Category: Challenges

Dec 22
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 13 – Update & Most Anticipated for 2014

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 13 – Update & Most Anticipated for 2014

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. My daughter really wanted me to read a book that she just finished, so I’m going off my original TBR list with The Familiars. Her happiness is more important than my to-do list! πŸ™‚Day 12 Progress:Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet–Finished 87 pagesThe Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson–119 pagesTotal books read so far: 9 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 3132 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #12 Most Anticipated 2014 Releases I actually posted this list for a Top Ten Tuesday a couple of weeks back, so I’m cheating and using the same list (with a couple of additions).  πŸ™‚(Click on the cover pic to see the book on Goodreads!) And two more that don’t have covers yet: The Forever Song by Julie KagawaSacrifice by Brigid… Read more »


Dec 21
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 12 – Update & Spell it Out

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 12 – Update & Spell it Out

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 11 Progress:Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet–145 pagesTotal books read so far: 8 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 2926 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #11 Spell it Out Use the first letter in any book you read in 2013 to spell out a word.  I’m using my name. North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Lichgates by S.M. Boyce Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader Haven by Celia BreslinEndless Knight by Kresley ColeWarm Bodies by Isaac MarionIxeos by Jennings WrightThe Testing by Joelle CharbonneauThrough the Door by Jodi McIsaac


Dec 19
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 11 – Update & Book Title Poetry

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 11 – Update & Book Title Poetry

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. I’m updating on a few days at once this time!Day 8 Progress:The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon–54 pagesDay 9 Progress:The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon–302 pagesDay 10 Progress:The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon–Finished 148 pagesBloodmark by Aurora Whittet–101 pagesTotal books read so far: 8 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 2781 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #10 Book Title Poetry For today’s challenge, we were supposed to make an acrostic poem using the title of a book we read in 2013.  Since Slammed is all about Slam poetry, I thought it was perfect!! I’m not much of a poet, but I really had fun with this.  I tried to make the poem from Will and/or Layken’s perspective. Something about you… Read more »


Dec 17
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 8 – Update and Dream Cast

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 8 – Update and Dream Cast

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 7 Progress:Game by Anders de la Motte–Finished 238 pagesAthena’s Daughter by Juli Page Morgan–Finished 336 pagesTotal books read so far: 7 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 2176 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #7 Dream Cast For today’s challenge, we’re supposed to come up with a dream cast for one of our favorite books we read in 2013. I’m never any good at these, but I’m going to give it a go anyway. I chose My Life Next Door because I loved it and it’s relatively fresh in my mind. So, here goes – Samantha – Dakota Fanning I think the actress that plays Samantha needs to be sweet and lovely and young. I love Dakota Fanning for this role! Jase – Logan Lerman Like… Read more »


Dec 16
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 7 – Progress

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 7 – Progress

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Didn’t get a ton of reading done yesterday because I needed to work on my Christmas shopping!  I’m so far behind on shopping this year!Day 6 Progress:Game by Anders de la Motte–111 pagesTotal books read so far: 5 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 1602 (+40 minutes of an audiobook)I didn’t manage to do the challenge for today – spent the whole day at my daughter’s first gymnastics meet!!


Dec 15
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 6 – Progress and Seasonal Reads

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 6 – Progress and Seasonal Reads

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 5 Progress:Secret by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 296 pagesGame by Anders de la Motte–35 pagesTotal books read so far: 5 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 1491 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #5 Seasonal Recommendations We are supposed to post recommendations for seasonal books (have to be books that we read in 2013).  Here’s mine: Recommend a book good for a snow day  North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans Recommend a book good for a rainy day Storm by Brigid Kemmerer Recommend a book good for a beach day  Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen (I couldn’t find any books that I read this year that actually had to do with the beach, so I just chose a sweet, romantic read). Recommend a book good for… Read more »


Dec 14
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 5 – Progress & Favorite Movie Adaptation

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 5 – Progress & Favorite Movie Adaptation

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 4 Progress:Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 157 pagesBreathless by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 65 pagesImperfection by Phaedra Seabolt–Finished 146 pagesSecret by Brigid Kemmerer–56 pagesTotal books read so far: 4 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 1160 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #4 Favorite Movie Adaptation LOVED the movie of Catching Fire!  It had been awhile since I’d read the book, but this was one movie where I actually felt like it followed the story relatively closely (and didn’t leave HUGE chunks out).  I also just really enjoyed the movie in general and felt like even someone who hadn’t read the books could appreciate it!


Dec 13
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 4 – Progress and Spine Poetry

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 4 – Progress and Spine Poetry

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 3 Progress:Unlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau–Finished 194 pages Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer–144 pagesTotal books read so far: 2Total pages read so far: 736 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #4 Spine Poetry (From books read in 2013).  Since most of the books I’ve read are on my Kindle, I just used their titles for my “Spine” poetry. When You Were Mine (I’d) Never Let You Fall (My) Forbidden Cruel Beauty You Are Mine (No) More


Dec 12
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 3 – Update and Top Ten Books of 2013

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 3 – Update and Top Ten Books of 2013

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 2 Progress: My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton–Finished 121 pagesUnlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau–96 pages (This is actually a book I’m editing that I needed to do a final read for, so it wasn’t on my list, but I’m still counting it!)Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) by Robert Jordan–40 minutes (audiobook) TOP TEN BOOKS I READ IN 2013 This is a tough challenge! I split it into genres to make it a little easier, but I’m still not entirely sure I’m happy with some of the books I left out. At the very end of the year, I plan to post a best of the best feature and post all of my 4.5 and 5 star books for the year! Dystopian: Contemporary: Paranormal:… Read more »


Dec 11
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 2 – Progress – and Teaser!

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 2 – Progress – and Teaser!

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 1 Progress: My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton–181 pages Teaser Challenge: “Normal girls talked about stuff like boyfriends and clothes, schoolwork and parents … but we weren’t normal girls, so we each stayed in our own thoughts until the dusk of evening covered the sun’s lingering shadows and coated the landscape in a dull grey.”Unlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau