Women History Month Readathon Wrap-Up

Hey everyone!!

I know I’ve stopped wrap-ups, but this is going to have a very ‘wrap-up’ feel because I COMPLETED MY FIRST EVER MONTHLY READATHON. *intense dance party*

Yes, I did and I’m clearly feeling very proud of myself *taps myself on the back* but it was really fun to do and I read quite a few books. Thank you so much again to Margaret for hosting this readathon!!

Anyway… here is how my bingo board looked at the end of the month….

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See, I got 2 bingo lines/thingy’s (does it have a name??) Anyway, I got bingo, go me.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT ALL THE BOOKS

 

Firstly, some stats…

Number of books: 9 (I was surprised how many books I got to, to be honest. This was helped by deadlines and the fact I haven’t been blogging this past week really. I had a catch up yesterday though but sorry I probably missed a bit.)
Number of pages: 2,671 (+ 2 dramatisation)

Actually, all the books I read were very female empowering and just perfect for this month, I didn’t even plan that so yay!!

 

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelo (BBC RADIO 4 ADAPTATION)/๐ŸŽง

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This was the autobiography (well part one) of Maya Angelo. It focuses on her time growing up in America, it is a very personal story and it helps you get an authentic experience of what it would have been like for her. It is heart-breaking. But it has these very human bits of hope in it which I loved, and it even talked about the power of books so I can see why it is regarded so highly. I do think I should have read it first before listening to the BBC adaptation as it does miss out a lot of stuff.

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer/๐ŸŽง/โญโญโญโญ

Buddy read with Miri โ™ฅ

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I was sceptical about this book at first because I don’t really enjoy additional novellas in series, but I was pleasantly surprised. In this book we Levana who is the villain in The Lunar Chronicles. It focuses on her time growing up in the palace and relationships she had.

It was very interesting and well written. You somehow got to see the human and monstrous side of her in the same scene which is what I would want from a villain origin story. She wasn’t actively choosing to be evil, she was thinking that this is the right thing to do and getting that internal monologue from her really opened her up as a character.

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein/๐ŸŽง/โญโญโญ

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This is a WW2 historical fiction as we follow a girl captured by the Gestapo where she is tortured for information. It focuses on a lot of things and it hard to describe what the book is about. It is best if you go in not knowing too much I feel. But I will say it is told in the form of the characters writing letters which made it more entertaining and full of life in these dark times. It also makes the plot unique and things are revealed in a captivating way. One of my favourite things about this story was the bravery.

But I was slightly disappointed. I think my expectations were too high and I found that bits dragged. Overall, it could have been shorter for me but I’m still glad I tried it out and it could have been a victim of my mood as well.

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Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault/โญโญโญ

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This is a fantasy book that was kind of like an urban fantasy as it was this adorable town where witches existed with magical powers. But they were feared and hated in this city. They were being used to create power sources. One of the main characters wanted to stop this and the other was the new detective trying to stop them.

It was an interesting story as the characters interacted (which was a lot of fun) and the plot got deeper as the book went on. It kept me interested but it wasn’t anything special for me, it was just average as the plot and characters didn’t hook me. Also, the writing was a bit more telling instead of showing which can make it drag. I did love the representation though as it was #ownvoices asexual representation and a genderfluid main character so it was great getting their experience and thoughts.

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan/โญโญโญโญ

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The first in a YA fantasy series and I thought it was a really strong start. We follow Lei who has been selected to serve as one of the paper girls for the king.

I think this book navigates the topic of inequalities and sexual assault well. They are heavy but they were treated with care. The plot was slightly predictable and at times a little slow but overall, I thought it was a solid book which kept me interested and captivated. The world was interesting with lots of political things at play. The characters were likeable, and it had a great f/f relationship. I’ll be interested to see where this series will go.

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The Familiars by Stacey Halls/๐ŸŽง/โญโญโญโญ

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This is a historical fiction set to the backdrop of the Pendle Witch Trials in 1612. Honestly, if I had to describe why I loved this book, I think I would struggle as you will soon see. It doesn’t sound like my usual cup of tea and it isn’t particularly fast-paced but I think I was really curious to see how the end would play out between the midwife on trial, the main character surviving her pregnancy and her and her husband’s relationship.

