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  1. What are you watching in 2020? (TV shows, documentaries, etc. There is a seperate thread for films). I haven't watched anything yet today as I've been too exhausted, nor yesterday, but the most recent TV show episode I watched was from The Big Bang Theory season 12.
  2. Well.. a new year, a new film topic! I haven't seen any films in the past few weeks, because I haven't had enough energy to watch any. Post about any film(s) you've seen recently that you feel like talking about.
  3. It's February.. what are you reading this month? Or, what have you bought or loaned/borrowed this month? Or any other book activity you wish to share. I wanted to start a new book yesterday.. but I couldn't find anything yet that I felt in the mood for. I did read part of a magazine (a Dutch magazine called Flow) but I didn't quite feel in the mood for that either. I was quite busy yesterday morning and afternoon, and then I had a migraine in the later afternoon and in the evening. Hopefully I'll either read in the magazine today and/or pick a new book to read. I bought two Dutch children's books at the charity shop yesterday morning (2 Silvester books by Willeke Brouwer). Yesterday afternoon I went through some of my books and selected some to give away or donate (I'm going to ask my family first if they want any of them, the rest will go to a charity shop or second-hand shop).
  4. Vivian vande Velde - 23 Minuten (23 Minutes) This is a YA thriller about a teenage girl who can turn back time for 23 minutes, she has 10 attempts to change the outcome of a bank robbery (which turns into a shooting), to prevent victims from dying. It was a short book, 208 pages, and I read it in an afternoon. It was a nice read. The Dutch cover though, does not match the story. I feel like the cover designer did not read the book, as the girl on the cover has blonde hair whereas in the book it is clearly stated, several times, that the main character died her hair blue. Merlien Welzijn - Slim Koken This is a budget cook book (ish) that I was gifted. It has recipes but also some more general tips. I skipped reading the recipes fully that I was not interested in (ie. because the dish involves a big ingredient that I don't like or that I'm allergic to). I enjoyed the general tips and some of the recipes seem interesting. It was a nice read.
  5. Wow... 2020?!?! My mind isn't quite there yet! Welcome to my 2020 reading log!! Links to my previous logs: Athena's Reading List 2013 Athena's Reading List 2014 Athena's Reading List 2015 Athena's Reading List 2016 Athena's Reading List 2017 Athena's Reading List 2018 Athena's Reading List 2019 Links to posts within this thread: Books read in January 2020 Books read in February 2020 Books read in March 2020 Books read in April 2020 Books read in May 2020 Books read in June 2020 Books read in July 2020 Books read in August 2020 Books read in September 2020 Books read in October 2020 Books read in November 2020 Books read in December 2020 Books abandoned/DNFed in 2020 Statistics of books read in 2020 My favourite books, series and authors Bookish Goals 2020 Previous Statistics: Books read Jun - Dec 2012: 43 Books read in 2013: 143 Books read in 2014: 254 Books read in 2015: 502 Books read in 2016: 425 Books read in 2017: 236 Books read in 2018: 262 Books read in 2019: 213 Pages read in Jun - Dec 2012: ~25000 Pages read in 2013: ~37000 Pages read in 2014: 62932 Pages read in 2015: 112787 Pages read in 2016: 95007 Pages read in 2017: 52853 Pages read in 2018: 60308 Pages read in 2019: 51572 Link to my BookTube Channel Gaia Athena
  6. Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket CE 10 (19-20): Volume 10 I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the earlier ones. There were some really good parts but also some parts that confused me or bored me a bit. It was still okay but I hope the last two CE editions (11 and 12, or 21-22 and 23-24) will be more enjoyable. Tomohito Oda - Komi Can't Communicate 2: Volume 2 I really enjoyed this next volume. I laughed out loud a few times. The kidnapping plot was a bit weird and a one-step-too-far thing for me though. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - Deathnote 2: Volume 2 Another enjoyable Deathnote volume. I recognised the story from the anime and really enjoyed reading the original manga volume. Erin Stewart - Scars Like Wings YA contemporary fiction novel about a teenage girl who is a burn survivor. She was in a fire, she survived but her parents and cousin passed away. A year after that, her aunt and uncle (parents of the cousin who passed away), say she has to go to high school again. Because of how she looks (burned), she's afraid she will be bullied. Stuart Turton - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle This is a mystery novel. I read it together with a couple of friends, we read about 50 pages most days. It's a bit difficult to explain the plot of this one, basically our main character is trying to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. At times this book was slow-paced, but that's okay with me when I'm in the mood for it (and I was). Between all the busy-ness of the past while (with having my own house and preparing it), it was nice to escape into this mystery every day for the past week / week and a half. The ending was a bit weird and silly, but mostly I enjoyed this mystery a lot.
  7. 2020 - Muggle Not's Reading

