Tome Topple Readathon Wrap Up

The Tome Topple readathon is over for now, or actually it ends today. I had two books on my TBR, Tatiana and Alexander & Gemina. It has taken me so long to read Tatiana and Alexander, because the book has such a small font. My goal was to read 40 pages every day to finish it in the 2 weeks. I also wanted to read Gemina, but sadly didn’t have the time to finish it. I also choose to continue with the audiobook I was listening to before the readathon, Red Seas Under Red Skies. I didn’t put it on my TBR, but it technically counts because it is over 500 pages.


Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons – Finished 559 pages – 4 stars ★★★★☆
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Read 122 pages of 659 pages
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – Listened from chapter 9-25 ca 250 pages

I really love the books I chose for this readathon. I really loved Tatiana And Alexander that book was beautiful. Red Seas Under Red Skies was also a great read. I don’t know what I think about Gemina yet, I hope I love it as much as I loved Illuminae. I read a total of 931 pages this readathon and I’m happy with that 🙂


  1. Read a Tome That’s Part of a Series
  2. Read an Adult Novel

logoftheweekDay 1

I’m starting this readathon with Tatiana and Alexander. I read the first book 2 years ago, it’s time to continue with this series. I got sucker into the story pretty fast today. This read is addicting, and I really like the author’s writing style. I read to page 73.

I have been reading in the living room today. Usually I only read in my bedroom, because like to be alone with no sounds or distractions when I read.

Both of my picks for this readathon are paper books. So I choose to continue listening to Red Seas under Red Skies even though it’s not on my TBR list.

Day 2

I didn’t read anything in T&A today, but I listened to Red Seas Under Red Skies.

Day 3

I had to go to the emergency room, don’t worry it wasn’t anything really bad, I’m fine. I listened to Red Seas Under Red Skies while waiting on the doctor.

I have read to page 133 in Tatiana and Alexander. Wow this book is beautiful written. I rarely feel emotions when I read, but this book makes me feel so much, oh the feels.

Day 4

Read a little bit throughout the whole day. Read to page 172 in T&A. I really really like this book so far.

Day 5

I read to page 199 in T&A

Day 6

I was out for dinner today. After coming home I read to page 240 in T&A.

Day 7

I went to the library today, for the first time in years. You can read my post called A Trip To The Library + Library Haul. After that in the eventing I read to page 302 in T&A.

Day 8

Didn’t read anything today in T&A. I finally started reading Gemina, I only read 16 pages. Ahhh the Hype I have for this book. Tomorrow I’m going to read a lot in this book, can’t wait. I’m already loving this book, I can feel it haha.

Day 9

I have read to page 84 in Gemina, and wow I really love the drawings in the book. The story hasn’t really started, so I don’t know what to say about it yet.

I read to page 324 in T&A.

Day 10

I didn’t read anything today. I’m falling behind now. I really want to finish T&A before the readathon ends.

Day 11

I read a lot today to try to catch up on my reading. I read to page 402 in T&A. I can actually finish this book if I want to. Gemina on the other hand. I don’t think I will be able to finish it, and I don’t really want to rush it either. I read to page 122 in Gemina.

Day 12

I read to page 459 in T&A. Omg this book is breaking my heart, it makes me so emotional.

Day 13

I read to page 521 in T&A today. Almost finished with this book. Only 40 pages to go.

Day 14

I’m publishing this post on the last day of the readathon, so no log for today. I’m going to finish T&A later, I have about 40 pages left in the book. I want to say that I highly recommend The Bronze Horseman series.

P.S. I stopped logging Red Seas Under Red Skies, because I think it’s hard to log an audiobook. I listened to it throughout the day like I usually do. Even though I didn’t log it, I did listen to it almost every day. At the end of the readathon I will count how many chapters I listened to, and approximately find out how many pages that is in the written book.

❤ -Rakel

-Did You Participate In The Tome Topple Readathon?

Tome Topple Readathon To Be Read

Hi I’m participating in the second round of the Tome Topple Readathon. This readathon is all about the big books, where the main focus is to read or start a book(s) with over 500 pages. You can get more information from the Creator of this readathon Thoughts on Tomes HERE or the Goodreadspage HERE. The readathon runs from November 18 to December 1.

