Monday, 16 March 2015

Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon: Goal Setting & Introductions

Hi there everyone!

I hope you are all ready to face the week coming ahead. I have a giveaway coming up for you tomorrow *hint hint* Anyway, I am breaking my usual blog schedule to bring you the introduction post to the Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon! Have you signed up yet?


This post is where we learn more about YOU (and well, you can learn more about me as well). So without further ado, here goes! And don't forget to link up at the bottom as well!

Introduce yourself!

If you haven't seen me around, I'm Olivia-Savannah, a 16 year old girl who loves books, blogging and all things nail art. When I am not saying yes to everything and doing far too much at one time, I'm usually writing, playing basketball or... doing the above things mentioned.

Why did you chose to join the read-a-thon?
I think I will change this question as to why I wanted to host one! I have always wanted to run an event, and made a goal this year to try and run one myself. I also love connecting with other bloggers and thought it would be a great way to do so. Of course, no one wants to run something alone which is why it is great to have Inge and Karolina @ Bookshelf Reflections along with me.
What books do you intend to read?
I am going to read Harry Potter book three because it has been ages since I finished the second one (can you believe this is the first time I read the series) and I will also read Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout - my first book of hers. I hope to have time to read Scarlett by Marissa Meyer and will be continuing any books I am currently reading for review requests and school, etc.
How many pages do you think you can manage?
Tricky question! I am going to lower my standards and hope for 50 a day because school will be happening as well. Which makes for an aimed total of 350 pages. Hm... It's probably going to end up being more than that. I love a challenge like this one.
What is your current favourite fantasy read?
I do like fantasy, I just haven't read too much of it! I think it would have to be either A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin or The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (it's hilarious!)
What is your least favourite fantasy?
I would say The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorenson. Just No. No.
Which fantasy book are you dying to read?
Obsidian! You don't know how many amazing things I have heard about this book and author. I just need to try it for myself before I go insane!
Can you suggest some (3) good reads to the fellow read-a-thon participants?
Of course, you should read Cinder. But Seraphina and Eragon are some good fantasy related reads as well!

If you could choose any fantasy character to be chained to during the read-a-thon, who would it be?

I think I would have to go for Bartimaeus from The Amulet of Samarkand. He is just SO sassy, I would be cracking up the whole time. He might not be quiet and let me read though... hm...
Lastly: Invite a friend to join in with the fun!
I have practically invited all my friends already, so I invite YOU, the person reading this!





Olivia's Question: What's a good fantasy book I should try?
Olivia-Savannah x

34 comments:

  1. Love the quote about staying up all night - SO true!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. That's usually how it goes when I get my hands on some good books! xD

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  2. Hope you have an amazing time with the read-a-thon :) A Game of Thrones sounds amazing though! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Thank you as well, Benish! It is a really great book series :)

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  3. Oh man, I loved Bartimaeus! He was AMAZING. I kept laughing at his dry snark.

    The readathon is getting really close now! I'm so excited :D

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    1. Yes <3 Just one more week to go!
      Bartimaeus would definitely be my best friend. Yes and yes.

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  4. Hosting an event is an ambitious undertaking. Can't wait to watch you guys have fun!!! I'll be over here writing like crazy. My publisher gave me a deadline for April 15th for my next book--YIKES! It wasn't even started when I got the news a week ago. Now I'm up to page 6 (of 40--it's a chapter book, so not bad).

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    1. It is, and I hope it goes well! I hope all the writing goes well on your account as well - it seems like a lot to write in a short amount of time. I am sure you can do it though :)

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  5. Hi Olivia - I'm not officially part of the read-a-thon, but I feel like I'm an honorary member since I'm always reading a book and I always know exactly what book I'm grabbing right after. :)

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    1. Ooh you should definitely just read along with us! It's good that you always have a plan set out and ready :D

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  6. Love HP but haven't been able to get into reading GoT

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    1. Aww, it's a shame you couldn't like it, but not every book is for every person! I haven't quite gotten into HP, but I will be trying the third one soon!

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  7. oh you will love Harry Potter! I do love a good fantasy read, if I had more time I would join in. The reada thon looks fun!

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Fantasy is a brilliant genre! I am looking forward to getting to know the books better :)

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  8. Good luck on the read-a-thon! I didn't know you haven't read the Harry Potter series. I hope you like The Prisoner of Azkaban ^^

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    1. Thanks Noelia! And yes, I have only started to read them now, ahaha :D

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  9. Oh this sounds like such fun!! I'd totally join, but I'm sooo busy and going on vacation soon. Pssst, read Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas :D Awesome fantasy novel right there ;) Best of luck!

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    1. I hope the holiday is a lot of fun! I have that one on my TBR because I really need to try it :D Thanks for the recommendation ^.^

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  10. I love The Game of Thrones too! I have had Cinder on my list of books to read for years. I do hope to get to it in 2015. I am so excited that you are reading HP 3. I love it and I think the best books in the series are 3 and up. :) Hope you enjoy it. The books are AMAZING on audio, so if you need another way to enjoy reading I highly recommend them.
    ~Jess

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    1. I hope you can! It was really great and I loved reading it. Oh really? I think this means I should start enjoying HP soon! Sadly though, audio is not something that works well for me :/

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  11. I cannot wait to hear what you think about Prisoner of Azkaban! It's one of the most enthralling books in the series (: I also second your recommendation of Eragon; the series is pretty epic!

    (Btw I submitted my linky on your blog and Bookshelf Reflections because I didn't realise that the forms were linked. I apologise for my scatterbrained-ness! D:)

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    1. Lots of people seem to agree with you which makes me eager to try out the book and see what it is like! I have yet to read the final one in the Inheritance Cycle but it seems like it is going to be good.

      Don't worry about the linky at all. We all make little mistakes sometimes xD

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  12. I finally had the time to post my introductory post. One day late is still better than never!!

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  13. Awesome quote haha

    I liked Eragon too, but I hated Obsidian and had to DNF'd it, so I hope you enjoy it more than I did. :D Thanks for hosting! :)

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    1. Oh really? It's a shame you didn't like it so much and I hope I can enjoy it! Eragon was pretty good, ahaha.

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  14. YASS! You recommended Eragon. I bow at your feet and also I'm following you on bloglovin. Thank you for coming up with the readathon with Lia and Inge. I hope you have an amazing day!! I also added you on goodreads. :)

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    1. Thanks for following back! I am sure that this is going to be a great read-a-thon, and I hope you enjoy it too. <3

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  15. Oh this is pretty cool!! I would definitely recommend you read Obsidian because it was sooo entertaining, And I agree: Cinder is definitely to be recommended, although I think more for science fiction :P but there's fantasy in it for sure too. Good luck!!

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    1. I am actually reading it at the moment now! My first read for the read-a-thon. And Cinder was amazing as well. Can't wait to read Scarlet.

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  16. Oh dammit! I'm gonna be way too busy to properly join the read-a-thon but I will try my best to read fantasy books next week!!

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    1. Ah that's okay! And from your blog I can see that you already read a lot of fantasy! I am sure that would be no problem for you ^.^

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