Mermaid Read-a-thon

Mermaid Sidekicks

Today’s blog challenge for the Let’s Be Mermaids challenge is hosted by Chelcie at booknerdchelcie. And her challenge is to share what kind of fish you think your favorite YA sidekick would be.

I chose Thomas Cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I love his relationship with Audrey Rose.  If he were a sea creature, I think he would be a dolphin because he likes to have fun, but he is also always there for Audrey Rose.

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If you haven’t read the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, I highly recommend it. The series is so good!

What kind of sea creature do you think your favorite sidekick would be? Let me know in the comments!

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Mermaid Read-a-thon

Little Mermaid Retellings

Today’s blog challenge for the Let’s Be Mermaid’s Read-a-thon (details about read-a-thon here) is hosted by Ashten at wonderlandianbooks. The challenge for today is to recommend some Little Mermaid retellings.

I haven’t read as many Little Mermaid retellings as some other retellings, but here are some I really enjoyed:

I’ve read a lot of  mermaid books, but many of them were not actual little mermaid retellings. To Kill a Kingdom was my favorite of these three.

What Little Mermaid retellings have you read? Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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Book Spine Poem

The fourth day challenge for the Let’s Be Mermaids read-a-thon is hosted by Kati at toberead.  (to find out more about the read-a-thon, go here).

Today’s challenge is to create a book spine poem with a mermaid feel.  I’ve seen a lot of these on Instagram, but this is my first attempt. It was kind of fun, and I’m thinking I’ll have to do some more of these. 🙂

So here is my book spine poem:

mermaid book spine

 

 

The surface breaks,

A siren’s song

Echoes.

Wild beauty

Rampant.

Have you ever made a book spine poem? Did you make one for the read-a-thon? Let me know in the comments!

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A Mermaid’s Tale Challenge

The second blog challenge for the Let’s Be Mermaids read-a-thon is hosted by Marta at the bookmermaidblog.  Her challenge is to create your own mermaid tail.  (If you haven’t heard about the read-a-thon yet, you can read about it here.)

So I created a mermaid on a digital doll page (http://www.azaleasdolls.com/dressupgames/mermaid-creator.php) and it has the kind of mermaid tail I’d love – shimmers of blue and purple. If I could’ve added another color, I might have added a little green.

Here it is:

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What kind of mermaid tail would you like? What do you think you would look like as a mermaid? Let me know in the comments!

Mermaid Read-a-thon

Mermazing Monday Blog Challenge

Today’s challenge for the Let’s be Mermaids read-a-thon is hosted by April at Hauntedbybooks and her challenge is to share some of your favorite mermaid things: books, movies, tv shows, ect.

If you haven’t heard about the Let’s Be Mermaid Read-a-thon yet, you can check out my post about it here.

So, here are some of my favorite books and movies:

mermaid books and movies

I just finished To Kill a Kingdom yesterday and loved it! Anything Jennifer Donnelly writes is really good.  Aquamarine is a bit cheesy, but I still love it. I have some great memories of watching it with my sisters. 🙂

And some other mermaid things I love:

mermaid other things

My mermaid tail blanket is great for IG posts, and I love the Bath and Body Works Mermaid line they came out with this summer. The shell is a Tarte eyeshadow compact with lots of beachy colors. I’ve used it almost every day since I bought it! And my mermaid scale leggings which I only paid five bucks for at Five Below.

What kind of mermaid things do you love? Let me know in the comments!

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Let’s Be Mermaids Read-a-thon

mermaid readathon

So I found out about this read-a-thon on Instagram, and decided to give it a go. I’ve haven’t yet participated in a read-a-thon, but have been wanting to. I love the mermaid theme of this one, and since I already have several mermaid books on my summer TBR, it works out. 🙂

The read-a-thon runs August 5th -11th. There are video challenges as well as the reading challenges, but I’m going to be focusing on the reading challenges, as I don’t have a YouTube channel. You can find out all the details about the read-a-thon on the YouTube channel here.

mermaid reading challenge

So my TBR list for the read-a-thon includes:

1. The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill (the chosen group read for the read-a-ton)

2. Emerge by Tobie Easton (a recommendation from one of the hosts, Ashten, https://wonderlandiansbooks.wordpress.com/)

3. Submerge by Tobie Easton (the 2nd book in the Mer Chronicles)

4. Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman (a book that is also a movie)

5. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (just another mermaid book on my TBR list 🙂 )

mermaid books

You can also follow the read-a-thon on Twitter and Instagram.

 

How about you? Are you participating in this read-a-thon? Or reading any mermaid books this summer? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Books for the beach/pool

summer tbr 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Girl. To find out more about the top ten theme, or to join in the fun go here.

Today’s theme is books to read at the beach/pool. I love summer and loved finding books to fit this theme. This is also my summer TBR list and it has lots of mermaid books. 🙂

These are also all books I own (except the last one) to help me work toward the #unreadshelfproject2018. You can find out more about that here.

1. Caraval – by Stephanie Garber. Everything I’ve heard about this book has been positive, and the synopsis sounds intriguing. The carnival theme also makes it perfect for a summer read.

2. Legendary – by Stephanie Garber. I thought the first books sounded so good, I went ahead and bought the second one too! 🙂

3. Daughter of a Pirate King – by Tricia Levenseller. I’ve had this book awhile -it came in one of my Owlcrate boxes. It also sounds really good, so I’m planning to read it sometime this summer.

4. Daughter of a Siren Queen – by Tricia Levenseller. Since I’m reading the first one, I have to read the sequel. Plus, this one has mermaids. 🙂

5. Of Poseidon – by Anna Banks. This is the first book in the Syrena Legacy. And mermaids!

6. Of Triton – by Anna Banks. The second book in this triology.

7. Of Neptune – by Anna Banks. The third book.

8. Between the Sea and the Stars – by Chantal Gadoury. This is a little mermaid retelling, and I’ve seen so much about it on Instagram, I can’t wait to read it!

9. To Kill a Kingdom – by Alexandra Christo. This is another little mermaid retelling, though it has a bit of a darker spin. I’ve heard many good things about it on Instagram.

10. Sea Witch – by Sara Henning. Also a little mermaid retelling, this one doesn’t come out until the end of July, but I am pschyed to read it!

What about you? What’s on your summer TBR list? Do you like mermaid books? Let me know in the comments!