Ready, Set, Read-a-Thon!

April 19, 2012 Readathon 16

I am very, very, excited for this weekends read-a-thon.  Last October I sat down at my computer and started this blog because of read-a-thon (and also my friend Kate).  I had no clue what I was doing (I wish I would have saved my first blog design) and to be honest, I wasn’t convinced it was for me, but I set one up to participate in the read-a-thon challenges.  I had a good time so I wrote a review and then another one and then I started reading other blogs and it spiraled completely out of control (and by it I mean my TBR pile) and turned into what it is today!

Other reasons why I’m looking forward to the read-a-thon:
* Kate (Midnight Book Girl) and Steph (The Fake Steph Dot Com) are coming over to my house and we are going to read-a-thon together.  It’s going to be soooooo much fun!
* I’m hosting a challenge!  It’s hour 5, you should come back and check it out!  Kate and Steph are hosting challenges too!
* I have a nice pile of books, but I’m leaving my options open. You never know what will you’ll be in the mood for next.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is a great opportunity to catch up on your reading and participate in some awesome challenges.  If you haven’t already signed up, or if your looking for more information, you can check out the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon website.

Here is my read-a-thon pile

From the Top:
A Deadly Cliché by Ellery Adams
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
If I stay by Gayle Forman
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Partials by Dan Wells
Between by Jessica Warman
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Earth (The Book) by Jon Stewart

Not Pictured:
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Soulless by Gail Carriger

My number one priority is Pandemonium so I plan on starting with that.  My goal is to hopefully finish 5 books (I’ve picked mostly YA so it shouldn’t be too hard) so I have some reviews to write so that I can stay ahead with my blog.

Not read-a-thon related but…
My business cards came in the mail yesterday.  Aren’t they pretty?  I’m so excited for BEA and I can’t believe it’s only 6 weeks away!

What are your read-a-thon plans?  Leave me a link so I can come check out your pile!


16 Responses to “Ready, Set, Read-a-Thon!”

  1. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    Your cards are gorgeous! I can’t wait for Saturday… I’m kind of resentful of work or anything that keeps me from Readathon activities. Love your pile, the Duff is a great choice! And with your speed reading ways, I think you’ll get through your goal… As long as we don’t talk too much, but I got us something to help with that! Thank you so much for letting Steph and me join you for Readathon, its going to be historic!

    • Kimberly

      I’m a little worried about the talking, but I know we are going to have fun regardless. :). It’ll be epic!

  2. fakesteph

    LOOOVE the cards! And I love your pile. I thought about bringing an Abundance of Katherines and knowing you have it makes me feel okay not bringing it. I’m bringing Paper Towns though. Love that one.

    I am seriously so excited, though. I’m starting with The Ghost and the Goth, which I realize is older, but I’m unbelievably excited to read it!

    I have never been so excited for Readathon!

    • Kimberly

      I have Paper Towns too. I might have to borrow The Ghost and the Goth when you’re done. I’m so exited!!

  3. Bittner

    You have a great Readathon pile! I hope you get to a lot of them!
    Dash and Lily is a fun read! I love David Levithan! Of course John Green is always good too!
    I really liked If I Stay, it was really good, but I think I liked the sequel better! So you should definitely read the next one too!
    And the Duff is pretty good too! I sent Kate the audio version of it.
    Oh, and Why We Broke Up should make a quick read too!
    Good Luck! I’ll be checking in on Saturday!

    • Kimberly

      I’ve never read a Levithan book, but I’m lookin forward to it! I’ll be checking in with you on Saturday too! It’s going to be fun!

  4. Jenny

    Getting together like that sounds so fun. I should try that sometime with the bloggers in my neck of the woods. We’d probably just end up talking and not reading, though. ;) I’m glad you’ll be reading The DUFF, it’s one of my favorite books! And a fast read too. Enjoy!

  5. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Awesome cards! I’m so jealous of you guys going to BEA! I’m really going to try to save up to go next year, though!

    Your pile looks great! I reeeeaaaallllly want to read Partials, so I’m excited to see what you think about that!

    I’ll definitely stop by for your challenge, and for Kate’s and Steph’s, too! That’s awesome that you guys are going to all get together! Maybe next time Courtney and I can do something like that.

    Have fun and I’ll be sure to stop by and cheer you on, even though I’m not an official cheerleader!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I thought about being an offical cheerleader but I’m hosting a challenge and didn’t want to overwhelm myself but I’ll be stopping by your blog and some others to cheer y’all on.

      I’m looking forward to Partials, though I’m excited for all my books :)

  6. Erin

    I’m all set to go. Thanks for talking me into this! :) Oh, and I HIGHLY recommend If I Stay and Where She Went – two of my favorite books!