It was a quick read as I read the eBook along with the audiobook. I really liked that it is based off real events as things like this actually happened and although this is entirely a work of fiction, the characters were real life people so I think that brought some extra life to this book (and it was set where my grandma lives and now she wants to take me to Pendle Hill).

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Little Women by Louisa May-Alcott (BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation)/๐ŸŽง/โญโญโญ.5

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I read part one of Little Women in 2015 not realising it was split into two parts (some are split and some are joined but apparently the second part in Europe is called Good Wives) so everyone talked about these events and I was like I’ve read the book but that didn’t happen, what’s going on. Finally, my solution appeared; this dramatisation so I got to experience the key events of this book and everything was suddenly clear.

I can see why this is regarded a classic as it is a hard-warming story with different women who look out for each other. And of course, all the sisterly love. But I did find reading it in 2015 slightly boring so I really preferred the dramatisation as it was quicker and all the voice actors were amazing (so I definitely recommend this). I think I would rate the story itself 2.5 for me but it has gone up to 3.5 with the dramatisation.

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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell/๐Ÿ“ฑ/โญโญโญโญ

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Read for free on Riveted by Simon Teen (new books every month). Thank you Charlotte.

I really enjoyed this book as it was a really enticing YA fantasy as lots was going on in the plot and plot twists kept coming up. For the premise, we follow Esta as she transports to 1920’s New York in order to infiltrate a group who on planning on stealing a book from ‘The Order’, her job is to bring it to present time. I think you can see that the plot has lots going on and it has lots of different layers making it really interesting. Also, the characters are all complex making them intriguing to follow as they try to get the situation to benefit them best. Some things weren’t perfect, but overall, a solid read.

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The Female of The Species by Mindy McGuiness/โญโญโญโญ.5

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I’d heard a lot of good things about this book, but I also knew it was a dark book and both of these things are true. I put the trigger warnings at the top of my review (my review has spoilers at the bottom so don’t read past the characters bit (ish) if you go on). This book does a really good job at examining rape culture from the big, horrific acts to the smaller behaviour which people shrug off because ‘it means nothing’ (it doesn’t). It does this through morally grey, complex characters who each add to this in their own way. I don’t think I could forget about this book even if I tried and I could never have imagined this plot, but it works really well. Also, the writing is so easy, 50 pages will feel like 10.

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Update on my progress for my year-long readathons….

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Finally, I just thought I would mention Coronavirus-19 because it is such a big thing that it is kind of hard to believe it is happening. I saw someone say they felt like they were somehow both overreacting and underreacting which is exactly how I feel at the minute. Basically, it horrible and scary but take care, stay at home, be kind, focus on things that make you happy and apparently hot drinks help so drink lots of them.

Stay safe!!

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How has your month been? Did you read any good books by female authors?

Tell me something good.

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43 thoughts on “Women History Month Readathon Wrap-Up

  1. Oo amazing wrap-up Sophie! I adore Maya Angelou poetry, I really need to read a book by her soon! I can’t wait to read Baker Thief, I hardly hear anyone talk about it but it sounds really great and the rep is incredible! I hope you have a wonderful April ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you!!! โค I have yet to check out her poetry to be honest but I definitely should!! I imagine you would really enjoy her autobiography!!
      Yay, it is definitely an under the radar book but I think everyone would at least enjoy it. The representation really was wonderful and the plot was solid. And the food in it sounds delicious!! I hope you enjoy when you get to read it!!
      Thank you, you too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. ah, congrats on doing well on this readathon, Sophie! I would’ve LOVED to participate, but sadly, i pressure myself too much when it comes to readathons, haha. I’m so glad that you enjoyed these books for the most part though! I’m happy that you liked The Last Magician, because I’ve been hearing mixed things about it lately :/ Also, The Female of the Species is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read! I’ll never forget how it ended,,,

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    1. Thank you so much!! It was definitely exciting to participate in a readathon and I understand the pressure as that usually puts me off doing them but it was open so I had a go and it went well. I feel like I’m in a slump now though!! haha (all that reading came at a cost)
      I did thankfully which was great!! Yeah I really enjoyed The Last Magician it felt like a solid YA fantasy with intrigue and corrupt characters !!
      Yes The Female of The Species certainly was something!! I will never forget the ending either and I did really enjoy it!!

