Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Overview
Welcome to the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon – a three day event hosted by Candace’s Book Blog, Pure Imagination and Reading Angels! The main goal of this read-a-thon, of course, is to encourage you to read more books – but, for those of you who like to have fun, there are plenty of challenges in store, as well as a Twitter Party and the chance to win a $100 Gift Card!
Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Events Schedule
Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
- Better Read Than Dead
- IB Book Blogging
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Goals
My goals for the Once Upon Read-A-Thon Challenge are to:
- Review Trouble In Store by Carol Cox
- Read and Review Defending The Faith by Mary Jo Sharp
- Read and Review the NIV Leadership Bible
- Read and Review Chicken Soup For The Soul – 20th Anniversary Edition
- Participate in the Challenges
- Attend The Twitter Party
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Cover 2 Cover Mini Challenge
For the Cover 2 Cover Mini Challenge, Stephanie would like to know: 1. Which book are you most excited to read in the coming year? Last year I fell in love with a book called Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus by Joyce Magnin – a story about a stubborn 72-year old woman who is trying to maintain her independence while wondering if she has outlived her usefulness. So, when her concerned son urges her to move in with him and his wife after she takes a tumble, she begrudgingly agrees to do so – her way – by travelling cross-country, not by plane, but by bus! Harriet’s character reminded me a lot of my own mom, so I have been waiting all year for the follow-up to this book, Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold, which is scheduled for release on August 6, 2013. 2. Which book would you re-read if you had the time and weren’t so busy reading ALL of the other good things? My favorite “book” is The Lord Of The Ring trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien and if I had the time, I’d take a few days and reread all three books! 3. If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be and why? Aragorn from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. His character has always fascinated me – in many ways, I find his story redemptive as he journeys from outcast to king.
Favorite Read Of June Mini Challenge
UPDATE: I received a comment with an updated link to this challenge (updated on Schedule). The actual challenge is to share your Book BFF on You Tube. If you’d like to participate – click on the challenge and watch the video for the details!
The Book BFFs want to know what our Favorite Read of June 2013 was. I have to tell you, I read so many fabulous books last month, it is really impossible for me to pick just one! So, categorically, here are a few of my Favorite Reads, and why I loved them! Cooking With Flowers is hands-down the most beautiful cookbook I’ve ever reviewed! Even if you never eat a dandelion – this book is worth buying just for the gorgeous photography! Limitless by Nick Vujicic is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read, and it’s written by one of the most inspiring people you will ever meet! This book should be on everyone’s nightstand! Stealing The Preacher by Karen Witemeyer was pure fun! If you’re looking for a light summer read that will make you laugh out loud, this book is for you! Parallax View by Allan Leverone is a non-stop espionage thriller that reads like an action-packed movie! If you like excitement and intrigue, this is the perfect book for you! OCD, The Dude And Me is a unique Young Adult book about a social misfit who is trying to find her way in the world during her senior year of high school. What’s unusual about this book is that the story is told entirely through a series of diary entries, school essays, and written correspondence. For a chance to win a copy of this book, enter my Book Giveaway! Shared With It’s Monday – What Are You Reading? At Book Journey
Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up
It’s hard to believe but the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon has come and gone! Here’s what I accomplished during the event:
- I reviewed for Trouble In Store by Carol Cox.
- I read and reviewed Defending The Faith by Mary Jo Sharp.
- I read 164 pages of a new book, Anomaly, by Krista McGee. Can’t put it down!
- I completed the Cover 2 Cover Mini Challenge and the Rainy Day Apocalyptic Jigsaw Puzzle Challenges.
I did not have a chance to review of the NIV Leadership Bible or Chicken Soup for the Soul – 20th Anniversary Edition during the Read-A-Thon. Stay tuned as I’ll be posting those reviews soon!
Thanks for hosting a fun event! Look forward to reading again with you in the future!
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