THAT’S A WRAP FOLKS! National Readathon Day ends (for me at least…)

Annnnnnd that’s a wrap for me, guys!

The four hour marathon is officially over for me, but I’m still going to continue reading. Was my plan for the day anyway. 😀

Got finished reading five books in the time alloted, which was AWESOME! Expect reviews either here or on GoodReads within the next couple days!

  1. Re-creation by Dusk Peterson
  2. In Despair (Princes of the Blood, Book #3) by Megan Derr
  3. Henni by Miss Lasko Gross
  4. Love (Volume 1: The Tiger)
  5. Wonderland (Age of Darkness) Volume 5
  6. *Finished reading*   The Memory of Blood and Lotuses by E. E. Ottoman

LESS THAN ONE HOUR (EAST COAST)! National Readathon Day is TODAY!

Just a quick reminder!
National Readathon Day starts in a little under ONE HOUR here on the East Coast!
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm INTL

For those of you who missed out on my previous post about it, you can check out more information here. Basically starting at 12:00pm INTERNATIONALLY, you are to read (preferably a book of some kind), and not stop reading until 4pm. That means wherever you are in the world, noon is when you begin! 🙂

It’s not a race to see how many books you can read in any given amount of time.

It’s simply to MAKE THE TIME TO READ.

The point is that so many of us do not make the time to read – in our day, in our week, in our months and years. Time flies by, while we’re constantly saying, “Oh, I’ll read that later” or “I can always get back to that some other time.”

Well, folks! TODAY IS YOUR TIME.

Make the time… and read.


 

I have a few candidates for what I was thinking of reading, but honestly it all rolls down to whatever sparks my interest when the clock strikes!

What books are you guys planning to read? Leave a comment letting me know!

ONE HOUR INTL COUNTDOWN!! National Readathon Day is TODAY!

Just a quick reminder!
National Readathon Day starts in ONE HOUR across the world!
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm INTL

For those of you who missed out on my previous post about it, you can check out more information here. Basically starting at 12:00pm INTERNATIONALLY, you are to read (preferably a book of some kind), and not stop reading until 4pm. That means wherever you are in the world, noon is when you begin! 🙂

It’s not a race to see how many books you can read in any given amount of time.

It’s simply to MAKE THE TIME TO READ.

The point is that so many of us do not make the time to read – in our day, in our week, in our months and years. Time flies by, while we’re constantly saying, “Oh, I’ll read that later” or “I can always get back to that some other time.”

Well, folks! TODAY IS YOUR TIME.

Make the time… and read.


For participants in North & South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, our time is technically tomorrow… so… I’ll post another reminder then. XD

Has everyone heard about National Readathon Day?

Click here to read more!


 

I’m not hosting this event myself, but I’m sure to participate in my own neck of the woods here. 🙂 Let’s all give it a shot and plan to read a book this time next week too! On Jan. 24th, from Noon – 4 PM in our respective time zones!

I’m not sure which book I’ll choose yet… but I know I’ll definitely take advantage of any opportunity to indulge recklessly in a book or two for any given reason. xD

If any of you, my dear readers, plan to join me in reading on the day, I’d love to know about it!

Post a comment below letting me know that (1) you’ll be participating, and (2) what book or books you think you’ll be reading for it!

Dat’s about it!

Thanks for reading everyone! I hope many of you will be able to make the #timetoread next Saturday.

You won’t regret it. 😉 After all, who ever regrets reading?

The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015

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1 JAN – 31 DEC

hosted by Book’d Out

see here more info to sign up

Rules:

In it’s fourth year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.

*  Select, read and review a book from each category listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.

*  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.

*  Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.

*  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2015 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

If you need some ideas for what to read in the above categories I suggest you search Library Booklists or  Listopia at Goodreads

  • Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement  and /or the challenge image badge to the post. If you tweet use the tag #eclecticreader or @bookdout
  • Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky.

All participants that complete the challenge by December 31st 2015 will be eligible to win a book of their choice to the value of $15AUD from bookdepository.com or a $10US Amazon gift card or paypal funds of  US$10 to be drawn via random.org Jan  2016.

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2015 Monthly Motif & Keyword Challenges

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1 JAN – 31 DEC

hosted by Kim of Bookmark to Blog

see here more info to sign up for Motifs & for Keywords


Because these two challenges were created in such a way that they can be combined, I am posting my own version of the rules which anyone else can join in and do with me, or check the links above for the original individual rules and guidelines on the hosting blog.

Rules

For this new combined challenge, each month is assigned a certain motif or theme AND a set of 6 keywords associated with each month. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the motif for that particular month AND whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month.

* The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’

* Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read “Cinder” or “Ashes” for the key word ‘Fire’ and that would be just fine. If the key word is ‘family’ then your title could include the word ‘sister’ or ‘mother.’If the key word is ‘food’ then your title could include the word ‘cake.’

