To not make you go crazy with all the challenges I hope to participate in, I will be updating the daily challenges and reading updates in this post itself.
Yeah, yeah, I know I completely bombed this read-a-thon. I had lofty goals (15 books), lol (I can only laugh at it now) but between my parents’ trying to wean me from my Kindle, and a bit of blog-posting, blog-visiting and tweeting, I only managed to read 6 books. 6 books in 7 days!! Atleast I could have read a book a day. But well, I couldn’t get into some of my books, so that didn’t help too. But I do have 3 other books started (the total page read of those books could easily mean half a book). (I’m consoling myself.)
And I have reviewed 4 of those books so that should amount to something, you know that does take time.
So I finished reading
Challenges Participated in : All
Total Pages read: 2027 (which doesn’t sound that bad, right?)
And I had lots of fun!!
In Saturday Challenge, Smash @ Smash Attack Reads wants us to write Book Spine Poetry.
In Friday Challenge, Jacinda @The Reading Housewives wants us to take any book we like and match up a character in the book OR the cover of the book to a shoe.
In Wednesday Challenge, Shannon @BooksDevoured wants us to choose any book cover and Re-Title it!
In Tuesday Challenge, Celine from Nyx Book Reviews gives us a choice of choosing from two questions. I am taking up the second one.
Answer all of these “this or that” questions.
Physical book or eBook? Seriously, I have to answer that? *sigh* So difficult. Well, earlier I would have said physical books all the way but now after I have got my Kindle…umm.. Ok, I still adore physical books. So yes, Physical books, it is.
Paperback or Hardcover? Gosh, I love Hardcovers even though they are not as easy to carry/ read.
Reality or Make-believe? Hmm.. make-believe, I guess. Reality is around us every day, so for the most part, I would like to get lost in a make-believe world.
Adult or Young-Adult? Young Adult. Adult is too adult for me at times. LOL!
Dog ears or Bookmarks? Bookmarks all the way. Dog ears? No way.
Breaking the spine or Barely open the book? Ha ha! Barely open the book. You should see me read my books. It’s like I am peeking in. 😀
Tea or Coffee? Umm, as much as I love my green tea, I adore coffee more.
Reading in bed or On the couch? On the bed definitely. I need more leg space.
Series or Standalone? Standalone please! Where did they vanish? I haven’t read a single series yet, so you get the idea. All the popular books are series but I refuse to read them till all are out. And even when they are all out, I have to find time on my calendar to read them back-to-back. So difficult!
Original or TV Adaptation? Original for me.
Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? Ha ha! Umm, defy motion sickness, my ears are a tad too sensitive to earphones/ headphones. 😦 I know!
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? LOL! I don’t have many but yes a few Author Crushes it is.
Interview or Guest post? Guest post! Even though I love to interview authors, guest post offers such a wide variety and sometimes lets you know more about the author than an interview does.
In Monday challenge, Sarah asks: “What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far?”
I love chatting/ tweeting with fellow readers/ bloggers on what they are reading, how they are liking it and of course, I end up with a 100 more books on my TBR that way. I love the camaraderie that such read-a-thons brings out among all of us.
Not really a tradition or ritual but of course I end up snacking/ drinking tea a lot to go with my reading. 😉
This is not my first readathon but it has proved be sort of amazing for me already. My very first Kindle which I had been pining on for so long arrived early just in time for the Read-a-thon. I was hoping for it to happen but I knew it couldn’t. The estimated delivery date initially was May 24, so I knew I would miss it during the read-a-thon and then it changed to May 16 and lo and behold, it arrived on Monday afternoon. Woohoo! I read 80% of my first book for the Read-a-thon on my Kindle. Very excited. I hope to read all those 15 books now and maybe some more. 😉
Can’t get into anything today.
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books read: 2
Books: Started Farsighted (Farsighted, #1) by Emlyn Chand, Velveteen (Velveteen, #1) by Daniel Marks, Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay and Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Pages: 78 + 46 + 18 + 82 = 224