Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Day 3 + Wrap Up

I'm participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by the Reading AngelsPure Imagination and Candace's Book Blog. This is Day 3, the last day of this readathon. 

Wrap Up:
What I Read: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Breathe by Sarah Crossan and Starstruck by Lauren Conrad
Pages Read Total: 898
Books Read Total: 3

I'm pretty proud of myself for reading so much the last three days! It's way more than I'm used to lately. Hopefully I can keep this up and finally lower that ever-growing TBR pile. 

Today's mini-challenge is hosted by Dizneeee's World of Books:

Tell your favorite genrefavorite book within that genre, and your favorite character from the same genre.

Favorite genre: Dystopia
Favorite book: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. I love that it's a bit different from other dystopians and I never thought I would like a book about space so much!
Favorite character: Kenji from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. He's fighting for the things he believes in and has a lovely sense of humor! I like that!

I really enjoyed participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon! 
Happy reading!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Once Upun a Read-a-Thon Day 2

I'm participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by the Reading AngelsPure Imagination and Candace's Book Blog. This is Day 2! 

I finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green yesterday. So that's one of my goals crossed off! It's been so long since I read a book in one day. It felt amazing! I stayed up late and cried like a baby girl, but it was so worth it!

This morning I started Breathe by Sarah Crossan. So far it's pretty good. I don't think I'll be finishing this one tonight though. But tomorrow is ok. 

So for today's mini-challenges:

1. Hosted by Better Read than Dead

"You're in a bookstore and you've just purchased 5 books you've been dying to read, when the apocalypse hits. (Zombie, Demons, Vampires, Dean Winchester vs. Sam Winchester (yes, I'm watching Supernatural reruns) I don't care what apocalypse). You've got one chance at survival, what 2 books do you take and what 3 other items do you take?"

This took some thinking, but I decided to take a survival book (any survival book) and Harry Potter. I know it's not very original, but it's the only book I can re-read forever. For the other three items I would take a sword (I know, classy right ;)), my phone and chocolate, lots of chocolate!

2. Hosted by IB Book Blogging

"Make your dream guy using characteristics, personalities, looks, and anything else you can think of from your favorite book boyfriends."

This one is though and easy at the same time!
Looks is easy: a combination of Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber and Gabriel Merrick from the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. Both very, very hot. He should have Augustus' personality, from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I know I only finished the book yesterday, but I kinda fell for him). I love his humor, but he can be serious when he needs to be and he's a bit mysterious. He just has it all! 
And now comes the though part. I'm just not the kind of girl who has a lot of fictional crushes. So I just don't know what other characters I would like to see mixed up in my dream guy. For now, I leave at this :). 

I'm going to read again! 
Happy reading!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: goals + first mini challenge

Hi guys!

I know it's been awhile since I posted anything. I've been so busy with working, finding a real job, actually getting it and then working two jobs for a couple of weeks. But I'm back again! So, hi!

And to get a good start I've decided to participate in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by the Reading Angels, Pure Imagination and Candace's Book Blog. It starts at 12:01am July 8th and we'll read our last pages on July 10th at 11:59pm. Don't forget to attend the daily challenges and the Twitter party on Wednesday 9pm EST (which unfortunately I'll miss, because it's like 2am over here). 

My goals are:
1. Read more than usual on work days.
2. Finally read The Fault In Our Stars (I started this morning and already LOVE it!)
(3. Hopefully reading more books)

And for the first mini-challenge hosted by Cover2Cover Blog:

1. Which book are you most excited to read in the coming year? It can already be released or coming soon.

The first books that pops up is Red by Alyson Cherry. I've been excited for months already about this book and I can't wait to read it! Still a few more months until the release, but I'm confident it's worth the wait!

2. Which book would you re-read if you had the time and weren't so busy reading ALL of the other good things?

For a while now I've wanted to re-read Twilight. It was the first book I read after a long period of no reading and I absolutely loved it. I'm curious if I'll still love it as much. 

3. And lastly, If you could meet any fictional character who would it be and why?

This one isn't going to be original at all, but I have to go for Hermione from the Harry Potter books. She's my all time favorite character and I recognize so much of myself in her. It would be amazing just to talk to her for five minutes!

Happy reading!