Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon!


My first ever read-a-thon! This is hosted by The True Book Addict over at Castle Macabre. Be sure to head over there and check it out!

I'm basically signing up for as many Halloween-related events as possible because it's my favorite holiday, and since I never actually get to do anything for it, this is the next best thing! This one only runs till the 9th, and since I'm the slowest reader ever (plus I'm in the process of heavy revisions on my own book, which is due out in 3 months), I don't think I'm going to get much read, but I'll try my best!

Details, taken from the challenge post:
  • Dates:  Monday, October 3 at 12:00am through Sunday, October 9 at 11:59pm (your time zone).
  • To go along with the scary theme, you must read at least ONE scary book during the read-a-thon.  If you are not a horror fan, then make it a thriller or a mystery, as long as the book has some kind of spooky premise to it.  Those of you who fulfill this requirement, and sign in at the starting line, will automatically be entered in the participant giveaway.
  • Read as much or as little as you want.  You do not have to join in all week.  Start during the week or just do the weekend.  It's your decision.  Just be sure to sign in at the starting line when you start reading.
  • I will be hosting a scary themed mini-challenge and hopefully we will have other mini-challenges and/ or giveaways (see note above).
  • Our hashtag for Twitter will be #frightfall 
  • Sign up in the linky on the site.  You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (hint, hint...LOL)  If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.  Having a blog is not required.
  • Grab a button

Since I don't really read 'horror' (I have a severely over-active imagination that doesn't mix well with horror) I'm just going for the spooky element. Books I plan to read:
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead {GoodReads}
  • Being Human by Patricia Lynne {GoodReads}
  • Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey {GoodReads}
That's actually a lot for me. I'm kind of floored by the people who have two or three times this number. I figure I'll be lucky to get 2 read!

Progress: 
October 4th:
110 pages into Vampire Academy

October 7th:
Finished Vampire Academy - review to come tomorrow
1/4 of the way through Being Human by Patricia Lynne
Started Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

October 8th:
Book Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

3 comments:

  1. Welcome, Marie! Glad to have you joining us for the read-a-thon. Your book selection is perfectly fine. I know some people don't like hardcore horror. Vampire Academy happens to be one of my personal favorites.

    Happy Haunted Reading!

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  2. Squee moment when I saw my book listed. I am so excited and scared and happy and terrified and you get the idea right? I am spazzing out over you reading my book. =D

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