Monday, July 1, 2013

Join us for the annual Summer Lovin’ Readathon!

The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)
Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

I plan to start reading the Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle - inspired by the ABC television show Castle. Season 5 has just wrapped up with a doozy of a cliff-hanger (check out episode 24, Watershed).


The television show follows the lives of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a famous mystery novelist, and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a New York Police Department police detective, as they solve homicide crimes in New York City.

Premise: The NYPD brings Richard Castle in for questioning regarding a copy-cat murder based on one of his novels. He is immediately captivated and inspired by this unprecedented access to crime and murder. It's perfect timing. Castle has killed off the main character in his best-selling Storm book series and has writer's block.

Castle uses his connection with the Mayor to worm his way into shadowing Detective Beckett - temporarily. Once that initial case is solved, Castle decides to use Beckett as the model for the main character of his next book series starring Nikki Heat. The NYPD needs some good publicity so Detective Beckett is forced to work with her shadow longer than expected.

The popularity of the television show has spawned a series of published books (ghost-written) to match Richard Castle's works on the television show.


Be sure to check out all the available Nikki Heat books by author Richard Castle: Heat Wave, Naked Heat, Heat RisesFrozen Heat, and Deadly Heat (to be released on September 17, 2013).

Monday, July 1st

“Class Orientation” Participation Post:

Introduce yourself and set your goals for the read-a-thon. Some interesting information to include in this post would be Where are you blogging from? What got you into blogging/reading? What is your favorite genre? The possibilities are endless, just be creative!

Hi. My name is Tallulah. I have had a blog for about two years. I would not saying that I have been "blogging" though. I read a lot of books. I scribble lots of notes (and some reviews) about those books on paper. I started blogging because I thought that it would be cool to move my scribbles online. Sadly, I haven't been good about actually posting them. <sigh> I hope to correct that this summer.

This week, I plan to read Heat Wave and Naked Heat.

My favorite genre is mystery. Any kind: traditional mystery, legal thriller, medical thriller, cozy mystery, police procedural, murder mystery, crime, detective story, gangster, hardboiled, young adult. I also like to read science fiction, romance, and fantasy.

Tuesday, July 2nd
    “You’re the One That I Want” Participation Post:
  • List your must-have summer reading (the ones you read over and over again) or give us some of your favorite recommended summer reads.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you get them finished! They look interesting.