Its readathon time again, my friends. Not just readathon time, but Series Crackdown time. This, if you don’t know, its my favorite readathon to participate in. There are no rules or anything like that, the goal is to just read as much as you can and try and knock some of those unread series off your TBR while you’re at it, its hosted by Mel at The Book Moo.
This is this first time I am completely this readathon with a super heavy course load, but it is bound to not be the last, so I guess we’ll just stick it out and see how this goes. Without further ado, onto my very unrealistic TBR because in case you didn’t know, I am incapable of writing realistic TBRs.
Um, I’ve been rereading these short stories for like, a hot minute. Like, since the beginning of January, I’m pretty sure. I don’t know why I’m still reading them (okay, maybe I kind of do), but I really need to actually finish this at some point and this readathon seems like a great occasion to do that.
We love a good middle grade series about mermaids in this household.
I have vague memories of reading this one specifically as a child (lowkey think I read this one and then the first one and didn’t read any of the others) and specific memories of one scene, I can’t wait to see if these memories are accurate or if they’ve been messed up by time.
Everyone send thoughts and prayers that I don’t get City of Lost Souls flashbacks every time I look at the title of this book.
I’m more bitter than I would like to admit about the fact that this cover does not really match the others, just saying.
I was lucky enough to get approved for an eARC of this on Netgalley, which is the reason I am reading a middle grade series about mermaids in the first place. There is really no way I will get all the way to this one unless I literally hide under the covers of my bed and avoid homework, essays, and my friends, but who knows really. I have to go ahead and put it on here just in case.
This is technically a reread, and I technically have a two star rating for this on goodreads. Despite the rating, I actually remember enjoying this book and I would really like to actually finish this series at some point in my life.
This is also technically a reread according to goodreads, but I honestly have no recollection of reading it ever, so that’s fun. I will probably get a little bit into this one and no further, but once again, we love being unrealistic in this household.
The only way I am getting around to this one is if I suddenly have to translate and scan the entirety of the Aeneid instead of random sections of it (in case this comment makes no sense, which I’m sure it doesn’t, I listen to audiobooks while I am copying out the lines I have to translate and then listen some more while I scan the lines for meter). If that occurs, I will probably just crawl in a hole and die, so we don’t really have to worry about me even starting this, but its up here anyways because I like making unrealistic goals for myself.
Well, folks, we’ve finally reached the end. If at the end of this when I post my reading log and it turns out all I did was listen to audiobooks while doing Latin and washing dishes and read random books on Hitler and the holocaust or ancient Greek literature because those are my assigned texts for the classes I’m in right now.
What is your favorite readathon? Are you participating in Series Crackdown? Do you also enjoy giving yourself overly ambitious TBRs? What are your opinions on middle grade books about mermaids? We can chat about any of these or whatever else is on your mind in the comments below!