Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon 2014


From the read-a-thon host:
The  Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of February 7-17 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress!
It's time for another read-a-thon! I did so well with last months blog tour (even if I didn't make my goal I still read 4 books) that when I saw this on a fellow blogger's post I thought it would be a great idea to boost up my reading. I've had a slow start this month so it should help me get pumped up for the rest of February.
You can find the sign up post here.
Goals:
  • Read and Review at least 6 books
  • Read at least 1,000 pages
  • Comment on at least 15 posts
  • Participate in at least 2 challenges
I might also do my own challenge. I kind of want to match each book read with a song. We'll see if that happens. 

To-Read Pile:





I want to read at least two thirds of this pile. I'm reading Altered right now with a buddy and I just started Where the Stars Still Shine but other than those I'll be starting every other book by scratch. 

Friday, February 7th

Progress: Altered ~ 26 pages; Where the Stars Still Shine ~ 268 pages
Total: 1 book/294 pages
Notes: 12:35 pm ~ Finished my 5 chapters for the buddy read on Altered. I wish I could go faster! Anna is actually strong now. I was getting annoyed be her pining.
6:00 pm ~ Where the Stars Still Shine drained me! It was so good but painful to read. I might start something non-sad next just so I can recover.

My Music Challenge:

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Song Choice: Demons ~ Imagine Dragons



I had a hard time looking for a specific song for Callie because she goes through so much in her life. I decided to just do a loosely based song on Callie and Alex's relationship. Callie being the one who wants to shelter or hide her demons from Alex.

Saturday, February 8th

Progress: Altered ~ 25 pages; The Moon and More ~ 288 pages
Total: 2 books/607 pages
Notes: 11: 15 pm ~ Got to a point in Altered that is just mind blowing. I'm freaking out! Planning on starting The Moon and More a little later this morning if not at noon-ish. I realized yesterday with all these challenges including my music challenge this post is going to be super long when I'm done...
7:40 pm ~ Did not like the choices the main character made in The Moon and More... At least I finished it.

My Music Challenge:

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Song Choice: See You Again ~ Carrie Underwood



I'm thinking this song has a lot to do with the ending of The Moon and More and how Emaline is feeling confident because she knows who she is and was able to stand up for herself. This is when she's leaving off to college.

Sunday, February 9th 

Progress: Altered ~ 58 pages
Total: 3 books/ 689 pages
Notes: 1:45 pm ~ Almost done with Altered! According to my ebook it's 214 pages but everywhere else it's more than 300 which I don't understand. It's going to end in such a cliffhanger. I'm going to have to read the prequel and see if I can get the sequel soon too. So many things happening. I don't know if I'll be able to read anymore today since I have some studying to do. We will see.
6:20 pm ~ Finished Altered! Got to think up a music video for it. Might read some pages of another book later tonight after I finish even more studying...

My Music Challenge:

Altered by Jennifer Rush
Song Choice: Teardrops on my Guitar ~ Taylor Swift



Reminds me a lot of how Anna felt about Sam. There's a picture of Sam with another girl he used to love but can't really remember why which bothers Anna.

Monday, February 10th

Progress: Reaper's Rhythm ~ 212 pages
Total: 4 books/ 901 pages
Notes: 11: 31 pm ~ Finished Reaper's Rhythm! It was pretty good. The main character didn't obsess over a guy like in Altered. I might start a couple of pages of 16 Things I Thought Were True tonight. I need to write reviews of Altered and The Moon and More tomorrow morning because the longer I wait the more I lose what I want to say about those two books. Thanks for the support everyone! I'll be getting back to everyone's comments today. I know I need to figure out a music video for Altered and now Reaper's Rhythm but I'll have to do that tomorrow morning because I've got some online classes that need attention.

My Music Challenge:

Reaper's Rhythm by Clare Davidson
Song Choice: Slipped Away ~ Avril Lavigne 



Since Kim's sister died I thought this was the perfect song to represent how she felt losing her big sister.

Tuesday, February 11th

Progress: 16 Things I Thought Were True ~ 79 pages
Total: 4 books/ 980 pages
Notes: 6:16 pm ~ I haven't read today yet. I'm working on some reviews and then I'll read a little at night. I got songs for the past two books I read so at least I've done that.

Wednesday, February 12th

Progress: 16 Things I Thought Were True ~  39 pages
Total: 4 books/ 1019 pages
Notes: Added later ~ I've hardly read this book. I was on a roll but I've nearly stopped reading!

Thursday, February 13th

Progress: 16 Things I Thought Were True ~ 73 pages
Total: 4 books/ 1092 pages
Notes: 12 am ~ I can't believe I haven't finished this book. To make myself feel better I want to finish 16 Things I Thought Were True and one other book tomorrow. 

Friday, February 14th

Progress: 16 Things I Thought Were True ~ 113 pages/ Museum of Thieves ~ 64 pages
Total: 5 books/ 1269 pages
Notes: 2:11 pm Finally finished 16 Things I Thought Were True. I'm planning on try to read one other book today to redeem myself. Happy Valentine's Day by the way! My cousin is one today.

My Music Challenge:

16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Song Choice: Underneath ~ Hawk Nelson


Reminds me the most of how Morgan must have felt not having a father around.

Saturday, February 15th

Progress: Museum of Thieves ~ 248 pages
Total: 6 books/ 1517 pages
Notes: 2:34 pm I've been meaning to read Museum of Thieves for ages and since it was due at the library I read it... and it was awesome! Why do I wait with books that I know are going to be good? I want to do another challenge today and read some more later on as well as comment on some people's progress because I haven't been good with that.

My Music Challenge:

Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
Song Choice: Let Me Be Myself ~ 3 Doors Down


Goldie lives in a town where people are so scared to  lose their children they have them chained up to the parents of the Guardians. She just wants to be free.

8 comments:

  1. I am doing this too Adriana..good luck!

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    1. I know! You're the fellow blogger that I wrote got me into this read-a-thon. Good luck to you (:

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  2. Nice choices! I loved Along for the Ride and still need to read The Moon and More. Good luck!

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    1. Actually that's a really good book to read next since my first read was so sad. So thanks for the suggestion (;
      Good luck to you too!

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  3. I really liked Altered and I can't wait to read Erased to see how the story continues. I hope you get through your pile of books! Happy reading

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    1. I'm tempted to read Erased this week or next. I bought the prequel so I'll have to read that first. Apparently there are lots of revelations when it comes to a certain character related to Anna.

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  4. Amazing goals! I hope you meet them. Only recognize one of your books. I love seeing the types of things us different ratters read! Great that one of your goals is commenting around on other ratter posts - so sweet of you!

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    1. Oh no! That sounds like I read really obscure books :P
      I'm more nosy than sweet. I like seeing what other people are reading.

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