It is hosted by:
Candace of Candace’s Book Blog
Lori of Pure Imagination
Angela of Reading Angel
My goals for this read-a-thon are going to be simple as I know that between work, wedding planning and painting parts of my house I'll not have too much time to read.
I hope to finish my current read:
Nadia knows Best - Jill Mansell
And then read:
Duplicity - Nikki Jefford
The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
I also hope to participate in most of the challenges and more importantly--have fun:)
Day 1 Updates
1st Mini Challenge @ Between the Pages : Completed
2nd Mini Challenge @ IB Book Blogging: Completed Below
Question 1: What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want. My favorite cover reveal this summer is Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis. Apparently the whole series is getting a face lift. I'm a bit bummed that this cover won't match my other two but I'll be curious to see what the other covers will look like. Not sure why I like this so much..maybe because green is my favorite color and I love nature or maybe just the promise of the book to come.
Question 2: Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I definitely don't choose books based upon covers...but covers will attract my attention so I'll be more likely to check them out to see if I want to read them!
Reading Update: I didn't get home until after 9pm. After doing what needed doing I was able to read for about 20 min before bed. Knocked out a few more pages of Nadia Knows Best.
Day 2 Updates
3rd Mini Challenge @ Kindle Fever : Completed Below
First thing that came to my mind was seeing Buffy, The Vampire Slayer fighting the Virals from The Passage. She is one tough lady and could probably take out a few but then they would swarm her and I think that with their speed, and ferocity she'd be eaten before she could even call Willow for help!
4th Mini Challenge @ Stiletto Storytime : Completed Below
I know it is cliche, but I have to say JK Rowling! I also just discovered Sophie Kinsella...
Reading Update: I finished Nadia Knows Best and am now a couple of chapters into Duplicity. Hopefully I will be able to finish it tomorrow and at least have accomplished 2/3 of my goals:)
Day 3 Updates
5th Mini Challenge @ The Reader Bee: Completed Below
My post anticipated book for 2012 is The Twelve by Justin Cronin. I was actually lucky enough to get a signed ARC at BEA and can't wait to dig in!
6th Mini Challenge @ Magnet 4 Books: Not Completed
This is a hard one! I can only match two!
Harry & Hermione
Cassell & Lily
Reading Update: Didn't quite finish Duplicity...about 50 pages to go...but for a three day span in the middle of the workweek...I'll be happy with 1.5 books read!