Nov 9, 2017

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon: Start + Goals!

The Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It started on November 8th @ 12:01 am & ends on November 15th @ 11:59 pm.

For this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads.

The Twitter hashtag is #HoHoHoRAT.
For more detailed info & to join, go HERE.

My goals:

- to read at least 3 of the holiday reads below. 


My reading list:


I'll try to read as much as I can, participate in some of the challenges, tweet my progress, and hopefully join the Twitter party.

Happy reading!!!

Oct 21, 2017

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Start + Challenges!


Once again, it's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon.

And this time, it's the 10 anniversary one, and this will be the 16th time I'm participating.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my fav read-a-thon, and THANK YOU to DEWEY for starting this event, even though I never knew you, and THANK YOU to everyone else that keeps this event going!!!
As always, the read-a-thon for me starts at 2 pm on Saturday, and ends at 2 pm on Sunday.

As for reading, I have a pile of 15 books on my shelf I'll choose from, as well as my Kindle.

I'll just update this as I go...


Opening meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
- My home, in Macedonia.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
- Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguie. 

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
- My munchmallows - already had 2 before it starts ;)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I'm a coffee addict that loves to read.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
- I participated in the last read-a-thon, but I won't do anything different, just read as much as I can, and do some of the challenges, and have fun.


10 Years in 10 Books Challenge:


2007 - The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
2008 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2009 - The Gates by John Connolly
2010 - Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry
2011 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2012 - The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima
2013 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
2014 - Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
2015 - The Hollow Boy (Lockwood & Co. #3) by Jonathan Stroud
2016 - Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5) by Seanan McGuire
2017 - The Core (The Demon Cycle #5) by Peter V. Brett

So, all of these are some of my most fav books. I haven't read only the 2015-2017 books yet, but they're part of book series that I love, just haven't gotten around to them yet, since I'm not reading as much as I used to and want to read in these last few years...  

Book and Beverage:


 Readathon Memories: 

My fav reads on every Dewey's read-a-thon I've participated in:
April 2010 - Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden
October 2010 - Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino
April 2011 - Vampire School: Casketball Capers by Peter Bentley and Chris Harrison
October 2011 - Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
April 2012 - Summer Days by Susan Mallery & Ripper by Rachel Vincent
October 2012 - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (though it was a reread)
April 2013 - The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
October 2013 - Plants vs Zombies: Lawnmageddon by Paul Tobin & Ron Chan
April 2014 - Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
October 2014 - The Boy in the Cemetery by Sebastian Gregory & Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation
April 2015 - Coffee Gives Me Superpowers by Ryoko Iwata
October 2015 - Dead Boy by Laurel Gale
April 2016 - The Sleeper & the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
October 2016 - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas manga
April 2017 - Seduce Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates

So, I actually went through my wrap-up posts & checked.

#ReadMoreWomen Challenge:


Thrills and Chills Challenge:


Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

- Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
2. How many books have you read so far?

- Two books.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

- War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

- A few. Just tried to deal with them as soon as possible and go back to reading asap.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

- The fact that I already read 2 books, and I'm on my 3rd, and that I participated in as many challenges as I did...

Jun 1, 2017

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon: Start + Wrap Up!

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon is hosted by Michelle a.k.a The True Book Addict at her read-a-thon dedicated blog Seasons of Reading!
The read-a-thon started today - Thursday, June 1st at midnight CDT and ends on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:59 pm CDT.
For me, that's 5 am on June 1st, and 4:59 am on June 8th.

For more info & to join the read-a-thon, visit the posts HERE & HERE
The read-a-thon hashtag is #SciFiSummerJune.

I missed last year's sci-fi read-a-thon (then again, I've missed lots of read-a-thons the last couple of years). Anyway, this time I'm in! I hope to read lots, but if I manage to read one book, I'll actually be happy. As to the reading list, I'll keep it simple. I'll try to read some of the sci-fi classics, maybe some H. G. Wells, and I really hope to re-read again Ready Player One, too.

Happy reading everyone!!!

 Wrap Up:

So, overall, it was a good read-a-thon, but I really wish I read more.
I finally read H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, and I absolutely loved it. I don't know why I always thought I won't like it, but I was wrong. And now I can't wait to read more of his works.
I also finished rereading Neil Gaiman's American Gods. It's a fantasy, but I had to finish it, and of course I loved it once again.
I did start another book - Storm Thief by Chris Wooding, but even though I loved what I read, I only managed to read a 3rd of the book before the read-a-thon ended, but it's one enjoyable mix of sci-fi & fantasy. So, yes, it was a good read-a-thon!


May 8, 2017

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon: Start + Wrap up!

It's been such a long time since I've participated in a Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, maybe even from the first few editions, and now it's actually #19, so wow. Anyway, I decided to join in.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 To join, visit the sign up post HERE.

As for me, no goals, but I'll try to read as much as I can, no reading list, but it'll be a mix of books I haven't read and re-reading old favorites, but I'll probably start with Maisey Yates's Down Home Cowboy.

Happy reading everyone!!!

Wrap Up:

I pretty much failed this read-a-thon. I only read one book, and only started another one. Didn't participate in any of the extra read-a-thon stuff, but overall, it wasn't a complete failure, because I did read the book that I listed above, and that's Down Home Cowboy by Maisey Yates. I just wish I continued reading after I finished it... Anyway, better luck reading next time ;)

Apr 29, 2017

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Start + Update + Wrap Up!

Once again, it's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon.

As always, the read-a-thon for me starts at 2 pm on Saturday, and ends at 2 pm on Sunday.

And this will be my 15th time participating.

As for my plans, I just hope to read as much as I can & as long as I can, and to have fun. I have some snacks & sweets ready, and some books I want to read and reread. Anything goes, and lots to pick from: on phone, on Kindle, on shelf, paperbacks, hardbacks, eARCs, mangas, graphic novels, other illustrated works... As for everything else, I'll try to do a little bit of everything, but mostly focus on reading, especially because that's something that I haven't been doing lately...

So, happy reading everyone!!!


Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
 2. How many books have you read so far?
- Five books.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the read-a-thon?
- Beauty & the Beast: The Beast's Tale manga.

4. Have you had many interrruptions?
- Nope.

5. What surprises you most about the read-a-thon, so far?
- Nothing.

Wrap Up:

Even though I slept through most of the 2nd half of the read-a-thon, it was a successful read-a-thon. I read total of 6 books: 2 full-length, 1 graphic novel, 1 children's book, 2 manga, and a half of Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls, and I only did a couple of the memes\challenges.

The books I read are:


Mar 1, 2017

2017 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Reading Challenge: Start + Goals!

It's time for the 5th annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

The goal of this month-long challenge is to read & review books from our TBR piles, but they must be at least 100 pages long & to be published before March 1st, 2017.

For more detailed info & to join the challenge, visit the posts HERE & HERE!

I really, really haven't been reading, so my TBR pile just kept growing and growing, so yes, I'd love to read at least some of the books on my TBR pile, and maybe just start to read a lot, like I used to do.

My Goals: 

- to read at least 5 full-length books from my TBR Pile
- to read a book from the pile of books translated to my language
- to read eARC
- to read ARC
- to read a paperback or hardback
- to read at least 1 hour a day, every day

So, that's about it! I know this will be fun! I'll try to participate in the Twitter Party on March 15th, and the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon on March 18th. And I'll update this post with my progress, and maybe tweet about it now then.
Good luck everyone & happy reading!!!