Feb 7, 2014

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon: Start + Goals + Reading List + Mini Challenges + Updates + Wrap Up!

The Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon Vol.2 is hosted by April & Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions!

The read-a-thon starts on February 7th @ 12:01 AM & will end on February 17th @ 11:59 PM.

For more info & to sign up, visit the post HERE!

The sign up will be open until 11:55 PM EST on February 13th.

On Twitter as always we'll use #WWReadathon.

My Goals:

- to read 6 books

- to participate in a Twitter Party

- to participate in a mini challenge


My Reading List:

1. Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman

2. Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen

3. White Space by Ilsa J. Bick

4. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

5. Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

6. A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

7. Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

8. Nil by Lynne Matson

9. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

10. A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

11. The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
12. Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (tbr on or after February 14th)

Ok, so I've been staying away from read-a-thons for the last couple of  months or so, (something I never thought I will do), but I'm excited about participating in one once again, and it's one of my favs, a WWRAT, and I was already signed up, so I thought, why not? It's time! ;) And to be honest, it's one of the best read-a-thons, I always have a blast, and this time it's the 2nd Valentine edition, and last year was awesome, so yeah, I'm in, and I'm hoping I'll read a lot, especially because this one is quite long one :)


Book Spine Poetry Challenge:


"13 to Life
Before I Wake
Stardust Of Poseidon
Ashes on the Waves."

Update #1:

So far the read-a-thon hasn't been going as good as I would've liked, but that's on me. At first on Friday was awesome, read a lot, than I read some on Saturday morning, but nothing after that until Monday afternoon. So, yeah, life got in the way of course ;) after which I got sick :( so I'm not really feeling up to reading right now :( Hopefully I'll get better soon. I read only one book so far Tesla's Attic (my review), and around a 3rd of Shadowdance. And I just did the Book Spine Poem Challenge, but I'm hoping to do the rest as well, and maybe join the Twitter Party tomorrow, if I manage to stay awake. 

Mad Libs Challenge:

1. Bones (Night Huntress series)
2. Ready (Ready Player One)
3. Ocean (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
4. Screaming (The Screaming Staircase)
5. Went (Where She Went)
6. Armageddon (Discount Armageddon)
7. Gods (American Gods)
8. Ashen (Ashen Winter)
9. Graveyard (The Graveyard Book)

Dear  Bones,
I have ready but I have not had the ocean to tell you. When I first screaming your story, I went in armageddon. I hope you and I will someday be  gods. I would love to give you an ashen graveyard for Valentine's Day. 
Yours Truly,

Update #2:


Since my last update, I totally strayed from my reading list, and read books that weren't on my planned list. I read The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis, Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt, and the novella Definitely Naughty by Jo Leigh
I'm still hoping to finish the 2 books I started this read-a-thon: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan & The Missing Rose by Serdar Ozkan
I also participated in the first Twitter Party, and I actually participated in the rest 4 mini challenges, I actually did them all :)

Wrap Up:

Yay, I did it, I managed to reach my goals :)

I read 6 novels & 1 novella, completed all 5 mini challenges & participated in the 2 Twitter Chats!

For the read-a-thon, I read:


  1. Great list of books! I am looking forward to starting this readathon too! :)

  2. Those are some awesome looking goals! I really enjoyed Breath of Frost! I need to check out NIL and Anya says I totally must read scarlet & Lady Thief!

    1. I enjoyed a lot Scarlet, I hope Lady Thief will be even better :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Tabitha :)

  3. Great book list! I'm reading Nil right now! Good luck!

    1. Awesome, I hope you're enjoying it :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Wow that is a lot of books. I hope you enjoy all of those :)
    Happy reading!

    1. Thanks, Alexa. I'm actually hoping to read only half of these, and since I'm a moody reader, I need my options ;)

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    1. Not as good as I would've liked :( but I'm not giving up ;)