Monday, July 8, 2013

Once Upon A Read A Thon 2013

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 1- Cover 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 2 - Better 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.

Ok.
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 3 - IB 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!

29 comments:

  1. The character I would love to meet is probably Hermoine or Harry!

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    1. OMG I was really thinking about Hermoine and Harry too! Thanks for reading!!

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  2. I can't believe I forgot the Weasley brothers, they'd be a hoot to party with LOL

    I've been wanting to read Project Paper Dolls by Stacey Kade, hope you enjoy and looking forward to your review.

    I really must start the Marie Lu's series, I've currently got book 1 and 2 on my shelf, just haven't had time to read it, maybe I'll read it just before Champion is released, and how gorgeous is that cover for Champion?

    Good luck!

    My #OUReadathon post.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Angelica!

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    2. Kim I also felt the same for the Apocalypse challenge I didn't know if I wanted to answer with practicality or just go with my favourite items and books LOL

      My OUReadathon

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  3. Good luck with your goals!

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2013/07/once-upon-read-thon-2013-78-710.html

    Colletta

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  4. I need to read Legend!!
    Good luck with your goals! Hope you have extra lunch reading time ;)

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by Angela!

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  5. You can never go wrong with Harry Potter books and characters. :)

    Good luck with your reading.

    Here's my goal: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/07/once-upon-readathon-goals.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kaitlin!

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  6. good luck with the challenge. i was just thinking about jurassic park the other day and how i want to read it again. maybe i will...

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  7. The Weasley brothers would be so much fun. One of my picks to meet was Hermione, mostly because she was always the character I related most to growing up and still do now. Good luck with your goals!

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  8. Great choices...I have The Historian waiting on my shelf...need to make time to read that one!

    My Once Upon a Readathon Goals & Updates
    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  9. Good luck with your goals. And love your choice of the weasley brothers.

    Jenn @ Book Beats

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    1. Thank you Jenna! Good luck with yours as well!

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  10. I loved the Weasley brothers too! :)
    Good luck with your goals and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Vicky! Good luck with yours as well!

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  11. It would definitely me fun meeting Fred and George haha. And the other brothers too :) Good luck with your reading!

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    1. Good luck Nara!! I'm having a great time so far!

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  12. I included the Weasley Brothers to my list too ^^

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  13. Love the way you did the challenge, Kimberly. Your hubby sounds like quite the catch. :)

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  14. Two books read! Bravo! I hope that they were enjoyable. Best of luck with the rest of your goals. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Belle! Hope the challenge is going well for you too!

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  15. I love that you picked Harry Potter characters as the ones you'd like to meet! I picked Lily Potter so she could explain the whole James-Snape fiasco that J. K. Rowling refuses to!

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

    - Farhana @ Digesting The Words

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