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  3. Yess Code Name Verity! Even though you might not have liked it as much as I did, I’m pleased you gave it a try. It seems like you’ve read a lot of good books this month, too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great wrapup!

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    1. I’m so glad you loved Code Name Verity and I honestly think I might have enjoyed it more at a different time but I wasn’t feeling it. I’m glad I still picked it up though and I can see why lots of people love it!!
      Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. yay to readathons!! *blows the party horn* i’ve never done one before, but i would love to! i am lOvInG the women’s history month theme, and i always think it’s so important to incorporate awareness into writing :)) i def ned to check out “i know why the caged birds sing”, it seems really raw and personal. “the familiars” is a book i’d love to read to explore more about the pendle witch trials!

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    1. Yay, thank you *dances to party horn* !! Yes this has been my first monthly one as before I just looked at them from afar as I didn’t think I could read enough but as this was quite open I gave it a go and loved it!! It was a GREAT theme!! As it important and relevant and we can all learn something from it!! I think it will be on again next year so I will be keeping my eyes peeled!!
      Yes I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was definitely a personal read but really good. The Familiars was really interesting and I liked the focus it took on this one woman and how she would navigate and face these issues!! I liked it!! I hope you do to if you check it out!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Congratulations on your first monthly readathon!! I loved seeing what you read and your book choices were very interesting โค the only one I've actually read is Girls of Paper and Fire and I rated it the same as you!! Good luck for the YARC and OOYCZ challenges too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I read WTFOH by Elizabeth Acevedo and CK by Leigh Bardugo which were both amazing and diverse! โค and stay safe!! x

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    1. Thank you SO much!!! It was a really fun readathon!! I did read quite a few different books this book as they weren’t my usual choices but it was interesting!!
      Ahh.. great minds think alike ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was a great first book in a series!!
      Thank you so much!!! โค
      Ohh.. sounds like you had an awesome reading month!! I'm glad they were both diverse and amazing!! I def need to get to WTFOH!!
      Thank you, you too!! โค

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  6. ahhh, Sophie, CONGRATS!! โœจ it sounds like your first readathon went amazingly, great job girl!! ๐Ÿ˜€ i’ve only read Fairest out of the books you mentioned, but i definitely agree with your thoughts on it. it was so intriguing to learn more about Levana’s backstory and how her past experiences shaped her as a villain. ๐Ÿ˜‰ tbh, all of your reads for this month sound amazing and now i just have to read them all!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ t

    his post was so lovely, stay safe & strong!! โค xx

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        1. Thank you so much Ash!! It was a great first readathon and I was surprised at how much I got to read tbh but THANK YOU!!! โค
          I know, Fairest was a great surprise and it was definitely intrigued to see more about Levana and how she became the evil queen she was!!
          Haha, I did have a pretty good reading month and I hope you enjoy any of the books you decide to pick up!! ๐Ÿ™‚
          Thank you, I hope you stay safe too!! โค
          Haha it's fine and it's fine again ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm sorry your computer has been acting up though!!

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  7. Congratulations on finishing your first ever monthly readathon! What an achievement ๐Ÿ˜€
    BBC audiobooks manโ€ฆ I donโ€™t like them. I wish they made it clearer that they are abridged because I have made the mistake once and almost made it again.
    I definitely found that some parts of Code Name Verity dragged too. I was so over planes and piloting by the end of it, lol.
    Iโ€™ve heard The Female of the Species compared to Sadie so many times, so I know I need to read it at some point. Iโ€™m glad to see you rated it so highly.
    Sending you positive vibes for April! โค

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    1. Thank you so much!! It was so fun to participate in one and it very really well which is obviously good, haha!!
      I know I did the same to be honest. I’ve read three in total now and the first one I didn’t enjoy then I did it again (the excitement was too much). You definitely need to read the book first and now I have learnt that. The Little Women one was really good though, maybe as I had prior knowledge but it was set out well too. But yeah I think I’m avoiding them now even though there is a Dracula one with Tom Hiddleston that might tempt me one day!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Haha yes there was a lot of details on planes which just went over my head a bit!!
      I’ve haven’t read Sadie yet so I can’t compare but I really enjoyed The Female of The Species!!
      Thank you, I hope you have a good April as well!!! โค

