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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


#Spookathon Wrap-Up!

So I ended up only reading 3/6 books for #Spookathon in their entirety during the actual readathon, which is a fail.  But, I am still going to try and finish all the books this week because they are all excellent.  Coincidentally, I just finished my 4th one today!


  Bonus Book! - So Anna Dressed in Blood was not one of my specified Challenge Books, but I've been meaning to read it for quite awhile, and it seemed to be a perfect time to do so.  I am so glad I did!  I listened to the audio of this book, and it was perfect!  The narrator, August Ross, did an amazing job.  His attitude for Cas was spot on, and he did a great job with all the different characters, differentiating between them so well.

This book was terrifying and creepy, but also beautiful and tragic.  Cas comes up against some scary-ass ghosts and the fight is for not just his life, but his loved ones as well.  I can't really give more about the plot, because there is multiple arcs within the book, but I enjoyed each of the characters for different reasons.  Also, I have a big ole' book crush on Theseus Cassio Lowood. I've already requested the sequel from the library, and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival!

Five/Five Stars

Still Reading

So I am still reading my book for challenge #4 (read a book with orange on the cover) and challenge #2 (read a book with a spooky word in the title).

For me, Turtles All the Way Down may not have been the best choice for this readathon, but honestly, I don't have many books with orange on the cover (I hate the color orange). Also, John Green books and I have a weird relationship. As I explained in my last update, I get really excited for them, and then they sit on my shelf. I think it's because I know they will be heavy in emotion, so I have to feel ready to read them. I don't think I'm ready to read TatWD, so it may get shelved again.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy is really interesting. The writing prompts are interesting, and not only is there the short story written by the young adult author, there is also an essay exploring the prompt by the booktubers. So it's an interesting mix of story-telling and analysis. Currently, there is only one story I wasn't quite into, and it was only due to the writing style (it's all in text messages, which is a hit or miss for me). I'm excited about this addition to my anthology collection.

I hope you enjoyed #Spookathon if you participated! I love readathons because it helps kick my butt into gear and read some books. And I read 4 books in a week, which is quite a lot as I go through months of 1 or 2 books only.

I hope you have a fun October, and check out some of my books for a good spooky read before Halloween!

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