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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Va-Va-Voom Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post #VaVaVoomRAT

http://thebooknympho.com/2014/01/sign-up-va-va-voom-read-a-thon/

This is my Wrap-up Post for the Va-Va-Voom Read-a-Thon!
 

I Finished:
by Jenny McCarthy


Here are the final tallies for the read-a-thon:

Total number of pages read: 65 pages   
 
Total books finished: 1

Thanks again to Jennifer at The Book Nympho and Lori at Romancing the Dark Side for hosting!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon: Chandra's Mad Lib Challenge #WWReadathon


Chandra @ Unabridged Bookshelf has challenged us to make a Valentine's Mad Lib.

Directions: This is not your normal Mad Lib, for this Mad Lib you cannot just use any verb, noun, adjective to fill in the blanks, you must use a word from a book title. I thought it would tie in better with the Read-a-thon, and make more hilarious results. 

Word List
 
1. Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend (List Title)
2. Verb (List Title)
3. Noun (List Title)
4. Verb (List Title)
5. Past Tense Verb (List Title)
6. Noun (List Title)
7. Plural Noun (List Title)
8. Adjective (ex: big, hot, beautiful, gloomy) (List Title)
9. Noun (List Title)

 
Dear  (#1, Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend)

I have (#2, Verb) but I have not had the (#3, Noun) to tell you, When I first (#4, Verb) your story, I (#5, past tense verb) in (#6, Noun). I hope you and I will someday be  (#7 Plural Noun). I would love to give you a/an (#8, Adjective) (#9, Noun) for Valentine's Day. 

Yours Truly
(Your Name)


My Valentine's Mad Lib

1. Rhage (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward)
2. Shiver (Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater)
3. Fire (Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian)
4. Lost (The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe)
5. Cursed (Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood)
6. Frost (First Frost by Jennifer Estep)
7. Dreams (Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole)
8. Deep (Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown)
9. Kiss (Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead)

 


Dear Rhage

I have Shiver but I have not had the Fire to tell you, When I first Lost your story, I Cursed in Frost. I hope you and I will someday be Dreams. I would love to give you a Deep Kiss for Valentine's Day.

Yours Truly
Darlene



Thanks, Chandra, for the fun challenge!

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon: Anya's Book Spine Poetry Challenge #WWReadathon


Anya @ Starships and Dragonwings has challenged us to make a book spine poem.

Here is mine:


Don't Say A Word
Lethal Lolita
Surrender
Let the Right One In

What do you think?


This one is a bit creepy:


The Ghost of Graylock
Enshadowed
The Walking Dead
Nowhere To Run



Thanks, Anya, for the fun challenge!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon: Starting Line #WWReadathon

http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/wwreadathon/

The Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon has begun!
 

I'm Reading:
by Jenny McCarthy




Dead Sexy Dragon
(Dragon Heat, Book #1)
by Lolita Lopez



Shade's Children
by Garth Nix
[on my iPod]


Reading Aloud to My Kids:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(Harry Potter, Book #4)

by J.K. Rowling



I hate doing daily updates, so I'll just do a wrap-up post at the end of the read-a-thon to show my final tallies.

Thanks again to April & Pabkins at My Shelf Confessions for hosting!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Va-Va-Voom Read-a-Thon: Starting Line #VaVaVoomRAT

http://thebooknympho.com/2014/01/sign-up-va-va-voom-read-a-thon/

The Va-Va-Voom Read-a-Thon has begun!
 

I'm Reading:
by Jenny McCarthy

I'm not sure whether this book qualifies for the read-a-thon since it is non-fiction but, since it is about love and romance, I thought I'd include it anyway.



Dead Sexy Dragon
(Dragon Heat, Book #1)
by Lolita Lopez



I'm not sure how much reading time I'll be able to squeeze in. If I do manage to finish those, then I might start on this:

Demon Lovers Boxed Set
(Demon Lovers, Books #1-5)
by Kate Douglas


I hate doing daily updates, so I'll just do a wrap-up post at the end of the read-a-thon to show my final tallies.

Thanks again to Jennifer at The Book Nympho and Lori at Romancing the Dark Side for hosting!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post #WintersRespite


This is my Wrap-up Post for A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon!
 

Still Reading:
by Jenny McCarthy


Shade's Children
by Garth Nix
[on my iPod]


Still Reading Aloud to My Kids:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(Harry Potter, Book #4)

by J.K. Rowling



I didn't get as much listening time in on my iPod that I was hoping for, but I did read quite a bit of Jenny McCarthy's book. It's really funny, and it was just what I needed.


Here are the final tallies for the week:

Total number of pages read: 180 pages   
 
Total number of minutes listened: 1 hr, 21 mins
Total books finished: 0  

Thanks again to my favourite read-a-thon host, Michelle!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Take Control of Your TBR Pile: March 2014 #TakeControlTBR


http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/2014/01/take-control-tbr-pile-march-2014-challenge.html

This challenge is being hosted by Kimba the "Caffeinated Book Reviewer".

Here are the details copied Kimba's blog:
Take Control of Your TBR Pile: March 2013

Rules

  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.
  • Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined) you can wait to post on March 1st.
  • Beginning March 1st, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 at midnight read books from your TBR pile ALL books must have been published before March 2014.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. (review only needs to be a short one)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps
  • The rafflecopter will allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Earn an extra entry for adding Take Control Button to your blog, or facebook (with link-back)
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2014 at midnight and a winner will be chosen. Open internationally as long as Book Depository or Barnes and Noble ships to you. Prize: New 2013 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy)
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I will keep track of my progress below:
  1.               