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  8. Congrats on finishing your first month-long readathon!! I feel honored that it was mine ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow, Iโ€™m impressed that you managed to complete all but three of the challenges! Well done! And the fact that so many of them were also empowering is just perfect ๐Ÿ˜€

    Iโ€™m glad to hear you enjoyed Girls of Paper and Fire! I still havenโ€™t read the second book in the series yetโ€ฆbut hopefully itโ€™ll be good. And I also read Little Women in March! Maybe Iโ€™ll have to check out that dramatizationโ€ฆ

    I hope youโ€™re staying safe and sane as well โค Thanks so much for joining in with this readathonโ€ฆand happy April!!

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    1. Thank you so much and of course, thank you for setting it all up!! It was so good!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you, I wish I had immediate access to books for the other prompt but I will try to read suitable books soon just for myself, you know!! I know I thought it was really quite perfect as well, especially as it was unplanned!!

      Yes I did, it was a great start to a series and I definitely need to pick up the second one as well!! Hopefully it will be just as good!!
      Yay, that’s great!! I thought it was a really good dramatization and it was only 2 hours and 14 minutes but I liked it a lot!!

      Thank you so much!! Same to you! โค Of course, I really enjoyed it!! Thank you, I wish you a good April too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. This is super cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I read Code Name Verity a long time ago around 5 or 6 years ago when I was in high school, and I did remember that it dragged a bit while I was reading, so I totally get you! I love Maya Angelou, and I’ve always wanted to read her book!

    Super cute post! and also your blog is super cute โค i just got back from a really long blogging hiatus due to college, but since quarantine i've been back to doing this passion project again. would love to connect with more readers again! looking forward to more of your bookish content!

    jillian @ jillian etc.

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    1. Thank you !!! ๐Ÿ’›
      Oh really, I’m glad you thought it dragged at parts too. There was quite a lot of detail on planes !! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ
      Aw.. I hope you get to read her book then!! I think it would be an amazing read.

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’• aww.. So back to blogging, that’s awesome even if the situation isn’t. ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you have a great time with it all again!!
      Yay!! Thank you so much!!! ๐Ÿ’›

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  10. Ooo congrats!! Itโ€™s so satisfying to see those bingos ๐Ÿ˜! I need to read so many of these books still!
    Iโ€™m really glad that you like I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings! Iโ€™ve had it on hold in my library, but itโ€™s taking a while to trickle down to me lol. And I really liked The Fairest too! To be honest, a lot of The Lunar Chronicles is a hazy memory, but I always think about Levana and her backstory ๐Ÿ˜“. Marissa Meyer did an awesome job of humanizing her ๐Ÿ’•. And The Familiars sounds so interestingโ€”the cover is amazing too ๐Ÿ˜ฎ!
    Iโ€™m glad your March reading was productive, Sophie, especially with everything happening ๐Ÿ˜•. Stay safe and well โค๏ธ.

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    1. Thank you !! It was satisfying when filling the pictures in on the bingo board !! ๐Ÿ˜‚ aww.. I hope you will enjoy them then!!
      Haha yes the loan from my library had a bit of a long waitlist as well, it is very popular ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Yes I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Fairest but exploring Levana’s past was really interesting and Meyer did a really good job!! It makes me excited to check out Heartless!!
      The Familiars was a different read to my usual but I enjoyed it !! The cover is lush ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Thank you so much !!! I hope you stay safe, well and as happy as you can be !! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

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  11. ayyy look at you slaying at the readathon!! 9 books is AMAZING!! and im so glad you enjoyed them for the most part.

    fairest is SUCH a good book omg i loved the backstory and the development of levana’s character. pure art!! sorry you didn’t fall in love with ‘code name verity’ i feel like sad historic WWII books are usually a hit or miss. hope your next one is better. the last magician sounds so good??? complex characters and plot twists, my favourite things!!

    hope you’re doing good and staying safe and having a good dayyy โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. I’m honestly so surprised I read 9 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ *thank you audio books and my library* but thank you ๐Ÿ’› Yay, I did!!

