Tag: Challenges

Review Copy Cleanup! August 1st – 31st!

Posted July 29, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 6 Comments

Hello and Welcome to the Review Copy Cleanup!
This will take place during the entire month of August! I will try to let go of some of my Review Copy Guilt, and tackle my Review Copy pile.

This coming month, I plan to focus solely on review copies- reading them, reviewing them and giving them away!

Thank you to Nyx Book Reviews and Books, Biscuits and Tea for hosting this cleanup!

I’m not gonna lie. I have a lot of books, physical books and digital books. 
No one can attest to this fact more than my poor hubby, who has declared – “Kimmy, no more books!” Well, seeing as that is probably not going to happen, I’m participating in this cleanup with the hope that I can do some serious reading and reviewing this month.


So check back to this post often to see how I’m doing.
Oh, and a few words of encouragement would be most appreciated.
Thanks and Happy Reading to you!

My List:

Finish 
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Read
Every Day by David Levithan
The First Husband by Laura Dave
Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster
Partials by Dan Wells
Pure by Julianna Baggott
The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
The Dark Knight by Elizabeth Elliot
Ruined by Rumor by Alyssa Everett
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter


Posted July 29, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 6 Comments


Pick Your A Thon- The Book Monsters Update & Wrap Up!

Posted January 2, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 3 Comments

Here is my last update! This Read A Thon ends tomorrow, and I will post an update on this post so stay tuned!

Thanks once again to The Book Monsters for hosting this Read A Thon.

Mini Challenge #5 – Join Some Challenges!
I am taking place in the below challenges:

I’m really excited to be participating in all of these challenges. And I look forward to really getting through my TBR pile! (And returning some borrowed books to some dear friends.)
Mini Challenge #6-  Organizing Your Bookshelves
Slowly, I’ve separated my books into three categories
TBR pile
Borrowed books pile
and Read, Loved and Keep pile, which consist of three very large bookcases in my library.
Just for fun, here are some pics of some of my TBR pile. It’s not a complete, but it’s pretty close.
And these books are then categorized into
hardcover

trade paperbacks (YA then Adult Fiction)

 In Death series

mass market paperback
:)
I have brave plans this year to finish most of those books!
Update:

Finished Jessica Rules the Dark Side (309 pgs) review to come on The Windy Pages
starting new book soon. Can’t decide. Must find coffee and omelet first. :)

1/3/2012 Wrap up!



Finished Mini Challenges 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6


Organized my TBR pile!



Finished The Juliet Spell


Read Under The Never Sky


Read Jessica Rules The Dark Side


Read Love Story by Jennifer Echols


Started Hallowed…

Total of approx 1,290 pages read during this read-a-thon!And had lots of fun!


:)
Here’s to 2012!

Posted January 2, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 3 Comments


Ebook Challenge 2012!

Posted January 1, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments



I might, MIGHT, have many an ebook waiting to be read on my kindle!
And while there’s nothing wrong with that, there is a certain sadness when I look at the pages and pages of unread ebooks and i think- there they sit, unread. Sad.

Alas, fair friends! Not anymore!!
I have joined the 2012 EBook challenge! hosted by Work A Day Reads!
I know, I know. You may be saying “My, Small Fry. That is many a challenge to be in this coming year!” But yes! It is! The beginning of a new year and many goals/resolutions to set, conquer and um, fail. But that’s the fun of it all! The challenge!

I hope to read to-

Level 3- DVD- 25 books!

Update: Level 5 HardDrive- 75 books!

Challenge Guidelines:
This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012.
Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
You can move up levels, but no moving down.
Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.


Levels:
Floppy disk – 5 ebooks
CD – 10 ebooks
DVD – 25 ebooks
Memory stick – 50 ebooks
Hard drive – 75 ebooks

Server – 100 ebooks
Human brain – 150 ebooks







So check back to see my progress!
Onward!

1. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
2. New Girl by Paige Harbison
3. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
4. Tempest by Julie Cross
5. Firelight by Kristen Callihan
6. Spin by Catherine McKenzie
7. Her Dark Knight by Sharon Cullen
8. The Agency: Traitor and the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
10. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
11. Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner
12. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
13. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughin
14. A Seductive Kiss by Francis Ray
15. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
16. The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge
17. Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
18. Slide by Jill Hathaway
19. A Tryst With Trouble by Alyssa Everett
20. Starters by Lissa Price
21. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
22. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
23. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
24. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
25. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
26. Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert
27. Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
28. Unveiled by Courtney Milan
29. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
30. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
31. Captive in The Dark by CJ Roberts
32. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolfe
33. Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels
33. Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman
34. Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey
35. Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
36. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
37. Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
38. Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
39. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
40. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
41. Improper Relations by Julianna Ross
42. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
43. The Red House by Mark Haddon
44. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
45. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
46. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
47. Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster
48. The First Husband by Laura Dave
49. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
50. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
51. The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
52. Ruined by Rumor by Alyssa Everett
53. The Little Woods by Templeman McCormick
54. You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
55. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
56. Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
57. Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
58.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
59. The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
60. Alchemy by K.J. Wignall
61. Blink Once by Cylin Busby
62. Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
63. My Dead Friend Sarah by Peter Rosch
64. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Niki Loftin
65.  Slammed by Colleen Hoover
66. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
67. The Prince by Tiffany Reisz
68. The Space Between Us by Megan Hart
69. The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst
70. Ironskin by Tina Connolly
71. What We Saw At Night by Jacqulyn Mitchard
72. Shadow Woman by Linda Howard
73. The Stranger by Kyra Davis
74. Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt


Not too shabby but would have liked to have read ONE MORE BOOK to meet the goal! Crazy!! :)
Until next year!

Posted January 1, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments


Debut Author Reading Challenge! 2012

Posted November 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 0 Comments


And so 2011 draws to a close and 2012 is around the corner! 


Thank you to The Story Siren for hosting and be sure to visit her website to find other participating bloggers!

CHALLENGE OBJECTIVE:
  • To read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.*
  • *The 2013 extension is so that December Debuts can be read and count toward the challenge.

RULES & GUIDELINES:

  • You must have a Blog to post your reviews or be a member of Goodreads. 
  • Your blog must be written in English.
  • Deadline to join is May 31, 2012.

BOOK GUIDELINES:

  • Must be a young adult or middle grade title.
  • Must be the author’s YA or MG debut, released in 2012.
  • If an author has a previous novel published for adults or children, they can still qualify for the challenge.
  • If an author has a previous YA or MG title, they do not qualify for the challenge.


January 2012 release date

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
May B by Caroline Starr Rose
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Tempest by Julie Cross
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

February 2012 release date
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughin
Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

March 2012 release date
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Starters by Lissa Price

April 2012 release date
Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolfe

May 2012 release date
What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
Wrecked by Anna Davies
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell




June 2012 release date
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman

August 2012 release date
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long


Posted November 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 0 Comments


TBR Pile Reading Challenge! 2012

Posted November 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 1 Comment

Like many of you, I have waaaay too many books. I buy them, excited and anxious to read them, but oh! I should really finish this one first. And I bought this earlier this week so this is first in line. And there’s this library book that’s due…


After a while, my new purchase sits in my “I’m going to get to it someday” pile.
But this coming year will be different!

 


My goal will be level- A Sweet Kiss- 21 to 30.
Click on the button above to check out other bloggers participating in this challenge


Thank you to
Hosts: 
Evie from Bookish  @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read  @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading  @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea  @alouetteuette 
Christa from Hooked On Books  @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction  @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision  @mermaidvisions




