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Wrap Up of Popsugar Challenge 2016

OK so at the start of the year, I made a post about completing the Popsugar Reading Challenge, explaining that I wanted to complete most of the challenges by the end of the year but by combining them with my everyday reading. I felt like this was something that I enjoyed to do and managed to complete lots of tasks so I am pretty happy with how it went. Popsugar are also doing the challenge in 2017 and this is something that I am definitely going to do. So shall we see how I did...

Challenges:

A book based on a fairy tale: Winter By Marissa Meyer A National Book Award winner: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
A YA bestseller: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella 
A book you haven’t read since high school: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling 
A book set in your home country: All Of The Above by Juno Dawson
A book translated into English: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi  
A romance set in the future: The Next Together by Lauren James
A book set in Europe: The Square Root of S…

British Books Challenge 2017

So today I thought that I will tell you about a challenge that I am going to sign up to in 2017. This is the British Books Challenge which has been running for the last couple of years but in 2017 is being run by Chelle from Tales of Yesterdays

The British Books Challenge was created with the focus of reading and reviewing British authors throughout the year. The aim is to read 12 books by these authors which equal's one a month. These can be from any genre but has a focus on YA and MG fiction. If you would like to sign up, you can do so here.

Some of the books I would like to read include...






As you can see I have more than enough options here and have heard so many things about these books. To be honest I read lots of UKYA books anyway but to be involved as part of a challenge is nice and should be fun seeing people's reviews over the course of the end. 

Are you planning on signing up for the challenge? What reading challenges would you like to complete this year? Leave them in…

Dream Crate: Strong Female Characters

OK so a couple of weeks ago, I found that Loot Crate was looking for people to make their own "Dream Crate." It is fair to say I freaked out at this email as I have been watching Loot Crate unboxings for a long time but have never got one of their crates so the fact that I could make my own is pretty amazing. If you don't know what Loot Crate is, it is a monthly subscription service which contains pop culture items based on a specific theme, you can find more information at lootcrate.com. The theme that I choose for my box is Strong Female Characters. So let's get started...


1. A Marvel Comics Pop Funko 

Loot Crate normally have some kind of figure in their boxes so for mine I choose the 3 heroines of Spider-Gwen, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk. I thought that these would be a nice addition to the box because as all three of them can kick ass and I really enjoying reading the comics. 



Cramathon TBR- Dec 2016

So it's been a while, hasn't it. University has just been crazy and I have not really had time to read or blog but I now off for Christmas. Although I have a few deadlines and Harry Potter society stuff to do, I hope that I will be posting on here again soon. Anyway, I thought that I would post a Cramathon TBR which is a readathon hosted by WhittyNovels and Aprililus Maximus. The readathon starts on 16th December at 12 am and finished at 12 am on the 23rd December with the aim to read as much as possible to complete your Goodreads goal. I have already completed my Goodreads goal but need to get back into reading so thought this would be the way to do it. There are challenges that you need to complete and I am going to talk about them now. So let's get started...

Challenges

1. Read a book under 200 pages

Marly's Ghost by David Levithan- I think that it is around 160 pages so definitely fits this theme and it is almost a retelling of a Christmas Carol so seems like a perfec…

Female Representation in Harry Potter: A Transcription

So later today, in 2 hours I am going to be doing a presentation on Female Representation in Harry Potter for my university's Harry Potter Society and I thought some of you may be interested in what I had to say. I also respect that people may disagree with my views on the subject and understand that this is not the only opinion you can have. So here it is...

Hello, everyone. Thank you for coming! Today I am going to discuss female representation in Harry Potter books and films. The aims of this presentation would be to introduce you to the fact that female representation in Harry Potter may not be what it seems. So you may think that female characters are actually quite well done in the series but at some points, this is not the case. To look at this further I will be looking at characters individually as well as some aspects of the series in general. I guess that until I first researched the topic, I thought that of course, Harry Potter was going to have good female representation…