Friday, December 16, 2016

The Baby It’s Cold Outside Read-a-Thon


 I stumbled upon this Read-A-Thon on a blog and thought this was the perfect time for a read-a-thon and this looks like a perfect thing to help my reading!   The Read-A-Thon is hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat.  I am going to be updating my progress on this page for the week.

Here is the schedule and I will update my progress below each day: 
Day 1 (December 17th) – Write your intro post! Share your TBR goals and most importantly, join us for an introductory Twitter chat using the hashtag #BICOthon at 8 p.m. EST!

Ahh the read-a-thon is here! My main goal is to read about 4 books during this read-a-thon to clear out some of my TBR list for the end of the year and also some of the books that I got in for review!   I have a lot of free time over the weekend and Monday so I hope to get a good start on the read-a-thon!
Books Started: The Deal - Elle Kennedy & Heir of Thunder - Karissa Laurel
Books Finished: The Deal - Elle Kennedy
Pages Read: TD 330 pages & HOT 10%
Thoughts: The snow really helped me today! I didn't want to leave the house so I just started and finished one book!!

Day 2 (December 18th) – Participate in the first challenges (teaser tidbits and the page 99 test)
Teaser Tidbits Instructions: 
-Grab the book you’re currently reading (or recently read)
-Open to a random page 
-Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page NO spoilers allowed! Choose passages void of spoilers. The goal is to entice, yet not ruin the book for others! 
-Share the title & author, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!  
Heir of Thunder - Karissa Laurel
" I don't know anything about you, and yet you're risking so much for me."
"Twenty?  He was no more than three years older than me, but it seemed like ten."

Page 99 Test Instructions:  Pick a book you haven’t read, turn to page 99 and read that page. Then give a synopsis of that page and tell us if, based only on that page, do you still want to read this book?
Smitten - Janet Evanovich - page 37
It appears Lizabeth just bought a house that needs a lot of repairs that Matt will be helping with.  Matt seems to be contemplating his life choices as well since Lizabeth appears happy with her life. 

I think I will give it a shot I enjoy Janet Evanovich books this page wasn't spectacular, but hopefully I just picked a basic backstory page.

Books Started: I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places - Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Books Finished:  None
Pages Read: HOT 10% - 27%, IGSIATWP - 1 - 62%
Thoughts:  I got a lot of reading done although I had a lot of stuff to do around the house and errands to run.  I am hoping to have more time during the week to finish these two books!!

Day 3 (December 19th) – Post a reading progress update if you’d like to, and make sure to check out our post over here to enter the Guess the Cover challenge!

Everyone should stop by Read.Sleep.Repeat today for the Guess the Cover Challenge!! 

Books Started: None
Books Finished:  None
Pages Read:  HOT 10%-57%

Thoughts: I miss the weekend already! I got a lot of reading done, but hoped to be a little further in Heir of Thunder, but there is always tomorrow!!

Day 4 (December 20th) – Write a post sharing your favorite winter reads, or recent winter releases you’re looking forward to reading!
Here are some winter releases I can't wait to read: 

King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick 
Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Books Started: NONE
Books Finished:  NONE
Pages Read:  HOT 57% - 78%
Thoughts: I completely fell off my reading path.  I hope to pick it up during the weekend.

Day 5 (December 21st) – Let’s try some book spine poetry. Who doesn’t love a book spine poem? For it to count towards the giveaway we’re requiring that it be winter themed without reference to any holiday.

Books Started:  NONE
Books Finished:  NONE
Pages Read: HOT 78% - 89%
Thoughts:  Work has completely gotten in the way!!! I can't wait for the weekend!

Day 6 (December 22nd) – Post a reading progress update if you’d like to, and check out our post over here to enter the title scramble challenge!

Books Started: NONE
Books Finished:  NONE
Pages Read:  NONE
Thoughts:   So I decided today I would finish my holiday shopping and run far far away from my computer when I was done with work!
Day 7 (December 23rd) – The bingo challenge! Okay. I totally completely stole the bingo thing from my beloved Bekka at Pretty Deadly Blog who hosts a new Bookish Bingo every season. Just mark off as many squares as you can during the read-a-thon and get an entry into the giveaway for each bingo you complete! Also did you know there are bingo games you can download for your smart phone and they are a lot of fun and take up hours of my time?

Books Started: NONE
Books Finished:  NONE
Pages Read: NONE
Thoughts: Ohh the joys of the holidays!!!

Day 8 (December 24th) – Wrap up time! What books did you read? Did you meet your goal?

Books Started: NONE 
Books Finished:  NONE
Pages Read:  NONE
Thoughts: I need to not commit to a read-a-thon during the holidays I got way to deep in work and leaving shopping to the last minute!


  1. Woohoo, thanks for joining us! Good luck on your reading and don't forget to tweet your progress using #BICOthon so we can all follow along and encourage each other! :D

  2. I just signed up to participate too! Good luck!

  3. Ohhh, I saw the Twitter chat happening earlier in the night! Octavia and Shelly are awesome. This sounds fun! Best of luck with the readathon. =)

    Have a great weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend too!!

  4. 4 books, wow! I have put down 3 on my list, but I doubt I'll actually finish them. I've been all about procrastination lately :D

    1. I am aiming for 4! Yesterday it was super cold and snowy so I stayed in and finished a book, but today I am back to procrastinating! Good luck with the read-a-thon!

  5. This is an awesome readathon, I just stumbled on this yesterday on another blog!Good luck!!!

  6. wow, that's courageous to do a readathon at this busy time of the year. I'll do the Bout of Books January 2-8

    1. Thank you! It ended up not going to great, but I tried! I can't wait for the next Bout of Books!


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