Sunday, July 10, 2011

PREP: OU Read-A-Thon

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

Hi you guys! In case you don't know by now, or you're new here, I'm Ash of the Typing Tiara and this is my FIRST ever read-a-thon. I signed up to do one last month but unfortunately my plans got screwed up the day of the event so I was unable to participate. Total bummer. Buuuut the good news is that nothing is standing in my way this time. Aside from the fact that I just found out my boyfriend has Monday and Tuesday off. Which could be a distraction but I'm still going to try because this is my FIRST ever read-a-thon.

Can you guys tell that I'm excited?

Anyway, Alli from Magnet 4 Books Review spent some time with me trying to figure out what I was going to read and we finally agreed on SEVEN titles. Most of which I'm pretty sure she's just wanting me to read so she can live vicariously through me. But I don't mind because they are all AWESOME titles that I can't wait to read either. So, without further ado, I present the SEVEN books I am going to attempt to read for the read-a-thon:

(1) Wildefire by Karsten Knight [Re-Read for Review <3]
(2) Impossible by Nancy Werlin [Re-Read for Review]
(3) Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
(4) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
(5) The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
(6) Abandon by Meg Cabot
(7) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I'm not entirely sure that I can get through all seven of these books...and not just because I'll be trying to read all of them in about three days but because I'm going to also try to WRITE REVIEWS for them as I go. I can see your eyes bugging out, you think I'm crazy. I probably am. But I've learned my lesson about waiting on writing reviews and I don't plan on letting it happen to me again. So I'm going ultra crazy with this read-a-thon.

So, that's what I'm going to attempt for the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon. What are you guys going to try and accomplish? Good luck you guys! <3


  1. As a read-a-thon vet, I must say, you are NUTS my friend!! Not only to take on the reviews, but to take on such lofty and heavy titles!! Good luck and happy reading!

  2. I am planning on reading Impossible as well for the read-a-thon! Good luck with all your books!

  3. I feel quite nuts and excited. Hopefully one or the other will get me through. Or maybe both! I doubt I'll actually get through all seven of them, probably only make it through four or five at the absolute most.

    Chances are on the reviews I'll probably just start making detailed notes on them that can easily be developed later because of severe lack of time. xD

    Thank you for the good luck wishes, right back at you! :D

  4. I love Nancy Werlin so much! That's a great stack of books. I hope you get to read all of them and get your reviews done! :)

  5. Good luck to you too, Somer! I hope you enjoy Impossible. :]

  6. That's what I was thinking too, Lori. I can't wait to start reading them. It's been awhile since I've read Impossible but I remember really liking it so hopefully after the re-read and tackling Extraordinary I come away a fan too. :]

    Thank you!

  7. Good Luck. I am going for it too. Hope my family will shhhhh. Amy @

  8. I'm hoping that my family will let me get some reading done though it's not likely they'll let me read quite as much as I'd like.

    Good luck!

  9. I was thinking about reading Extraordinary and Beauty Queens for the readathon too!
    Good luck on getting all that reading done and your reviews written!

  10. Awesome coincidence. :]

    I ended up choosing Beauty Queens for my first read so I'll be starting it in a few hours.

    Thank you and good luck to you too! I hope you enjoy the books you ended up choosing.

  11. Loved Beauty Queens, but it took me FOREVER to read! Hopefully you can read it faster! Good luck and have fun!

  12. I'm loving Beauty Queens too, so many good messages in it. But I think it's just one of those books that does take FOREVER. I feel as though I've been reading all day, which with interruptions I know I realistically haven't, and I'm only on page two hundred. Half-way through. I'm considering taking a break from it temporarily and switching to a quicker read.

    Good luck to you too! :]