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  1. Well I'm not much of a crime reader, but since doing buddy reads with my friend this has opened me up to the world of crime novels! I haven't got that far into 'The Crow Trap' yet, but I think it's going to be good.
  2. Hello! Just a quick reading update. I've finished 'It' by Stephen King It took me 3 weeks to complete this huge book, but I enjoyed more this time, than the last time. It's not perfect (I will go into that more when I write a review), but really enjoyable. Now onto a buddy read that my friend has been waiting to do. I'm about to read 'The Crow Trap' by Ann Cleeves. It's the first in the 'Vera' series, Has anyone read it?
  3. I got 'The Girl In Between' free too, not even knowing that it features a disabled character. I'd be interesting in hearing what your TBR list, if you end up doing the disability read-a-thon!
  4. Phew! I'm glad that's fixed. Thanks!
  5. Thank you! It would be nice to read some books with characters who have different disabilities included! I'm slowly putting together my TBR list. I'm not sure how many of the challenges I will get done though. Thank you for bringing the comment problem with my blog to my attention. For some reason, the comment option wasn't turned on Not sure how that happened, but comments should be allowed now. If you get that problem again, let me know!
  6. Hello Fellow Readers!

    Welcome to the forum!
  7. I know what you mean! My friend has read all of the books in the series and she said every book is just as good as 'Shadow of the Wind'. I hope she's right! Just a quick reading update, I'm 838 pages into 'It' now and it's a lot better than I remember.
  8. No, I haven't read 'My Left Foot', thanks for your suggestion ☺️. I'll add it to my list.
  9. Hi! Sorry I haven-t been around in ages! I-ve been busy reading 'It' by Stephen King. This is my 2nd time reading it and I'm enjoying it a lot more this time around. Anyway, I just popped on to talk about 'The Disability Read-a-thon, that I'm really excited to be taking part in, which runs 1st-31st October. See www.disabilityreadathon.com. During the month, there are challenges to do which are as follows: The Disability Readathon Challenge CATEGORY ONE: Read a non-fiction book. Read a book with your favorite color on the cover Read a poem (must be own voices) Read a book with a character or by an author who has a mental illness 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time'- Mark Haddon CATEGORY TWO: Read a comic book Read an autobiography or memoir - 'My Left foot'- Christy Brown Read a book with queer characters Read a mystery or thriller CATEGORY THREE: Read a book set in a country different from your own- Read a book set in the future'- 'The Last Book in the Universe' by Rodman Philbrick, Read a book featuring physical disability Read a Twitter thread Disney on Wheels CATEGORY FOUR: Read three blog posts by disabled people (different blogs for each) Read a book by a person of color Read a romance Read a book featuring chronic illness 'The Girl in Between' Laekan Zea Kemp CATEGORY FIVE: Listen to a podcast episode or read its transcript - BBC 'Ouch Podcast Read a historical fiction book Read a book featuring an animal - Read a children’s book (middle school or younger) BONUS CHALLENGES: Read 10 books/texts (choose two from each category) Read a book with over 500 pages Make a booktube video with your TBR and tag with #DisabilityReadathon Instagram your TBR with #DisabilityReadathon I'd really love to hear your suggestions as to what I can add to my TBR
  10. Thanks for your suggestions! I did try and read the first book in the 'Game of Thrones' series and wasn't very keen on the writing style. Maybe it gets better as you read on? I'll definitely try and look up the other 2 books thougg!
  11. P.S I think I've posted this question in the wrong place. Sorry!
  12. Hi, I wonder if anyone could suggest books, which have a main character with a disability , who are not portrayed as weak and defenseless, or are not portrayed as the 'baddie' in the book please? I've seen these tropes enough in books and I'm fed up of it. I have a a physical disability myself, so I would like to read something with this representation. It'll also help me with my TBR list for the Disability Read-a-thon in October. Thanks in advance!
  13. Read-a-thon 2019

    Looking forward to the next read-a-thon!
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