Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon Vol. 2
The Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of February 7-17 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!
In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress!
I’m a huge fan of the WWReadathons and even though I know this post is going up a day late I’m still excited to participate. Unfortunately this particular readathon is during a time I’m semi-busy (I’m working the day this is posted & Monday, plus college stuff is due this coming week), but I will try to read as much as possible (as always) all the same!
I don’t really have a set list of books for this readathon simply because I wasn’t aware it was happening until the day of! So I’ll just put ten books I’m considering reading during it and update as I read. Sound good? Off we go!
Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
Rogue by Gina Damico
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Three by Kristen Simmons
Elemental by Antony John
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
Horde by Ann Aguirre
The Future of Us by Jay Asher
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe
Currently Reading: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Books Finished: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor, Three by Kristen Simmons, Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen, Split Second by Kasie West, Tommy Nightmare by JL Bryan, If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Future of Us by Jay Asher
Pages Read: 2,804
Snacks: Yogurt, Animal crackers (RIP Shirley Temple), Dr. Pepper, way too much pizza
Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-Thon
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 saved 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! As usual my list of possible reads and stats are below!
Brain Candy by Jaleta Clegg
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp
Fungus of the Heart by Jeremy C. Shipp
Zombie Punter by Zoe E. Whitten
Touched by Zoe E. Whitten
Blood Relations by Zoe E. Whitten
Currently Reading: Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp & The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett & Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
Pages Read: 345
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 3hr 35min
Snacks: Ice cream and pizza!
Books, Brains ‘n Blood Read-a-Thon
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!
Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon
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!
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
Currently Reading: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan, Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Pages Read: 304
Amount of Time Spent Reading: 2hr 45min
Snacks Eaten: Pepsi (1 can)
Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon
Oh come on, you all know me, I can’t resist a readathon! Besides, with reading a book a day there really is no reason for me not to join and socialize/read a bit more. Also, this is the perfect time for me to do one of these bad boys as I only work 3 of the days that this goes on, huzzah! ^.^
For anyone who wants to sign up you can click the pretty picture above or right here and make sure to use #WWReadathon on twitter to join in on the socializing fun! There will be prizes and challenges and twitter parties during the readathon so make sure to look for that! I’ll be using this as my update post throughout the readathon for any challenges I participate in as well as my reading progress.
Going into this I didn’t really have any specific goals outside of my usual book/day, but I suppose it would be to read 10 in the 7 days instead of 7 so I could get a little ahead for the weekend (since I work Friday-Sunday after the readathon). Here are some of the books I’m considering:
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Splintered by A.G. Howard
The Quillan Games by D.J. MacHale
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Pages Read: 1,559
Books Completed: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin, Murder in Retrospect by Agatha Christie, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan, Against All Odds by Rick Cabral, World Serious by Paul Kocak & The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Snacks Eaten: Cherry Danish, Rice Crispy Bar, Pizza, Cheddar Bunnies
Random Read-A-Thon is hosted by the awesome people over at My Shelf Confessions, if you would like to sign up for this impromptu read-a-thon (that I somehow JUST found out about 😦 ) you can do so here http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/posts/random-read-a-thon-come-read-with-us/, I highly encourage you to do so!
As this is informal and random, and due to my just finding out about it I have no clue how often I will update, hopefully a few times. It started Friday and will end at 12 AM on Tuesday the 23rd. Without further ado, let the read-a-thoning commence! ^.^
*From Noon – 1 PM CST I took a lunch break, pizza is good stuff people 🙂
**From 6 PM – 8:30 PM CST I took a break to be with my family
Book I am currently reading: Owlet by Emma Michaels
Books I have completed: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Burn For Burn by Jenny Han
Pages read: 835
Time spent reading: 10 hours 53 minutes
Mini Challenges Completed: Your Fate in Fiction, Randomly Fill in the Sentence
Snacks Eaten: Mixed Berry Nutri Grain Bars (3), Cherry Coke (2 cans), Dr. Pepper (3 cans), Supreme Pizza, Orange Juice (1 cup), Chips & Salsa
Your Fate in Fiction
Challenge: If your life were to suddenly (very randomly) turn into a plot from any book you’ve either read or want to read in the future, which plot would you hope it turned out to be and why?
Response: I would want it to turn into the plot from the Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale. Bobby (the main character) does have to go through a lot of emotional and physical pain at different points in the series but he gets to travel across time and various dimensions/other worlds which is awesome. It may not be a “perfect” life to live but it would be incredible and Bobby learns a lot about himself along the way. ^.^
Randomly Fill in the Sentence
Challenge: Keeping things random and simple, we just want you to finish the following sentence from Speak with a random sentence on a random page from your current read!