Exciting Announcement: I’m Co-hosting a READ-A-THON!!!

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It’s a Re- read-a-thon to be exact.  I, along with 20 other book lovers, will be getting online to chat about and encourage you to re-read some books.  This is the brain child of Merphy Napeir on booktube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FW6FYqPLeQIXMSulBfOLw 

For each day of the read-a-thon there will be 3 hosts across different platforms: Youtube, Instagram and our blogs.  The main twitter handle for us is @ReReadAThon2018

Do you want more awesome news????

On each day of the Re-read-a-thon, there will be 3 separate GIVEAWAYS!  For those of you that haven’t had a cup of coffee yet…that means a grand total of 21 GIVEAWAYS- 24 hour flash giveaways, to be exact, that week and you can enter them all!!!!

During the week, there will be optional challenges to help you set your TBR along with photo challenges for those of you who are all about Books and Pictures!

Here are the Hosts:

Sunday March 18

Bookstagramer: Margoe – A quick read

BookBlogger: Jess – Quick Read

Booktuber: Merphy from Merphy Napier
Featured Blog:

http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com

Featured Instagram: @little_dragon_pants

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FW6FYqPLeQIXMSulBfOLw/videos

 

Monday March 19

BookBlogger wastepaperprose Childhood Favorite

Booktuber Elle from Elliot Brooks

Bookstagram: Shaegeeksout – Childhood Classics

Featured Blog: Wastepaperprose.com

Featured Instagram: @shaegeeksout

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiflcKnh5cZiRWK7jlYKwxA/videos

 

 

Tuesday March 20

Bookstagramer:: Callmesensei14 – Greatest Hits: Books that define you

BookBlogger: Sophie K. -How Re-reading helped me love a book more; Sophie K.

Booktuber: Vanessa from PaperFaerie

Featured Blog: bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog

Featured Instagram: @callmesensei14

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUGKYqBc2vdai5VNQdyahw/videos

 

 

Wednesday March 21

Bookstagramer: Merphy Napier – Favorite Genre

BookBlogger: Nadja – Re-Read from your favorite Genre (thriller)

Booktuber: Roya from Royaevereads

Featured Blog: fit-and-beautiful-heart-reads.blogspot.de

Featured Instagram: @merphynapier

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvtQYFehxl0oIWCk9EYSWw/videos

 

 

Thursday March 22

Bookstagramer: Andreasbookss- Favorite Author

BookBlogger: Amylou88 -Re-reading to break a slump

Booktuber: Jo from NotSoAverageJoe

Featured Blog: burstingwithbooks.com

Featured Instagram: @Andreasbookss

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTFt-4PZgfHrUpanE0-gfBg

 

 

Friday March 23

Bookstagramer:: Bookgoil – First Reread

BookBlogger: wonderlandiansbooks – Old Fave New Edition (re-reading different editions of faves)

Booktuber: Kira from shollyday

Featured Blog: www.wonderlandiansbooks.wordpress.com

Featured Instagram: @bookgoil

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shollydays/videos

 

 

Saturday March 24

Bookstagramer: CircusofDamned the first book you ever fell in love with

BookBlogger: Candice – Relistening to favorites

Booktuber: Dustin from BookBabble

Featured Blog: https://bookqueenreviews.wordpress.com

Featured Instagram: @circus_of_damned

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmOwm8RDzKo6PKe7CJvNzQ/videos

 

So, I have the honor of closing out the week by relistening to favorites.  If you have been here a while, you know I have a fairly long commute to and from work and I utilize that time by listening to Audio books.

My TBR for the week should be up fairly soon but this post should have been up two days ago!

Either way, let me know if you are participating and what your TBR looks like!

We are all so excited!

 

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Timeless by: Gail Carriger

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Book #67 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

This is the 5th book in the Parasol Protectorate series.  I listened to it on audio after I enjoyed the 4th book on audio.

