jeudi 13 mars 2014

Ides of March Read-a-thon

Hello to all!,

               As you already know i've entered the March  Take control of your TBR  pile challenge hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and so far i'm not behind my goals i think as you can see my updates here. However i must say that i'm starting to slow, the air  pollution happening this week is tiring me down with huge headache and thus reading was a little put this read-a-thon relaated to the main challenge is simply right on time to keep me motivated ^^.

Thus here comes the Ides of March Read-a-thon by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer that last until St Patrick Day ^^ just after my birthday
Ides of March Read-a-thon

It's really an easy one since you must only read one book released before the 1st of March .You also don't need to join the take control of your TBR pile challenge to join the read- a-thon but if you do, it could be the little push you needed.

First a recap of the rules:
  • The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th.
  • Link up below. You do not need a blog to participate. You can use your Goodreads account, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr etc.
  • Join for one day or the entire is up to you.
  • Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post to qualify and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway.
  • Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in.
  • Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014
  • Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts
  • Have fun!
  • Tweet your progress using #TBRreadathon (optional)
  • Twitter Party – Sunday March 16, 2014  4pm (EST) to 5 pm. Chat about books and win some swag.
and you can sign up here

Now let's see how i'm planning to do it, for facility i will put everything in this main post.

My Goals

  • Read 2 books from my TBR pile
  • Participate in 2 mini challenges
  • Take note to write my reviews of it possible write the review after each book ( but then less reading)

Books to Read

  • Storm Warrior by Dani Harper
  • The Goblin King by Shona Husk
  • One book by Nalini Singh
  • Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
  • Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner
  • Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

  • This is a unfinished list of possibibilites not definitive titles and i won't probably read all of them but i will have the choice at least


    Number of pages I've read today:352 pages
    Total number of books I've read:1
    Books:finished: The Goblin King by Shona Husk, The Summons( novella)

    I'm starting slow by participating in my first mini challenge: the Cover Puzzle Challenge hosted by Ginny from Ginny Book Notes. Easy and interesting it reminded me some titles to check^^. Then i joined the other hosts i still didn't know and discovered Villa and her blog Backchatting Books, her challenge surprised me and made me smile so i participated too in the When in Rome... challenge.

    Oki concerning the reading part i wanted to start The Goblin king because i'm quite in a celtic mood at the moment^^ but first i had to finish the review of the last book i read and when i opened the book i saw there was a prequel novella... after verification i did own it too so even if onlybooks count i decided to start by the beginning ( it was so worth it^^) and The Goblin king was read in matters of hours and i'm working on the review

    Number of pages I've read today: 152pages
    Total number of books I've read:1
    Books:finished: The Goblin King
    started: Bloodstone

    There is still a mini challenge i wanted to participate in but today i was so busy i didn't had time so i concentrate the little i had into reading . Yesterday i discovered that i was really in a celtic mood, wanting to read about druids, celtic legends and such and while perusing my list i saw that quite a book were related to that^^;; and i still think of one or two i could add from my pile but first i started Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner that was waiting for me for a long time far so good.

    Number of Pages I've read today: 253 
    Total number of books I've read:2
    Books:finished: The Goblin King, Bloodstone
    started: Dirty Magic

    The mini challenge 6words or less was really tempting me so i participated between my reading. I finished Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner and to change a little started Dirty Magic ( not as happy as i hoped i would be so far)
    Tomorrow is my birthday so probably i will have some reading time^^ and i will see what i decide to try

    Number of books I've read today:
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    Total number of books I've read:4
    Books:finished: The Goblin King, Bloodstone,Dirty Magic, Storm Warrior

    The weather was perfect sunny and  not cold ( not warm either so i took a great plesure reading by the open windows and it helped me read faster too ( oki in fact i read faster when i enjoy)...i put aside Dirty Magic because i didn't like it as much as i hoped and jumped on the next one i really wanted to read and review for St Patrick's Day " Storm Warrior" and that one i devoured  in less than 2hours ( obligatory breaks included) so i was delighted and i  could restart and finish Dirty Magic just after .

    With those 2 i definitively read more than expected so i'm quite happy and i will try to continue for the rest of the month

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    Are you participating too?

    4 commentaires:

    1. Great books for the challenge. I am taking notes, and will write my reviews after the challenge ends :)

      1. it's hard for meif i don't wrap up everything before starting a new book, i'm often so immersed in the story that i need to compartimentalize... i can't read 2 boosk at a time for example, i've tried reading one in french and one in english open not to mix but since i can dream in both languages it wasn't working^^

    2. What an interesting idea! I suspect I will never take control, though. ;-)

      1. ^^ i'm progressing in a sense but i do think in the end the TBR will always win too^^