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Tome Topple Read-a-thon #7

Tome Topple Readathon

Good Morning Everyone!

I am so happy to say Tome Topple #7 if upon us!  I am so happy that we are getting another round this year! I get so happy when this comes around even though big books usually intimidate me.

What is Tome Topple?

Tome Topple is a two-week read-a-thon that usually takes place a few times a year.  The main objective of Tome topple is to read Tomes (books over 500 pages).

When is Tome Topple?

Tome Topple will be happening from midnight in your time zone on November 16th and will run until 11:59pm in your time zone on November 29th.

This is a very relaxed 2 week read-a-thon. They have challenges if you need help coming up with book. They are not required they are for those that enjoy having the reading challenges.

Challenges (not a requirement)
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

** Bonus Challenges: check out Sam’s IG for IG challenges closer to the readathon! **

Hosts
Sam – youtube.com/channel/UCpnjp7mgeQGdtesz5v6xY_A
Adriana – youtube.com/user/perpetualpages
Sarah-Jane – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd1…
Sian – https://www.youtube.com/user/readersr…
Caz – youtube.com/user/littlebookowl
Sam – @willread4booze http://willreadforbooze.com

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My Tome Topple TBR:

 

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini  |  Add to Goodreads
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence | Add to Goodreads
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher  |  Add to Goodreads
The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera  |  Add to Goodreads

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Wrap Up

Tome Topple #6 Wrap-up

Tome Topple Readathon

Good Day Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday the 13th! I was born on a Friday the 13th so they do not bother me.

I am going to count this year’s Tome Topple a success for me.  The challenges were:

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series 
4. Buddy read a tome 
5. Read an adult novel 

The books that I read for Tome Topple are:

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The City of Brass
 by S.A. Chakraborty
(2 Week buddy read)
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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
5 Stars
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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Seraphina
Seraphina 
by Rachel Hartman
3 Stars
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In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.

Did anyone else participate in Tome Topple this round?  If so how did you do?

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Tome Topple Read-a-thon

Tome Topple Readathon

Good Day Everyone!

I am so happy to say Tome Topple is finally happening this year.  It usually happens a few times a year but the person who runs it has had a very crazy year.  But its finally happening.

What is Tome Topple?

Tome Topple is a two-week read-a-thon that usually takes place a few times a year.  The main objective of Tome topple is to read Tomes (books over 500 pages).

Announcement Video

When is Tome Topple?

Tome Topple will be happening from midnight in your time zone on June 29th until 11:59pm in your time zone on July 12th.

Challenges (not a requirement)

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

** Bonus Challenges: check out Sam’s IG for IG challenges closer to the readathon! **

Hosts
Sam – youtube.com/channel/UCpnjp7mgeQGdtesz5v6xY_A
Adriana – youtube.com/user/perpetualpages
Sarah-Jane – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd1…
Sian – https://www.youtube.com/user/readersr…
Caz – youtube.com/user/littlebookowl

Social
Follow on Twitter
Goodreads group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/…

My Tome Topple TBR:

Since I am a mood reader I have picked a few books that I might read during the 2 weeks:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Happy Reading!!

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