Monday, July 9, 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon 2012

Oh, how I love a good readathon! I was just checking a couple days ago to see when the next Bout of Books was going to be, and then I was all depressed because it wasn't for over a month. But then I discovered Once Upon a Read-a-Thon (hosted by Pure Imagination, Reading Angel, and Candace's Book Blog), and all was right in the world again!

My To-Read List

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
French Leave by Anna Gavalda
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey (on my Nook)
Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer (not pictured because I will be picking it up from the library in about twenty minutes)

There's really pretty much no chance of me finishing all these books, but they're the list from which I'll be picking. My goal is 3 books, although I might go a little crazy and shoot for 4.

Books Read Today:
  Completed: A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
  In-Progress: Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
Challenge: All About Covers (hosted by IBBookBlogging)

Question One: My favorite cover reveal of the summer is Boundless by Cynthia Hand. It's so gorgeous! And as much as I love the blue covers of the others, I'm really digging the pink in this one. It's so ethereal and beautiful.

Question Two: Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?

Yes. I'm a huge cover person, which I totally shouldn't be. But I am. The cover is most definitely not the deciding factor, but it does influence me. I'll be more likely to read something with an awesome cover and less likely to read something with a horrible cover. It's just a fact.

Total Books Read: 1.44
Total Pages Read: 508

Books Read Today:
  In-Progress: Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
Challenge: -
Total Books Read: 1.68
Total Pages Read: 590

Books Read Today:
  In-Progress: Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
Challenge: Most Anticipated Book of 2012 (Hosted by The Reader Bee)

There are several books that really could have been an option for this place, particularly those that were the continuation of series. But My Life Next Door was really the only standalone, and I was so excited for it that I actually bought it without having previous experience with the author. I almost never do. (It was totally worth it!)

Total Books Read: ~1.82
Total Pages Read: 720


  1. Ahhhh! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Flirting in Italian! Will be looking forward to your review! :)

    Also - I've been gone a lot the last month, but the blog is lookin' great. Love the header!

  2. Flirting In Italian was a great summer read! Boundless is a really pretty cover. I hope you enjoy your books! :)

  3. Hey!  I was just thinking yesterday that I hadn't really seen you around much in a while.  Glad you're back!  And thanks. :)

    I'm excited for Flirting in Italian!  I've seen several reviews that were less than pleased for it, but I'm still looking forward to seeing what I think of it.

  4. Good!  I'm really in the mood for a good summer read right now.  


  5. Your blog design is so cute! I love the colors and the fact that you have a Sarah Dessen novel in your header. One of my favorites to boot! Your reading pile for the read-a-thon looks like a good mix too. I've been debating whether or not to add Twenty Boy Summer to mine, its on my pile for the month but since it all but guarantees to be a tearjerker I'm hesitant to add it to the read-a-thon. Good luck with your goals and happy reading!

  6. Keertana AnandrajJuly 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I've seen a lot of people participating in this read-a-thon, so I'm almost wishing I signed up for it too! I've read Twenty Boy Summer and I know it's a very quick book, so I hope you enjoy it!(: I haven't read the other novels you're planning on reading, so I'm curious to see what you think of them! Best of luck! :D 

    Ivy Book Bindings 

  7. Boundless does have a beautiful cover! I hadn't heard of Flirting in Italian, I'm definitely going to have to look that up. I read Twenty Boy Summer a few months ago and loved it. Happy reading!

  8. Love the cover!  You have to tell me about Flirting in Italian if you get to it! :)

  9. LogodaedalyGiggleJuly 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM


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