      Yes honestly fairest surprised me but it was great !!! I love it and yes the development ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ the way she didn’t see it and it was so slow, just perfect for a villain!!
      It was a shame, I don’t know whether I just wasn’t in the mood for it or something!! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I really liked The Last Magician (it is still available on the site for free until April 30), yeah the characters are all morally grey in some way and trying to help themselves. And the plot was very twisty (but I know some have called it predictable but I think you still have the motions of the twists ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) if you do check it out, I hope you enjoy it!!

      Thank you !!! I hope you are staying safe and happy too ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

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  12. Omg it seems like you had the best time during the WHM Readathon, you read so many books and managed to complete almost all of the challenges ๐Ÿฅฐ I also liked Fairest! I wasn’t sure about it at first because I never liked Levana what but her story was definitely intriguing ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. I read some really great books this month so that was wonderful. I was surprised that I actually got to read so many as well. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I know, I was sceptical at first but Fairest was great and I loved getting to see her backstory !! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Your March looks amazing!
    Riveted is such an amazing source, and they’ve added heaps for people in quarantine at the moment which is so nice of them.
    This readathon looked so fun and I am glad you enjoyed it so much!
    And I love all your graphics, too! and all your reviews โค
    Are you doing the OWL's this month?
    – Emma ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I did have a really good month in terms of reading so that was wonderful!!
      I know Charlotte reminded me of it last month (and I think she said you had told her at some point so I should thank you as well) and it is awesome. It is literally free books for a month, ah-mazing!! That is awesome, I saw autoboyography was on there and love and luck so maybe if I have time!!
      Thank youuuu!! โค
      Haha thank you again, that's so sweet!!
      No I'm not, I think it is so cool but I haven't looked into the different careers or prompts but maybe next year, I will try to remember to look ahead and organise a TBR as I would love to participate at one point. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Oh what a great wrap-up, you’ve done SO good with this readathon, that’s amazing!! โค I'm so curious about The Last Magician, I'm happy to hear you overall enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. wow, what a great wrap-up! i also focused on reading by female authors this past month, but i ended up not reading as much. the bingo was super creative too!
    i really enjoy villain origin stories, even if i havenโ€™t read many of these. itโ€™s always interesting when we can understand better a villainโ€™s backstory and motivations.
    iโ€™ve heard a lot of praise for girls of paper and fire and female of the species, but sadly, they contain too many triggers for me to read it. but iโ€™m glad you enjoyed both for the most part!
    ahhh, listening to a dramatization seems so fun! i completely agree that the narrators can truly transform a story and iโ€™m sure iโ€™d enjoy a classic a lot more in this format. iโ€™m not entirely familiar with the story, as iโ€™ve only watched the 2019 movie that i believe has some changes, but i think reading it in a full novel length would be a bit too much.
    hope april is just as a great reading month as march! stay safe! ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. Ahh… thank you so much!! It was nice to focus on female authors and I really enjoyed doing it!! I’m glad you got to read some books by female authors too. Some months are quieter reading months but they can still be good!! I loved the bingo board !!
      Yes villain origin stories are so cool but I haven’t actually read that many either and I wasn’t even thinking about picking Fairest up but I’m so glad I did. The backstory can be full of some much detail and I love how it is often a slow decent as you can almost see how they fall into the routine of bad behaviour from one small thing.
      They are popular books and I was happy with how the topics were handled but I can certainly understand why it can be triggering and I’m glad you’ve been made aware before reading them so you can stay safe. Although I know you mentioned about wanting to read Last Night I Sang To The Monster which has similar trigger warnings to these but the mention of sexual assault is just in one chapter I think (which I will be happy to tell you where it is, if you wanted so you could skip that part out when reading as I believe it is just that bit, not throughout the novel). I just thought I would tell you in case.

      I do think dramatization can bring a new level to the story with the background noise and different voices!! I’m definitely glad to do it with classics as I can find them slightly boring when reading them!! Yeah when I read the first part of Little Women, it did slightly drag for me so the dramatization was a great choice for me and I do recommend it!!
      Thank you so much!! I hope you have some great reading and stay safe as well!! โค

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      1. wow! thank you so much for letting me know, sophie! i feel like if it’s not that much of a prevalent topic in the narrative, i can usually handle it, but if it’s deeply discussed, it makes me very uncomfortable. but thanks so much for making me aware that it is present in last night i sang to the monster!

