Apr 20, 2015

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon: Start + Updates + Wrap Up!

It's that time again... Time for the annual Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle a.k.a The True Book Addict at her read-a-thon dedicated blog Seasons of Reading!

The read-a-thon starts on Monday, April 20th at midnight CST and ends on Sunday, April 26th at 11:59 pm CST.
For more info & to join the read-a-thon, visit the post HERE.

On Twitter we (read-a-thoners) will use the hashtag #SpringHorrorRAT.
If you take a look in my sidebar for my blog archive, you'll definitely notice that I haven't been around as much. I haven't been blogging & reviewing books, and I haven't been reading, so I'm hoping that this read-a-thon is the push I need to get back into it. I even bought myself a Kindle this month (something I never planned to do, actually, it was a spur of the moment thing), but I'm hoping it will help me to get back to reading, so yes, I will probably read only ebooks/galleys for this read-a-thon. Anyway, enough with this rumbling, back to the read-a-thon...

What I'll read?

If I read one horror/thriller book, I will be happy. I have quite a few lined up on my Kindle, all ready to be read, I only need to choose one and I have a graphic novel I'd like to read this week, too. I'll update this post with my progress and what I'm reading, as soon I start.
Also, I'll try to tweet now & then with my progress, and of course I'm participating in Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon this weekend, too, so I'm hoping to finish my "goals" before that ;)

Update #1:

Even though day 1 of the read-a-thon isn't over yet, I'm happy to say that I started to read Pines by Blake Crouch - the first book in the Wayward Pines trilogy, and although I'm still at the beginning, I already really, really like it, and I'm looking forward to getting back to it asap.

Update #2:

I'm still reading Pines, and I will probably finish it soon, because it's good, and it's definitely the perfect read for this read-a-thon. I also read the graphic novel Rot & Ruin #1 by Jonathan Maberry, and I loved it. It was great seeing my fav characters from the Benny Imura series. Also, it has zombies, so yes, still fits the read-a-thon ;)

Update #3:

And I finished Pines today! There are 2+ days left of the read-a-thon, but I don't know what I'll read next.

Wrap Up:

It was a successful read-a-thon (Dewey's, too). I read:

So, that makes for a total of 2 full-length novels, 1 collection of short stories, 3 novellas, 2 graphic novels, 1 childrens book & 1 pretty cool (and amazing) illustrated book about coffee!

Before Dewey's, I read only the Rot & Ruin graphic novel & Pines - the scary book ;)
The rest I read while Dewey's RAT lasted, with the exception of Second Chance Summer - I started it before Dewey ended, but finished it for this RAT.

 So, it was a success! ^_^


  1. Is this what the new TV series is based on? I didn't know that! I'm really looking forward to the show, that's for sure. I'm a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan.

    Thanks for joining me for another read-a-thon. Hope you get a lot of good reading in.

    1. Yes, it is. And from what I've read, the show could be quite awesome, so I'm really looking forward to it now :) But, I have all 3 books, so I'm planning to read them all soon.

      And thank you Michelle for hosting it & for stopping by!

  2. Great job, Aleksandra! Wow! I'm glad you were able to read so much. Hope you enjoyed all the great reads. What did you end up thinking of Pines? I'm really anticipating the show more and more, every time I see the advertisement.

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