The last time I did a readathon was in November, so hey, back at it again! I truly do enjoy readathons, especially during spaces of time when I’m not stressing out about other things, and they’re a fun little way to make reading competitive? With myself? I don’t know. But I’m seriously falling behind on my February TBR for this month, and that was making me crazy, so I decided to tackle three of them at once:
Alright, so those are my goal books for this weekend. (Realistically, I’m only going to read 3 or maybe 4 of these based on my previous history.) I should also note that “weekend” (for me, at least) is Friday-Sunday, so anything I read today counts toward the readathon. Three of these are from my February TBR (Days of Blood and Starlight, House of Furies, Thick as Thieves), one is a sequel I’ve been thinking about for a while (The Dazzling Heights), and we all know how long it’s taken me to get through ASOUE, so here we are, almost at the end. Also, I find it mildly hilarious that this is the third Queen’s Thief book I’ve read in a readathon.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Thank freaking heck it’s Friday.
It’s been a long ass week, you guys.
Okay, so going into this readathon, I’ve already got 100 pages of DOBAS read and, like, 15 pages of The Dazzling Heights read or whatever. I meant to read more yesterday for that, but it just didn’t happen. Thus, my goals today are to read about 200 pages of DOBAS and, if possible, also 100 pages of TDH and maaaaaaybe start House of Furies.
First: Zuzana has been one of my favorite parts of this book so far.
She’s hilarious. He’s the sweetest ever. I’m having such a good time. I particularly loved Zuze’s emails in the beginning, but I’m also just so grateful that we get actual chapters in her POV! I also didn’t realize that Night of Cake & Puppets was an actual novel and not just a short story or small something, sooooo that’s definitely in my Amazon cart right now. Also, Hazael is just so my type. Wylan Van Eck & Isaak from the Grishaverse. Oh, whatshisface from Ace of Shades, I can’t remember, but he’s also bumbling and adorable. Like, just give me all the dorky, sweet boys. I love them.
this is me
Literally. I love cliffhangers so much. I love writing them. I love reading them. It’s like torture and bliss at the same time.
What part in DOBAS am I at, you ask? The part where Zuzana and Mik are in Morocco and the chimaera see them. So what’s my reaction? Guess it’s time for a new book! For real, I’m switching to TDH for a little bit. I’ve read another 100, so might as well, right. It’s the perfect time!
(I understand this is completely psychotic, but it’s also so fun.)
It’s Saturday as I’m writing this, so a quick wrap-up of yesterday–I read 100 pages of The Dazzling Heights, meant to only read 100 more of Days of Blood and Starlight, but it was CRAZY, so I read 200 more instead before I got home, but those last 150 pages are ???????? WILD. It’s seriously one consecutive scene for the last 100 pages told in different POVs, so I just read 450 pages of DOBAS yesterday, no big.
We also watched Priest, which is, hands down, one of my favorite vampire representations and also made me realize that I definitely have a “type” of story that I enjoy a lot.
But hey, Saturday!
I teach yoga twice on Saturdays, so as I’m finally sitting down for the day, it’s a little after 1PM. I have a beginner’s class @ 7:45AM and a level 2 funky flow at @ 10:30AM, so by the time I get home, it’s around lunchtime, and after some Good Mythical Morning, I’m finally taking my stack of books to the couch and diving in.
Alex asked me what my plans were today and I just responded: “READ”, to which she aptly responded: “ALSO TEA.” Mm, yup.
Grace is currently doing her old lady meow at me, so I’ve got to get under her special blanket and get settled so she has somewhere to nap. My aim is to get halfway through Thick as Thieves today, which basically means prepare for all of ^^^ that to happen again, but replace Karou with Eugenides. I’d also like to read another 100 pages of The Dazzling Heights and start House of Furies. So let’s get reading!
I’ve been reading The Dazzling Heights pretty much all afternoon, and man, I just love this kind of mindless drama sometimes. Everyone is petty, everyone has secrets, everyone is awful, and it’s great. I’m about 100 more pages in now (so almost halfway done), and I ordered the final book in the trilogy today, as well as a couple other sequels.
My goal for tonight is to read another 100 pages of TDH, read 50 more of The Penultimate Peril, which I read 50 of this morning, and then switch to something else. I know I said I was aiming for Thick as Thieves today, but we’ll see.
Sundays are my favorite days.
It’s the last day of the readathon and the only day I don’t actually have anything scheduled, so I’ve been taking advantage of that. Last night, I read another 100 pages of The Dazzling Heights as planned, as well as 100 of The Penultimate Peril, which brings me to about halfway done with it, so I’m going to try to finish it today.
It’s a little after 11AM, and I just finished The Dazzling Heights, which I enjoyed, though the first one was definitely better, which seems to be the general consensus. There were still a ton of twists and turns, and I was actually really excited about the character development toward the end, but that ending was expected and everything else kind of felt repetitive? Either way, I enjoyed it enough that I’m going to read the last one in the trilogy.
This book has obviously made me think about my rich kids drama book, which I occasionally drop in to write a chapter, and also has reminded me that sometimes mindless drama is awesome. It’s like unwinding with a soap opera at the end of a long day, you know? It’s not like a show or book that you have to pay attention to. It’s just other people being over the top, and sometimes that’s nice to hang out in.
Buttttttt, I’m ready to back in a fantasy world. I did pick four high fantasy books for this month’s TBR for a reason–I was missing it badly.
DON’T EVEN START WITH ME MY LOVE FOR EUGENIDES KNOWS NO BOUNDS
It’s a little possible he’s one of my favorite characters ever.
Guys, it’s Monday morning as I’m winding this down, and I did not accomplish a third book. I read about 80 pages of Thick as Thieves, and I admit that I definitely would have read a heck ton more if a) Eugenides was in those 80 pages and b) we didn’t watch Bohemian Rhapsody. This was my second time seeing it, but I still cried during the Live Aid concert because yup. That’s me in a nutshell. I didn’t even look at The Penultimate Peril, so I’m going to try to finish reading that today.
It occurred to me, as I was getting ready this morning and packing my bag, that I only have ten days to read four of my February TBRs. Hm. So I guess I know what I’m reading for the rest of the month.
Even though I failed pretty hardcore for this weekend’s impromptu readathon, I still had a lot of fun! Annnnnnd, if you made it this far, I’ve got a little teaser for you.
Why do all of my book ideas involve skulls?
There is something exciting coming this Thursday on the blog, and hopefully every Thursday following. It will be called the Thursday Thousand, and it will involve writing. I’ve been thinking about this for a little while, and it’s time. So stay tuned on Thursday for an exciting adventure!