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Make Me Read it Readathon Recap

Well, better late than never! It seems that everytime I join a readathon I enter in a blogging slump right after it XD In this recap, I’m going to talk about how I spent the days and I will insert some reactions to what I was reading, so there might be some light spoilers. Be aware!

The Make Me Read it Readathon was hosted by Ely at Tea And Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley; it lasted one week, from July 9th to July 16th. For further info, check their websites or my intro post!

The books I wanted to read were:

  1. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  3. Paper Towns by John Green
  4. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I managed to finish four of them, while the fifth one is still on my “currently reading” shelf. I slowed down half-way through the readathon and even though I’m really liking The Night Circus I’m not reading it steadily.

Day 1
Right at midnight, I started Scarlet. During the day I had not much time since I had a birthday party in the evening and I had to prepare everything for it. However, when I came back home I read in bed until I finished the book. I was shipping Scarlet and Wolf so badly. And I was glad we got to read about Cinder too, I was worried they would be stand-alone alike, so each one with different plots and characters linked by some common circumstances. So, I was glad the author decided to carry forward both storylines.

Day 2
The next day, I started Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I was a bit anxious because Scarlet was great and I didn’t want to have a disappointment with this one. Luckily after a few page I was completely hooked with it. I spent almost all day reading, but I also baked some cookies for my sister.

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They are cute, aren’t they?

Day 3
I started Paper Towns. I was really scared about this book because I feared something really depressing might happen. It was the first book I read by John Green and I liked it enough. I was worried about the possible plot twists and… I didn’t feel reeeeally satisfied in the end, but I’m glad it didn’t end worse.

Day 4
I had to go out for some business. I had my kindle with me and I wanted to read while on the train but… surprise! I couldn’t open Allegiant for some mysterious reasons and since I had not internet I couldn’t do anything about it. I read a pair of pages of The Night Circus, but then I stopped because I was still upset. I really did want to follow the right order. I returned home at night, so in the end I didn’t read at all.

Day 5
Finally I could start Allegiant. I think this is the book I liked the least. I had a big spoiler on the ending a while ago and I already knew what was going to happen. Moreover, I just didn’t like what was going on. In Insurgent, Tris was an idiot and then, in Allegiant, Tris becomes clever and Four a complete idiot. Looking from a series perspective, I don’t find it particularly well done either. Like… five riots in less than a year? Seriously? And three of them in a single book (the Allegiant one, the Nita one and the Tris one)?. I feel it’s too much. I really liked Divergent back in the day, but the next installments weren’t that great.

Day 6/7:
I finished Allegiant and started The Night Circus. I started reading slowly because reading some amazing books all at once made me feel overwhelmed. I started doing other things other than reading, like surfing the internet or watching anime. I haven’t finished The Night Circus yet. By now I’m really liking what I’m reading, even though everything is still a mystery. I plan on finishing it as soon as possible!

Well, this was how my readathon went. I think I prefer shorter readathons, like 24 or 48 hours long, but it was a good experience nonetheless. Did you join this readathon? How was it? Please let me know in the comments!

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Make Me Read it Readathon – Poll results!

Hello everyone!

In about an hour it will be 12 a.m. in my timezone and the readathon will start for me! This readathon is hosted by Ely at Tea And Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley, for further info you can check my previous post here!

I’m really, really excited! Obviously, I won’t be reading all day long for a week, but I want to have reading as one of my priorities this week. Let’s say, instead of watching a movie, I’d choose to read and so on.

So, without further ado, here is my reading list for the week! I don’t think I can read all of them, but we’ll see.

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  1. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  3. Paper Towns by John Green
  4. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I’m looking forward to reading all these amazing books! I’m going to update on Twitter (@emilissa15) and I hope to be able to write a wrap-up post in the end!

I hope you all will have a good reading week!

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Make Me Read it Readathon!

Hello everyone!

I’m typing this post in a rush because I just found out about this readathon and I want to have time to set up everything! Basically, I was thinking I wanted to join a readathon again because my first experience was great! And luckily here it is!

This readathon is hosted by Ely at Tea And Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley; it lasts one week, from July 9th to July 16th, and.. well, I’ll just copy-past from their post to explain how it works!

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

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And now I need YOUR help! I picked 7 book – yeah, I know I can’t do it – and you can vote which one I shoul read in the poll below! Please, help me choose! tumblr_inline_mpl4o4sFS61qz4rgp

*Note: I’m currently re-reading Gone with the Wind but since it’s a massive book I don’t think I’ll finish it by the 9th, so I included it in the poll. I will put it aside for a while if any book receives more votes than it!

**I’m sorry, it seems embed doesn’t work >_< I hope it’s okay anyways!

http://www.strawpoll.me/embed_1/10684368