    I hope you get some nicer reads soon, there's a lot of 3's and 3.5's in your post! Which isn't bad.. but some more 4's and 5's would be even more enjoyable .
  8. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'm glad!
  9. Read-a-thon 2020

    Hey! It's (almost) 2020.. so here's the preliminary schedule for the BCF read-a-thon in 2020. The aim is to read (in) one or multiple books during these days. You can read whichever book(s) you like. No themes or rules! General rule: The read-a-thons take place on the first Friday of the Month and are on that Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are exceptions, we may move a read-a-thon if that suits its participants better. The dates for 2020 are (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): January: 3th, 4th, 5th February: 7th, 8th, 9th March: 6th, 7th, 8th April: 3th, 4th, 5th May: 1rst, 2nd, 3rd June: 5th, 6th, 7th July: 3th, 4th, 5th August: 7th, 8th, 9th September: 4th, 5th, 6th October: 2nd, 3rd, 4th November: 6th, 7th, 8th December: 4th, 5th, 6th I hope some of you will want to join me again for some of these dates . Though I may not be available on a few of these .. we will see! Happy read(-a-thon-)ing in 2020 !
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    Welcome here !
  11. Claire Legrand - Sawkill Girls I won this YA horror book in a giveaway (I didn't intend to participate but oh well!). It's different from what I usually read but I really enjoyed it! It was creepy and interesting. It's about a place called Sawkill, where girls disappear sometimes. We have 3 main characters, 3 teenage girls. Camryn Garrett - Full Disclosure This is a YA contemporary fiction novel about a teenage girl who was born with HIV. She lives with her two dads, who adopted her when she was a baby. She has a crush on someone but isn't sure how sex would work with having HIV though she does want to have it. She is black (Own Voices rep), and the book has various LGBT+ characters. I learned more about HIV through the book, which was great. I really enjoyed reading this book, I read it in one day!
  12. Read-a-thon 2020

    I hadn't thought of it that way. I'm glad re-reading Sourcery was great! I really liked it when I read it. I'm sorry you've been feeling under the weather. I'm glad you're enjoying your book though! I hope you feel better soon .
  13. Book Titles A to Z

    Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
  14. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'm liking it so far! The only thing I'm not liking, is the fatphobia. Other than that, I think the story is really interesting as are the characters. It is a bit of a slower-paced book so not for everyone but I'm liking it and I'm intrigued to read more of it. I'm glad you did some nice reading . Yesterday I read 46 pages of The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and 175 pages in Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, finishing that book. I liked Sawkill Girls, it's different from what I normally read but it was a good creepy read .
  15. What's the weather like?

    Thunderstorm, hail, rain, windy here.
  16. Read-a-thon 2020

    Yesterday I read 49(ish) pages in The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. I again didn't have time and energy to read in anything else. I've decided I want to finish Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, before I start any new books (I'm just over halfway through, I think. But my buddy read takes priority as we need to read about 50 pages each day). I do plan on reading Fruits Basket CE Volume 10, Komi Can't Communicate Volume 2 and Death Note Volume 2, sometime soon this month.
  17. I hope it will wear off soon.
  18. I'm so glad it was wonderful ! I have the novella on my Kindle, I liked it . I'd love to own the paperback at some point though . I hope you enjoy it!
  19. Read-a-thon 2020

    Thank you ! I hope you have lots of reading time this weekend ! I read 52 pages in The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton yesterday (we're supposed to read about 50 pages a day, ending on a chapter end). I didn't read in Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand. I read about 5 pages while at the new house (my grandparents came by to see it), the rest I read in the evening when we were back home. I don't think I'll be doing a lot of reading today either (my brother and his fiancée are coming by), hopefully at least my 50-ish pages though. Maybe a bit more reading on Sunday.
  20. Book Titles A to Z

    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  21. What's the weather like?

    They're predicting a very stormy Sunday here.
  22. I hope Heartstopper Volume 3 will be good! (I'm sure it will be). I have it on my wishlist, but am not allowing myself to order any books for a while (to save money for the new house expenses). Hopefully I can buy the book in a few months, I am really looking forward to the book. Happy reading!!
  23. Read-a-thon 2020

    Happy read(-a-thon-)ing to all of you who read in a book this weekend !