Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Won't you join me in the Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon?

I am determined to read 100 books this year. In looking at my reading patterns on Goodreads, I discovered that I read on pace up until September. Then, I tend to fall off. My plan this year? Front load.

I am trying to reach my 100-book goal by the end of August. Or at the very least, read as many as I can by then so that I can coast during the remaining months of 2013. I have found Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon and Bout of Books 7.0 Read-a-Thon helpful in keeping up my pace and motivation.

So I have decided to join the Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon to keep things moving along.

Won't you join me?

WW Read-a-Thon

The Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of June 7-14 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress! - My Shelf Confessions

I'll post my all of my Wicked Wildfire updates to this page. Please drop by this blog post during the week to offer encouragement, say hello, discuss these books, or just peep at my status updates. I'll also be participating in the 8th Annual MotherReader 48-Hour Book Challenge this weekend. Whoa mama! That's a lot.

Saturday, June 8

  • Hours Read: 13.5
  • Social Hours: 0
  • Books Read: 7
  • Pages Read: 1384

You can see what I read here.

Sunday, June 9

  • Hours Read: 9.5
  • Social Hours: 0
  • Books Read: 3
  • Pages Read: 758

You can see what I read here.

My eyes are super tired. I may try to get in an audiobook tomorrow.

Monday, June 10

  • Books Read: 1
  • Pages Read: 124 (based on the paperback)

Today, I am listening to The Red Dragon (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard.  It's an action-adventure (American pulp fiction) story set in 1930s China. It is a multicast performance with music and sound effects.

I had planned to save this for Devourer of Books' We’re Listening Audiobook Week 2013 event next week. My eyes need something quick and easy - so I going with the flow. I posted my CD audiobook copy of The Red Dragon (2 CDs, approx. 2 hours, unabridged) on PaperBackSwap.

Tuesday, June 11

  • Books Read: 1
  • Pages Read: 128  (based on the paperback)

Today, I am re-listening to The Iron Duke (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard. It is a multicast performance with music and sound effects.

I posted my CD audiobook copy of The Iron Duke (2 CDs, approx. 2 hours, unabridged) on PaperBackSwap.

Wednesday, June 12

  • Books Read: 0
  • Pages Read: 248 (based on the paperback)

Today, I am starting the audiobook of Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Thursday, June 13

  • Books Read: 1
  • Pages Read: 528 (based on the paperback)

  • Today, I am finishing up Beautiful Darkness. I am not liking it as much as Beautiful Creatures.

    Friday, June 14

    • Books Read: 1
    • Pages Read: 320

    Today, I am re-starting book 2 of the Jane Wheel Mysteries series, Dead Guy's Stuff by Sharon Fiffer. This book has been floating around on TBR for months.

    This was a great reading week for me. I am getting closer and closer to my 100-book goal. I can see it in sight! Sadly, I didn't get a chance to do much socializing during this event. I am going to try and visit the other participants later on in the month.

    I hope to participate Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon II later this year.


    1. I'm signing up! Thanks for the notice on this! I love read-a-thons!

    2. I am completely obsessed with readathons for the dent they make in my TBR pile, I have at least 2 more coming up this summer and maybe more!

      Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

      1. Oooh. Which ones are you participating in this summer?

    3. Good Luck! I love read-a-thons, they always motivate me to read through my TBR pile. Have fun!

      Ange @ Moonlight Reader

      1. Thanks. I think that these read-a-thons are gonna help me reach my 2013 reading goal by the end of the summer. Good luck and happy reading!

    4. I'm also joining. I'm behind this year and it's sad. Full time job interfering I guess but determined to fix that. It's funny but I mainly read at night before working anyway so you would think working in the daytime wouldn't interfere that much! Must be from not being able to stay up as late as I'm used to.

      Good luck!!

      1. I understand. I like to read in the morning. I have had to work late nights recently. It's cutting into my reading time because I cannot get up early in the morning. SMH.

        Good luck with WW. Hopefully, we'll both be able to catch up on our reading.

    5. So is it going pretty well? Are you A Literary Mafia?

    6. Yes, I am A. Literary Mafia! I post my bookish stuff not related to TV or movies there.

      This week is going really well. I hope that I can keep up the pace.