WWW Wednesday – 01/22/14

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…


• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)Long GoneSomething Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin, #24)

What did I recently finish?

Devil's Corner

What am I reading next?

Dead Is Just a Dream (Dead Is, #8)

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Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 1/17/14

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda’s Voice.    I noticed these memes and thought it would be interesting to do both.  Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week.  This is the book I’m currently reading.

Devil’s Corner by Lisa ScottolineDevil's Corner

Book Beginnings:

Vicki Allegretti always wondered what it would feel like to look into the barrel of a loaded gun, and now she knew.

Friday 56:

Maybe there was no connection between Jackson and Bristow.  But then again, it was clear that Shayla Jackson wasn’t telling her aunt much about her life in Philly, or maybe she was projecting.  Either way, it was time to get down to business.

WWW Wednesday – 01/15/14

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…


• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin, #24)Hard to Handle (Love in the Balance #2)

What did I recently finish?

A Walk to RememberThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

What am I reading next?

Dead Is Just a Dream (Dead Is, #8)

Bout of Books Read-a-thon 9.0 Wrap Up

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

End Post:

I finished 3/4 books from my list and listened to 2 audiobooks, but did not finish either one.  I read 1,093 pages.

This is my second time that I have participated in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon and I did fairly well last time so maybe I can get some reading done this time.  I set my goal last time at 9 but I have a few longer books this time around so I’m setting my goal at 4 books.
Here’s my tentative list:
  1. The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Dead Is A Killer Tune (Dead Is #7) by Marlene Perez
  3. Dead Is Just A Dream (Dead Is #8) by Marlene Perez
  4. A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Monday 01-06-14

Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune
Completed:  none
In-Progress:  Dead Is A Killer Tune
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  27

Tuesday 01-07-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys
Completed: none
In-Progress:  both
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  237

Wednesday 01-08-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys
Completed:  none
In-Progress:  Raven Boys
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  338

Thursday 01-09-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys, Innocent, The Marriage Bargain
Completed:  Raven Boys
In-Progress:  Killer Tune, Innocent, The Marriage Bargain
Total Books Read:  1
Total Pages Read:  686

Friday 01-10-14
Books Read Today:  The Raven Boys, Dead Is A Killer Tune, A Walk To Remember
Completed: Killer Tune
In-Progress:  Innocent, The Marriage Bargain, A Walk To Remember
Total Books Read:  2
Total Pages Read:  853

Saturday 01-11-14
Books Read Today:  The Raven Boys, Dead Is A Killer Tune, A Walk To Remember
Completed:  none
In-Progress:  Innocent, The Marriage Bargain, A Walk To Remember
Total Books Read:  2
Total Pages Read:  928

Sunday 01-12-14
Books Read Today:  The Raven Boys, Dead Is A Killer Tune, A Walk To Remember
Completed:  A Walk To Remember
In-Progress:  Innocent, The Marriage Bargain
Total Books Read:  3
Total Pages Read:  1093

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 1/10/14

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda’s Voice.    I noticed these memes and thought it would be interesting to do both.  Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week.  This is the book I’m currently reading.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember

Book Beginnings:

When I was seventeen, my life changed forever.

Friday 56:

Now, I’m not much of a fighter.  The only real fight I was ever in was in third grade, and I pretty much lost that one when I started to cry even before the guy punched me.

Joining Bout of Books Read-a-thon 9.0

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
This is my second time that I have participated in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon and I did fairly well last time so maybe I can get some reading done this time.  I set my goal last time at 9 but I have a few longer books this time around so I’m setting my goal at 4 books.
Here’s my tentative list:
  1. The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Dead Is A Killer Tune (Dead Is #7) by Marlene Perez
  3. Dead Is Just A Dream (Dead Is #8) by Marlene Perez
  4. A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Monday 01-06-14

Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune
Completed:  none
In-Progress:  Dead Is A Killer Tune
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  27

Tuesday 01-07-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys
Completed: none
In-Progress:  both
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  237

Wednesday 01-08-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys
Completed:  none
In-Progress:  Raven Boys
Total Books Read:  0
Total Pages Read:  338

Thursday 01-09-14
Books Read Today:  Dead Is A Killer Tune, The Raven Boys
Completed:  Raven Boys
In-Progress:  Killer Tune
Total Books Read:  1
Total Pages Read:  536

Friday 01-10-14
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Saturday 01-11-14
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Sunday 01-12-14
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2014 Challenges Update

In 2014 I am going to try something new.  I usually do my own personal reading challenges, but for this year I am going to sign up for several online challenges to further my reading.  Here are the ones I have found so far that look like fun.  I will be making a page/tab for each challenge’s details individually once I get them all figured out.   I think that would be easier to keep track of.

Reading Challenge Addict

The Reading Challenge Addict 2014 – hosted by Cheryl at CMash Reads and Gina at Hott Reads.  I chose Level On The Roof:  6-10 challenges.

  1. GoodReads Challenge 2014
  2. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2014
  3. 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
  4. Finishing the Series Reading Challenge 2014
  5. I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2014
  6. Meet The Protagonist Challenge 2014
  7. 2014 Color Coded Reading Challenge
  8. 2014 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge
  9. 2014 Anna & Kristilyn’s Book Bingo Reading Challenge
  10. 2014 Prequel & Sequel Challenge
  11. 2014 A Year In Re-Reading

GoodReads Challenge 2014 – hosted at GoodReads.  I think I am going to chose 150 books again for the challenge of it, but thinking of decreasing this just because I just want to read and not feel pressure to squeeze those last 20-30 books in there.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2014 – hosted by The Reader’s Block.  I chose Level Mount Blanc:  read 24 books.  I don’t normally buy books since I can get most for free from the library, but I do have a few physical copies and over 2000 on my Kindle that need read.

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge 

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – hosted by Bookish.  I chose Level First Kiss – 21-30 books.

Finishing The Series Reading Challenge 2014 – hosted by Socrates Book Reviews.  I chose Level 3 – complete 3 or more series.

I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2014 – hosted by Dragon’s Lair.  I chose Level Just Insert IV – 50+ books.

Meet The Protagonist Challenge 2014 – hosted by Joanne at Littlequeen Rules.  This challenge is eight books, one for each category.

2014 Color Coded Reading Challenge – hosted by My Reader’s Block.  This challenge is nine books, one for each category.

2014 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge
Nicholas Sparks 2014 Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen.  I chose Level Married: 13-16 books.
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Anne & Kristilyn’s 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge hosted at Reading In Winter.
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2014 Prequel & Sequel Challenge hosted by Novel Heartbeat & Writer Grrl Reads.  I chose to go for 101+ pts since I want to catch up & finish a lot of series this year.
2014  A Year of Re-Reading Challenge hosted by Caffeinated Life.  I hardly ever re-read books, but I have several series I want to read this year and have to re-read some of those books to figure out where I left off.  I chose Level Re-Reading Champ 10+.