Readathon Results

To be honest, I’ve never done a readathon before so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect but it turned quite good (for a first timer anyway.) 

The first day was focused, extremely focused. I blocked out any distractions and read. Here are may results for Day 1:

Day 1:

Lady Midnight: 10 pages

13 Reasons Why: 288 (whole book)

Today (day 2) was less concentrated and I found that helped me and I read more. It was probably more of a variety than more pages read. Anyway…

Day 2:

Lady Midnight:31 pages

The Painted Dragon: 205 pages

Tyger, Tyger (and other poems): 21 pages

Overall:

555 pages

That’s okay if you ask me.

Thanks for reading!😊

GirlWithTheGlasses

 

 

 

2 Day Readathon

This Wednesday and Thursday I’m going to be doing a 2 day readathon so I can catch up on my ever-lasting to be read list. I am hoping to read 1 or 2 books as well as more of Lady Midnight.

13 Reasons Why is top of my reading list as it’s quite short. I am not completely sure what else to read so I’ll rumage through my shelves in search of a short/amazing book.

Lady Midnight-1st Impression

I had quite high expectations for the book as a friend of mine really loved it when she read it and so far (5 chapters in), I’m finding it reaching those standards.

 

Feminist Fight Club

Rating: 4 stars

Feminist Fight Club is written by Jessica Bennett, whos strong feminisim reveiws are shown through jokes, playful words and the illistrations. The book covered how women are treated at work and different types of people you can find there. I liked how Jessica refered certain situations to her/friends experiences- WWJD? (what would Josh do?) chapter was really good and my favourite, because of this.

What let me down was how it seemed to hang on to each subject to a point where it just got a bit dull and boring, but this diddn’t stop me from gibing at a good rating.

overall…

I think it was a well-picked read and should have the same affect on anyone who’s interested in feminisim or works at a place that handles sexisim poorly. 

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My Summer Reading Challenge

As I’ve got a 2 month Summer holiday, so I’m challenging myself to read 13 books. Starting from today I’ll be taking books with me everywhere- a few titles are: American Gods, Feminist  Fight Club and Swallows and Amazons. I know this post’s quite short but many more posts with varied lengths will come shortly.

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p.s. I am hoping to write reviews on all that I read as well!

The girl of ink and stars

The girl of ink and stars  is about Isabella who lives in one in many villages on a forgotten island. Her father’s a map maker and she hopes to follow in his footsteps. When a girl is found dead in orchard many strange things begin to happen and no one is safe.

My overall impression of the book remains high– I love the storyline, the plot and the characters. Isabella was determind but also very thoughtful. There’s a little ‘background’ plot, if you like, which ends up being centre of attention at the end- this really helps the story move along.

Even if all that was good, there’s one small point which annoyed me and that’s the feel to the writing. There was nothing much wrong with it, but sometimes the writing style can get you confused about what’s going on. Luckily this doesn’t affect the story that much.

I loved the book dearly and I hope for more good stuff in the future!

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June- A new month, a new plan

 

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What I plan to get done this month

May was good, but I didn’t really achieve that much, so this month I’m going to do some goals and I have high hopes in achieving them. Unlike other months, this is where I am going to proudly get stuff done.

 

School

If you have read my blog before you’ll hopefully know that I go to a Boarding school and (even if you have read my blog), you probably won’t know that I’m continuesly busy all year around. As you can imagine, I do need some sort of plan to keep me in order so here it is:

  • I am going to do some ‘nose-to-the-grindstone’ revision this month in the lead up to exams.
  • Focus is going to be key this month if I want my grades to be perfect.

Wellbeing

  • Drink lots of water- it’s getting warmer, so liquid is key to survival thoughout the exam season.
  • Embrace who I am for natural awsomeness- the geeky bookworm🤓!

Books

  • Just read, read, read to get a good mindset and help in other aspects (such as, school).
  • Be more open to read other genres- classics, non fiction etc…etc…

Planning

  • Plan every single day for maxime progress and motivation!

Thanks for reading,

GirlWithTheGlasses🤓

The BIG Switch- some tips

Right, being a blog about boarding schools (and books😊) , of course I had to talk about the BIG switch from day school to boarding.

 

My switch was smooth(ish). I was at day school, I was told I had gotten in to the boarding school, I prepared and then I went. It was only nearer the end of the my first year that I started to wobble with homesickness, luckily I didn’t fall as I saw many others do.

La-di-da lets continue…

Here are a few tips- enjoy🤓

  • Keep Your Focus- If homesickness is getting the better of you, try keep it in the boundries of house, because if it creeps into your schooling then your grades (and overall wellbeing), will most probably slip.
  • Research-It’s good to look into these things. I suggest looking into what to pack- I hope to write a post on this subject soon- how to cope without perants/ careers and, probably my favourite, how to decorate your area.

    Also I advise you look into the school your going to, as they have lists of the many things needed at your school.

  • Keep Calm- The calmer you are the better the switch will be!

Short but sweet!

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The Jewel- by Amy Ewing

Auctioned as a surrogate

Imprisoned in the palace of the Duchess of the Lake

Destined to carry the child of a woman she despises

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The Jewel got me hooked from the first chapter -in fact, the synopsis was pretty amazing- and after a few sentences I was whisked away into a world of ballgowns, palaces and vicious gossip. With a great overall idea the book’s amazingness (nessness), seemed almost perfect, it just had to have the right writing style and it would become one of my favourite books.

It did just that and fufilled it’s destiny.

But…

It’s storyline seemed to remind me of The Hunger Games. I say seemed, it basically is, in a way ,anyway.

Violet (the main character), exceeded all expectations and had great depth- even if she was a more dainty version of Katniss.😊

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P• S• Sorry it’s so short.