The House Cup Reading Challenge | Sign Up

This is going to be a really quick post because I’ve impulsively decided to take part in this reading challenge and it starts tomorrow. I have not made a TBR yet, and I might not make one at all. We’ll see!

The House Cup Reading Challenge is 4 weeks long and starts tomorrow on 15 October, and ends on 12 November. It is hosted by  Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. You’ll read 7 books, one for each year of Hogwarts, and beside that there are 13 challenges with prompts. You can read the full list here! You can get points for each of the challenges and the house with the most points wins! I am in Hufflepuff!

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Hiatus Announcement + Some Questions in the Sunshine Blogger Award!

I think I mentioned this once before, but I will be taking a mini-hiatus very soon. Probably from Sunday on until next week Sunday.  I will post on this Saturday and probably also on Sunday this week but after that, I’m gone! I’ll be going on short vacation and I am so busy with school that I am unable to write posts ahead of time, also, that would be super stressful so I’m not doing that to myself. I will probably return with a post on October 24th.

Anyway, now that we got that over with, today I wanted to do a tag! I suck at doing tags on time because I always end up with a long long list of tags I was tagged in and never get around to do them. This is the Sunshine Blogger Award and I was nominated by the wonderful Laura Noakes (who is absolutely lovely and you should definitely check out her blog!). Thank you, Laura!

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Blog Anniversary + 800 Followers + Giveaway + Semi-Hiatus Announcement

This is probably going to be a long post but oh well, stick to it because I’ll end with a giveaway. I have literally been saying I wanted to do a giveaway when I reached 500 followers?? But then I never did??? But today is the day!

First the least exciting thing of all (don’t go scrolling down yet, this is important!), I will be on vacation starting from today until probably Monday, August 14th. This means that I will be absent for almost an entire month. I have a lot of posts scheduled (mainly tags but also newbie bloggers and reviews) so you won’t miss me too much I hope, but I will probably have problems answering all messages, comments, emails etc. So don’t despair when I don’t answer within a few days. It could take me a while. Sadly, this also means I won’t be able to keep up with all of your wonderful posts.

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Online BookCon, Series Readathon & the Typewriter Project (updates & announcements)

I got several announcements to make so I thought I should just make them all in one post.

The Armchair Book Expo

For all those people who never got to go to bookcons either because it was too pricy or because you’re an international like me, this is the perfect solution. The Armchair Book Expo is an online bookcon with twitter parties, daily discussion topics, instagram challenges and giveaways. It runs from May 31th to June 3rd and I will be participating. Though, I am not really 100% sure how it works, I’m sure I’ll figure it out as it goes.

Series Crackdown

This readathon is organized by Mel from The Book Moo and it is focused on reading series. It is a ten-day readathon from tomorrow May 26th (oh, I didn’t realize that was tomorrow… oops) to June 4th. My TBR will consist of the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, of which I already started the first book. My plan is to finish The Raven Boys, and read The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily Lily Blue and The Raven King. I am halfway through The Raven Boys, so 3 and a half book is my goal. I will probably be reading some other books simultaneously though, since I like reading multiple books at the same time and I am already reading We Are The Ants right now.

The First Task of The Typewriter Project

This project is organized by the wonderful Mahriya from My Bookish Life and I am participating. My guest post will go up on her blog soon so keep your eyes out! The first task entailed writing a blurb with a diverse character and the word “tranquil” in it. So here is my submission (I also included a cover/image thing just because I liked it):

(Mini-)Snippet: The foundation and coloured lenses I stole can only change so much. For someone like me, being stared at is the rule, not the exception. Sometimes I think that the world is in full colour and I was intentionally left blank.

Blurb:wren

For Wren, life has never been tranquil nor easy. With her mother (who thought she was some kind of demon child) dumping her on the streets when she was a baby, she had to fight to stay alive. Sometimes she wished she was a demon, and did not have a rare genetic anomaly that left her without skin pigment. Looking at her was like looking at the sun: too bright and making you want to avert your eyes.

She moved from orphanage to orphanage, and when she thinks she finally found herself a home, she gets kicked out for hurting the only person she cares about. An unfortunate fall left the girl she considers her little sister in a coma. With nobody to prove her innocence and all odds against her, will she be able to convince her guardians it wasn’t her fault? Or will she have to live on the streets once again?

“A story of an extraordinary girl, living an extraordinary life, struggling to be normal.”

The main character is albino which counts as diverse, and I only just found out this is inherited so actually this story is a mess and can never be true, but you haven’t heard that from me okay.

Last but not least, I’ve only gotten a few submissions for the Blogger Newbies project, and I would love to get some more, so if you are new at blogging go check out this post! Also it would be nice if you are planning to participate but haven’t send your post yet, that you could let me know, then I know people are working on it and that I’m not a failure.

Are you participating in any of these projects/events/readathons? Have you ever been to a bookcon or are you just like me and would you love to go but can’t?