READ-A-THON TBR | Winter Re-Read-a-Thon


There were a series of challenges to complete during this read-a-thon.  For me I’m going to be relying a lot on books that I have on my Kindle due to the fact that I am currently in the process of packing up all of my belongings before I make the move to Texas early in January.  Either way I will be hosting Twitter sprints tomorrow so be sure to check that out!  I will also have some fun challenges of my own and a giveaway for people to participate it.  So if reading your favorite books again wasn’t enough incentive NOW THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY FOR YOU!  I will also hopefully be doing more giveaways in 2015 for you all to participate in so that’s cool!

Here is my TBR for this read-a-thon:

1. Re-read a stand alone book: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

2. Re-read the first book you remember reading (that you own): A Horse Called Wonder by Joanna Campbell

3. Re-read a book by your favorite childhood author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (or any of the Harry Potter books really)

4. Re-read at least 6 books: To fill out this portion of the challenge I will also be re-reading the First Comes Love trilogy by Katie Kacvinsky

What books will you be reading?  Link me to your TBR’s below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the first Twitter Sprint tomorrow as well as the opening of the giveaway tomorrow! 😀


READ-A-THON NEWS | Winter Re-Read-a-Thon


So I have some very exciting news to share with everyone (or at least I think it’s exciting)…….myself, Alma from Diary of a Booklover and Anna from Unquenchable Reads will be hosting a read-a-thon this month called the Winter Re-Read-a-Thon!  This read-a-thon focuses on having the participants re-read the books they have deemed their favorites.  We will have giveaways, twitter sprints and some other really cool challenges for everyone to do during the span of the read-a-thon.  So here is the information on when it’s happening, where to find us, and how to join!

WHEN? December 22nd – January 2nd

WHERE CAN I FIND EVERYTHING?  The Re-Read-a-Thon has it’s own Twitter page where all of the information about challenges, twitter sprints and giveaways will be!  There is also information on my YouTube channel, Anna’s YouTube channel and Alma’s blog!

HOW DO I JOIN? There is a sign-up blog post on Alma’s blog that you can join and see who else has joined the Re-Read-a-Thon as well.  There is also a Goodreads page so you can chat with the other people involved in the Re-Read-a-Thon and make some new friends before all of the madness starts 🙂  Don’t forget to connect up with us on YouTube and Twitter to make sure you get all of the information when it’s out!

BookTube-A-Thon Update | Day 2 & Challenges

Holy crap it’s the end of day 2 already! O.O

I mean I still have a couple hours left but I don’t know if I will get a ton more reading done in that time.  Day 2 was definitely much more productive for me than day one, mostly because yesterday I went to the live Welcome to Nightvale podcast in Milwaukee.  If you don’t listen to Nightvale you should definitely check it out.  You can find the podcasts on Podbay (an app you can download on an Android phone).

Today I finished one book and started one other and read a total of 300 pages!  Leave you Booktube-A-Thon updates in the comments below! Happy reading all!


Are any of you participating in BookTube-A-Thon? BECAUSE YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD! Although this challenge is geared toward BookTubers, there are also pure reading challenges and Twitter Sprints for those who aren’t comfortable doing vlog updates and the video portions of the read-a-thon.  There is a link to the BookTube-A-Thon channel in the description of the video where you can find more information about the read-a-thon and how everything will work!  If you decide to participate, let me know what you are going to be reading!

Let the Read-A-Thons Begin!

So this summer I did something crazy.  I decided to join not one but TWO read-a-thons.  Now I know for those of you experienced with read-a-thons you are probably giggling at me like “silly human it’s only two read-a-thons that’s really not that bad!”.  And honestly I didn’t think it would be.  Until I piled all the books together and realized that there are a lot of books that I’m going to be reading!  Therefore if you look at my TBR and look at my list for the #SCSBC14 challenge you will notice that they are frighteningly similar, this is because I decided it would be slightly silly of me to make my TBR completely different from my book challenge list.

So I am officially participating in the #SCSBS14 book challenge (check out the nifty button the sidebar *oooooo, ahhhhhh*) as well as the #AYearAThon on!


So far for the @SCSBC14 challenge I have read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (528 pages, 5/5 stars), and What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kirtsin Newman(291 pages, 4/5 stars).  This brings me to a grand total of 30 points so far! I will be posting updates for the #SCSBC14 challenge each month as she updates the challenge 🙂

And last but not least, THE BEAST! WELCOME TO THE #AYearAThon!!!  I just joined this read-a-thon this month and boy did I pick a doozy of a month to join!  This month the theme is Rick Riordan who is the author of the Percy Jackson series.  So what series did I pick to marathon for this month? PERCY JACKSON OF COURSE!! Are you ready for this, because I don’t know if I am!

Let me know in the comments below if you are participating in either of these read-a-thons/challenges and update me on how your doing so far!

Summer Book Challenge 2014

It has been decided!  I have combine my love of reading with my love of a good challenge!  This summer I’m going to take on a reading challenge created by Semi Charmed Kind of Life.  The dates for the challenge run from May 1st till August 31st, so I’m starting a bit late but I have no doubt that I will be able to catch up.  You can find more details for the challenge at her blog 🙂

Summer Reading Challenge

  1. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 528 pages – Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long (5 points)
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 288 pages – Read a book that was written before you were born (10 points)
  3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbriath 464 pages  – Finish a book that you couldn’t finish the first time around (10 points)
  4. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 324 pages – Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore (10 point)
  5. Gone, Girl by Gillian Flynn 432 pages – Read a book that is currently on the New York Times Best Seller List when you start this challenge (15 points)
  6. The Help by Katherine Stockett 544 pages – Read a historical fiction novel that does not take place in Europe (15 points)
  7. TBD 🙂 –  Read a book another blogger has already read for this challenge (15 points)
  8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor  448 pages – Read a book with “son(s)”, “daughter(s)”, or “child(ren)” in the title (20 points)
  9. Paper Towns by John Green 320 pages – Read a book that was/will be adapted for film in 2014 (20 points)
  10. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson 318 pages Read a book written by another blogger (25 points)
  11. What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman  Read a biography, autobiography or memoir (25 points)
  12. Half Bad by Sally Green 416 pages and A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray 432 pages –  Read a pair of books with antonyms in the title (30 points)