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Wicked Winter Read-a-thon – Feb. 3 – 5

3 Feb

Saw where my friend Shaunesay was doing yet ANOTHER Read-a-thon this weekend.  I swear that girl finds one for almost every weekend.  LOL!  At any rate, I decided to try to give it a go.  I’m sure I won’t be devoting all weekend to it, but I will post when I can and read what I can around doing other things that are going on this weekend.

To start things off, I was currently in the middle of two books when this day had started:  Peter Straub’s GHOST STORY  (at the halfway mark) and an anthology edited by Jack Burton titled STEAMY SCREAMS (about 1/3 of the way through).

Today I ended up starting another book however, A HOLLOW CUBE IS A LONELY SPACE by Jack Burton.  I also read a short children’s picture book by Scott Nicholson called IDA CLAIRE and posted a review on Amazon.  Please note that if you go today you an check this Kindle book out for FREE!!!  I’ll paste it here as well:

“Fabulous kid’s picture book by mystery/horror author Scott Nicholson. This story, however, is not a scary tale, but rather a cute poetic story about a father and daughter. The rhymes within this book are both clever and cute and show the love the father has for his daughter Ida. Both the poetic rhythm of this short tale and the colorful artwork by Lee Davis will have kids wanting their parents to read this book over and over again!”

I chose to read & review IDA CLAIRE as part of Scott Nicholson’s amazing Kindle Fire giveaway he has going on.  I had been wanting to read something of his for a while now anyway, so that gave me an excuse.  Of course, I still want to read something of more note by him.  This was just a cute little kid’s tale and I have a feeling his horror books are going to be amazing.  Maybe I’ll get into some of his other shorter fiction this weekend as well!

I doubt that I’ll get to finish any of these books today, but I’ve obviously got a dent going in them all now and hope to at least knock out the two short story collections this weekend, make more progress in GHOST STORY, and possibly read some other stuff as well.

I’ll post more as I can.

Thanks to the person(s) running this Read-a-thon for putting it together and thanks to Shaunesay for pimping it so that I could find another thing to keep my already busy life busy this weekend.  🙂

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24 Hour Read-a-thon – Book Choices

1 Apr

So odds are good that I’m going to actually be able to “attend” Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon this year after finding out about it 3 years ago and never being able to join in. That said, I’m a bit excited! My friend Ann has participated the last three years and always told me how much fun it was. So last night after talking on the phone to her for a long while I started picking out books… and more books… and more books to possibly read that day. (Yes, Craig is already laughing at me for getting prepared this early) Unfortunately, I know there’s no way in heck that I can read all of these, BUT I like to have choices and also variety. I’ve picked out books that I think will be fast-ish reads and/or won’t bore me (hopefully). I also did NOT include any books that I’ll feel the need to submit a review for to the book site I review for as I don’t want to add to my already toppling tower of books that I’ve read and that are waiting for me to write up the review. Most of the books are on my e-reader/cell so that I don’t have to transport a ton of books over to Craig’s house since we’ll be doing the Read-a-thon together from there. So… with that being said, here’s my list of options for the Read-a-thon. Of course, I’ve still got a week so I may think of some other stuff. *GRIN*

IN PROCESS SERIES:
Soul Screamers #4: My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
Love Story #3: Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Blood Coven #4: Bad Blood by Mary Mancusi
Blood Coven #5: Night School by Mary Mancusi
The Channel #5: Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small
Sookie Stakehouse #10: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Broken Heart, Oklahoma #5: Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley
Broken Heart, Oklahoma #6: Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley

NEW SERIES:
Living With the Dead #1-2 by Jesse Petersen
Naked Werewolf #1 by Molly Harper
Jane Jameson #1-3 by Molly Harper
Ophelia and Abby Mysteries #1-5 by Shirley Damsgaard
Vampire Queen #1-6 by Joey W. Hill
Wizards of Nevermore #1 by Michele Bardsley

STAND ALONES:
Me, Myself and Why by MaryJanice Davidson
Teratologist by Edward Lee & Wrath James White
The Third House by Andy Deane
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Wrath James White

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS:
Heaveworld by Cullen Bunn
Blood Lite by Various Authors
Blood Lite II: Overbite by Various Authors

COMIC COLLECTIONS:
Jack of Fables #3-6
Fables #13-14
Buffy Omnibus #3-4

MANGA:
TBD

IF ALL ELSE FAILS, RE-READ:
Jeff Strand Novels (they always make me laugh)
Harry Potter Series (wanting to re-read before the final movie comes out this summer)

What is everyone else reading that is doing the marathon this year?  How are you going about preparing?  Any tips for a first-time on how to keep up with reading/blogging/challenges/breaks/sleeping/etc…???