Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day Two: Once Upon A Read-a-Thon 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

Books I Hope To Read:
Defiance by C.J. Redwine [Only a hundred pages left now...] (Finished at 10:13 AM 7/10/12)
 Troll or Derby by Red Tash (About 40% as of 4:47PM 7/10/12)
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge
Across the Universe by Beth Revis [New Add on Day Two]
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare [MAYBE. Just got CoLS & I kind of want to do a reread]

So...in case you didn't notice, this is the same list that was posted on the first day of the read-a-thon which means I barely read anything. FAIL.

But I did participate in BOTH challenges for Monday so that is something. I'm hoping to knock out a few books today...like, maybe, three or four? Fingers crossed. I cannot believe I only read like...maybe a hundred pages yesterday. [I recovered! I curled up in bed last night and read like a maniac. So yesterday I read a grand total of TWO HUNDRED PAGES...nowhere near my usual counts but I'm only a hundred pages away from finishing Defiance now!!!!] I did visit a lot of the other bloggers that are participating in the read-a-thon though and did a heck of a lot of commenting, which was fun. It was great seeing everyone's reading piles and their methods of getting through the read-a-thon with the most books ready. Handy.


Day Two:
Kindle Fever Mini Challenge:
Once upon a time in a strange alternate universe of insanity there was a girl named Evie and her faithful sidekick, Tasey. Evie and Tasey were out for a walk in a strange forest when they stumbled upon a strange, noseless creature. "A hag!" Evie cried out brandishing Tasey. "I AM NO HAG! I AM THE GREATEST WIZARD TO EVER LIVE!" Bellowed an angry, yet noseless Lord Voldemort as he struggled to free his wand from his robes. "And I'm the Queen of England!" Evie taunted as she gave him a zap of electricity and watched him crumple to the ground.  Shortly after this an army of teenagers in similar robed attire came running up brandishing wands and yelling warcrys, their leader a scarred scruffy boy. "...You killed him? Really? Well...this is anticlimactic...So. Guys. Anyone up for a butterbeer?"
The End


  1. Haha, nice fight scene! All those near-death experiences and Harry gets his glory stolen in a single second... ouch. I'll take a butterbeer, if anyone's offering! :)

  2. Lol! Thank you! I wanted to do something a little different than everyone was probably expecting. And to get everyone giggling. :]

  3. HA! You stole poor Harry's thunder :D LOVE IT! Pass me a butterbeer please :D

  4. *curtsies* LOL. *passes you a butterbeer* Butterbeers all around! xD

  5. Don;t worry I completely ignored my list and my reading today has been awful :/
    But the fun is in the challenges!
    I love your mini challenge :)
    Good luck!

  6. My reading up until today has been awful but I finally finished my first book so I'm hoping this is my turning point. You're right though, the challenges are the best part. :]

    Thank you!

  7. I have read some of the books on my list, but most of them have been novellas. For the last couple of books, I've already strayed from my list and will probably for the rest of the readathon.

  8. I'm thinking that I'm probably going to stray from my set list once I finish the e-book I'm reading now. I probably would have strayed from it too but its a review book so I'm kind of stuck.

    Novellas are a smart way to go, quicker to get through and you feel so accomplished by the end of it with how many you've read.

  9. Girl, it was so hard for me to read yesterday after I finally got home from work! Probably just the Monday blues, right? I don't think I'm going to read as much today, because I was insanely busy today at work as well. Oh well, this was just not my week for a read-a-thon!

  10. Probably. I think everyone has a bad case of the Monday blues and they're carrying over into the rest of the week. It just doesn't seem to be my week either. I'm just stuck in this stupid reading slump.

  11. Yay for Evie! Would love some butterbeer right about now :)
    It seems like you're off to a good start while doing challenges too! I've only had time to do one challenge so I don't get too distracted with being online right now, lol!
    I hope today was better for you! Good luck and enjoy :)

  12. Lol.

    I'm having lots of fun with the challenges but I'm totally failing when it comes to the reading. I've finished one and a half books so far and I know I'm capable of more. So yeah.

    Today was a little better but I'm hoping to kick serious book butt tomorrow.