Tag: Read-A-Thon

The Wonderfully Wicked Read A Thon Wrap Up Post!

Posted October 23, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Events / 5 Comments

wonderfullywickedRAT2-228x300We meet again lovelies!

Welcome to my wrap up post for the Wonderfully Wicked Read A Thon! Hosted by My Shelf Confessions!

I’m sad to say that I didn’t have quite as much time to read this read a thon. You see, I was in PARIS!! More on that later.

And while I did read a little bit on the flight over, and a little bit around town, I was mostly exploring the beautiful city of lights. Read More

Posted October 23, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Events / 5 Comments

Wonderfully Wicked Read a Thon is here!

Posted October 10, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

wonderfullywickedRAT2-228x300Well, almost.

It runs from October 11 to October 20th. Thanks to My Shelf Confessions for hosting this awesome Read A Thon. Head on over there! There’s still time to sign up!

I may not be posting as much as I usually would, but I do plan on reading a bunch!

Good luck everyone! I look forward to seeing what you all are reading!

I don’t even want to give you a list because my reading will change depending on my mood. But I’m hoping to read at least six books this week!

Wish me luck!

Posted October 10, 2013 by Kimberly in Contests, Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

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

High Summer Read A Thon Wrap Up!

Posted July 23, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 5 Comments

And that concludes the High Summer Read A Thon!

Thanks to everyone for following me in my crazy reading journey. And thanks to The True Book Addict for hosting.

I had a great time reading but most of all, reading others’ posts on how they were doing!

I can’t wait to do another one!
In total, I read


Moonglow 216 pgs


Cinder 387 pgs


Girl of Nightmares 332 pgs


The Summer I Turned Pretty 10 pgs

Read pages- 945 total!

Not too shabby considering I got really busy a few of those days.
While I didn’t reach my goal of 5 books, it was still fun to try.
If you want to see my progress through the read a thon, check out this post.
Until next time, Happy Reading and thanks for rooting me on!

Posted July 23, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 5 Comments

High Summer Read a Thon! July 16th- July 22nd

Posted July 16, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 13 Comments

Thanks to The True Book Addict for hosting!

I was on vacation earlier this month and after getting back, haven’t been able to focus on reading! I know, shocking!

So this will be a lot of fun and hopefully get my reading schedule back on track. I don’t have a set list yet, but this week I hope to read at least 5 books.

As the week goes by, I will keep updating this post so keep checking back!
Thanks for tuning in and happy reading!

Monday July 16th


Pages Read: 216

Finished? YES! Review to come!

Mini Challenge page 99 test!
I tested Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
It’s a scene between her and a doctor, and they’re talking about why she may be immune to some disease.
I had already turned the page and was halfway down pg. 100 by the time I remembered I was only supposed to read one page!!
I want to read that this week for sure!

Tuesday July 17th


Pages Read: 45

Wednesday July 18th
Continue reading Cinder
Pages Read: NONE!
I was busy all day and then promptly fell asleep.
Hope that I can make up for it today!

Thursday July 19th
Continue reading Cinder
Pages Read: 144

Friday July 20th
Finish Cinder!
Pages Read: 198
Finished? Yes! Review to come!


Pages Read: 17

Saturday July 21st
Continue reading Girl of Nightmares

Pages Read:179

Sunday July 22nd
Finish Girl of Nightmares
Pages Read: 153
Finished: Yes! Review to come!


Pages Read: 10

Posted July 16, 2012 by Kimberly in Events, News / 13 Comments