Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Starting Line

Ok folks the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Pure Imagination starts today.  I have lots and lots going on, but I’m still going to read as much as I can. Check out the details for the read-a-thon HERE
I’m thinking of reading:
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Ok For Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Wish me luck! πŸ™‚

Summer Reading List Starting Line and Two Read-a-Thons I’m Joining!

Ok tomorrow summer vacation officially starts for me.  I’ve compiled my summer reading list.  It has a grand total of 37 books on it NOT counting the ones on my Nook.  This is a big leap forward considering last summer I only read 25.  Last summer tho, I feel I slacked in the reading department, so I think I should be able to do this! Below is a pic of my summer reads.

To help with this I have decided to participate in two read-a-thons.  
They are:

 Spring Into Summer Read-a-thon hosted by Squeaky Books.  This will be held June 17-18.  Check out the details HERE.
Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Pure Imagination.  This one is July 11-13th.  Check out the details HERE.

Wish me luck and good luck to everyone else with their summer reading lists!!

Catching Up Readathon Final Post

I participated in the Catching Up Readathon hosted by Bookworming in the 21st Century over the weekend.  I didn’t do fantastic, but I need get some reading done. 
 Here’s what I read:
Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Gone by Michael Grant (huge portion but not finished)
Started: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Not fantastic, but with Easter, coloring Easter eggs, making Rice Krispie Eggs, cleaning etc I think I did ok. 
There is another readathone happening like this weekend.  I might jump in on that one too! Stay tuned.
Thanks Kristen for hosting this Readathon!

Out With a Bang Read-a-thon

So I did sign up for this read-a-thon knowing I wanted to end the year with some great books.  It starts today and goes through the 31st. 
Here are my planned reads:
Finish Hunted (House of the Night)
Mockingjay (so I can stop covering my ears at work with people talk about it!)
You’re So Undead to Me (for fun!)
The Kneebone Boy (because it looks great AND I need a MG book to end the year)
Wish me luck πŸ™‚

Ok Fine I’ll Join the Read-a-Thon

After reading everyone else’s posts about the Dusk til Dawn Read-a-Thon and wanting to get up to 25 books read this summer I’ve decided to join! This is a read-a-thon being hosted by Book Crazy.   I’m a bit nervous because the last two times I joined one I first got a migraine and then I got sick! Hoping 3rd times a charm πŸ™‚
Setting my bar a lot lower this time.  Looking at reading 18 hours from today (yes it starts today!) through 8 a.m. on the 29th.  And actually the number of books read is more important to me than hours. 
I want to read 4 books. 
They are:
Hex Hall
Guardians of Ga’Hoole #1
I won’t be able to officially dive in until tomorrow night, because I need sleep tonight! But I’ll kick it into gear then πŸ™‚ Wish me luck.

Read-a-Thon Finish Line

Well I’m a bit disappointed.  I ended up waking up sick Sunday morning, so didn’t get to read at all on Sunday 😦 
 Here are my final numbers:
Books read:  5
Hours read: 15
One False Note
Mister Monday
Heist Society
Thirteen Days to Midnight
STARTED Soulstice but was up late alone and had to stop when I felt myself getting a bit freaked out!
Hey 5 books in about 2 days isn’t bad I guess – I had must hoped for more.  Hope you all did great! And thanks to Monica at The Bibliophilic Book Blog for hosting!

Read-a-Thon Update #1

Well I just finished my third book.  So far I have read:
Shade (loved it!)
One False Note (39 Clues Book #2)
Mister Monday (Keys of the Kingdom #1)
Up next – I need something different.  Soustice or Heist Society (not in my original pile)
I have read 9 hours.  I wanted to read more, but sleep totally took over last night!! Today is gonna be hit and miss since I’m home with all three kids.  I’ll be sneaking in reading time whenever I can πŸ™‚
Good luck to all the other readers!

Read Your Own Books Read-a-Thon Start Line

Ok peeps here is my starting line for the Read-A-Thon hosted by Monica at The Bibliophilic Book Blog.  This is my stack of books to start with but I reserve the right to change my mind πŸ™‚ 
They are:
Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday
Only the Good Spy Young
Guardians of Ga’Hoole Book #1
Hunted: House of the Night
39 Clues Book #2
Catching Fire (yes I haven’t read it yet!!)
I’m starting with Shade and remember my goal is a lofty one – 45 hours. Yikes!!!!!

Sunday Shelves – A Read-a-Thon Next Weekend

Sunday Shelves is now a multitude of things about books. It might be cool bookshelves I’ve seen or shelves of other bloggers. It might be cool books I’ve found that you should add to your bookshelf. It might me items related to reading like bookmarks, artwork. Or it might be a shoutout to fellow bloggers highlighting things they are doing. Sunday Shelves will be anything related to reading and books. Things your bookshelves might want added to them πŸ™‚

I was very excited to see this read-a-thon.  It’s just what I need to finish up my summer and boost my reading minutes.  The read-a-thon starts at 9 a.m. on Friday the 13th (eek!) and ends 9 a.m. on Monday the 16th.  I’m going big and hoping to read 45 hours! Fingers crossed there πŸ™‚
If you’re looking for a fun way to finish up your summer on a great reading note, join in.  There will be prizes! πŸ™‚

My very sad Read-a-Thon update

I was sidelined with a headache! BUT a nap has cured it, and I’m back on.  I’m reading the book The Doom Machine.  Very cute middle grade book!  I’ve put the summary from Goodreads below.

The Doom Machine

When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack’s hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle Bud are busy trying to fix a car driven by Dr. Shumway and her daughter, Isadora. Although Uncle Bud secretly knows the aliens are after one of his inventions, everyone is surprised when the space aliens capture seven of Vern Hollow’s residents and take them into outer space on a wild adventure. . . . (more)

After a series of twists and turns, all of them are taken to Skreepia, the aliens’ planet, where they have to defeat the Skreep queen before she can use Uncle Bud’s invention to take over planet Earth. Filled with wonderful detail, humor, inventive dialog, and irresistible black-and-white spot art, THE DOOM MACHINE is a tour de force by one of America’s most beloved storytellers.

Readers will be caught up in the page-turning action, while at the same time they will love Mark’s beautifully drawn evil space aliens–and an unlikely friendship between Jack and Isadora, who seem to have nothing in common at the beginning of the tale. As with the best science fiction, this novel speeds along without a hitch, and carries readers off into a brand-new world. A fantastic and accessible read for middle graders.