Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon Updates and Challenges

Day 1:
Pages Read: 186
Books Finished: 1 (The Iron King)
Books Started: 0
Challenges Completed: 0

Well, I finished The Iron King, so I'm very happy about that! It was a great book with so much going on and non-stop action. After finishing it, though, I got caught up in other things and never started Light In August so I'm a little behind, but that's okay. Hopefully, I can catch up today. I was also hoping to take part in the third challenge and show off my reading space, but when I went to connect my phone to my computer, I experienced some problems. The phone is practically brand new too, and one of the main reasons I bought it was so that I could transfer pictures to my computer! I hope I can get that all worked out soon, though probably not this weekend.

Day 2:
Pages Read: 125
Books Finished: 0
Books Started: 3 (Light in August, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Memory in Death)
Challenges Completed: 3

Well, I read the number of pages I wanted to for LiA and IitLoaSG for Saturday, but I never picked up Dark Passages. As it turned out, I came across Memory in Death (one of my favorites in the J.D. Robb series) on a free book shelf on my campus while I was reading Light in August, and I opted to reread a bit of that book in the evening instead. I don't know why, but I've been craving romances for the past few weeks, and I just couldn't resist Roarke and Eve. I seriously doubt I'll finish Dark Passages before the weekend ends now, and it doesn't look like I'll start Guernsey at all, but I should at least finish my reading assignments for class.

Oh! But this morning I found out I won the giveaway for Challenge #6 (hosted by Michelle @ Book Briefs)! Yay! I chose The Near Witch by Victoria Swab. I can't wait to receive it!

Challenge #4: The Wicked Winter Ball (Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer)

Using book covers, show us what you will wear and who you bring!

My dress:

The black ruffled dress from the cover of Torment. Gorgeous!!

And my date:

Ash from The Iron Fey series! I am so in love with him right now!

Challenge #6: Picture Puzzle (Michelle @ Book Briefs)

Rules: First pick your book. The pick pictures that represent words in the book's title. Put the pictures/clues together so people can guess what the book title is. Get creative and make it as challenging as you want.

My book picture puzzle:

**Hint: This is an adult fiction Japanese novel

Day 3:
Pages Read: 185
Books Finished: --
Books Started: --
Books Read: Memory in Death and Light in August
Challenges Completed: --

Looking at the stats for Sunday, you would think I wasn't even participating in the readathon that day. I got distracted with Memory in Death (which I wasn't even planning on reading for the readathon), and of the 185 pages I read that day, 168 pages were from the J.D. Robb book. I never even picked up Dark Passages, Poisonwood Bible or Guernsey at all over the weekend, but oh well. I still had fun. And I hope to join in on the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon in June.


  1. I love this dress ...have fun with your sexy date :)

  2. that dress is awesome! Your date is mucho caliente!
    we are gonna have fun 2nite!
    Wicked WInter Ball

  3. @ Jen: That's really close! You're just missing the last word. :)

  4. OH that dress is SO gorgeous. I love it! Great choice. And looks as Ash is going with many! ;) Bet he's a great choice! Need to read that series. o:

    Also, I totally fail on the puzzle one! I'm so bad at this, haha.

  5. OH! I see you're way into The Iron Fey serie!! I really hope you're enjoying it Kayla!! :) ;)