Tag: Read-A-Thon

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

trade paperbacks (YA then Adult Fiction)

 In Death series

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

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

Pick Your A Thon!- The Book Monsters

Posted December 29, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments

Presented by The Book Monsters!
If you haven’t checked out their blog, or their group on Goodreads, I recommend you do! It’s fantastic fun!Starting today and running till January 3rd! 

I’ve decided to participate in this as a Read-A Thon!
Check back here as I post updates on how I’m doing!

Wish me luck!

Mini Challenge #1- Goals, Goals, Goals

What book are you starting with?
I am starting with “The Juliet Spell” by Douglas Rees.

I hope to read:
four books total, both on kindle and in physical form.

Books I hope to read, or at least will try to get to:
I would like to say I’m organized and will read my netgalley books for January, so that is the goal. I don’t know how I’ll do, but I’ll try really hard!

Mini Challenge #2- 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2012
Oh, where to begin!

Endlessly by Kiersten White– the last book in the Paranormalcy trilogy
The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
The Traitor In The Tunnel by Y.S. Lee– book three in The Agency series
Tempest by Julie Cross
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake– book in the Anna Dressed in Blood series
Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins- book three in the Hex Hall series
Fever by Lauren DeStefano– book two in the Chemical Garden series
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward– book in the BDB series
Rapture by J.R. Ward– book in the Fallen Angels series
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris– book in the Sookie Stackhouse series

Posted December 29, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments

And in closing: Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon ends

Posted October 24, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments

Dear friends, fellow book lovers and cute fluffy pets,

As the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon winds down, I have to admit I’m sad to see it go. I loved the mini challenges, both participating and watching others too. And I loved the idea.

I don’t think I read as much as I could have, if say, I was given the entire weekend to read, not go to work, not leave the house for any reason and sustain myself on ice cream and cookies alone. But alas, those weekends are few and far between.

I had a wonderful time and thanks for reading along.

My first Read-A-Thon is over in just a few minutes (as I am on PST), but I’m happy to say it was such a positive experience for me, I’ll be sure to sign up for other ones in the future.

To recap:

Participated in 5 challenges. (see my previous post on this Read-A-Thon to see my answers to the challenges)

Title Sentences | Britta @ LovelyLit Blog

Guess the Character | Heather @ Book Savvy Babe

Lets Talk Horror | Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Read in Pictures | Kate & Kristen @ The Book Monsters

Zombie Apocalypse | April @ My Shelf Confessions


Finished Reading

“Anna Dressed In Blood”/Kendra Blake (183 pgs read)
“The Truth About Forever”/Sarah Dessen (374 pgs read)

Total: 557 pgs read this weekend!

No too shabby and a good starting point for the next Read-A-Thon!
Thanks all you lovely people for hosting and see you next time!

Posted October 24, 2011 by Kimberly in Events, News / 2 Comments

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