Reading Cram

So, you might have heard that I am shooting for the near impossible: reading 18 books in December in order to complete my Goodreads challenge. I’m on track so far… but I can feel a lull coming on. Spotting the End of the Year 2013 Readathon hosted by Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Danasquare was just the motivation I needed!

They’ve got daily challenges and events scheduled – so there is plenty to keep me motivated. I am going to be using this post for daily updates and to post my challenge entries. It should be fun!

Progress

 5/12 read!

I’ve got to get through 18 books before January 1st, and 12 books during this readathon.

December 9 – The TBR Pile

My TBR Pile for this challenge is based off my December TBR posted a few days ago:

    1. The Sign of Four by ACD – 3 stars
    2. Endgame by Ann Aguirre – 5 stars
    3. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
    4. The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
    5. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter – 3.5 stars
    6. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
    7. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
    8. Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
    9. Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
    10. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
    11. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
    12. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas – 3 stars
    13. Letters from Santa Claus by J.R.R. Tolkien

– 4 stars

December 10 – Teaser Challenge

All you have to do is open the current book you are reading to a random page and post 2 sentences. – Book Loving Hippo

So, I am cheating on this challenge a bit! But this quote is too funny to select just two sentences from…

“You’re never going to let me live this down, are you?”
“Probably not. It is possible, however, that in five hundred turns, neural decay will set in, and I will no longer recall how hilarious this is.”
“You’re an evil, evil Bug.”

– Endgame by Ann Aguirre

December 13 – Favorite Book-to-Movie Release in 2013

Today’s challenge is hosted by Falling for YA.

Quite predictably, my favourite Book-to-Movie adaptation of the year is Catching Fire. Surprise, Surprise. BUT, if TV Shows counted, I’d say my favourite adaptation is the TV show Elementary. That show is beyond fantastic and probably edging out Sherlock (BBC) as my favourite Sherlock Holmes adaptation!

December 14 – Seasonal Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Book Briefs. We’ve got to choose books we’ve read in 2013 to fit these categories…

Recommend a book good for a snow day:
Letters from Santa Claus by J.R.R. Tolkien

Recommend a book good for a rainy day:
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Recommend a book good for a beach day:
Heist Society by Ally Carter

Recommend a book good for a spooky night:
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Kay

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Kay's been blogging about urban fantasy, young adult and werewolves since 2009. She's a firm believer in the many uses of the towel, the science of deduction and other fandom in-jokes. To support her book-buying habit, Kay keeps up a day-job as a science journalist (so feel free to ask her about Physics).

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