Slightly late with the post, but bang on target with the reading! I’ve been intending to join in with the Reading Rush read-a-thon since Saturday, but only just getting round to throwing together a post now.
Here are this year’s challenges:
1/ Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.
2/ Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
3/ Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
4/ Read the first book you touch.
5/ Read a book completely outside of your house.
6/ Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
7/ Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
I don’t usually like doubling up on prompts for read-a-thons, even when it’s ‘allowed,’ but this time there’s no other way I can read for seven prompts in one week!
Here’s what I will be reading this week:
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
This is historical fiction about Hedy Lamarr, who is frankly the most amazing woman I have ever heard of. Renowned beauty and Hollywood starlet… and military inventor, child saviour and Jewish refugee. She literally ran from her Nazi husband disguised as a maid.
- Read a book that starts with ‘The.’
- Read the first book you touch (mostly because I started it on Sunday).
- Read a book that takes place on a different continent.
- Read a book that inspired a movie – well, not quite, but I’m going to watch one of Hedy Lamarr’s films this week.
The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia #2) by Sarah Beth Durst
This is the sequel to The Queen of Blood, which I read a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t written a review yet, but I will, because I loved it. It’s ‘proper’ fantasy, if you know what I mean, with elementals and magical queens and argh.
- Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birthstone (peridot – light green)
- Read a book completely outside your house – well, no, because we’re in a pandemic. This one takes place entirely outside though – everybody lives in tree houses!
Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
Playing to the Gallery is a non-fiction book about modern art, and the public opinion thereof. It’s only a little book, but art is something I’m interested in, and I never really seem to get round to reading these books.
- Read a book in a genre you’ve always wanted to read more of.
So, three books over a week. It’s more than doable. Can it be? Will Reading Rush 2020 be the time I actually manage to complete a whole read-a-thon!?
I’ve finished The Only Woman in the Room, which means that I’ve finished three of my challenges when I’m only two days in! I still need to watch the film in order to really count it as four challenges completed.
I’m going to write a full review soon, hopefully tomorrow, but honestly I really recommend this book. I knew basically nothing about Hedy Lamarr, but her life reads as fiction. It’s amazing she achieved everything she did, in the situation she was in.
Go read about her until I pull together a review