I did much better this go around than I did last time! My goal was to read 5-8 books, and I read 7. You can see which ones here.
How did everyone else do? Pretty well it seems since there were 62 reviews linked up throughout the month! Awesome job guys. To see those, go here.
As I said in the wrap up post, if you guys do your own wrap up post on how you did this month I’ll do one last giveaway. So link to yours in the comments!
All Harper giveaways, and my blogoversary giveaway will go out at some point during this month.
I was reminded today that I had this planned for tomorrow, so here it is. The readathon starts at 9am, wherever you are, and ends Monday at 9am. And you do not have to be participating in the overall reading challenge for the month to read in the readathon! The only rule is of course to read YA Harper books from their YA imprints.
I’m not using a linky for link up this time, if you decide to participate and make a post about it, just comment with link!
For me, my only goal is to read Masque of the Red Death. And if I finish that I’ll move on to The Selection.
So get your books ready and get plenty of sleep! Tomorrow will be a fun reading day. 🙂
Yes, this was supposed to be up yesterday. I had something scheduled yesterday that was unavoidable, and did not have time to get this post up. I only got home from this thing today, a couple hours ago. Sorry for the delay, but there was nothing I could do about it. Anyways lets get this started!
Pay attention, because there will be TWO GIVEAWAYS in this post. One for INTERNATIONAL entrants, and one for US ONLY. Both are under the cut.
PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to be participating in the reading challenge to enter the giveaways. These are for everyone!
Anyone and everyone can enter this, as long as the book depository ships to your country.
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Only citizens of the United States may enter this giveaway. I cannot afford international shipping.
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Well, it seems as if everyone participating in the challenge forgot about the readathon being held today. I’ll be scheduling one more in then in the hopes that at least some can or will participate. It will be on Sunday, January 29th, and I’ll be sending out an email to everyone so that people know this time.
Here’s my wrap up for the day:
I only managed to start and finish one book today. Possess by Gretchen McNeil. I enjoyed it, so look out for the review this week.
All right everyone! You’re probably sleeping now, but if not, get started on your reading. At the time that this goes up, I will either be asleep in bed or reading Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. Now remember, even if you’re not participating in the overall month long challenge, you can still participate in the readathon as long as the books are YA from HarperCollins!
I will update this post only once tomorrow with my midday progress at noon. Then I will do a separate wrap up post and announce when the second Harper readathon will be. Write it down so you’ll know! You can link up your update posts in the linky below:
Here’s what I plan on tackling:
currently reading: Possess
# of pages read: 109
# of books read: 0
So I think everyone forgot about this readathon, because it doesn’t look like anyone is participating? Oh well, I’ll be letting you guys know about another one tonight. I woke up about 8 and started reading about 9, but there have been a few distractions so I’m still working on my first book of the day! Realistically I’m hoping to finish 2. 3 would be nice though.
Just a reminder, the readathon for the Harper YA Challenge is tomorrow! Starts @ 12am tonight and runs until 12am tomorrow night! And don’t worry, for those who can’t participate, I’ll be doing another one in the last week of January. This is the perfect opportunity to get caught up if you’re a tad bit behind, like me!
Also, this readathon isn’t limited to just participants, anyone may participate! The only rule is that the books have to be YA Harper books!
This is where I’ll be keeping track of which books I’ll be reading over the month. I have a total of around 20 or so books to choose from, but I wheedled it down to 10. These are the ones I’ll be trying for, though some of the others may pop up depending on my reading mood. I chose the medium level of 5-8 books! Here’s a picture of what I plan on tackling:
- Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M. James
- Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
- Possess by Gretchen McNeil
- Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
- Steel by Carrie Vaughn
- The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
- Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Good luck to everyone else participating in this challenge with me!
Hey guys, just reminding everyone that this challenge STARTS IN A COUPLE OF HOURS! Sheesh, the end of the year sure got here quickly. Anyways, for all the details and stuff head over to THIS post.
Just a heads up too, I have some legal issues going on right now, and I’ll find out where they’re heading on the 4th, so they may or may not affect my ability to host the challenge for the whole month. I did not know it would be coming up this soon. It has been dragging on since the end of August. Hopefully it won’t impact the challenge, but there it is just so you know!
I’ll be putting up my personal post for the challenge here in a few minutes, with the books I plan on reading!
I interrupt my own week long break to announce this challenge as soon as possible!
Yes folks, it’s that time! I know I originally said November, but I’m trying something a little different, and there was a suggestion by Benji at The Non Reluctant Reader
that holding this challenge in the new year might be better, since you guys might be using November and December to catch up on your other challenges.
For those of you that have no idea what this challenge is, it’s pretty much a challenge to read as many books from the HarperCollins imprints that publish YA books: Harper Teen, Greenwillow, Katherine Tegen Books, and Balzer + Bray. I first held this challenge last minute in July, with sign-ups only posted two weeks before. This time around there’s more time for word to get around and more people to sign up, hopefully! Here is the breakdown of the challenge:
- Open to anyone, whether you blog or not
- Books started before January 1 do not count – and we’re going on the honor system with this!
- Audio books and ebooks do count of course
- Your books can be crossovers with other challenges
- Sign-ups will stay open through January 7
- Choose a challenge level and make an intro post with a link back to this post!
Here are the challenge levels, make sure you choose one that you think is realistic for you.
- Easy: 1-4 books
- Medium: 5-8 books
- Hard: 9-12 books
And here’s a schedule of events that will be happening throughout the month, with more possibly to be added.
- January 1: Event starts! Review link-up for the first week posted.
- January 8: Review link-up for the second week goes up.
- January 15: Harper Imprint Challenge Readathon! Starts at 9am Pacific time and lasts for 24 hours; Review link-up for the third week
- January 22: Review Link-up for the last week, including the 29th through the 31st
- January 25: 24 hour Harper book giveaway!
- January 31: – Last day of the challenge!
On February 1 there will be one final giveaway for those who participated and do a wrap up post of your accomplishments! So don’t forget those posts.
What a fun way to kick off 2012 right? So who will join me? I personally still have quite a few books available for this challenge, so this will definitely be a fun way to lessen my TBR pile. If anyone has any questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to respond ASAP.