lies of Locke Lamora and then continuing to Red Seas Under Red Skies. (I don’t know if I’ll finish the second book during these two weeks, but I at least want to start it.) Carry On is a recent addition to my TBR. After reading snippets about Simon and Baz, in Fangirl last month, I knew that I needed this book in my life. American Gods is a book that I have wanted to read for years (and I literary mean years). During this readathon I at least want to start it, since it’s the book that intimidates me the most on my physical TBR.


Are you going to take part in Tome Topple? What do you plan on reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Bout of Books 22 || Wrap Up

Bout of Books 22Okay, I basically forgot that I had to do a wrap up for this read-a-thon. I’m blaming it on the fact that over the weekend I was back in my home town (and country for that matter) and on Monday, my dad and I, drove 7 hours back to Austria. And then I was busy with studying, going to classes and other life things. Basically I forgot that I didn’t do this post. So here we are, better late then never!

If you have read my Bout of Books 22 Sign Up post, then you would know that I didn’t have a set TBR for this read-a-thon, rather I just wanted to read as many pages as possible. (Since I was busy that week with classes, studying, traveling and other things.) I was rather successful in that aspect and I’m very happy with how much I managed to read in one week!

In total I ended up reading 1133 pages!

Now lets break that down into the specific books/manga/graphic novels that I read:

  • 302 pages of Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • 266 pages of Nimona by Noelle Stephenson
  • 180 pages of The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki
  • 385 pages of Death Note: Black Edition Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

That was everything that I read during Bout of Books 22. As I already said, I’m very happy with how much I ended up reading. Some of these things were rereads and some were not. I’m actually going to be sharing my thoughts on everything that I read in my monthly wrap up, so look out for that!


Did you take part in Bout of Books 22? What did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Bout of Books 22 || Sign Up

As you can see, I decided to participate in a read-a-thon, more specifically the 22nd round of the Bout of Books read-a-thon! It’s been ages since I have last taken part in one of these, mostly because I was very busy during the times they took place (or I forgot about them until it was too late). So, even though I’m busy this month as well, I still have enough time to read at least a little bit – I just wanted to participate in a bookish community event.


Bout of Books 22What is Bout of Books?

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


What are my reading plans for this read-a-thon?

I don’t have any particular books I want to get to, as you may know I’m horrible when it comes to set TBRs (so I’m not even going to try). I’m actually going to be adding up all the pages I read for a total summary at the end of the week (as I tend to read multiple books at the same time) – so I basically don’t have to finish any books, but rather read as many pages throughout the week as possible. That seems like a reasonable goal to me, especially since I will still be busy with university and other life things.


Are you taking part in this read-a-thon? Do you enjoy read-a-thons in general? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Booktube-A-Thon Wrap up

Booktubeathon

Last week I participated in the booktube-a-thon. If you want to know about the challenges and the books that I planned to read you can go to my booktube-a-thon TBR and check them out.


Sadly I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked this past week. Surprisingly I had a lot of things that I needed to do. First many family members from the Netherlands and Austria came to visit, so I had to spend quiet a bit of time with them. Then I also had some other things to take care of. All in all I had less time to read than I thought I would.


The challenges which I completed:

  • Read a book with blue on the cover
  • Read someone else’s favourite book
  • Read the last book you acquired
  • Finish a book without letting go of it
  • Read a book you really want to read

I choose different books for some of them than I did in my TBR. Why? Simply because I wanted to have as many challenges as possible completed. And also: why shouldn’t I do that?

The changes were: for someone else’s favourite book I choose “Lolita”, as it also happens to be the favourite book of one of my very good friends. And for read a book you really want to read I choose “A Monster Calls”, as I really have wanted to read it for a long time.


The books that I read:

lolita  Persuasion 10694831

The books that I started reading:

Harry Potter 833428


All in all I am very happy with how much I ended up reading. I also enjoyed everything I read, which is always good! I had an amazing week! I hope that everyone that participated had a great time as well.

I will be writing more of my thoughts on these books at the end of the month. If you want to check them out I linked their goodreads pages on their images.

-Anna ♥