Jul 11, 2012

Read-a-thon: Updates #OUreadathon

The Once Upon a Read-a-thon is hosted by Reading Angel, Candace's Book Blog, and Pure Imagination and runs from July 9th to July 11th. You can still sign up here. #OUReadathon.

Let my vacation begin! I am super excited to have the week off, mostly because I have loads of reading time for the read-a-thon. My husband thinks I am a huge nerd right now because of my excitement and planning for this... Oh well, I'm thrilled!


July 9th

12:01am- Started Goddess Interrupted on page 206
1:45am -Finished Goddess Interrupted
Completed Between the Pages mini Challenge
2:10am- started The Goddess Legacy
3:00am- 32% done with The Goddess Legacy
 ---reading is hard when you are used to being asleep at this time :/-----
Sleep 3am-9am
10am-- Mini Challenge on IB Book Blogging asked:
Question 1:What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want.
I think my favorite cover so far this summer has been for The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver. It looks so good and cute. 
The Spindlers  
Question 2:Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I normally do rely on the cover. I love art and pictures so they attract me first, if I am pulled in by a great cover, I read the synopsis. I also have a bit of an obsession about series, that all of the books have to match. 
11-3pm- Finished The Goddess Legacy
3-4:30 pm- Started and Finished Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer

5:30-6pm- Started and Finished The Dairy of the White Witch: A Witches of East End Prequel
7pm- 11:59pm- Started Sweet Evil to page 284

 End of the day results-
Pages read: 869 + kindle edition, no pages recorded on Goodreads
# of books finished: 4
Mini Challenges completed: 2

 July 10th

12am -3 am- Finished Sweet Evil
Sleep 3:30am-11am (Late start this morning)
11:30 am-  Kindle fever Mini Challenge: Once upon a time there was a bookish fight-
Once upon a time Hermione and Bella Swan got into it over who was the stronger female lead character. Bella argued that she had two guys fighting over her and a whole town obsessed with her safety, and Hermione argued that she too had 2 guy friends, that Bella's argument sucked because she couldn't take care of herself, and that if you know trouble is coming for you all the time, you should be better prepared...Hermione won the argument outright because Bella ended up in a corner hiding from her.

Noon- Started Fix by Force
1pm- Mini Challenge at Stiletto Storytime.
Then all hell broke loose....I didn't read for the rest of the day.
My car went to the shop for what I thought was just a software issue, turns out my transmission is about to blow, I still have money due on the car and I LOVE my car :( but it isn't safe to drive because the transmission could total blow at any second. We were quoted like 5-6,000 to replace the transmission, which we won't due because the car already has about 97K miles. Now I am figuring out money and cars and am too stressed to read. Hopefully Wednesday will get better but I may have to postpone my reading goals til Thursday / Friday.

End of the day results--
 Pages read: about 200
# of books finished: 1
Mini Challenges completed: 2

July 11th

Morning! Last day, lets see how it goes, I am super behind:
Started Fix by Force at 64 %
11:40 am The Reader Bee Mini Challenge- Most anticipated of 2012

Photobucket  Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick, out in September I think..

Magnet4 Books, Mini Challenge
End of the day results--
Pages read:
# of books finished:
Mini Challenges completed: 2


  1. Ohhh! I see why you like that cover! I had to go read the synopsis after I saw it. :D

    Good luck on your reading. Looks like you're already doing a great job!

  2. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog award! All of the info can be found here:



  3. I love your mini-challenge book fight story. Hilarious! I definitely agree that Hermione would trump over Bella. Great job with the updates :0)