BookoplAthon – Live Blog.

July 12th Midday

The final roll drop and my final update, as I am going to do a spereate wrap up!

Reading Upadate: I have finished both graphic novels so I can jump straight into the reads for the next roll.

ROLL 4: 2019 Board YA fantasy

Unusually for me I dont have a YA fantasy read at the moment. And While this is just noted as a Fantasy short story, the protagonist is still a student and I want to read it so I am counting it. I might start an actual YA fantasy if I get this finished I think I will

Roll 4: 2020 board CONTEMPORARY/romance

Again a bit of a cheat. This is set in the 90s but thats about as contemporary as I get! This is again another review copy so I am glad I can squeeze it into my TBR.

July 12th 8am

Seems like I fell asleep and missed the midnight roll drop (oops). I must have needed the sleep. I also didn’t finish A light in the Dusk but I am sure I can find some time to finish it

ROLL 3: 2019 board Mystery/Thriller

Goldie Vance Vol 1
Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Decided to give myself a more relaxed morning and choose some graphic novels. I have had this one on my TBR shelf for a while as it just looks so lovely. A little mystery graphic novel on a sunny Sunday morning sounds perfect.

ROLL 3: 2020 Free Parking/gifted

The Tea Dragon Tapestry
Katie O’Neill

This has been gifted to me by Oni Press the publisher so I can review it. The sound of a lazy sunday morning is just too appealing so I opted for another graphic novel. The Tea dragon graphic novels are just so cute and diverse and all round gorgeous they are the per read for a lazy morning!

I think I will safely finish both of these. I do need to head out to the supermarket at some point, so we can eat next week, but I think I can fit that task and these books in, as soon as a grab my morning coffee!

july 11th 9pm

Reading Update: With Three hours to go until the next Roll drop I have managed to finish both

Book 2

This is How you Loose the Time War
which I read as my chance card prompt as I had time after finishing the Paranormal Prompt

Book 3

The Jumbies
which I read to fulfil the 2019 board prompt of read a culturally diverse book.

I am hoping in the next few hours I can squeeze in A Light in the Dusk. At just 107 pages I might be able to do it.

JULY 11th MidDAY

Reading Update: I have yet to finish This is How you Lose the Time War. I have about 50 pages left So should be fairly quick to finish. I ended up mostly reading the ebook instead of listening to the audio as it is just too beautiful a read to not highlight favourite bits. I think on my next re-read I will need to fully annotate it.

But for now It’s time for the second prompt.

Roll 2: 2019 board CULTURALLY Diverse

The Jumbies
Tracey Baptiste

I am reading this as part of the Middle Grade Marvels group read We have read 50 pages and I am just adoring it so I might have to just jump into this and finish it. Its based on Caribbean folk tales and I absolutely adore the narrative voice.

Roll 2: 2020 Board VIEWER Recommends

A Light in the Dusk
Jessi Elliot and K.J. Sutton

Seeing as I read the first instalment for the first prompt and I originally got that recommendation from Becca I think its fitting to continue with the second instalment. I really enjoyed it.

I think I will decide which one I fancy diving into first when I I have finished This is how you lose the Time war.

July 11th 6am

Good morning lovelies. A quick updated to say I managed to finish my first book. And most importantly I got some sleep!

Book 1

A Whisper in the Dark

I enjoyed this. It’s not my usual kind of read but it had a really interesting concept and I could see myself continuing with the series.

I am now going to move on to read How to loose the time war as a bonus book while I wait for roll two!

July 11th midnight

It begins! And I don’t know what to start with. Twitter spoke and for my re-read it picked:

This is how you Lose the Time War
Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

I adored this book when I first read it and I have been wanting to re-read it. While I don’t currently have my physical copy (My dad borrowed it just before lockdown), I do have access to the audio.But I fancy starting with a physical read so it think I will see how far I can get with A Whisper in the Dark before I need to sleep and hopefully fit in How to loose the time war while I do house work in the morning. So my official first read will be:

Roll 1: Board 2019 – Paranormal

A Whisper in the Dark
Jessi Elliot and K.J. Sutton

July 10th 6pm

Hello, I am trying something new! I have decided to do Becca’s BookoplAthon. Which is a 48 hour readathon that starts at the stroke of midnight tonight and finishes when the clock strikes midnight on the 13th.

If you are not familiar with Becca and the Books, Bookopoly TBR game works I encourage you to go check it out. Her explanation of how it all works can be found HERE. This is a super interactive readathon, with the reveal of the next set of prompts happening every 12 hours over the 48 hour period. So I wanted to do something a bit more active for the experience. I thought about all the ways this could happen! Instagram updates, twitter threads I even toyed with the idea of attempting a vlog (I don’t have a Booktube channel and I am still trying to work up my confidence to actually start one, I keep talking myself out of it) . And I sort of settled on this strange live updating a post as the readathon goes on, we will see how it works.


Becca has two different Bookopoly boards so we will be given one prompt from each board and we can choose which one we want to read.

2019 Board : Paranormal

I am currently reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare for my Readalong with Ellie from Read to Ramble we need to finish to to get out post up tomorrow! Yikes so I am hoping to finish it before the readathon starts but if I don’t manage it I might count it for this prompt.

If I do manage to finish City of Ashes I have A whisper in the Dark by Jessi Elliott and K.J. Sutton. This sounds like such an interesting premise and I am intrigued. At only 95 pages it is perfect for this kind or readathon.

2020 board: CHANCE CARD!

This is an interesting one. I have pulled four re-reads off of my shelves and I am going to give you guys the choice. These are all novellas/graphic novels that I have loved and would like to re-read. So I am giving you guys until midnight to decide! Check out my twitter Poll HERE

You can pick between:

So they are my picks for the first prompts. I will be back at Midnight to tell you which prompt I pick and what book I will be reading.

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