2014 "Real" Book Challenge #RealBooks


http://www.fictionfare.blogspot.ca/p/real-book-challenge.html

This challenge is being hosted by Jaime & Erin @ Fiction Fare and Meg & Kassiah @ Swoony Boys Podcast.

Here are the details copied from Jaime's and Erin's blog:
2014 "Real" Book Challenge



Challenge Guidelines:
  • *This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014.
  • *The challenge is open to anyone! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you have a place to post about the challenge. (Your blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, youtube, tumblr, etc.)
  • *Any book counts. It can be any genre, any length, and as old or new as you want. If you can hold it in your hand and turn the pages yourself, it belongs here. (This includes Advanced Reader Copies.)
  • *Feel free to list your books in your first post or wait until the end of the year and write them in a wrap-up post. Even if you list them, you can always make changes later.
  • *Sign-ups will be open until Dec 1, 2014, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  • *When you sign up in the linky below, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2014 “Real” Book Challenge. (If you don't have a blog, post about it wherever you plan on making all your challenge posts this year!)
  • *On the 1st of each month we will post a wrap-up post, on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare. Every wrap-up will have a giveaway and place for you to link up your wrap-up posts for the month. Each book that you read in the month will get you one entry in our giveaway for the month. Prizes will vary, and winners will be announced the following month in our newsletter.
  • *If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your books the next month. Don’t try to count a book twice, we’ll be watching!
  • *December will be a wrap-up for the whole year. All the books you read January-November + the ones you'll link up in December will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE giveaway.


Still with us? Ready to join? Here’s how:


  • Write a post about joining the 2014 “Real” Book Challenge on your blog. (If you don't have a blog, post about it on Facebook, tweet about it via Twitter, or put it some other place of your choosing.)
  • In your post, don't forget to include: the button/banner, link back to our sign-up page, the level you're aiming at (listed below) and a list of books you're hoping to read for the challenge. (That last one is optional!)
  • Put the challenge button in your sidebar. (there’s a grab link in this post!)
  • Link up in the linky below using the link to your post/tweet.
  • Join the mailing list for updates! CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!
  • That's it! You're in! Welcome to the challenge, stay tuned for lots of fun! We’re so excited you’re joining us! Good luck!
Levels:

(The number of books you read for this challenge! We will have fun graphics for each level and as you progress up the list your accomplishments will appear in the newsletter!)

1-10 - Real Book Newbie
11-20 - Real Book Enthusiast
21-30 - Real Book Snob
31-40 - Real Book Aficionado
41-50 - Real Book Hoarder
50+ - Real Book Queen/King

Additional Info:
  • Join our mailing list to get your monthly copy of our newsletter! The newsletter will have everything you need to know about the challenge each month, plus tons of fun stuff like mini challenges! It will be delivered on the 15th of each month. You can sign up here: JOIN THE 2014 “REAL” BOOK CHALLENGE MAILING LIST!!
  • We’ve also created a Goodreads Group for all challenge participants. Feel free to join and talk about all things books with us there.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN!



*Swoony Boys and Fic Fare currently host a monthly twitter read-a-long. Participating in these would be a great way for you to get an extra book in each month. We’ll post the title and dates for the next month in the newsletters.
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for REAL BOOK NEWBIE (read 1-10 "real" books).

 I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
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Review Copy Cleanup 4.0: February 2014 #RCCleanup


http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/posts/review-copy-cleanup-4-0-sign-up/

This challenge is being hosted by Celine @ Nyx Book Reviews and Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea.

Here are the details copied Celine's blog:
Review Copy Cleanup 4.0: February 2014

Guidelines:

  • The Review Copy Cleanup 4.0 runs from 1 to 28 February
  • It starts and ends midnight of your local timezone to avoid confusion
  • To sign up, just fill in the Mister Linky below. Link to your sign up post directly please! The Linky is the same for both our blogs, so you only have to sign up once
  • The Linky will close on the 15th, so make you sign up before then
  • When you post your sign up post on your blog, either include the challenge button with your post or link it back to this article so that people know where to sign up. Thanks! (:
  • Every book you received for review counts towards the challenge, both ebooks and hard copies (even audiobooks for review if you have those), including all genres and lengths
  • Feel free to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter for your RCC related tweets or join in the Twitter party at http://tweetchat.com/room/RCCleanup and meet lots of awesome bloggers (:
  • At the end of every week we will post our personal updates, and we’ll include a Linky for you to add yours!
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I've been on a reading hiatus since August 2013, so if I read just one review copy then I will consider that a success!!

I will keep track of my progress below:
  1.          

Love for Books Readathon

http://novelheartbeat.com/2014/01/love-for-books-readathon-sign-ups/


This challenge is being hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat and Amanda @ Confessions of a Bookie Monster.

Here are the details copied from Jessi's blog:
Love for Books Readathon


What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal!
  • The Love for Books Readathon runs from Monday, February 17th at 12:01 am through Sunday, February 23rd at 11:59 pm. 
  • We will have at least one mini challenge sometime during the week for you to participate in!
  • There will be a giveaway at the end of the readathon for all participants.
  • Sign up at Novel Heartbeat or Confessions of a Bookie Monster. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by February 18th.
  • To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post and add your post URL to the linky below! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! 
  • In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated.
If you would like to join me in the readathon, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I will create a Starting Line post on the day that the readathon starts, where I will put my goals and keep track of my progress.

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