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Once Upon A Read A Thon 2013

Posted July 8, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, News / 29 Comments

I am participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Pure Imagination, Candace’s Book Blog, and Reading Angels!

This Read A Thon runs from July 8th to July 10th.

Click any of the above links to sign up!

I’m super excited about this Read A Thon. I haven’t participated in one for a while, but I fully intend to read as much as I can! It’s going to be challenging because I work full time, but I think I’ll be clearing my lunch schedule for some much needed reading time!

Here are the books I’m looking to read:

The Turning by Francine Prose
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
Project Paper Dolls by Stacey Kade
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Finish: Jane Eyre audiobook (in progress)
Finish: The Replacement (which has been half read since beginning of year)

Wish me luck!

Mini Challenge 1Cover to Cover Blog

1. Which book am I most excited to read in the coming year?
I am super excited to read Champion by Marie Lu when it comes out later this year. I read Prodigy and Legend so fast! 

2. Which book would you re-read if you had the time?
I love reading Jurassic Park. I try to make time for the Harry Potter series as well. But if I had some extra time, I would like to read The Historian again.

3. If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be and why?
That’s a really hard question.
I think I’d like to meet the Weasley brothers from Harry Potter. I think they would be fun to hang out with and get to know.

Mini Challenge 2Better Read Than Dead

You’re in a bookstore and you’ve just purchased 5 books you’ve been dying to read, when the apocalypse hits. (Zombie, Demons, Vampires, Dean Winchester vs. Sam Winchester (yes, I’m watching Supernatural reruns) I don’t care what apocalypse). You’ve got one chance at survival, what 2 books do you take and what 3 other items do you take? 

This is very tough. Do I grab something for survival? Or entertainment?
Depending on the type of apocalypse, do I go for sunscreen or water or garlic?
These are all serious questions.

I think I would grab- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and The Historian. I love those books and they are massive, so while I’m waiting for the end of the world, I might as well read some of my favorites. (If I can make my husband carry another two books with him, I might make him take Pride & Prejudice and The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (erotica). I mean, we are going to have some free time on our hands….)

I would also pick up a crow bar (because I fear zombies and according to the Zombie Survival Guide, a crow bar is your best friend), bunny food (for my two bunnies) because I am a practical bunny mama, and probably chocolate. Because my husband is grouchy without it.

Great mini challenge!!

Mini Challenge 3IB Book Blogging

Make your dream guy using characteristics, personalities, looks, and anything else you can think of from your favorite book boyfriends.

Hmm, tough one. Tough because I am already married.
How about the best characteristics I find in books that apply to my hubby?

Mr. Darcy – accent and strong character.
Sam from Wolves of Mercy Falls series – songwriting, guitar playing, sensitivity
Dimitri from Vampire Academy – strength, speed, stealth, and fierceness

Matthew from A Discovery of Witches – knowledge, protectiveness


July 9th- update:
Finished Through to You and The Turning
Going to start reading Fathomless
Hoping to finish Jane Eyre tomorrow evening

Note to self: Reading during lunch is the way to go!!

Mini Challenge 4 Dizneee’s World of Books

1. Favorite Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
2. Favorite Book within that genre: The Vampire Academy series, the Drake Chronicles… the list goes on! 
3. Favorite Character in that genre: So hard to choose. I do love Lucius from Jessica’s Guide.

This was actually a very hard one for me to answer. Because all of these guys are so hard to choose from! :)

Wrap up! July 11th-
Well, I did pretty well! I read three YA books and finished my audio book of Jane Eyre, which is what I was really hoping for with the full time gig going.
I’m pretty happy with my progress!
Most of all, I think I’ll try to take a couple of days every week to read at lunch. It was relaxing and I made some serious reading progress too!

Great Read a thon!

Posted July 8, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, News / 29 Comments

Vamps vs. Zombies Giveaway Hop!

Posted July 3, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, News / 1 Comment

It’s here!
Well, almost!

I’ve signed up for the Vamps vs. Zombies giveaway hop, hosted by My Shelf Confessions

Go here if you want to sign up too. All the information can be found on that page.

There will be giveaways, guest posts, challenges- all zombie and vampire related!
And if you have ever read my blog or been unfortunate enough to meet my sorry ass in person, then you know what a soft spot I have in my heart for vampires. (And a real terror of zombies!)

I’m going to do a giveaway during this time too! And it will be zombie or vampire related.
No, crazy peeps. I can’t tell you what it is yet. Jeez. It’s only July!

