Posts Categorized: Reading Challenge

Better Late Than Never ARC Challenge Sign Ups

Better Late Than Never ARC Challenge Sign Ups

Hello again! I am super excited to announce a little challenge that a few of my friends and I have been cooking up. As book bloggers we are often very lucky in the fact that we are able to get ARCs of great new books. However, I have found recently that I am really behind in my ARC reading and have a whole stack (and e-reader) full of ARCs I haven’t had time to get to. This challenge is a way for us to get some of those books off our plate. This challenge is specifically for ARCs whose book… Read more »

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Endless Summer Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Endless Summer Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

The Endless Summer Read-A-Thon ended yesterday and, unsurprisingly, I did not get as much reading done as I’d hoped. I did manage to finish one full book (The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook) and about a quarter of the way through Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. That’s not too bad for me. There were definitely a couple of days in there where I did not read as much as I was planning. But that’s OK with me. Thanks to Nicole over at The Reader’s Antidote for hosting this fun little read-a-thon. Hope you’re all having a great start to the fall…. Read more »

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Endless Summer Read-A-Thon

Endless Summer Read-A-Thon

Summer is drawing to a close which means it’s time for me to try and finish up my summer reading list. I’ve joined up with the Endless Summer Read-A-Thon hosted by my friend Nicole at The Reader’s Antidote. No real theme except to make a goal for yourself and try to stick to it. The read-a-thon runs from Sept 2 – 7. I don’t know how many books I can realistically read in that time but I am going to do my best. Here are the books on my read-a-thon list. Bittersweet by Sarah OcklerSilence by Becca FitzpatrickGod Save The Queen by Kate… Read more »

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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap-Up

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap-Up

So…I pretty much failed at the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. Seriously, I had a very reasonable goal and missed it completely. I didn’t even read books from my list. So I originally had the goal of reading the following books: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen Ironskin by Tina Connolly Too Hot To Handle by Victoria Dahl Soulbound by Heather Brewer I didn’t read any of these but I did read: Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelyn Drake The Devil’s Pearl by Jennifer Haymore (novella) I read one full book and one novella. Haha – I did pretty badly. But I am… Read more »

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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Mini-Challenge + Giveaway

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Mini-Challenge + Giveaway

Thanks for coming by for my mini-challenge for the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. I had a pretty hard time figuring out what kind of challenge to do. In the end, I decided to keep it pretty simple. I’d like to know what fictional characters you would invite to a dinner party and why. There’s no limit on guests and they can be alive/dead. It’s pretty loose here so just tell me who you think would make a great guest list So here is who I would invite to my fictional dinner party: Kate Daniels/Curran from Kate Daniels series – Not… Read more »

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The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Begins!

The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Begins!

Hi, guys. Today is the official kick off of the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge that is running May 1 – 21. If you know me, you know that I am pretty bad with keeping up with review books. What can I say? I read what moves me at the moment. But I am going to try really hard to get through some of my older ARCs and e-ARCs in the next few weeks. Thanks to  The Caffeinated Reader and The Windy Pages for hosting.  Tune in on May 4, where I will be hosting a mini-challenge and giveaway on the blog for the… Read more »

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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Sign Ups

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Sign Ups

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you all know about this great challenge going on in May. The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge is hosted by The Caffeinated Reader and The Windy Pages. It runs from May 1 – 21. It’s such a great idea for all of us readers who have a backlog of ARCs to read. You can read physical or digital copies for this challenge. If you wan to sign up, please head on over to this post and sign up. Sign ups close May 15. Since I am not the best at challenges, I am going… Read more »

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Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge

So…you know how I said I wasn’t going to sign up for any challenges because I suck at them? Well, I signed up for one. I found out about the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge over at She Wolf Reads. It just sounded like a really cool way to support female writers while broadening my reading pool. There are also a bunch of authors/books on the list that I already wanted to read this year and I figured this would be an additional motivation to read those books. Basically you pick twelve authors from the list whom you’ve never… Read more »

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Krazy Kleypas Challenge Finish Line

Krazy Kleypas Challenge Finish Line

Update on the Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge 2012. This was the only big challenge I signed up for this year and I think I did really well. It does help that Lisa Kleypas has a large backlist and I love her writing. Earlier in the year I signed up with a goal of 4-8 books but soon changed it to the next level up with a goal of 8-12 books. Let’s see how I did. Original GoalCategory TwoKomfy with Kleypas4-8 Books NEW GoalCategory ThreeKaptured by Kleypas 8-12 Books List of books I plan to read:Seduce Me At Sunrise (The Hathaways #2)Tempt… Read more »

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Review Copy Wipeout

Review Copy Wipeout

Ahoy! there and happy Saturday. It’s about a billion degrees in Los Angeles right now so I am trying to stay cool. A lot of my friends signed up for Bloggiesta this weekend. I thought about it but I didn’t sign up because, well I have a fear of commitment. However, I might do it next time and am hoping to do my own unofficial Bloggiesta and get some things done on the blog this weekend. One of the things I wanted to do was officially signed up for the Review Copy Wipeout hosted by The Book Monsters. I know,… Read more »

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