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#GoTathon: Origin TBR

I think it’s finally been long enough since The Finale We Do Not Speak Off for me to get excited and interested in Game of Thrones fandom and media again.

I was actually just thinking the other day that I might want to rewatch a few of my favourite episodes (not a full series rewatch, I’ve not forgiven it that much yet, just dipping in and out). Maybe the episode with Tyrion’s trial at the The Eyrie… the Blackwater episode.. the Purple Wedding… There’s a lot in the first four or five seasons I really love.

Anyway… Onto the readathon!

This is an nifty one, where we each play the part of someone from a minor House, off exploring the events going on in Westeros. Each round will have multiple paths to choose from, helping us to build up our story through the prompts. There’s only 3 prompts for this Origin round, so this should be an easy enough start.

There’s a fabulous interactive website, with all the story choices here: https://www.agotathon.com/

I was — obviously, for anyone who knows me — tempted to follow The Stark Path, but I have a feeling that’s going to lead to White Walkers and the cold, so I’m giving that a pass. Instead, I’m heading to the big city and all the courtly intrigue of The Kings Landing Path.

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Top Ten Spooky Books Still on my TBR

Top Ten Spooky Books Still on my TBR (or which I’ve read recently)

Todays a Top Ten Tuesday Halloween Freebie so I thought it was a good opportunity to just have a chat about the spooky, creepy books I’m excited to read. I don’t read an awful lot of ‘true’ horror, but I do love spoopy Halloween vibes, or creepy ominous setting, or books with a dark storyline.

Let me know your taste in scary books, and what you think of the ten I’ve picked.

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Top Five Books with Blood on the Cover

This Top 5 series was a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week I’ll pick 5 books featuring the common theme provided. These might be books I’ve read, or ones that are still on my TBR. I’ll note [TBR] beside any I’ve not actually read myself. 

These books are all ‘Top’ in that they were, or look, great. My memory’s not goo enough to guarantee they’re the literal top books I’ve read in the category. So feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

October 23rd, 2021 — Blood on the Cover

As always, in no particular order…

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#PokemonAthonRA TBR

Pokémon holds a special place in my heart. I absolutely loved playing Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Gold on my Gameboy Colour back when they first came out. I’ve lost track of the games since then, to be honest, but the nostalgia is still strong and was more than enough to convince me I had to take part in this readathon.

It’s running from November 1st-18th, in celebration of the new games coming out, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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From @PokemonAthonRA

As with every time I’ve played a Pokémon game, I’m going with the Grass-type starter so I’ll be on Team Turtwig. This means that I’ll get bonus points for books with:

Nature words in the title.

Green covers.

Forest, woodland etc settings.

Tell me, which Pokémon is your favourite?

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Top Ten Online Resources for Book Lovers

October 19: Online Resources for Book Lovers (what websites, podcasts, apps, etc. do you use that make your reading life better?)

A short Top Ten this week, just a Top 5 really, but I do think these are all good answers. I really couldn’t think of any more I actually use, but I’m sure as soon as I start reading through everyone else’s posts today I’ll remember all the really obvious ones I’ve missed.

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Top Five Books Set in the Forest

This Top 5 series was a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week I’ll pick 5 books featuring the common theme provided. These might be books I’ve read, or ones that are still on my TBR. I’ll note [TBR] beside any I’ve not actually read myself. 

These books are all ‘Top’ in that they were, or look, great. My memory’s not goo enough to guarantee they’re the literal top books I’ve read in the category. So feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

October 16th, 2021 — Books Set in the Forest

As always, in no particular order…

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Top Five Books with Bones on the Cover

This Top 5 series was a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week I’ll pick 5 books featuring the common theme provided. These might be books I’ve read, or ones that are still on my TBR. I’ll note [TBR] beside any I’ve not actually read myself. 

These books are all ‘Top’ in that they were, or look, great. My memory’s not goo enough to guarantee they’re the literal top books I’ve read in the category. So feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

October 9th, 2021 — Bones on the Cover

This one was surprising actually. With my taste in books I was really expecting to find lots of bones on covers. I thought I’d be rolling in skulls! But, it was actually quite slim pickings. I didn’t have a much bigger selection with ‘bone’ as a word in the title, but still…

As always, in no particular order…

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