I love readathons they are so much fun. This might be the last one I do in 2016. Let me know if there is a readathon for December, a Christmas themed one would be awesome. I’m looking forward to read some big books at the end of the year. I’m not being too ambitious with this list, but remember these books are long.

1. Read more than 1 tome

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons & Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

2.Read a graphic novel

I would love to read a graphic novel but I don’t own one that is over 500 pages.

3.Read a tome that’s part of a series

Both Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons & Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are parts of a serie.

4.Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!)

I really want to buddy read with you guys. Leave me a comment if you want to buddy read with me.

5.Read an adult novel

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina is an adult novel.

-Are you planning on participating in the Tome Topple Readathon?

Spookathon Wrap Up

I had so much fun participating in the Spookathon. I’m happy with what I read this week. I rarely read thrillers so reading two thrillers after each other is very different for me. It was fun reading books that I usually probably would not read, and go out of my comfort zone. My goals for this week was to listen to two audiobooks and read one hardcover book. I almost finished my goals. I read a total of 828 pages this readathon.

This is what I read :

This is the challenges I finished :

1 Read a Thriller

4 Read a 2016 Release

Log of the week:

Day 1

I started the Spookathon with listening to The Butterfly Garden. I have been listening to the audiobook while playing Stardew Valley. I listened to 2h and 26min of the audiobook and read only 20 pages of Hollow City today.

Day 2

I have been listening to The Butterfly Garden and playing Stardew Valley for 3h and 8min today, pretty much the same as yesterday. I couldn’t sleep so I read 62 pages in Hollow City before bed.  


Pic from when I was finished redecorated my house. 

Day 3

I listened to 1h and 19 min of the Butterfly Garden today. I’m not sure what I think about the book yet. I think it might be a 3 star read. The story around the garden is interesting and creatively written. There is something about the story that I don’t like but I can’t point out what it is. I don’t like the main character and she annoys me, and not in a good way. I feel like I can’t trust her, I think that is the point.

I read 33 pages of Hollow City. I like this book a little bit more than The Butterfly Garden but it is not a favorite either. I’m going to finish the series because I’m curious to find out what’s will happen to the children.

Day 4

Finished The Butterfly Garden. I didn’t like the ending and I gave the book 2 stars.

I read 69 pages of Hollow City.

Day 5

I started listening to A Monster Calls. I listened to half an hour and I liked the book so far. There is something wrong with the audio file so I can’t continue with the book. Sad 😦 I have to find another book to listen to now.

I started another audiobook, You by Caroline Kepnes. I changed the challenge READ A BOOK WITH RED ON THE COVER from Dark Matter to this book. I listened to 1h and 13min.

I didn’t read anything in Hollow City today because I was tired in the evening.

Day 6

I have been listening to You for 3h 50min today, and I like the book so far. I like to read from the narrator’s perspective, he is creepy AF. He is a crazy stalker wanting to be with this girl that he stalks.

I didn’t read anything in Hollow City. Now I’m worried I’m not going to be able to finish it this week. I have 100 pages left in the book.

Day 7

Yesterday I was worried that I wasn’t going to be able to finish Hollow City. Yeah I didn’t read anything of the book today. So I have 100 pages left in the book to read after the Spookathon is over. I have been so tired today that I have not been able to read a single page. Oh well that is life.

I have listened to 1h and 11min of You today though. That is something.

-Did you participate in the Spookathon?

Spookaton To Be Read

Hi I’m participating in this year’s Spookaton. It is a read-a-ton which runs from 17 October to 23 October. Spookaton is hostet by BooksandLala & Paige’s Pages & BookerlyThis read-a-thon is all about the spooky books that fits the Halloween season. You can read whatever you want that is spooky/scary/thrilling. There is 5 challenges you can follow if you want.

I don’t like very scary things with ghosts etc. What I hate the most in horror movies is the scary sounds and jumpscares. Books may be more okay for me because they don’t contain that. I want to go out of my comfort zone and read some horror and thriller books. Maybe I find out that I really love those genres. I’m planning to read 3 books but I have 4 on my list. Here is my list and the challenges for the Spookaton: 

  1. Read a thriller

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

This is a thriller obviously. I think I will start with this book. And I’m going to be listening to the audiobook version.   

  1. Read a book with red on the cover

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This is a science fiction, thriller, mystery. And the main color on the cover is red.

  1. Read a book with a spooky word in the title

A Monster Calls by Patric Ness

Monster is the spooky word. I’m not sure if I will read or listen to this book.

  1. Read a 2016 release

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison & Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Butterfly Garden and Dark Matter are both 2016 releases.

  1. Read a book with a paranormal character/creature

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

This is the book 2 in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. I found book one to be a little bit spooky. There is paranormal characters and creatures in this book.

-Are you planning on participating in the Spookaton?

Bout of Books 17 Wrap Up

This read-a-thon did not go too well. I did not read that much, and I did not read every day. But I read a little bit, and that is better than nothing. My goals for this week was not very high anyways. The only goal was finish Outlander, but I did not finish it. I joined the read-a-thon to try to get out of a reading slump. I do not know if it worked yet. I have to see this week, if I want to read more again.

I didn’t write a log for this week, because it would be boring.

This is what I read:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ca 100 pages
  • The Winners Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ca 200 pages


– Did the reading week go better for you? What did you read? –

Bout Of Books 17 TBR

Hi I’m participating in the Bout Of Books read-a-thon 17. It is from 22 August to 28 August.

I don’t have many books on my list this time. But I want to finish the books I’m currently reading. I want to shrink my currently reading pile down to just a few books. I have also been in a reading slump this month. So I hope this read-a-thon makes me want to read more again. But I’m taking it easy so I don’t get burned out. Follow me on Twitter for updates.

Information from the Bout Of Books website:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The books I’m reading:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I’m halfway through this big book. I have not read in it the last months. It is good so I want to read it and finish it. I have around 450 pages left.

  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

I’m listening to this on an audiobook. It is the last book in the Winner’s trilogy.


Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Let me know 🙂

Sorry that this post is late. The read-a-thon has already started when I publish this.

Wrap Up: Booktube-A-Thon 2016

I’m so proud of how much I read this week. I think it is a new record for me. I read a total of 4 books and 1052 pages, and finished 4 challenges. I read some good books and some bad books this week.

This is the books I read:

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 293 pages ★★★★★

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski 355 pages ★★★★☆

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings 62 pages ★★☆☆☆

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice 342 pages ★★☆☆☆

And this is the challenges I finished:  

1.Read a book with yellow on the cover:

  • More Happy Than Not

2.Read a book only after sunset:

  • Zenith

3.Read a book you discovered through booktube:

  • The Winner’s Curse

6.Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation:

  • Interview with the vampire

So I original had Zenith on challenge 3. But I changed it to The Winner’s Curse. I felt that I needed an audiobook.

Log of the week:

Day 1:

I started reading right after midnight the 18th. I started the readathon with More Happy Than Not. I read 217 pages. I really like the book so far.

I also started listening to The Winner’s Curse on audiobook. I found out that I needed an audiobook for the readathon.

Day 2:

I finished More Happy Than Not. It was so sad. Heartbreaking but so good. I highly recommend this book. I gave it 5 of 5 stars.



I also listened to 30 min of The Winner’s Curse. And started reading Zenith. Read 37% of Zenith.

Day 3:

I listened to 3 hours and 40 minutes of The Winner’s Curse today. I like the book. I listened to the book while I played the Sims 4.

Day 4:

I started Interview With the Vampire. This book is going to take longer time to read. I read to page 93.

Day 5:

Today has been a sunny day. I have been reading Interview With The Vampire on the porch. I read 110 pages. I feel that the book is really slow and boring.


I finished reading Zenith. The book was okay. It is really short. Too short to get into. But I like the setting and the idea of the book. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Day 6:

I only read 87 pages of Interview With The Vampire. The book is boring. I want to DNF the book. But I’m continue reading it because of the read-a-thon. And I want to watch the movie when I finish reading it.

I also finished The Winner’s Curse. I liked the book. 4 out of 5 stars. I want to listen to book 2 ASAP. I also finished my build on Sims 4. I build a Romantic Garden Restaurant.

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Day 7:

I finally finished Interview With the Vampire. I didn’t like it that much. I liked the overall story. But the pages dragged on and on. A vampire story should not be that boring. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

So I have to confess. I watched the movie the day after the readathon. I cheated a little bit. But that is okay haha. The movie was okay.