Friday, August 30th 2013

RIP VIII- Reading Challenge!

RIP8main300Hey Everyone!

To welcome in Autumn, with her red delicious apples, her golden brown leaves and firy pumpkins, I’ve decided to join the RIP VII reading challenge. You can find more about it here.

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge lasts from September 1st to October 31st.

I’ll be updating this post until October 31st so wish me luck! Continue Reading →

Friday, June 28th 2013

The Book Diet to End All Book Diets!

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

Goal-
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.)
And
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!)
And
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…


Friday, June 7th 2013

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

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!

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap Up!

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!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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

Digital:
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

Physical:
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.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge!- Goals, Plans and Books!

Hello Everyone!
And welcome to the first day of the Clean Sweep ARC challenge!

Now, if you haven’t signed up yet, please do so here.

And an extra special thanks to Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer for co-hosting!

And in case you missed it, we have EIGHT blogs doing mini-challenges over the weekends of May so be sure to visit each of them. You may find a new favorite blog!


Schedule is below. (And I may host a small, surprise giveaway or two during the month of May. So check back with me often to find it!)

Saturday May 4
Barbara @ Basia’sBookShelf posted 9am EST
Thuy @ RNSL: Nite Lite posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 11
Kristen @ My ParaHangover posted 9am EST
Crystal @ Eleganty Bound Reviews posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 18
Ali @ My Guilty Obsession posted 9am EST
Nicole @ The Reader’s Antidote posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 25
Lola @ Lola’s Reviews posted 9am EST
Jenn @ YA Book Twins posted 4pm EST

Anyway, I wanted to list my personal goals and plans for reading this month.
I have a bunch of ARCs from friends, publishers, etc., that I need to read and hand off

So, my plans are:

1. Post updates once a week on my progress!
2. Read only ARCs this month- digital and physical (though my husband would prefer physical so I can get them out of the house!)
3. Participate and visit the mini-chllaneges!!
4. Visit other blogs participating in the challenge to see how they’re doing!
5. Review! Review! Review! 

Here is a list of some of the physical ARCs I need to read!

GO TEAM!
and have a wonderful month!

Here is the rafflecopter for the grand prize for all of you participants out there!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge! – starts NOW!

Hey Everyone!

The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge starts May 1st!
Thank you to my partner in crime Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer for co-hosting this challenge.

Remember- The Grand Prize is for TWO winners to choose a book of their choice from The Book Depository (Up to $15 per book)

To keep the fun going all weekend, here is a list of mini-challenges that are happening!


Saturday May 4
Barbara @ Basia’sBookShelf posted 9am EST
Thuy @ RNSL: Nite Lite posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 11
Kristen @ My ParaHangover posted 9am EST
Crystal @ Eleganty Bound Reviews posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 18
Ali @ My Guilty Obsession posted 9am EST
Nicole @ The Reader’s Antidote posted 4pm EST

Saturday May 25
Lola @ Lola’s Reviews posted 9am EST
Jenn @ YA Book Twins posted 4pm EST

I am also going to post a mini challenge during the month of May.

But I’m not telling when! So you’ll have to come back and look!


What!? You haven’t signed up already?
Now’s your chance!
Sign up HERE

To recap-
The goal:
To read as many ARCs as we can during the month of May. We will have fun challenges and giveaways posted throughout to month to keep you motivated and reading.

Here are the rules:

Must be read during May 1st and May 21st 2013.

Starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone!

Physical and digital arcs are eligible, any length or genre!

Linky will close May 15th so sign up now before you miss out!

When you join please add the challenge button to your blog. When you post your goals be sure to add button and links back to your hosts.

Challenges will be hosted every Saturday with a chance to win additional prizes.

Please post your recap by June 3rd. This is the day the Rafflecopter will close. Recap post should include a link to the review or Goodreads review with the date it will be posted on your blog. (this is for readers who may be reading books way ahead of schedule and don’t want to post a review yet!)

Rafflecopter entries will be rewarded for each book review linked, posting about challenge, recap post, participation in challenges, and following.

Challenge schedule and Rafflecopter will post on April 30th, at 4pm (EST)

Rafflecopter will close on June 3rd at 11:59 (EST)

Thank you so much for participating! This will be a lot of fun and let’s clear those ARCs!

and here is the Grand Prize!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

My challenge is to only read ARCs this month.
I have some older ARCs from last year I’m dying to get through and a bunch of borrowed ARCs from friends.

I’ll be posting separate updates as I go.
Good luck! And if you haven’t signed up already there’s still time!

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Introducing Clean Sweep ARC Challenge!!!!

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be sharing this awesome news!

Kimba over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and I are hosting a month long challenge in May 2013!!!

The goal:

To read as many ARCs as we can during the month of May. We will have fun challenges and giveaways posted throughout to month to keep you motivated and reading.

There will be a Grand Prize for TWO lucky people who participate.

So get your list together and let’s get ready to read, Read, READ!

Here are the rules:

Must be read during May 1st and May 21st 2013.

Starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone!

Physical and digital arcs are eligible, any length or genre!

Linky will close May 15th so sign up now before you miss out!

When you join please add the challenge button to your blog. When you post your goals be sure to add button and links back to your hosts.

Challenges will be hosted every Saturday with a chance to win additional prizes.

Grand prize- TWO winners will be chosen to pick a book of their choice from The Book Depository (Up to $15 per book)

Please post your recap by June 3rd. This is the day the Rafflecopter will close. Recap post should include a link to the review or Goodreads review with the date it will be posted on your blog. (this is for readers who may be reading books way ahead of schedule and don’t want to post a review yet!)

Rafflecopter entries will be rewarded for each book review linked, posting about challenge, recap post, participation in challenges, and following.

Challenge schedule and Rafflecopter will post on April 30th, at 4pm (EST)

Rafflecopter will close on June 3rd at 11:59 (EST)


Be cool and grab the button!


Sign up now!
and let’s get some of those ARCs cleared away! 
An extra special thanks to Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for being super awesome and hosting this challenge with me!!