In this last book of the series, we follow Alexia and her crazy crew to Egypt to try and uncover the mystery of the spreading of the God-Breaker Plague.  This book takes place about 3 years after the last one.  It was humorous and intriguing in it’s own way.  I will not go into detail about this book but it was a decent ending to this series.  I thoroughly enjoyed the audio books and would highly recommend them.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Heartless by: Gail Carriger

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Book #65 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

This is the 4th book in the Parasol Protectorate series.  I was disappointed in the last book but did want to continue on with the story to see what would happen so I decided to listen to this on audio book.  I rather enjoyed the audio version of this story and I think that the series picked itself up from the last book.

In this book we find Alexia nearing the last month or so of her pregnancy and the way in which she is described as waddling around cracks me up.  I can picture her all decked out in a dress like the front cover but is much heavier in front due to the child she is carrying.   I love Biffy and Lord Akeldama as characters in the story and listening to the narrator take on the accent of Lord Maccon added to the experience.

Of course, there are situations in this book that Alexia must struggle to get out of but due to her condition, she must rely on some help.  I am so glad that the series became what it was originally and I will chalk up book 3 to the middle of the series syndrome.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Blameless by: Gail Carriger

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Book #56 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

This is book #3 in the Parasol Protectorate series.  This takes place right after the aggravating end to the second book and we are focused a bit more on Alexia in this story.  She is desperately trying to put the shredded pieces of her life together and we follow her on that journey.

This took me a while to get through but it was a good story.  I think I was annoyed with some of the characters in this book.  I hope the last two books of the series picks up the pace a bit.  This was my least favorite so far.

I gave this 3 crowns.

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Changeless by: Gail Carriger

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Book # 46 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

This is book 2 in the Parasol Protectorate series.  In this installment Alexia follows her husband to Scotland to help him, annoy him and to find out the truth about what has been happening to the paranormals in certain areas.

Although I found the start of this book to be a bit slow, it definitely picked up its’ pace.  I love the humor in this series and the characters are very entertaining.  The relationship between Alexia and her husband remind me so much of my relationship with my husband; minus the fact that my husband is not a werewolf (that I know of).

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to see what happens as this one leaves off on a bit of a cliffhanger.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Soulless by: Gail Carriger

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Book #34 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

This is book number one in the Parasol Protectorate series.  It is a steampunk, paranormal fiction series with some action and adventure.  I finally was able to get my hands on a decent but used set of this series and I am so glad that I did.

The main character Alexia Tarabotti is a wonderful character who is a bad ass woman who presents herself as a spinster in high society.  Gail Carriger is a master at creating this world and incorporating details that are now considered to be “steampunk” in detail.

I loved this story and can’t wait to continue on with this series.

I gave this book 4.5 crowns.

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) By: Gail Carriger

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Book #19 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.  I had seen many Booktube videos that featured this book series as well as the adult series by the same author.  One day on BookOutlet.com, I noticed that they had this book and the second in the series and figured I would give it a try.  I never really read a steampunk-y fantasy book before and this one sounded interesting.

The names in this series aren’t always easy to pronounce and our main character Sophronia Temminnick is not an exception.  Her name doesn’t really flow off my tongue so I found myself going back to reread her name a few times.  Other than that, I LOVED IT!  This was such a fun story.  Young Sophronia is sent to finishing school because her mother thinks she needs to learn some proper behaviors.  Unbeknownst to her, she is “recruited” to this particular finishing school for a specific reason.

Sophronia is not happy to be going but once she is there, she realizes that this is no ordinary finishing school, this is much, much more.  Yes, she has to learn how to curtsy properly, and yes, she has to be a lady in dress and manners but she is also taught how to gather intelligence and defend herself if necessary.  There are vampires and werewolves but they are not your typical Twilight types.  They are involved in the delicate training of these young intelligencers.

I can not wait to read the rest in this series as well as the Parasole Protectorate series.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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