Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Poison [Book Review]


Stats:
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
ASIN: B00AMQ6U2Y
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Lovin' 2013 Readathon [Plus Goals + Book List]


The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)
Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

The Goals:
  • Read 210 pages each day.
  • Finish 6 books
  • Participate in at least 3 challenges 
  • Participate in one Twitter chat
Books To Read:
1466 pages total with these six books. 
Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, #8)To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, #9)Article 5 (Article 5, #1)
Perception (Perception, #1)Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy, #4.5)For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation


Extras, if I have time:
ShutdownA Really Awesome MessAll Our Yesterdays


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Beautiful Disaster & Walking Disaster [Double Book Review]


Stats:
Beautiful Disaster:
Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Jamie McGuire
ASIN: B0052VUNHC
Walking Disaster:
Kindle Edition, 488 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Atria Books
ASIN: B008J2AH7C

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Requiem [Review]

 

Stats:
#3 in Delirium trilogy
391 Pages [Hardcover]
Published 5 March 2013
ISBN: 0062014536
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Black Heels & Tractor Wheels [Review]

 
Stats:
352 pages [Paperback]
First Published 1 January 2011
ISBN: 006199717X
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Design: From Flab to Fab

Megan contacted me for a little design for her blog - she was ready for a new look and a new name. She told me she loved chevrons and gave me a few colors she wanted to use and then she let me loose! I've been wanting to try a no-header blog design for a while. I really love the way it turned out.

Before

After

One of my favorite parts of the new design is her siggy!


Visit Megan's blog and see the design live!


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Bane [Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-galley copy of this book from Netgalley for my honest opinions.


Stats:
#1 in Eden Trilogy
352 Pages [Paperback]
Published 5 March 2013
ISBN: 0615769802
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Wicked Wildfire Readathon 2.0 - Starting Line//Daily Updates


You can see my book list and goals here! I'm ready to go! Woo :)

Friday 6/7
Current Book(s):
Obsidian (Lux, #1)











Pages Read: 6% to 47% (Obsidian - 118 pages) = 118 total
Books Finished: 0
Thoughts: 12PM Today has been pretty busy so far. I dropped of my son at school and got 30 minutes at home before having to turn right back around and go to his Kindergarten celebration. I've been trying to catch up on all the fun computer stuff I do daily before I get to my reading. I have read a teensy bit today though. I also did the Jigsaw Puzzle challenge. SO fun :) 4PM Did the Title Scramble challenge too


Saturday 6/8
Current Book(s):
 Obsidian (Lux, #1)Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

Pages Read: 47% to 100% (Obsidian - 152 pages), 1 to 26% (Beautiful - 83 pages) = 235 total
Books Finished: 1
Thoughts: 8AM I slacked a little yesterday with so much going on (car problems, visiting a friend, 1/2 day of school plus a kindergarten celebration), but since today's plans aren't gonna work out (I'm not walking 5 miles with two kids in the rain and with the rain, the drive-in is a no-go)...we're gonna hang out indoors. 1PM I forgot to say that I participated in the song challenge yesterday too. Hoping to find a good song for Beautiful Disasters once I start reading. That meets my 3 challenge goal, so that's awesomesauce.


Sunday 6/9
Current Book(s):
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)
Pages Read: 26% to 63% (Beautiful - 118 pages) = 118 total
Books Finished: 1
Thoughts: 9AM Curious to see where the second half of Beautiful Disaster goes. I stayed up entirely too late to read though lol


Monday 6/10
Current Book(s):
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
Pages Read: 63% to 100% (Beautiful - 118 pages), 1% to 62% (Walking - 302 pages) = 406 total
Books Finished: 2
Thoughts: 9AM I have some weird thing going on with reading 118 pages. Starting Walking Disaster and excited to read Travis' POV. Did the cover lover challenge today too! 10PM I may be able to finish Walking in what's left of today (fingers crossed). Picked another song out for the song challenge for Walking.


Tuesday 6/11
Current Book(s):
Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13)A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
Pages Read: 62% to 100% (Walking - 186 pages), 1% to 38% (Apple - 134 pages), Storm - 3 pages = 323 total
Books Finished: 3
Thoughts: 11AM Finished my 3rd book of the readathon and I'm going to start 2 more. Storm is going to take me a while to read, but I did want to start reading a few chapters a day anyways.


Wednesday 6/12
Current Book(s):
Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13)
Pages Read: 38% to 66% (Apple - 98 pages) = 98 total
Books Finished: 3
Thoughts: 10AM Hoping to get more reading done today - finish book 4 and maybe knock out another book tomorrow (:


Thursday 6/13
Current Book(s):
Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13) A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)Love the One You're With
Pages Read: 66% to 100% (Apple - 116 pages), Storm - 23 pages, Love - 36 pages = 175 total
Books Finished: 4
Thoughts: 7AM Today's goal is to really get it. Yesterday I was lazy and didn't read as much as I wanted to. I really need to crack down today and read. 12PM Finished Apple Turnover Murder, starting Love the One You're With 9PM I still have 3 hours to read, but I'm turning off my computer. Will update in the morning  with today's final page count :) Can't believe how well I've done during this readathon.


Friday 6/14
Current Book(s):
Love the One You're WithThe Eleventh PlagueA Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
Pages Read: Love - 20 pages, Eleventh - 27 pages, Storm - 2 pages = 49 total
Books Finished: 4
Thoughts: 2PM Putting Love the One into my Did-Not-Finish pile. I'm 50+ pages in and it hasn't captured me yet. Gonna start Eleventh.
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Finish Line:
1522 pages read and 4 books finished. My original goal was 1556 pages and 4 books finished, but I'm just fine with what was accomplished :) I cannot wait for the Summer Lovin' Readathon (you can find a link to the sign up/info page on my sidebar!

hoo hoo!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Elite [Book Review]


Stats:
#2 in The Selection trilogy
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 2013 by HarperTeen
ASIN: B009NG1Q96
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lover At Last [Review]


Stats:
#11 in Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
544 Pages [Kindle]
Published 28 March 2013
ASIN: B008BM4LZY
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