Wrap-up POST Schedule:
January – Donna (Theme: Let It Snow + Book Cover Challenge)
February – Nicole (Theme: Un-requited Love/Love Gone Wrong + Advice Column Challenge)
March – Rie (Theme: Green or Pinched + Green Cover Challenge)
April –  Bonnie (Theme: Easter + Mini Challenge)
May – Christa (Theme: MayDay – Disaster Books! + Cover Disaster Challenge)
June – Jenna ( Theme: Camping + Sentence Challenge)
July – Rie (Theme: International Day + Cover Comparison Challenge)
August – Angel (Theme: Summer Memories + Send Your Fav Character On Vacation Challenge)
September – Nicole (Theme: Life Changing Books + Mini Challenge)
October – Caitlin (Theme: Thanksgiving Theme + Share-A-Book Challenge)
November – Vicky (Theme: Spooky Halloween + Book Puzzle Challenge)
December – Evie (Theme: Xmas Bliss + Book Bachelor Challenge)





Read in January

2. Love Story by Jennifer Echols

10. Her Dark Knight by Sharon Cullen
11. The Agency: The Traitor and the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

Read in February
12. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
13. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
14. Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner
15. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughin

Read in March
16. Slide by Jill Hathaway
17. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
18. Divided in Death by J.D. Robb
19. Envy by J.R. Ward

Read in April
20. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Read in May
21. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
22. Lover’s Dictionary by David Leviathan
23. Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
24. Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
25. Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell


Read in June
26. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
27. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Read in July 
28. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Read in August
29. Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
30. You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

Read in September
31. Visions in Death by J.D. Robb
32. Soulless by Gail Carriger
33. Changeless by Gail Carriger
34. Blameless by Gail Carriger
35. Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong

Read in October
36. Graveminder by Melissa Marr
37. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
38. Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Read in November
39. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
40. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay


That’s all folks!
Though I passed my goal, I still wish I had read more of these. My husband will be happy to have the house back! :) Until next year!

Posted November 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 1 Comment


Updated!! The Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon! October 21-23rd

Posted October 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 6 Comments

It’s my first Read-A-Thon!
That’s right!
I’m going to be reading as much as I can during these three days! 
Thanks to hosts: Bex @ Kindle Fever and April @ My Shelf Confessions!

And check back here for updates!

Please feel free to leave comments or advice! :) I’m not sure how I’ll do, but it seems like an amazing challenge!


Challenge 1:

Make one sentence out of only book titles! 
We can’t add or delete words but can use as many book titles as we want! Well, here’s my silly little sentence. 


Wicked, Lovely Eve Matched Unearthly Jacob Silence Forever
Here are the books I used:

Love this game!!!

Challenge 2:
Guess The Character Challenge!

Challenge 3: 
Thanks to BookandLatte for this challenge!


What is your favorite horror or thriller movie based off of a book?
My answer: The one that kept me up late into the night, reading, putting the book down and picking it back up was American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. 
I saw the movie and knew this would stay with me forever. I still get goosebumps. Creepy and horrible. 

10/22 – Reading Update:
Finished reading “Anna Dressed In Blood”/Kendare Blake
Started “The Truth About Forever”/Sarah Dessen

Challenge 4:
Thanks to The Book Monsters for this challenge!”
Anna Dressed In Blood” by Kendare Blake

The story in pictures (without the ending. Spoilers not wanted!)

Ghost Girl
A Haunted House
A ghostbuster and his friends

A Magic Knife

Some VooDoo
And a Beautiful Impossible Love

I loved Anna Dressed In Blood.
Pretty edgy/gorey for a YA book. It was awesome. Hope you get a chance to read it too!
Thanks so much!






Challenge 5: 
Thanks to My Shelf Confessions for this challenge!


In the event of a Zombie Apocalypse you are forced to take shelter with family and/or friends for a period of no less than 5 years. You have time to pack some supplies and some extra things to keep yourself entertained. However, since there will be many people sharing the same space, space will be limited and you are told you are only allowed to bring up to 5 books.
What books would you pack to sustain you? If you want to go a step further you can give a reason why you would choose the books you chose.

I’m going to be very honest here. I am very afraid of Zombies. I do have Zombie survival guides from a friend who knows and appreciates my deep fear of Zombies and is kind enough to help me plan ahead.

That said, of course NONE of my books I would bring are Zombie related.
I will probably be eaten.
But I will be well entertained until then.

My five are:
The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey
Dark Lover by J R Ward
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins



Thanks for the fun!


Posted October 20, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 6 Comments