Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-A-Thon



Hosted by Jude @ In Between and Jennifer @Some Like It Paranormal
Starts today and ends on August 12th. You can read whatever you want and as much or little as you want. If you can only participate during a few days of the read-a-thon that is okay too. You don't have to have a blog, feel free to follow along on twitter, goodreads, or facebook. They will be tweeting with hashtag #SWUR. They have a ton of fabulous challenges and giveaways planned. Click on image or their links to join in the fun.

I love read-a-thons, heck I love any excuse to read but I like chatting with fellow
book lovers and this is the perfect format. 
Here are my reading goals:
Every Day
Beautiful Disaster
Blackwood
Dream of Me
City of Demons
I Hunt Serial Killers
The Uninvited
On the Island
The Taken
Destined  for An Early Grave
Juliet Immortal
Seawitch
In a Fix

Now the titles may all change but I'd like to read at least one a day.
I will post my progress here nightly.


Updates:
Saturday Aug 4 -       Finished Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
                               Started: Beautiful Disaster
                               pages read:. 516

Sunday Aug 5-          Finished: Beautiful Disaster
                               Started: In A Fix
                               pages read: 276

Monday Aug 6th-      Finished: In A Fix by Linda Grimes
                                     Started: Dream of Me by Jennifer Froelich
                                     pages read: 334

Tuesday Aug 7th-      Finished: 0
                               Started:
                               pages: 100

Wednesday Aug 8th- Finished: Dream of Me by Jennifer Froelich
                                      Started: Seawitch by Kat Richardson
                                      pages: 215

Thursday Aug 9th-     Finished: Seawitch by Kat Richardson
                                      Started: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
                                      pages: 238

Friday Aug 10th-         Finished: 0
                                       Started: 0
                                pages: 100

Saturday Aug 11th-     Finished: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
                                 Started: City of Demons by Kevin Harkness
                                 pages: 207

Sunday Aug 12th-        Finished: 0
                                        Started:
                                        pages: 125


Well, I managed to read 6 books and started a 7th. I participated in a few challenges and accomplished some goals. Thanks to the hosts who sponsored this read-a-thon :)
   


Challenges:

From Wicked @Wickedly Bookish Books
Find the Book Cover : Find the following item(s) on a book cover:


Sun
A teeny bikni
Beach umbrella
Sandcastle
Oceanscape or a beach scene
Sunflower
An American flag (4th of July)
Lemonade/Iced Tea
Sunset
Sailboat
Camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.)
Sunglasses
Swimming Pool
Sun bather
Picnic 

My finds:
the sun:
teeny bikini:
beach umbrella:

sandcastle:
ocean or beach scene:
sunflower:
an American flag:
ice Tea/ lemonade:
sunset:
 sailboat:
camping:
swimming Pool:
sunglasses:
Sunbathers:
picnic: 

Eek gads ..thanks for the challenge Wickedly Bookish :)

Trini @ A Book-lovers' Review hosted the following challenge:
I need for you to create a small but fun post with a
1. list characters (as many as you want) that you thing are HOTTER than Summer 
2. Add the book title or book cover
3. Put your rating
4. Link up your review (Amazon, blog, Goodreads, etc.)
5. explain why you picked him or her.


Here is my list:

Rad Beaumont from Sweet Chaos:
My rating: 5 cups of steamy hot coffee
Review
Smoking Hot Chaos Demon 

Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston
My rating : 5  cups of frothy coffee
breathtakingly gorgeous and a notorious rake

Dominic
My Rating: 5 cups of spicy coffee 
Vampire, Agent, romantic 

Well that was fun and hot! thanks Trini! 


Challenge from Emily @ Falling for YA
Cover Love Challenge -show covers of books released in the summer that you love. 
my picks:
(love the cover may not have read book)
Never More by James Patterson
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner

The Last Bastion of the Living
by Rhiannon Frater

Of course I could list a hundred more covers I adore, but choose one from a few genres I adore :)

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28 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

You are not only doing a great job reading but you are doing an awesome job on those challenges!! Woohoo!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM , Anonymous Michelle@ Book Briefs said...

Thats a pretty good list! good luck!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM , Anonymous Michelle@ Book Briefs said...

You got me beat with the reviews. I have not reviewed a single one of the books I read yet. Shame on me, but with all this read-a-thon-ing I have been doing in july and august I am FINALLY ahead on my review book schedule for the first time ever. I am super excited about it.


You did awesome Kimba! Are you doing Bout-of books read-a-thon this week? I signed up for both before realizing they were back to back so I am still in read-a-thon mode haha.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous JudeHnd said...

I really liked Beautiful Disaster, there are so many mixed reviews one it, I loved it. Here's hoping you like it too!

Happy Reading! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I was signed up, but was also signed up for the Back to School read a thon, so i backed out of Bout ;(

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Jude, I am about one hundred pages in and so far I am enjoying it..its different.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I can't wait to see what you think of some of these! Beautiful Disaster is my next read. After all love and hate reviews, I'm really curious about it. Good luck! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I just started Beautiful Disaster ;)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Michelle :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Marie..it may only be a pipe dream..but I am going to try. I will succeed today as I am 3/4th finished..LOL

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Marie Landry said...

Always so happy to see friends participating in the same challenges I am! One book a day - how I wish I could read that fast! I'm so envious of fast readers lol. Good luck! :-)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Eep..i cannot wait to read it! Ha I increase me reading during read-a-thons!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I'm totally cutting down on my read-a-thons as they cut into my reading time! lol...But best of luck!


And I just finished Every Day yesterday...and OMG! Can't wait to see what you think...

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Sounds fun! I am terrible at RATs, I always end up finding myself on the computer! LOL. But I'm determined to get through a few books next week, so maybe I should join...maybe! hehe

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Ha..i know the feeling. I tend to do only one challenge and only make comments in the am..so I get my reading done. You should totally join my Fraterfest in October :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Ooooh, that sounds awesome! I just checked it out and I'm totally going to join... right now.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am forever the optimist :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Nick said...

That's a lot of books for your challenge, Kim!
I hope you manage to get through it. :)
Good luck!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:51 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

It's been fun :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous Cayce said...

13 books? Wow!
I loved I Hunt Killers, and want to read Every Day so much!!!
Happy reading! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Jen :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

nope i friggin loved it :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous JudeHnd said...

Yay :D! and the author is going to release the book of Travis POV :DD!!! sadly that one won't come out until 2013 :( Still, so glad you liked it :D!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea said...

Best of luck Kimba! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks cupcake!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous JudeHnd said...

lol, not sure if the different part is a good sign or not :P

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous Becky Paulk said...

Great progress so far! I am also participating in this Read-A-Thon =D

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Becky I am having fun and hope you are too :)

 

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