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  16. Yay well done on the readathon. You did amazingly well!! I thought rather than bury you even further in comments I’d read the there posts linked to it and leave just one on the last of them.
    I’m thrilled to hear that your writing is going so well!! At least, as I’m so far behind on blog posts, I hope it still is now anyway. ,๐Ÿ’•
    And you’ve read and mentioned so many fantastic sounding books!! I can definitely see why you picked Circe for beautiful writing having finally read it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and I also love your choice of woman for the final question. It sounds like she was an incredible person and did so much good!! I actually didn’t even know about Warsaw until I read The Good Doctor Of Warsaw a couple of years back. It definitely broke my heart.
    And I’m glad you loved The Last Magician so much!! I shall definitely try and read a book from their website next month!! Or maybe this month, I’ll see what they have now & upcoming (if they’ve got those yet) then decide as I still need to finish these library books. I so want to break this stupid reading block ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Anyway it’s awesome that your grandma wants to take you to where The Familiars was set!! And I hope that you’re still loving whatever you’re reading ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte!! I was surprised at how well it went as I had never done one before !! Aww.. it is so sweet that you read my posts and I’m so thankful for all the support and love!! You always write such lovely comments as well so thank you !! โค
      Thank you, it has slowed down a bit at the minute. I struggle with character planning but I'm still excited and make slow progress which still counts !! haha !! but thank you again โค
      Yes Circe was amazing, Miller's writing is just *chef's kiss*
      I agree, Irene is definitely incredible. She did so many amazing things and I loved the kindness that motivated her !! Oh really, I hadn't heard of that book but I bet it is heart-breaking!!
      Yes I really enjoyed it, I do want to get to the sequel !! Yeah they always have a good selection there so it is great !! I'm not sure what will be next month yet but I'm sure they'll announce it soon!! Aww.. reading slumps are the worst, I hope you get through it !!
      Yes it is so good, I'm excited to see it !! Thank you so much !! I am liking 'When Dimple Met Rishi' at the minute!! โค โค

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      1. It was a great one to start off with then!!
        Well I enjoy reading them โ˜บ๏ธ and thank you โค๏ธ you always leave lovely comments and replies too.
        Aww well I’m sure it’ll pick up again. And that your characters will end up being absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ˜
        Yes I 100% need to read more of it!!
        Yes it’s amazing!! And yes it was devastating.
        I hope you love the sequel too. Yeah there’s always a few interesting options there!! And thank you, I’m sure I will once I get started again. I decided to try and mostly catch up with my blog first in the end. Or the emails anyway.
        Ooh that’s good to hear!! It’s one I want to read one day too. I hope you continue to enjoy it โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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        1. It was !! ๐Ÿ™‚
          Thank you โค I'm glad, it is wonderful to talk to you !! โค
          Hopefully and thank you, characters can be quite daunting but I feel like I get to know them better every time I work on them so that's a nice feeling ๐Ÿ™‚
          ahh.. a powerful piece !!
          Thank you !! โค
          Yay that's great !! Oh right well I hope it is going well !! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it can be a lot to get through but it is so sweet that you do it !! โค
          I hope you enjoy it if you get to read it as well !! ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. Aww thank you โค๏ธ that’s such a sweet thing to say โค๏ธโค๏ธ
            Yeah it must be nice. And I’m sure there must be lots of tips out there to help you. And it’s wonderful to create a character that you end up growing attached too!! Although in some genres I suppose also dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‚
            Thank you. I think I’m getting there โ˜บ๏ธ although tbh it depends if there are emails hiding once I think I’ve caught up like last time. I have no idea why but some only showed in the all mail setting last time ๐Ÿค”
            Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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            1. โค โค โค
              There are, I have been looking at A LOT of resources ! haha. Yes hopefully that's the plan !! ๐Ÿ˜‚
              yeah true ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
              Well done ๐Ÿ™‚ oh hopefully there will be none hiding, that is strange !!
              โค

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