Friday, August 12, 2011

Impromptu Read-A-Thon & Giveaway!

My friend and I were talking about how we don't have as much time for reading as we both like. So we decided to do a read-a-thon today. She's coming over after she gets off work around 3 pm and we will be reading till 12 or 1 am. I'm excited to get some good reading time in and I won't be alone while doing it! I think it's going to be awesome.

So here's what my slow reading butt is looking at trying to get through:
Vanish by Sophie Jordan (I only have 100 p[ages left)

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

I'll probably get most of the way through I Am Number Four but I'm really hoping to read The Power of Six. We'll see! I know your usually supposed to pick tiny books for these things but these are the books I must get read so I can get reviews out.

If you want to sit down and read for as long as you can today, feel free!  I'll even sweeten the deal with a book of your choice from the Book Depository for one lucky person who joins in (picked randomly from the comments)!


  • Leave a comment with a link to your post for your goals (+1)
  • Leave a comment at the end with a link to your actual stats (pages/books read and time allotted) (+1)
  • If you advertised, leave that in one of your comments too (+1)
  • You must leave your email
  • Read-A-Thon goes until Saturday August 13 at 3 pm EST
  • There is no amount of time you have to read. I just want to know how long you did!
  • Have fun!


  1. You're not the only one blessed with a slow reading butt (somehow I read faster when it's colder, I dunno) - I started "Mini Shopaholic" (Sophie Kinsella) two days ago and I really REALLY hope to finish it by Sunday!

    danaan at gmx dot at

  2. Today I'm re-reading NIGHTSHADE since WOLFSBANE just came in the mail this week. I'm on pg 257 right now and I'm reading on my down time. Since I have to go to a wedding this evening, I'm just hoping to get to pg 450 or so. We shall see.

  3. Aww this sounds like fun.. But I'm a fast reader, the only reason I haven't finished the current book I'm reading is that I get bored with it.. I hope your read-a-thon is successful! :)


    I'm in. :)

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  5. I tweeted about the readathon too!!/mekyser/status/102075972010000385

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  6. i am the slow reader too :D I started the river of time series and still haven't finished it ! :D

    MY currently reading page :


  7. Oh man, I have a sad addiction to read-a-thons. Unfortunately the timing is just never perfect. My weekend is already booked. I am just hoping to find some time for reading at all. I would like to get one book read in the next two days.

  8. Sounds awesome! I haven't gotten much reading done in a while and Entwined (Heather Dixon) is next on my reading list.

    jenn(dot)soehnlin (at) gmail(dot)com

  9. Great idea! I'll make a sign up post on my blog later. I think you're going to love Vanish, it was really good!

  10. This sounds like a great idea! I wish my friends and I had time to do this...

  11. Wow!! it look so fun!.. Im reading "Divergent" and i hope finished this wekeend!

    Hope you enjoy the read-a-Thon!!

  12. I am jumping on the bandwagon!

    Here is my initial post:

    I tweeted here:!/seescootread/status/102115645621141504

    Scoot @ See Scoot Read

  13. Yay I also wanted to get a ton of reading done tonight and early tomorrow. Thanks for the great read-a-thon! :)

  14. I forgot to leave my email which is apk1princess(at)live(dot)com
    See I was so excited to start reading that I forgot one of the pieces that I needed in my comment. :)

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  16. Jumping in late because I just saw your tweet. Here's my post

    email is jennlovesed14 at gmail

  17. Awesome idea! I know I'm a little behind, but I've still got time, right?

    Here's my start up post:


  18. Reading, reading and more reading... love it!!

    Delilah -

    Goals post:

  19. Ooo I love read-a-thons! Even though I'm not exactly the fastest reader in the world, I do love a good excuse to sit and read all day long.
    So I am definitely doing this. Here is my post about my goals:
    I'm Nichole (Nic) and my goals are at the end.
    Very excited!!

  20. My finish line post is the same as my starting post link.

    Thanks for the great read-a-thon. :)

  21. I added my wrap up to the bottom of my original post. I finished my book! Thanks so much for the extra motivation!!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com


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