Wicked Valentine Read-a-Thon

The Wicked Valentine Readathon has already started and challenges you to read as much as you can now through 2/15. Along the way they have mini-challenges to complete for prizes. Since I have several books I want to finish this week, now’s the perfect time to sign up for my first read-a-thon.

My goal is to finish 3 books in the next week:

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (for the Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge) Done!

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (audiobook for the Monthly Keyword Challenge and the Back to the Classics Challenge) Done!

3. Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster (for my book club)  Done!

I would also like to participate in some mini-challenges along the way, it’s a great way to meet new book bloggers and get great recommendations for books to read for all these fun challenges.

Won’t you join me?

Updates During the Read-a-Thon

2/7/13: After signing up, I finished reading Hunger Games 172 pages

2/8/12: Listened to 3 discs of To Kill a Mockingbird and read 43 pages in Here I Go Again.  Not as much as I hoped but busy day with work and family visiting.  To Kill a Mockingbird is riveting and  enjoying Here I Go Again, it’s laugh out loud funny!

2/9/13: Listened to 1 more disc of To Kill a Mockingbird and on the last disc.  Gotta see how this ends! Read 159 pages in Here I Go Again.  Participated in the Twitter Party yesterday evening, met some new bloggers and apparently have some new series like The Night Huntress that I need to read and won an Amazon gift card!  Awesome!

2/10/13: Listened to final disc of To Kill a Mockingbird, that classic is done! Finished the rest of Here I Go Again.  Check out my It’s Monday! What Are you Reading? post to see what’s in store for this week. Can’t believe I got through 3 books already!

2/14/13: I was so happy to have finished all three books and participate in the twitter paries! I love meeting great new bloggers and reconnecting with bloggers I admire/stalk. I also read 43 pages in The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Gotta get through that one quickly, it’s due to the library in 3 days! Wish me luck! Thanks to My Shelf Confessions for hosting a terrific readathon. I look forward to participating in other as they come along!


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  1. Congrats on meeting your goals – you did really well! 😀 I was also reading a YA and an American classic (mine was Of Mice and Men), which made for a nice mix of styles. What did you think of To Kill a Mockingbird? It’s one of those classics that I’ve never got around to reading.

    Hope you enjoyed the read-a-thon and hope to see you at the next one! 🙂

    1. Congrats to you too, I’m impressed with all the mini-challenges you accomplished. That and the twitter chats are the part I love most of read/blogathons. I still have to write the review, but I loved To Kill a Mockingbird. The audiobook was narrated by Sissy Spacek so I think I actually enjoyed it more than if I had read the book. She’s a great actress and her voice and acting is mesmerizing.

      Thanks for stopping by, hope to hear from you again soon!

  2. Great job on finishing The Hunger Games! I hope you accomplish your goals. I’m focusing on a pages read goal this time and I’m doing a bang up job so far…not! Oh well, there’s still time. 🙂

    Happy Reading!

    1. 1000 pages is an admirable goal Michelle! I am thankful that the Read-a-Thon is a whole week instead of just a weekend. It gives us more time and after kids are in bed is really my only assured time that I can read. I usually take my youngest for a drive to get him to sleep and I listen to my audiobook. Maybe I’ll go for an extra long drive today (or just sit in the car after he’s asleep) so I can knock out the last disc of To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s so good!!!

      Good luck to you and thanks for continuing to comment!

    1. You’re so welcome, glad you could join in too. A cold and/or snowy weekend is a great time to cuddle up with a book. It’s cold here but not snowy. Thanks for posting a link to my blog as well. I loved the chart at the bottom of your page that shows all the visitors by country, you truly have an international blog with world-wide appeal. That’s so awesome. I hope to be on Twitter from 4-6 today but it’s around the kids “mom, what’s for dinner?” time so we’ll see how it goes. Tuesday after kids are in bed I am more likely to be able to make it. Good luck with your goals and we’ll talk later!

  3. I bet you’ll meet that goal! I liked both of the books you have left on the list!!
    I’m currently reading a book for my book club called “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats”. It’s a fast read but has been SO good thus far. –Lisa

    1. I need to be in your book club, I like all the books you suggest Lisa 🙂 After Here I Go Again, we’ll be reading Sarah’s Key for my book club. All these challenges and book club stuff sure keeps me busy, but it’s a fun busy.

  4. Good luck with the readathon. Glad you enjoyed The Hunger Games. I also loved it. I have a copy of TO Kill a Mockingbird but haven’t read it yet.

    Hope you’re have fun with the rest of the readathon!

    1. Yes, it is my first time reading Hunger Games all the way through. I had attempted once before but it disturbed me the kids killing kids so I didn’t get past the first 30 pages. My son insisted I finish it and glad I read it all the way through this time. Loved it. Very similar to Divergent which I loved also.

      To Kill a Mockingbird is great! I’d read it in school but it’s been too long so listening to the audiobook again. Sure helps the commute to work go faster!

      Thanks for paying me a visit Melissa. Hope you will return again soon.

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