Weekly/Off The Grid Readathon Wrap Up!

And just like that, the first ever Off The Grid Readathon is over! Thanks to all who participated this weekend. I hope that you were able to separate yourselves from social media and get some reading in! Maybe it will even push you to want to do it more often. I know that’s what happened with me ๐Ÿ™‚ When I realized that Justine and I scheduled this readathon on a weekend that I was travelling 3 hours away from home, I was worried that I wouldn’t get much reading in at all. Luckily I managed to read 2 books over the weekend!! I was able to read before we left, then while driving and staying in the hotel. Add those to the one book that I read at the beginning of the week, and my grand total is 3 books this week! I couldn’t be more proud! Here’s what I read:

BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:

MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sandersonย <—- (Click for full review) 5 stars
YES! I can finally add Mistborn to my “I read it and I freaking loved it” shelf! God this book was so good! The magic system, the characters, the politics, and the action were all just so incredible! I’m happy to say that I now understand why fantasy lovers say this is a “must read” series and can’t wait to start book 2 hopefully soon!

A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay – 5 stars
This was a reread and dear lord that ending STILL catches me off guard! I wanted to reread it and see if I could find any hints to the ending. I was expecting that there would have been quite a few! But honestly, there wasn’t much! The book as a whole was a little less creepy the second time around, but still pretty amazing!

SCREAM ALL NIGHT by Derek Milman – 3.5 stars
I don’t have a review for this one up yet – I will be posting it Wednesday. And I’m going to admit that I’m happy I have a few days to write my review……. i’ll need those days to figure out how to word it! I finished the book, closed the cover, and thought to myself “What the hell did I just read?” I meant it in a good way, but not so good way at the same time. It was depressing, weird, and over the top – and it was also entertaining as hell! The plot was a little darker and more emotional than I thought it would be. But I don’t mean dark as in horror. It was about child abuse and how the main character grew up and dealt with his family and his future. But then there was a whole lot of horror B side movies that have a massive cult following and I absolutely loved that aspect! Like I said, full thoughts coming Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:

No, I’m not reading both at once – I just haven’t decided which one to pick up yet. Both seem interesting! Haunted seems like a creepy book that will mess with my mind. And I Darken seems to be about a bad ass female in a Dracula retelling….. I don’t know how i’m going to decide!

OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:

TOP 5 TUESDAY:

This week was part 2 in the “tropes” series and we finally got to talk about theย Tropes we’ve had enough of!ย I had a busy day that Tuesday so I wasn’t able to comment on your posts, but I did see them, and yelled at my computer “YES!” so many times! Your lists were fantastic!! This week we will be talking about the Top 5 books that didn’t live up to the hype. I can’t wait to see what makes your lists! Controversial opinions time lol!

 

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That was my week basically. Between daily life, anxiety, and a readathon, I’ve just had time for reading! Nothing else really happened and I was thankful for the down time! Hope you all had an amazing week and have an even better week ahead!

Until next time, happy reading!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. i only finished one book this weekend because it was a big book and I think that I am getting sick too so boo not fun

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    1. Oh no!!! Hopefully youโ€™re feeling better!!

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  2. Madam Mim says:

    I’ve never done one of these readathons, but what a great idea! And lovedddd Mistborn! Such an awesome book

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  3. Good job! This is such a unique idea for a read-a-thon but I doubt I could keep off my phone since my boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship so I’d still want to talk to him ๐Ÿ˜›

    I might pick up Scream All Night on audio since I’ve heard some decent things about it. I can’t wait to check out your review!

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    1. Scream all night would probably be a great audio book!! Enjoy!

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  4. Amber says:

    Looooooooved the readathon. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ I think you did great, considering you were traveling AND reading – I wouldnโ€™t have gotten nearly as much done. Great job!

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  5. Norrie says:

    Oh, Mistborn! Meant to read it since forever ๐Ÿ˜€
    Head Full of Ghosts sounds quite interesting ๐Ÿ™‚
    I took two weeks to finish my “scary” book of the month, haha.

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    1. Iโ€™m a little mad that I put Mistborn off for so long. Itโ€™s sooo good!

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