* Link up below to participate and add additional links any time you post about the challenge or post about a book you read for the challenge.

* Different this Year! There is only one linky for all the reviews rather than posting a new one each month. When you post your review post the name of the book and the month. Linky can be found here.

This challenge is just for fun so please don’t worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order! If you don’t have anywhere to link your reviews- don’t worry about it. Just come back and comment telling us what you read and if you liked it! Continue reading

The 2015 Re-Read Challenge

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1 JAN – 31 DEC

hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With

see here more info to sign up

Rules:

The Re-Read Challenge Details
  1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. The sign-up linky will remain open until the end of January, but join at any time by adding your intro post to any monthly re-read recap linky.
  2. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it’s a re-read.
  3. We will have two giveaways – one at the six-month point and one at the end of the year. Giveaway details posted closer to the halfway point!
  4. You don’t have to follow our blogs to participate or be entered in the giveaways.
How You Participate
  1. Re-read some books!
  2. In the first week of each month, we will post a re-read recap on Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With that includes a linky that will be open all month. Write a post detailing what you re-read the last month, and add the direct link to our linky to be entered in our giveaways.
  3. If you write any re-read reviews (it’s totally optional!), add those to the monthly linky for additional entries (one per post) in our giveways.
  4. If you miss a monthly post, just link up your reviews and/or recap in the linky during the next month.

Here are some of the books I think I’ll re-read this year:

I consider this list to consist of 12 books (which is my goal one way or another), even though there’s obviously more than that here. XD

  1. The Merro Tree by Katie Waitman
  2. The Splintered series by A.G. Howard
    1. Splintered
    2. The Moth in the Mirror
    3. Unhinged
    4. Ensnared
  3. The Scarlet and the White Wolf series by Kirby Crow
    1. The Pedlar and the Bandit King
    2. Mariner’s Luck
    3. The Land of Night
  4. The first 6 books in the No.6 series
  5. The ENTIRE Let Dai series (Books 1-15)
  6. The Child Thief by Brom
  7. The Elf and the Shoemaker by M.L. Rhodes
  8. The Mermen of Ea series
    1. Stealing The Wind
    2. Into The Wind
  9. Of Last Resort by Megan Derr
  10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  11. Always Masked by Megan Derr
  12. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

I have the curious suspicion that I’ll probably be reading more than these as the year goes on (or none of these and something else that catches my fancy besides), but hopefully I won’t deviate too far from this list. Guess we’ll find out at the mid-year and end-of-the-year check-points! 🙂

2015 Play On Reading Challenge

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JANUARY – APRIL 2015

hosted by Half-Filled Attic

see here more info to sign up

Rules:

  • The challenge will run for four months, beginning from January 2015.
  • Each month, there will be a monthly theme.
  • A master post will be published shortly before the challenge begins.
  • Participants are expected to read and post a review each month, and post it in the upcoming Master Post.

January: Ancient Plays, including Greek and Roman plays
February: Renaissance Plays, including Shakespeare and his contemporaries
March: Post-Renaissance Plays, anything post Renaissance is allowed. Wilde and Shaw are very welcome
April: Freebie Plays, if you find any particular playwright interesting during the 3 months, feel free to read another of his/her plays. Or if you want to experiment with other genre or other playwright, you are in.


Here is my list for this challenge:

  1. Ancient PlayPrometheus Bound by Aeschylus
  2. Renaissance Play: Endymion, the Man in the Moon by John Lyly
  3. Post-Renaissance Play: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  4. Freebie Play: The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer & Joseph Papp

New To You 2015 Reading Challenge

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1 JAN – 31 DEC

hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup

see here more info to sign up

Details:

This one is super flexible.
Basically…read something “new” to you in 2015 and review it.
This can be a debut author.
A brand new to you author.
An old favorites “debut” book.
A new series.
A first time reading a new genre (ex if you read your first New Adult book)
or any other new that crosses your path
Everyone is welcome to join–blogger, author, reader
Any genre/heat level is fine.
THE LEVELS
Level 1–   6 “new to you”s
Level 2– 12 “new to you”s
Level 3– 24 “new to you”s
Level 4– 36 “new to you”s
Level 5– 48 “new to you”s
Level 6– 72 “new to you”s
Level 7–100+ “new to you”s

Here is my list for this challenge:

Level 3 is actually going to be harder than I think. o__O;; 24 new books… uhh… I’ll have to start thinking about this seriously or else I’ll fall behind on this one. XD Continue reading

2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

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1 JAN – 31 DEC

hosted by Falling For YA

see here more info to sign up

Guidelines:

  • The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
  • If you have any questions tweet me @FallingForYA or e-mail Emisbookblog@aol.com!
  • Choose a level:
    • Bronze – 10 Books
    • Silver – 25 Books
    • Gold – 50 Books
    • Platinum – 75 Books
    • Diamond –  100 Books

My Goal:

Shooting for Gold!

I’ll keep track of them here:

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