Category: Readalongs/Readathons

A Court of Thorns and Roses Re-Read Event!

Posted March 14, 2017 in Features, Readalongs/Readathons / 8 Comments
A Court of Thorns and Roses Re-Read Event!

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few years, you can clearly see that I’ve developed into a HUGE Sarah J Maas fan (see proof here and here). After chatting with two of my favorite fellow bloggers, Kristin from Super Space Chick and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, during this year’s Love-a-Thon, we realized that we were all planning on rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury to prepare for the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin. Since we thought there are probably plenty other bloggers and readers out […]


ARC August Recap: When Life Happens

Posted August 23, 2015 in Challenges, Readalongs/Readathons / 9 Comments
ARC August Recap: When Life Happens

ARC August is hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. and this is its third year. The goal is to tackle some of the ARCs on your TBR in a fun and low-key challenge environment. So Sometimes This Little Thing Called Life Happens… In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been quieter than normal over here the past week (and by quiet, I mean I’ve only posted once). That’s because this month I’ve encountered some major life changes, including starting a new job in a new city, moving into a temporary living situation, and hunting for permanent housing to accommodate my new work […]


Bout of Books 13 Update Post

Posted May 12, 2015 in Readalongs/Readathons / 3 Comments
Bout of Books 13 Update Post

As you probably know, I’m participating in my second Bout of Books read-a-thon this week! This post will be updated daily with my previous day’s progress as well as reiterate my goals for the week! My Goals: -Read at least 3 books -Of these books, 1 must be a May release and 1 must be an ARC -Write and schedule reviews for all books read -Catch up on all reviews that need to be written Daily Updates: Monday Number of pages I’ve read today/total: 300/300 total so far Total number of books I’ve completed: 1 so far Books Read From: […]


Bout of Books 13 Challenge #1: Bookish Survey

Posted May 11, 2015 in Readalongs/Readathons / 6 Comments
Bout of Books 13 Challenge #1: Bookish Survey

Today is the first day of Bout of Books 13! Today’s challenge is being hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale, and it’s a bookish survey to help the participants get to know each other better and ease everyone into the challenges! Check out my sign up and progress post here. 1) How do you organize your shelves? I have a system that’s sort of a blend that works the best for me. I have three main bookshelves and the left is everything that’s paranormal/fantasy/dystopian and within that it’s alphabetized by author. The middle bookshelf has a lot of my childhood […]


Bout of Books 13: Participation and Goals!

Bout of Books 13: Participation and Goals!

This is my second time participating in a Bout of Books read-a-thon, a wonderfully low-pressure week where readers and bloggers alike set reading goals and update each other on their progress! I participated in Bout of Books 11 and found that it really helped me be successful in knocking books off of my TBR. Seeing as I have quite a few books coming from pre-orders and ARCs to get through, May is the perfect month for a read-a-thon! The Official Purpose The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the […]


The Princess Diaries Re-Read: Volumes 4-5

Posted February 20, 2015 in Books, Readalongs/Readathons, Reviews / 5 Comments
The Princess Diaries Re-Read: Volumes 4-5

This is the second installment in my Princess Diaries Re-Read self-challenge in order to prepare for The Royal Wedding, which comes out in June! In this post I’ll be bundling my reviews for books 4, 4.5, and 5. Princess in Waiting (4)- This is the epitome of a bridge book. Taking place primarily over winter break while Mia’s stuck in Genovia, it’s mainly Mia obsessing over Micheal’s feelings for her. It reminded me of why these books can be slightly neurotic, but I also have to admit that at 14 years old I obsessed over rather inconsequential stuff myself. Some […]


The Princess Diaries Reread & The Start of My YA Love Affair: Books 1-3

Posted January 28, 2015 in Readalongs/Readathons, Reviews / 15 Comments
The Princess Diaries Reread & The Start of My YA Love Affair: Books 1-3

If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while, you’ve probably heard me mention my love for Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries series. When I found out that she was publishing a continuation, adult novel in the series, I knew it was time for me to revisit the series- and I do mean the whole series. I own all of the novels, all but one of the novellas (before e-books, when they used to be published in tiny little paperbacks) and all of the companion how-to guides. I even recently started re-buying the novels in the newer paperback covers because my […]


Wrap Up: Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long & Giveaway Winner

Posted January 2, 2015 in Readalongs/Readathons / 2 Comments
Wrap Up: Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long & Giveaway Winner

This fall I hosted my first Read-A-Long with the two wonderful blogs CK’s Reading Corner and She Reads She Blogs! I wanted to extend a HUGE  and heartfelt thank you to everyone who followed along and/or participated, as organizing something like this for the first time can be daunting! It was great to revisit Maggie Stiefvater’s beautifully written series and connect with others who enjoy her writing as much as we do! Post Round Up Maggie the Magnificent Werewolves 101 Favorite Resident of Mercy Falls Shiver Review & Discussion Linger Review Forever Review And the Winner is…. To end the […]


Fairytale Retelling Reading Challenge 2015

Posted December 8, 2014 in Readalongs/Readathons / 21 Comments
Fairytale Retelling Reading Challenge 2015

Today I’m excited to announce my first challenge I will be taking part in for 2015! It’s the Fairytale Retelling Reading Challenge hosted by the lovely Mel over at The Daily Prophecy. I’m really excited to be participating seeing as fairytale retellings seem to be a trend in YA that’s not ceasing to grow anytime soon, and there are a lot of them on my TBR for the upcoming year! According to Mel, here are the guidelines for the challenge: The challenge runs from January 1st – December 31st 2015. The goal is to read fairytale retellings, but if you […]


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Review & Discussion

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Review & Discussion

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Scholastic (2009) Length: 390 pgs Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls (#1) Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction/Romance Format: Paperback Goodreads Synopsis: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy […]