Random Musings by Frodosco

Read-A-Thon

Bout of Books 8.0

Bout of Books 8.0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

That’s right! It is nearly time for the Bout of Books readathon and I am really excited! Bout of Books is one of my favorite readathons and this one happens to fall the exact week before I start my college classes so it is PERFECT for building up reviews before my life gets INSANE! I highly recommend you sign up! This is just the sign up post so my list and stats and what not will be going up right away on the 19th, see you then! ^.^


Doin’ It Dirty

Doin’ It Dirty

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All ze naughtyness shall be had! I can haz schmexy reads? Why yes you can! Also you can apparently have a bunch of made up words, huzzah for you! (I wrote this while I was really tired and about to collapse, my apologies.) So what is this? A READATHON!!! All about sexy, dirty and naughty stories meant to set your body on fire (well not literally) and to give you a break from all those other types of books you normally read. Unless you read erotica type stuff all the time, which is totally cool, basically keep doing that.

Anyhow! It’s for one day, 12 hours (of which I’ll be available for about 8 of after work) and there is sexy reads to be had, an awesome twitter chat to join and even drinkage (if you are old enough) so you should join up! If you want to take part click the sexy picture above! Now, onto my goals! I saved a bunch of Leigh Wilder’s work so I’ll be reading ALL of that stuffs. Other than hers who knows?! I have a few things on my kindle I can/will read, a sexy book to finish by Tina Folsom in print and I’m sure I could be roped into buying some stuff if you have suggestions! So without further ado my list (of potential reads that I won’t likely get to all of):

Addicted to the Bite by Leigh Wilder

Club Midnight by Leigh Wilder

Saturday Night by Leigh Wilder

The Beauty and the Beast by Leigh Wilder

The Red Shoes by Leigh Wilder

Brian is Gay (and so am I) by Leigh Wilder

Boy by Leigh Wilder

Gabriel’s Mate by Tina Folsom

Wicked Lustful Tales Volume 1 by My Writing Den

Restored to Love edited by Antonia Adams

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Stats

Currently Reading: The Red Shoes by Leigh Wilder and Gabriel’s Mate by Tina Folsom

Books Finished: Addicted to the Bite, Saturday Night and The Beauty and the Beast – all by Leigh Wilder

Pages Read: 59

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 35 minutes

Snacks: Pizza!


Once Upon a Readathon

Once Upon a Readathon

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This readathon is hosted by Angela and Loretta at Reading Angels, Candace at Candace’s Book Blog and Lori at Pure Imagination. It is the first time I’ll be taking part in the Once Upon a Readathon but, like the countless others I seem to always be doing, it sounds like a lot of fun! ^.^ If you’d like to sign up just click the pretty picture above. I have Tuesday off so hopefully I can pack in a few of these b/n that day and my time before work! You guys know the drill, book list of ones I might read (but not reading ALL of) below and stats at the bottom updated multiple times a day!

Beta by Rachel Cohn

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

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Stats

Currently Reading: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Books Finished: Beta by Rachel Cohn; Peter the Wolf by Zoe E. Whitten, Drain Me Dry by Leigh Wilder, In the Dark by Leigh Wilder

Pages Read: 769

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 6 hrs 45 min

Snacks: Rice Krispie Bar, PB&J (2)


Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-Thon

Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-Thon

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Oh another readathon? Why thank you, I’d love to! If you read my blog you know that I love attempting doing readathons whenever possible, even if I really don’t have much time to read during them they are too fun to pass up! The Books, Brains ‘n Blood Readathon is hosted by the lovely people over at My Shelf Confessions from August 2nd to August 6th. It doesn’t look like there are any “theme” requirements for books, but I’ll be saving some creepy reads just for the occasion. If you would like to sign up, and you know you would, just click on the lovely picture above and join in on the fun! There are all sorts of other events going on such as a blog hop, challenges and some prizes being given away if you want to do more than just the readathon.

I’ll be doing my main post for this readathon (with my list of books and stats and what not) closer to August. Hope to see you there!


Debut-a-Thon

Debutathon

Wouldn’t ya know it I’m going to attempt to do another readathon! I know, you are shocked, amazed, flabbergasted even! However, I did preface by saying “attempt” because I happen to work the next three days, so the only one I have off during the Debutathon (awesome name by the way) is Sunday. Regardless! I shall try and read a book or two as I have plenty of lovely debuts released in 2013 (the only requirement) so that I may enjoy the awesomeness that most of the blogging community already has. Yay for more review material? I do have a few I’m really excited to get into so hopefully I’ll find time (and energy) in the days I have to work so I can read more than one. If you’d like to join up just click the pretty photo above and follow the instructions! Without further ado, my list! (stats at the bottom per usual)

Insomnia by J.R. Johansson – Released June 8th, 2013

The Culling by Steven Dos Santos – Released March 8th, 2013

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett – Released March 5th, 2013

My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer – Released June 18th, 2013

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – Released June 1st, 2013

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Stats

Currently Reading: My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer

Books Finished: None

Pages Read: 120

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1hr 24min


Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon

Wicked Wildfire Readathon

The Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of June 7-14 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

That’s right! Frodo’s Blog of Randomness is back in full force starting this weekend, I know I’m excited and I hope you are too! If you follow the blog or my twitter @1FantasyFanatic then you know all about how work has scheduled me 50+ hours every week, well that has FINALLY come to an end and I have time to get back into blogging and the community that I love so much. I missed all of you! Hugs and happy dances for all! What better way to get back into the swing of things then to join a readathon and stock up some books to review for you guys, sound like a plan? Not like I could resist anyway, but the folks at My Shelf Confessions host a fabulous readathon and I really enjoyed the last one (Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon) so all the more reason to sign up!

Last time I read over 1,500 pages, and while I don’t have nearly the amount of free time I did then I still plan to read at least a few books and post some reviews as I get back into blogging on a regular basis. I’m mixing up my reading list a bit from the last couple that didn’t go so well in hopes to have some better success and get a bit more motivated! As always I don’t plan to read ALL of these books, but they are at the top of my current list. Stats at the bottom.

Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Legend by Marie Lu

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Stats

Currently Reading: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan, Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Books Finished: Wicked Intentions by Charity Langley

Pages Read: 304

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 2hr 45min

Snacks Eaten: Pepsi (1 can)

Challenges Completed:


Bout of Books 7.0!

Bout of Books

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I love the Bout of Books read-a-thon, it’s definitely a favorite of mine and probably the best there is for read-a-thons longer than 24hrs. There are always great prizes, fun challenges and of course, the amazing twitter chats! I wasn’t sure if I was going to participate in this one simply because work has been killing me lately (this week is light and I’m still working ~45hrs). However, I love it too much to pass completely, so I will try and fit as much reading time as my schedule and my energy levels allow. Because I wasn’t very successful during Dewey’s the list of books I want to read is the same with the only change being The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan replacing The Sea of Monsters since I finished that book and can’t wait to move on to the next! As always the challenge updates as well as updated stats will be below so look for that, enjoy the read-a-thon!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Culling by Steven Dos Santos

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Devilish by Maureen Johnson

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Stats

Currently Reading: Wicked Intentions by Charity Langley

Books Finished: 

Pages Read: 104

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 1hr 10 minutes

Snacks Eaten: Domino’s Fiery Hawaiian Pizza, Coke (1 can)