Read-a-Thon October 2013


I am super excited about getting to do another read-a-thon! I have big plans today that unfortunately involve a lot of homework as well as a lot of reading. Though one of the homework assignments is going to involve logging into an MMO and herding chickens (yes, really!). So that will make the day both fun and bizarre!

My reading list involves making good progress with the manga my brothers want me to read, One Piece, and getting started on the sequel to The Maze Runner the lovely Scorch Trials (I’m sure the story isn’t lovely, but the cover art is!). Hopefully will make some progress with reading related homework as well with The Fellowship of the Ring and a bit of The Faerie Queene.

For my fellow read-a-thoners, some previous read-a-thon goodies!

Now to start reading!

High Summer Read-a-Thon

Putting this up a little early because I’m leaving for a road trip and plan to start this thing on the road! It’s time for the High Summer Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict. It runs from July 22nd through the 28th and it’s a whole week dedicated to reading.

My major goals are to get caught up with the manga Battle Angel Alita: Last Order and of course keep my promise to my brothers and finally dive into One Piece. I will quite possibly treat myself to a Georgette Heyer IF I manage to finish the rest of The Maze Runner trilogy first! Finally on the non-fiction front I hope to once and for all finish chewing over Quiet: The Power of Intorverts. It’s a pretty ambitious list even for one week, we’ll have to see how far I get.

I’m also sharing a few read-a-thon resources from past read-a-thons:

If you like the look of my High Summer Read-a-Thon graphic feel free to borrow for yourself, I won’t mind. Does anyone have any Heyer’s they would like to recommend?

Read-a-Thon April 2013


I have not blogged at all in the months since the last read-a-thon. I also have barely read anything since January. I have managed to finish exactly one book in four months.

This read-a-thon I want to get re-energized about reading and writing and blogging again. I miss all of it a lot but just haven’t felt right about it. I don’t feel like I can talk about what’s been happening, it’s just too personal, but I hope I get swept up in the excitement of the rah-rah-read-a-thon. I really hope that happens. That would be great.

For my fellow read-a-thon participants I have put together some things that have helped in past read-a-thons.

Now to start reading. I don’t really have a list, I’m just going to wing it and see what happens.

Read-a-Thon October 2012


As you might already know from my read-a-thon post yesterday I am very ready, and very excited for this read-a-thon! I have a mix of short stories, graphic novels and fast paced fiction to get me through the day. I also have a pinterest board set up dedicated to my favorite reading music (including genre stations for science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical and post apocalyptic) and another one set up dedicated to my favorite short stories (including one fantastic pod cast reading of a bayou fairy tale and a full cast radio drama for my favorite geek post apocalyptic story “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth”). Finally I also have all new buttons that I made for this read-a-thon. Not as good as the ones from eons back but they are pretty.

Ready for the Read-a-Thon!


It’s that special time of year again. Time to drop everything and for 24 hours do nothing but read, read, read. What I want, whatever I want. I’m really looking forward to it! I’m also planning things out a lot more this year than I normally do. Here are my plans for the day:

For short stories I have Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, which I hope to be able to finish tomorrow, with Kisses From Hell waiting in the wings. For graphic novels I plan to finish reading the sequel to Persepolis and then dive into the manga series Battle Angel Alita. For fiction I was recently turned on to the idea of The Knife of Never Letting Go thanks to Aarti from Booklust. I also have some short stories related to The Forest of Hands and Teeth I would love to read before diving into the sequel The Dead Tossed Waves. I’m planning on starting with a sort of rigid rotation, short story, graphic novel and then 50 or so pages of straight fiction but I give myself permission to break those rules wantonly if a book drags me under.