Anyway, watch out because I will be reading a bunch of zombie and vampire books during August too!

Happy Reading!

Posted July 3, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, News / 1 Comment

The Book Diet to End All Book Diets!

Posted June 28, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous, News / 9 Comments

Hey guys
So if you know me, you’ll know that I tend to buy a lot of books. Like, a lot.
My poor husband doesn’t know what to do with me. (Seriously. I feel bad for him. Because if he started collecting something like I collect books, well, he would be living in the garage.)
And I have to admit, even I get overwhelmed by the number of books I’ve accumulated recently.
Oh yes, lovely readers. I am going to admit it-

I have a book buying problem.

So I’m issuing my own challenge to myself and you, fellow readers will help me.
I am going to embark on

The Book Diet to End All Book Diets

To only buy One Book a month for the rest of the year (including DIGITAL copies!)- starting this month. (July)
Therefore, I must read my TBR stack as it stands now. 

Here are the exceptions-
1. Pre-orders do not count and I won’t be cancelling those. (so there! I don’t have many anyway.)
2. If I am at a signing, I can buy another book to be signed to giveaway on the blog. (See? I’m thinking of you!)
3. I can get library books out. Because they’re free.

I will update my progress here on this post.

This means great things for you! Because as I read, I certainly can’t keep all of them. Look out for more giveaways in the second half of 2013 than ever before!

And if by some chance I do happen to stray outside of the lines, (you know it will happen) I will post updates on that as well. 
Wish me luck.
There’s a lot of books out there…

Posted June 28, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous, News / 9 Comments

Wicked Wildfire Read A Thon is Here!!! & Wrap Up!

Posted June 7, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, Miscellaneous, News / 4 Comments

Welcome! I’m participating in the Wicked Wildfire Read A Thon!
Hosted by My Shelf Confessions.

This is going on from June 7th to 14th. so it starts today!!

If you’d like to sign up, visit My Shelf Confessions to sign up!

So excited!
Here is the list of books I’d like to read during these next seven days!

Charm & Strange
Wig in the Window
Always Watching (currently reading)
Sea of Tranquility
The Replacement (finish)
The Painted Bridge (finish)
Corner of White (finish)
The Ashford Affair
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

I know, I know. It looks like a lot. But that’s why it’s a challenge!!
I’m going to update this link as we go through the week so check back often!

Wish me Luck!
Happy Reading!

June 10th Update-
Sadly did not read that much this weekend.
However, hope to make up for it a little bit tonight and tomorrow!

June 12th Update-
Still going! 
Currently reading: Always Watching
Will probably read quite a bit tonight as hubby is going out and I have the house and bunnies to myself!

June 14th Wrap up-
Sadly, I did not read as much as I wanted to this week. I am in the middle of Always Watching which is pretty awesome and I have big reading plans for this weekend. But that is all.
Thank you again to My Shelf Confessions for hosting a great Read A Thon!
Until next time!

Posted June 7, 2013 by Kimberly in Events, Miscellaneous, News / 4 Comments

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap Up!

Posted May 30, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous, News / 9 Comments

Hey Everyone!
May is OVAH!

A very special, heartfelt and HUGE thanks to Kimba over at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. She is super awesome and if you don’t follow her blog, then you must have been stuck under a rock somewhere because it is awesome. Go now and click follow.

And a big hug and thank you to all the lovely bloggers out there who hosted mini challenges this month! If you haven’t wandered over to their sites yet, here is the list again so you can check them out.

Barbara @ Basia’s BookShelf
Thuy @ Nite Lite
Kristen @ My ParaHangover
Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Reviews
Ali @ My Guilty Obsession
Nicole @ The Reader’s Antidote
Lola @ Lola’s Review
Jenn & Mary @ YA Book Twins

You guys are so super awesome. 

By doing this challenge, I hope you made a dent in your ARC pile, and also discovered some fun and new blogs along the way.

I hope you had a wonderful reading month. Summer is here! And I’m looking forward to reading outside, swimming and taking some pictures at the beach. 

And remember, the Grand Prize Rafflecopter is going to close soon!
So put up your recap post, reviews and enter below!!

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My progress
Here is my review of the month’s reading.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

Not bad.

And another HUGE WONDERFUL Thank You to all the readers and bloggers out there, especially the amazing Kimba.
Thank you so much.

Happy Reading.

Posted May 30, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous, News / 9 Comments