I’m really enjoying the Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon, and have been glued to The Paying Guests all week. I had a list of around 4 books I hoped to read during this challenge, but for now I can’t tear myself away from The Paying Guests. It’s just such a good read that I couldn’t devote any time to another book until it’s done.
I’ve also been participating in the Bookish Challenges which are posted each day, and will be grouping these together into new journal posts in the near future. The ones I’ve already posted are linked at the bottom of this post.
The read-a-thon has also introduced me to the concept of reading sprints, a dedicated session of reading, anything from 15 minutes up to an hour. It’s a great idea, and whilst doing that I move away completely from blogging and Tumblr/Twitter/Wordpress and solely focus on my reading, which is nice, as I’m far too easily distracted by all the good book recommendations to be found on all these websites.
New To My Shelves This Week:
Everything this week is in e-book form.
The Geneva Trap by Stella Rimmington
The Woods by Harlan Coven
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb – I’ve never read anything by this author before, but have heard many good things, so I wondered if I should start by reading this book.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – Whilst playing along with #BookADayUK on Twitter I realised that somehow I’ve managed to never read anything at all by Agatha Christie. After receiving some recommendations this title seemed to be something that I might enjoy. I can’t believe I’ve never read anything by this author before!
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss – I have The Name of the Wind already on my Kindle, but haven’t got around to reading it yet. This book caught my eye because of the lovely cover, and it sounds really good. I wonder if I could read it without having first read the other Kingkiller Chronicles?
Events I’ve participated in:
The Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon is well underway as mentioned above and I’ve been participating with daily progress updates, which I’ve added to my TBR List and Goals post, and also had a go at some of the daily Bookish Challenges, which I’ve grouped together into a single post (link below).
Other Posts/Summary of Activity on my Blog This Week:
Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon September 2014 TBR Goals and Progress
Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I’ve Read One Book From And Need To Read More
#BookADayUK so far
Thursday Thoughts – Where Do You Read?
Trees of Reverie Daily Challenges