Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 - The Plan

Bout of Books

Finally, I've had some time to think about which books I want to read for the Bout of Books 7.0 Read-A-Thon.  And I think I've come to a conclusion of the books I want to give a go. :)

For the beginning of the week, I'm going to need something fast paced and interactive to keep me reading, at least a little bit, while I finish up my last two days of school.  So for the beginning of the week, I'm going to FINALLY read Vortex by Julie Cross.  Tempest was one of my favorite books last year and it was a suuuper fast read, and I'm already immersed in the story, so I think I'll be able to read it in 2 days.

What to read next?  Since I have a book I'm starting for a read-along with a friend over the weekend, I need a small book to fill my time.  I'm thinking any one of these:


Any of those will do, but I'm going to leave it up to how I feel when I've finished Vortex to decide what book to read.  Sometimes, you just gotta leave it up to mood. ;)

Annnnnd you're probably wondering what book I'm reading with my friend that weekend?  Welllll let me show you.

I'm reading it next weekend because OMG I hear the best things ever and.....don't be jealous...I MET CASSANDRA.  ;)  She had already gone through 200 people and there were still 200 people behind me when I got there, but she took the time to stop me and ask me about my book bag, which she then proceeded to name all the books the quotes were from.  This woman is a literary genius and so therefore, I must read her books.  'Nuff said.

Anyways...I'm getting REALLY excited for this read-a-thon!  My goal is to read 3 books, hopefully 4.  I'm optimistic.  But 3 is more realistic.  We shall see!

Anyone else participating?  Any thoughts on the books I've picked?  Which of the 5 "up-in-the-air" books do you think I should read?  I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Best of the Bunch (3 & 4)

Better late than never, right?? ;)


5/5 stars for Requiem by Lauren Oliver (#3)
I wanted to pick Delirium because it's still my favorite of the whole series, but I'd read it 3 times already, and Pandemonium and Requiem come very close behind. :)

Other March reads:



(This is really hard because I read 4 equally good books this month!  But I'm going to have to go with...the most surprising best read!)
5/5 stars for The Host by Stephanie Meyers
This book surprised me sooo much with how amazing it was - and the movie was just as good!  Highly recommended!

Other April reads:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT! Amazing Summer Read-Along sign ups!


Because...HERE IT IS!!  The big news you've all been waiting for...
Yearning to Read is co-hosting a Read-Along for the first time ever!!
And can I get a shout out to the AWESOME Ems @ In Which Ems Reviews Books who is helping me plan and host??  She's a rockstar, which we all know.  Or, even better, a superhero. :)

Caption: Ems being super awesome.  Shhh!  Don't tell her I spilled the beans about her identity! ;)

"What are we reading?" you're probably asking...  Well, basically, we're reading my favorite books ever, Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath, and the read-along lasts all summer!!  We realize these books are long, so we're making it easy and spending four weeks on each one.  We've set them up for you so you know when to start and what chapters to read per week and all that.

Here are the details:

 June 1st-7th: Chapters 1-15 @ Yearning to Read
June 8th-14th: Chapters 16-26 @ Ems Reviews Books
June 15th-21st: Chapters 27-43 @ YTR
June 22nd-30th: Chapters 44-59 @ Ems

July 1st-7th: Chapters 1-17 @ YTR
July 8th-14th: 
Chapters 18-35 @ Ems
July 15th-21st: 
Chapters 36-57 @ YTR
July 22nd-30th: 
Chapters 58-77 @ Ems

August 1st-7th: Chapters 1-18 @ YTR
August 8th-14th: Chapters 19-40 @ Ems

August 15th-21st: Chapters 41-58 @ YTR

August 22nd-30th: Chapters 59-81 @ Ems

RECAP with both Ems and Sierra takes place on both blogs on Monday, September 2nd!

Every week either Ems or I will post a quick recap and approximately 5 questions for you to answer and discuss.  If you would like to be reminded that the posts are up, you can sign up (use the form that is linked below) and include your email so we can notify you!
If you're wondering who can sign up, if you have to have a blog or Goodreads - don't worry, you don't have to have either!  You just have to be 12 years or older.  Also, there will be a giveaway for the people who sign up and participate in the discussion, opening on June 1st and ending September 1st! :)


Also, if you plan to participate, feel free to grab the button!  We'd be SO honored if you put our blog button on your sidebar, or posted the picture to Facebook, or anything that will spread the news.  We want as many people to be involved in this awesome summer project as we can! :)

Ems and I can't WAIT to get started!!  We look forward to hearing from (hopefully) all of you and discussing this AWESOME trilogy with you! :) XOXO