Category: Reading Challenges

My Week of Reading #7 & Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

My Week of Reading #7 & Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

Hi guys!  My wrap-up posts serves two purposes this week, it’s wrapping up my week of reading and also the challenges I fulfilled for the Winter Biannual Bibliothon.  If you saw my post last week, you’ll know that I participated in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon from 20 January to 26 January.  All the books I read this week were books I read for the Winter Biannual Bibliothon, so I didn’t see much point in doing a separate wrap up post for this readathon.  It’s been a pretty great week, I read 4 books, I saw Aladdin the Musical and I SAW LOVE SIMON!!  OMG, it was so freaking amazing, I still can’t get over how adorable it was.  It had […]

Posted January 28, 2018 by BumblingBookworm in Books, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

My 2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

My 2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

I’m a huge fan of readathons and I like to participate throughout the year to help me get through the books on my TBR. I first heard about the Biannual Bibliothon about 6 months ago when they held their last summer round – I’d just gotten into watching videos on booktube and it seemed like a lot of fun! I just knew I had to participate when they had their next round, and luckily the dates work for me. The Biannual Bibliothon is hosted by a group of booktubers, and you can find out more about it here. The 2018 winter round runs from Saturday 20 January until Friday 26 January. There are a whole bunch of challenges you can […]

Posted January 19, 2018 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

Reading Challenges 2018

Reading Challenges 2018

I’ve signed up for quite a few reading challenges for 2018, in an effort to guide my reading.  I’m a mood reader, but I’ve found in the past that I also really enjoy participating in reading challenges throughout the year.  Sometimes when I don’t know what I want to read or I’m in a bit of a slump, the prompts help me to work through this and choose my next read. This year I’ve signed up for quite a few reading challenges, and I plan to read books to fulfil prompts across multiple challenges.  Also, I plan to do wrap up posts of my progress each month, which I hope keeps me accountable.  So without further ado, here they all […]

Posted January 15, 2018 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post & TBR

#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post & TBR

Hi there!  I’m not sure if you know, but Aentee from Read at Midnight does THE MOST epic readathons.  I was pretty bummed to miss out on the Harry Potter themed one earlier this year, and when I saw #TheReadingQuest, I just knew I HAD to sign up. #TheReadingQuest runs from 13 August to 10 September, and this sign-up post sets out all of the rules.  Basically you choose a path, either Knight, Mage, Bard or Rogue, and read books for the challenges on that path before choosing a new path to proceed on.  The boxes in the middle are side quests, and can be read at any time.  As the quest goes on, you earn points for meeting various […]

Posted August 11, 2017 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Monthly Topic ~ January: Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge Monthly Topic ~ January: Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

You might remember that I’ve signed up for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge for 2016.  The challenge is also hosting Monthly Topics, so we can share our love of contemporary romance with all of you 🙂 January’s topic is Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016. Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016 The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren When We Collided by Emery Lord This Raging Light by Estelle Laure Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia Wanderlost by Jen Malone In Real Life by Jessica Love The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

2016 Reading Challenges ~ Sign Up Post!

2016 Reading Challenges ~ Sign Up Post!

I can’t believe it’s already 2016, where does the time go?  With the new year comes new reading challenges, and I’m really looking forward to the year ahead.  I had a great time doing the reading challenges I signed up for last year, which I’ll recap sometime soon, and I wasn’t going to miss out this year!  If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the reading challenges for 2016, you can find a compilation on A Little Reading as complied by JLS Hall. Here are the challenges I’ve signed up for so far for 2016… Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge 2016 Reading Challenge Bernadette (The Bumbling Bookworm) has read 0 books toward her goal of 75 books. hide 0 […]

Posted January 3, 2016 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

#ReRead2015 February Recap

#ReRead2015 February Recap

As you know, I’m doing The ReRead Challenge hosted by the wonderful Belle of the Literati and amazing So Obsessed With!  As the title suggests, this challenge is all about the reread and I’ve challenged myself to reread 20 books this year. Well, February is over and it’s time to recap what I reread last month! 1.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (review) 2.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (review) 3.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (review) 4.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling 5.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling Needless to say, I tore through these […]

Posted March 7, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 3 Comments

#ReRead2015 Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

#ReRead2015 Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

***This review will be spoilery, so I’d avoid it if you haven’t read Harry Potter before*** What I Thought… WHEN I First Read I read this the same day it was released, on 21 June 2003, and I had to wait until I finished work at 4pm to start it… I still remember the injustice of it all! WHAT I Remember This book has one of my favourite innocuous little scenes in it, I still remember cracking up at it.  It’s in the beginning, when Harry is listening to the news outside under the windowsill.  The Dursleys freaking out and questioning him, his comment that the news changes every day, I loved it!  I remember hating Umbridge with a PASSION, […]

Posted February 28, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books, Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

#ReRead2015 Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

#ReRead2015 Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

***This review will be spoilery, so I’d avoid it if you haven’t read Harry Potter before*** What I Thought… WHEN I First Read I begged my parents to buy this for me, after I devoured the first three books.  I first read it in 2001, but I’ve read it countless times since – my copy is looking particularly battered… WHAT I Remember I was super scared by the end of this, HOW could Voldemort POSSIBLY be back?!  Not to mention the creepy graveyard, the fake Mad-Eye and Diggory’s death.  This was the first HP book to make me cry as well, so that’s something I spose. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed the conflict between Ron and Harry; Rob […]

Posted February 27, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books, Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

#ReRead2015 January Recap

#ReRead2015 January Recap

As you know, I’m doing The ReRead Challenge hosted by the wonderful Belle of the Literati and amazing So Obsessed With!  As the title suggests, this challenge is all about the reread and I’ve challenged myself to reread 20 books this year. Well, January is over and it’s time to recap what I reread last month! 1.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling 2.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling They’re oldies, but boy are they goodies!  And I’m also right on track with this challenge 🙂 I tell you what, this challenge is just what I needed to kick-start my reading.  I felt so pressured last year to read new books, and […]

Posted February 4, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments