#AYEARATHON – Benchwarmers Days 6 & 7 update

 

#AYEARATHON is now over! I finished reading Mind Over Easy by Bryan Cohen and read 50% of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Not bad! I’m pretty happy with the results. But like I said before, I’m sort of thinking that I wont be joining many read-a-thons this year. I prefer to read when I feel like it. I’ll still work towards my Goodreads goal and the PopSugar challenge of course!

I am glad I participated in this read-a-thon though, otherwise I don’t know if I would have gotten to Uglies.

Reviews coming…. later… maybe soon-ish.

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#AYEARATHON -Benchwarmers Days 2&3 Update

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Woo! Day 3 is over and I’ve read 29% of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. On Day 2 I didn’t get much reading done. I only read around 20 pages. I felt a little tired after reading so much on Day 1 so I took a break. Day 3 I read about 80 pages which is a lot for me, but not overwhelming.

I’m going to try to read about as much on Day 4. I really want to finish this book by the end of the read-a-thon, but most of all, I just want to enjoy the book. So far I am enjoying it and I can’t wait to find out what happens next!!

2016 Read-a-thons, challenges, and book clubs

Here is a list of the read-a-thons, challenges, and book clubs I will be joining in 2016! It would be great if you could join too!

Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge [All year]

February

#AYearathon: 8-14 – New Adult/ Romance [2/8 – 2/14]

Also, the group read for the month is Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover

January

#AYearathon: 4-10 – Benchwarmers [1/4-1/10]

#24in48 Readathon: 16-17 [1/16-1/17]

RYBSAT #7: 19-25 [1/19-1/25]

 

 

 

 

My first Read-a-thon short wrap up

My very first read-a-thon is now over and it was a success! Not only was it fun, I reached my goal! My goal was to finish at least ONE book, which I did! Actually, I finished two! Ok, so one was only 159 pages long but the second book was 351. I’m a terribly slow reader and it usually takes me WEEKS to finish a 300+ pages book. I’m so glad I got 2 books off of my TBR list. I have 30+ books sitting on my shelf just waiting to be read. And last night I ordered three more which only exacerbates things. Sigh, why do I do this to myself?

I’m very happy, I never thought I would be able to read 500 pages in a day. I can’t wait ’til the next read-a-thon!

Books I read:

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Jennifer Murdley’s Toad by Bruce Coville, 159p.

Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch, 351 p.

Total pages read: 510

Getting reading for my first Read-a-thon!

Tonight, err… tomorrow morning? Well on October 24th @ 12:01am – 11:59pm I will be participating in my very first read-a-thon! I’m so excited! It’s a 24hr read-a-thon. I have my books ready, my snacks ready, and my comfy reading area ready! Now all I have to do is sit down and read. Easier said than done. As excited as I am, I’m also feeling a little hesitant. To be perfectly honest, I don’t like reading for long periods of time. And this 24hr read-a-thon is starting to feel more like a task that I have to complete rather than something I will enjoy.
My goal is to finish a book! At least one book! That’s all I want! I’m a slow reader and, as I said before, I don’t like reading for long periods of time, which means I will be taking a lot of breaks. Also, I’ll be sleeping. I want to enjoy what I read and I can’t do that if my brain is too tired.

Woo hoo! I’m excited!!

The Books

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I won’t be able to read all these books, of course, but I want to have options just in case I have to drop a book, or I change my mind, or if I’m just not in the mood. I really like those bookmarks by the way.

The Food & Drinks

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Electric kettle, large coffee mug, 4 different kinds of coffee, choco cookie, apple, cheese muffin. Yumm~

I’M READY!!

Read-a-thons and Book clubs

Here is a list of read-a-thons and book clubs I’m currently participating in.

2015

December 26th [COMPLETED]
Event: 24hr read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

December 19-20 [COMPLETE]
Event: Weekend read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

December 6-13 [COMPLETE]
Event: Week long read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

December 1-31 [COMPLETED]
Event: Christmas Bookathon
Book: multiple
Where: Christmas Bookathon

November 28th [COMPLETED]
Event: 24hr Read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

November 21-22 [ COMPLETED]
Event: Weekend Read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

November 1-8 [COMPLETED]
Event: Week Read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where: Hooked On Books

October 24th-October 31st [COMPLETED]
Event: Halloween Read-a-thon 2015
Where: Instagram
Host: @aaron_m99 and @_proudfangirl_
#halloweenreadathon2015

October 24th [COMPLETED]
Event: 24hr Read-a-thon
Book: multiple
Where:Hooked On Books

October 1-31 [COMPLETED]
Event: Read With Ben
Book: Ted Saves the World
Where: Instagram
Host: @readwithben
#readwithben #tedsavestheworld

October 1-31[COMPLETED]
Event: Book Club
Book: Hollywood Witch Hunter
Where: Perustopia Book Club