Tell Me Tuesday #88

It seems like I will never write these at any time other than 2am. I lose track of days very easily so I tend to forget what needs to be done without a visual aid to keep me on task. (Which I don’t have at the moment clearly) 

I’m in the middle of the the Christmas at Hogwarts readathon, which started yesterday. So I’m getting some reading done finally, so hopefully I’ll polish off some of the lingering TBR books I have from the year.

Last

Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay -4 Stars✬✬✬✬: This was a collection of essays from a wide variety of people regarding their personal experiences within rape culture. It’s a very tough read and it can be graphic in areas, but I think it’s a necessary one. I won’t be doing a full review on this one, because I barely feel comfortable rating it let alone doing a detailed review on it. Trigger warnings for sexual harassment, misgendering, and sexual violence. 

Obi-Wan & Anakin by Charles Soule – 3.5 Stars ✬✬✬✬: This was a pretty nice little glimpse at part of Anakin’s training, which we don’t see a ton of in the movies or the tv shows. I liked seeing his struggles with patience and emotion in more detail, as well as Obi-Wan’s on struggles to be the teacher Anakin needs. 

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard – 2.5 Stars ✬✬: I really wanted to like this because dragons AND f/f romance, but in the end I was mostly just confused and detached. The writing style is odd and I had issues connecting to it, and there were areas where the writing felt very off for some reason. The descriptions were kind of bizarre as well. 

Now

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Manisculco (Library)

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco – I am going to finish this one if it’s the last thing I do. This and one other book have been sitting in my ‘currently reading’ shelf on GR for MONTHS. So I’m going to tackle the audio I got from the library and get through it, I am enjoying it I just had issues focusing when I picked it up before.

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Christmas at Hogwarts Readathon – Dec. 17th-26th 2018

Hosted by Book Roast

Another HP themed readathon coming your way! You might remember me participating in the OWLs, NEWTs, and the Charms Extra Credit readathons, all of which are hosted by Book Roast. This will be the last one from her this year, and the last one officially announced before the OWLs in spring. Though I’m keeping my fingers crossed for another one to pop up before then.  So let’s jump into the prompts and rules!

So the goal of this readathon is to Attend the Christmas Feast! We can choose any of the shown paths to get there, which means we will read at least 5 books during these 10 days. You can’t connect two prompts that don’t have a direct path, unless you hit the prompts that lead to that one.

My Christmas at Hogwarts

I only plan for 5 activities…but it’s entirely possible if I feel motivated and have time I might end up doing more because I’m a Slytherin and it’s impossible to keep me from going WAY past the point necessary. So because of that, I’m going to put all the prompts up with my possible picks and just see where my feet take me. It’s Hogwarts, I’m here to experience it all. 

Activity 1: Finish Your Coursework – Finish a Book You are Currently Reading.

Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay 

Activity 2a: Help Hagrid Decorate the Trees – Read a Book with Golden Detailing

Obi-Wan & Anakin by Charles Soule

Activity 2b: Have a Snowball Fight with the Weasley Twins – A Book You Think Will Be Humorous

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Activity 3: Visit the Three Broomsticks for Mulled Pixie Wine – Read a Book That Should Only Take You A Day/Evening to Finish

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

Activity 4a: Exchange Presents In Your Common Room – Read A Book About Friendship/Featuring Friendship

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Activity 4b: Sneak Into the Kitchens to Gift Dobby Socks – Read Book That Has an Item of Clothing On The Cover

Star Force: Lost Destiny  by Aer-ki Jyr

Activity 4c: Attend the Yule Ball – Read A Book You’ve Been Preparing For

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Activity 5a: Fly Around the Snowy Hogwarts Grounds – Read a Book With a Building on the Cover

Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 4

Activity 5b: Put On Your Knitted Sweater from Molly Weasley – Read a Book with Present Parents/Focus on Family

Nessy’s Locket by A.W. Exley

Activity 5c: Get into the Restricted Section of the Library – Read a Banned Book

Saga Vol. 8 

Activity 5d: Bring a Festive Treat for Hedwig in the Owlry – Read a Book with an Animal or In Title/Series Name

Dragon Age: Knight Errant 

Activity 6: Attend the Hogwarts Feast – Watch an HP movie


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