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Recent Reads (May 25-31, 2020)

Time is a notion that has vanished to a lot of us since the start of the quarantine period. The months that we have been staying at home feel too long and yet it felt like time is passing by so fast. May is already over, and we are now on the 6th month of the year, already halfway there.

I have been slacking with my reading in the past week but I managed to finish 3 books for this week. I wish this reading kick would continue since I decided to join a readathon. Hopefully,  I will get a lot of reading done for this week too.

Now, let’s get into the book that I am currently reading and the books that I finished.

 

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The Olympic Games Readathon TBR

Readathon has been my way to read more and to challenge myself with finding books that might fit the prompts and also choose a book that I would not pick on my own. I do not have any plan to join any readathon as I am taking things slow in the reading department. However, this readathon has caught my attention and I am shameless to do this. You’ll understand why…😅

The readathon is called The Olympic Games (which you probably know based on the title of this blog) and it is a Percy Jackson themed readathon! And I have never read that series, I know I am shameless. However, according to the host of this readathon, you do not need to read the series to join. So here I am.

This was hosted by Ishi from Ishi Time on YouTube and it will run from June 01 to 30. Basically, this is a month-long readathon. But before getting into the prompts, this readathon has teams based on the gods and goddesses. Each team has different prompts and you can either choose your team or take Rick Riordan’s quiz on “What God are you Descended from?”. I took the quiz thrice and I am in team Aphrodite.

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There are only 5 prompts per team but there are also Advanced Challenges once you finished the given prompts. However, you cannot use one book for different prompts and you can only start the Advance Challenges when you finished the 5 prompts. 

So this intro was already so long so let’s get into my TBR!

 

 

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Campaign: The Epics of Enkidu – A Hero with Autism

Books like any other art has become a medium of raising awareness to the masses. From LGBTQ+ characters to a much heavier topics, stories have become diverse as years passed by. And seeing books as not only a means of pleasure, entertainment, and informative learning but also as a platform to reach out to others and spread awareness has made the reading experience more meaningful than it used to be.

In the past few years, we have seen diverse characters that do not only differ from their skin color, race, and gender. Not only that, but mental health issues have also been a topic for books. Diversity has helped us understand others whose experience has never been known to us and it also gives us something to connect to when we feel like others could not really understand us.

Now, we are presented once again with a literary piece that could help us understand what autism is like and how we can help spread awareness about it.

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The Epic of Enkidu is a comic that tells the story of a hero with autism. The story was inspired by the author’s nephew and The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Mesopotamian myth.

There is a fundraising campaign that the author created to help out the autism community. So by buying a copy of this book, you can be a big help to the autism community that the author will help out. There are other perks along with the book if you are interested.

Check out the video down below for more info about the campaign. And for more details on how you can help out, head over to The Epics of Enkidu Project.


I hope you guys would help out, if not in monetary means, kindly spread the word about it.

Please and thank you!

Maria❤

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Recent Reads (May 11-17, 2020)

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a new week, which means it’s time to look back in the past week as to what I have read and what I am currently reading.

I have not been reading much lately, either through audiobooks or physical books. My sleeping pattern was quite messed up and I really can’t function much every day because I feel so sleepy, and yet I can’t sleep at night. Oh the struggle.

But I managed to finish 1 book and 1 novella. I am not pressuring myself that much because I am so ahead in my Goodreads goal that I feel confident to slow down a little. So I will quit the chitchat and dive into the books.

 

 

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Recent Reads (May 04-10, 2020)

Summer has come early in my country. It’s only May and yet the heat is killing me. It’s very hard to do things when it’s too hot. And with that being said, I tend to only read at night when the air is a bit cooler. So I haven’t been reading much.

Also, since summer is right around the corner, I’ve been leaning on contemporary romance books which only happens this year. I rarely reached out for contemporary romance books but now I am craving for it. If anyone knows a book similar to You’ve Got Mail, let me know!

I still managed to finish 2 books; 1 of these books has been on my currently reading for a month and it’s about time that I finish it. I also DNFed a book not because it was bad but because the content is too heavy for my taste and I want to dive into the book with the right mindset so I will probably pick it up again some other time.

Okay, so without further ado, let’s get into the books.

 

 

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Recent Reads (Apr. 27-May 03, 2020)

I can’t believe that the month of April is already over and we are now on the 4th day of May. Am I the only one who feels like the days are passing by so fast yet it felt longer?

With that aside, my last week of April and the beginning of May has been a good reading time. I am able to catch up with the books that I am supposed to read and review. I did not read a lot but I managed to read a decent amount.

Without further ado, let’s get into the books.

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The BOOKTERNET All-Star Charity Challenge

I am randomly watching YouTube videos when I stumble upon this challenge. All you have to do is talk about the books or authors that will be on the checkboard. By doing so, you can also help raise money for a charity. For every video, Instagram post, Twitter post, or blog post the creator Rachel Marie will donate €1 to the pot. You can also donate if you like to help raise more money. This challenge will run from April 22 to May 31 so you still have time to participate.

If you want to join, here are more details about the charity challenge.

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I will be linking other necessary links, posts, and videos down below but for now, let’s get into this challenge!

 

 

 

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