Hey Everyone,

How’s it going? Reading anything good this week.

So the first week of the Tome Topple Readathon for me went great. So I started the first week reading Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor for my Buddy Read Challenge with Kathrin. She was already ahead of me with already being on Chapter 25, which meant that I had to catch up with her. I was able to do that on the first day, I was working during the day I had a lot of time in the evening to read the book.

Kathrin and I started our buddy read on Saturday as we both had the day off from work, so we started small by reading five chapters and talking about it afterwards. On Saturday, we read ten chapters, so we reached about halfway through the book. We didn’t read much on Sunday as I was working (Yes, my boss decided to open the Post Office on a Sunday. It was boring) and she was seeing family. We managed to read five chapters and then did our own thing afterwards. We did read another five chapters on Monday but then on Tuesday we managed to read the last ten chapters. And it was great, the book was amazing and it was absolutely brilliant. I do have plans to review this book, so wait and see.

Another book I read in the first week was European Travel for the Monsterous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss. I read like a chapter on the first day but on Saturday, I took part in some sprints and read quite a bit of it. I tried to read at least one or two chapters on the days that I was working and on the days that I wasn’t working I tried to read as much as I could and I was able to finish in on Thursday. It is a book and a series that I definitely recommend to anyone, and I am now dying for the third book to come out.

What Am I Reading Now?

I thought I would follow the theme for what I did in the first week and read two books at the same time. Hopefully, I will be able to finish it but we shall see how the second-week progress. 

I picked up The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton which I am also listening on Audible which is great because I am already struggling to get into this book and the audiobook is a huge help. So far, I have read/listened to three chapters and I am not getting into it as I had hoped. Of course, the book has been on my shelf for quite some time, I don’t exactly know why I bought it. 

The other book is The Crow Girl by Erik Axel Sund, which is a Swedish novel. I have heard that this book is compared to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson and The Snowman by Jo Nesbo and since I love both of those books, why not?

I guess that concludes this weekly catch-up. 

Total Pages Read: 1,191
Challenges Achieved: 2/5

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