#TBR Takedown Read-a-thon: Participation Announcement

Hello, everyone!

I decided to participate in this read-a-thon kind of last minute but I could not stay away! This read-a-thon is hosted by Leaninglights on Youtube and you can go check out her channel here. It begins on July 25th at midnight and will go through the 31st. There are 5 challenges for this read-a-thon. I did not pick one book for each challenge because there is no way that I will be reading 5 books during this week. I am also currently in the middle of a few books as well so I may try and squeeze some of those into this read-a-thon as well.

1. First Book in a series: I will not be doing this one because I am in the middle of so many series right now that I do not want to start another one.
2. Sequel Book in a series: I will be reading The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King which is the second book in the Dark Tower series for this challenge. I read The Gunslinger last year and am ready to keep going in the series.
3. Out of your comfort zone (genre, author, reviews, etc): For this one, I chose The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. This is a contemporary book which I do not usually read or like that much but I have heard great things about this author and am excited to try something of hers.
4. On your shelf over a year (or the longest): I chose All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark because I have had this book on my shelf for a couple years now and was in the mood for a mystery novel.
5. Most recently hauled book:This is not my most recently hauled book but it is one of the most recent. For this challenge, I will be reading Obsessed by Ted Dekker. This is one of his books that I have not yet read and he is one of my favorite authors so I hope that I will get to this one during the read-a-thon.

Well, there you have it! This is what I will be reading over the next week. Let me know if you are participating. I would love to hear what you are reading.

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Happy Reading!

Bout of Books 13: Wrap-Up

Hello, everybody!

Today I am bringing you my wrap-up for Bout of Books 13 read-a-thon. I had a blast participating in this read-a-thon and actually got quite a bit of reading done. I went ahead and marked my progress each day of the week so you can see how I did.

Monday

40-89 I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Tuesday

89- 200 I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
1-36 Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easyish Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
1-10 Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Wednesday

Nothing! It was my sister’s birthday, so I was spending time with her this day.

Thursday
36-79 Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
200-356 I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Friday
79-115 Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
1-25 The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

Saturday
115-150 Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
25-155 The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

Sunday
150-166 Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
1-176 The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

Total

Pages read: 853

Books Finished: 3

Overall, I am very happy with how much reading I got done. I loved having The Encyclopedia of Early Earth to blaze through at the end and Adulting to read throughout the week. I always love doing read-a-thons and had a wonderful time dedicating this past week to reading and making reading a priority. If you participated, feel free to let me know how you did. I would love to read about your progress and your experiences with the read-a-thon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

Bout of Books 13 Day 5 Challenge: Book Cover Color Challenge

For today’s challenge, I had to find 4 books with matching cover colors. I went with red as my main color and then there are yellow and white accents on the books. I have not read any of these books so let me know if these are ones I should get to soon.

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Make sure you go check out the challenge here and see what books and colors other people chose.

As far as my progress goes in reading for the read-a-thon, I have finished one book and am halfway through another. I will be breaking into the children’s books here in the next few days to fly through some books. Up next is The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein.

If you are participating in Bout of Books 13, let me know how you are doing. Let’s knock out some reading this weekend!

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Happy Reading

Bout of Books 13: Day 1 Bookish Survey Challenge

Hello, everyone!

I have not done any reading yet today which is a great way to start out the read-a-thon (-_-) but after this, I plan to grab a cup of coffee and get some serious reading done. I decided to participate in the challenge for today. It is called the Bookish Survey Challenge and I basically just answer the 5 questions below to tell you a little more about me.

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Right now, the are organized by genre. However, I have been known to organize them in many different ways such as by color, size, alphabetical order, etc.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

I loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which surprised me because I do not usually like contemporary books.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

The one I picked up first which is I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

5. What book do you recommend the most?

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

If you have not read this book, you should check it out as soon as possible. It is a truly magical story.

That’s all for me today! Make sure you check out the challenge here and check out everyone else’s answers linked on that page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

Bout of Books 13: TBR and Posting Schedule

Hello, everyone!

Are you getting excited for Bout of Books 13? I definitely am! To celebrate my graduation from college and the beginning of summer, I went on a huge library spree and brought home a bunch of books. I am currently finishing up one book and then I will move onto my TBR once I am done with it. These are the ones I will be focusing on for this read-a-thon:

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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg : A graphic novel I have been eyeing for a while now

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson : Book 1 in a YA trilogy

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusack : Been on my TBR ever since I read The Book Thief

The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein : One of my favorite children’s author’s new book

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate : I have heard this one is really good and it won the Newberry Award so I thought I should check it out

I decided to stick with quick reads for this read-a-thon so hopefully I will be able to get through a lot of these during the week. If I feel like reading something else, I will probably read some short stories or a few chapters in Anna Karenina.

As far as my posting goes, I might just do one big wrap-up at the end or update you guys once or twice throughout the week. I probably won’t do a post every day because that just ends up taking a lot of time.

If you are joining, link your post below or tell me what you are going to be reading in the comments. Here’s to an awesome week dedicated to reading!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy reading!

Bout of Books 13 Announcement

Hello, everyone!

I know I have not posted in forever but I will be back soon and ready for some hardcore reading as well as returning to a normal blogging schedule. I am working on my last week of college ever and looking forward to graduation at the end of the week. After school is finally done, I am going to be reading a lot more than I have been. That leads me up to Bout of Books 13. What better way to jump back into blogging than to get right into a read-a-thon?

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I will be posting a TBR a little closer to the date. I am hoping to really get a lot of reading done during this read-a-thon and am ready to jump back into blogging as well.

Are you joining in Bout of Books 13? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

Boutof Books 12: Day 1 Update and New Year’s Resolution Challenge Winners

Hello!

I hope that everyone is doing really well in their Bout of Books so far. I have started out a bit slow but I hope to start picking up speed as the week goes on.

On Monday, I read 120 pages in Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy. I hope to finish this one by Wednesday since Tuesday will be pretty busy for me.

I also wanted to thank everyone for all the responses to my New Year’s Resolution Challenge. I got a bunch of responses and they were all so fun to read. I also received a lot of wonderful, positive comments from people who enjoyed this challenge. Your kind words mean a lot to me!

As far as the challenge winners, I picked 3 of them because there were so many great ones that I could not choose just one check them out at the following links.

That First Line

She’s Got Books on Her Mind

Mesulli’s Medley of Musings

Keep on reading strong!

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