Featured Adoptables of the Week (Colorado)

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I’m excited to give #AYEARATHON another shot, seeing as I was absent last month and missed the HARRY POTTER themed one. If you don’t know anything about this readathon, here are the basics: during the first full week of every month, we read books that correspond to a specific theme. All of the themes will be listed below, but here are the immediate details that you will need if you want to participate.

readathon dates: 3.04.19 – 3.10.19
theme: standalones
social media pages: twitter | instagram

March (4-10): standalones
April (1-7): re-reads
May (6-12): finish/catch-up
June (3-9): LGBTQIA
July (1-7): read 5 different types of books
August (5-11): read the 5th book on your TBR
September (2-8): new beginnings
October (7-13): horror/thriller/mystery
November (4-10): mythology & retellings
December (2-8): graphic novels & short stories

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Readathon TBR: #Hamilthon

So, I love Hamilton.
Actually, “love” is probably still an understatement. I still listen to the musical in the car almost every single day on my way to and from trips, and, by golly, I sing loudly. When I saw this on a list of readathons, I immediately knew that I had to participate.

You can read all of the information on this post, if you’d rather read the original, but I’ll still sum it up here for you. There are 15 prompts on the map (pictured below), each inspired by a song from the musical. Starting at the bottom, you work your way up a pathway to reach one of the five characters. Once you reach the top, you’ve completed the challenge and can either start again with a different character or just complete as many prompts as possible.
While a book can only count for one prompt each, anything you can add on Goodreads counts — e.g., novels, audiobooks, comics, etc.

Make sure to check out Foxes and Fairy Tales: A Book Blog, who is hosting this readathon.

readathon dates: 3.01.19-3.31.19
social media pages: twitter | instagram

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Reading Goals: March 2019

Hey there, lovelies! February is almost over, and I can’t say that I’m going to miss it. What with my grandmother passing away in mid-January and dealing with some seasonal depression (I need the sun, dang it!), February has been a complete blur. I’m finally breaking out of my slump and being a productive member of society again, so things are looking good.

March looks like it’s probably going to be an exciting (and busy) month for me! I have a stack of books I want to find time to read, but also have personal training and a couple of animal care jobs to keep me busy in my free time throughout the week. Annnnnd, I might be starting a new job! Wooo!
(I’ll know more by the time this post is published, and certainly by the beginning of March, but, as I’m typing this, I’m actually waiting for the phone interview!)

If you’d like to read more about my daily life, make sure to come by on Sundays, when I’ll be publishing my weekly rewinds. In it, I’ll update you on my daily reading progress (so you can see what books I’ve actually been focusing on, because, let’s be honest, I rarely stick to my TBRs), and I’ll be blogging about any events that have happened throughout the week.
But, for now, let’s focus on today’s topic — my March reading goals!

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Book Review: Matched

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe.

So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander.

But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

author: Ally Condie
series: MATCHED, book 1
year of publication: 2010
page count: 366
genre: young adult, science fiction (dystopia), romance

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