OWLs Week 1 & 2 Wrapup

2020, Owls Readathon 2020, updates, wrap up

Hey Readers … 

I am going to do a quick little update for week 1 and 2 of the OWLs Readathon. As everyone is well aware the UK and most of the world at this point are on lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus. I am currently working from home and only leaving the house when absolutely necessary. This lockdown is taking its toll on motivation to do anything at the moment except play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I can’t seem to be able to concentrate on any reading. 

I have finished one book in these two weeks and I have started another three. 

The first book I finished is The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, I have mainly been listening to this whilst I have been working to help me to concentrate as both myself and my husband are working from home in the same office – we do the same job for the same company. I have given this book a 5 star and the review will be up on Wednesday. 

I have started Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, this is a good story so far. This is something I don’t usually read so it’s slow going as I can only read so much at one time. I also tried to read The Magic of the Magdalene Key by Patrica Iris Kerrins, this book just wasn’t for me and I DNF’d it after 10 pages. The writing wasn’t for me at all, descriptions on one page were repeated with a slightly different word order 2 pages later. I was really looking forward to this one it sounded like something I would have really liked. 

The last book I have started is Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, I am only 25 pages into this one so far but I am really enjoying what I read and will continue on reading this over the next week. 

well… that’s everything for now. 

I hope everyone is staying safe and following the lockdown rules. I also want to thank all health care professionals all over the world, who are putting themselves at risk to look after the sick during this time. 

Let me know if the comments, what you have read recently this month, also let me know how you are holding up during this difficult time. 

Keep Reading
XOXO

 

My april wrap up

2019, blog, wrap up

Today I bring to you my wrapup for April. I am usually so bad at even finishing one book in a month but this month I have exceeded my own expectations & are you ready for this…

I FINISHED 9 BOOKS.

YES, ME! I finished 9 books. I can’t remember the last time that I did that.

The main reason for me finishing 9 books is because I took part in the #OWLsReadathon2019 hosted by Book Roast. I will go into this readathon more in my #OWLsReadathon blog post.

The books I completed for this are:

  1. If I die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien  – ✪✪✪.5
  2. The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeves (Review to come) ✪✪✪✪
  3. The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan  – ✪✪✪✪✪
  4. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon – ✪✪✪.5

 

The other 5 books I finished this month, for myself was

The Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow by George RR Martin.    

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 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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The communist manifesto

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks (RTC)

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An American Princess by Annejet Van der Zijl (RTC)

Translated by Michele Hutchison

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Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

Sent to be my 404ink

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I had such a good reading month this month & I am extremely happy with the books I have managed to read. 

 

How many books did you read this month? Let me know in the comments below. 

Happy reading xoxo