Debut-a-Thon Goals & Updates

Posted June 26, 2013 by Debby in Read-a-thons / 19 Comments


It’s time! It’s time! I’m super excited to be participating in my first ever read-a-thon, hosted by my bookish twin, Amber. You can read all about the event here and the schedule here. It’s just past midnight here, so I can get cracking! The event lasts until 23:59 on June 30th. I will be updating this post throughout the event to show my progress, so check back if interested. No daily posts from me, since I’m not interested in spamming all my readers.

My goal is to read 2 debuts. Why so few? I actually have a ton of work to do on my thesis this weekend. *shrug* I’ll be happy with two, for realz.

Books On My Reading List

  1. Altered by Jennifer Rush
  2. Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
  3. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  4. Poison by Bridget Zinn
  5. The Art of Wishing by Lindsey Ribar
* Check out the books I would recommend in Amber’s post.

Updates

Thursday, June 27th:

Books read: Altered by Jennifer Rush (reading)
Pages read: 174
Total # of books read: 0.52

Friday, June 28th:

Books read: Altered by Jennifer Rush (reading)
Pages read: 48
Total # of books read: 0.66

Saturday, June 29th:

Books read: Altered by Jennifer Rush (finished), Arclight by Josin L. McQuein (reading)
Pages read: 114 + 189
Total # of books read: 1.45

Sunday, June 30th:

Books read: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein (finished)
Pages read: 227
Total # of books read: 2

Total:

Pages read: 752
Books read: 2
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Challenges

Thursday, June 27th: Unscramble That Debut

(highlight to view answers)
1. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
2. Altered by Jennifer Rush
3. Pivot Point by Kasie West
4. Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
5. Poison by Bridget Zinn
6. Splintered by A.G. Howard
7. The Elites by Natasha Ngan

Friday, June 28th: Pair That Debut

I am currently reading Altered by Jennifer Rush! Now, if you don’t know anything about that book, it follows the main character, Anna. She worked with her father in a top secret government sponsored lab, where they ran tests on genetically enhanced (or ‘altered’) boys. Four boys. Each of them with a unique personality, each of them pretty darn hot. But anyway, getting off track. *cough* I’m currently, as I’m typing this, pretty much exactly halfway through the book. The boys have escaped from the lab and took Anna with them and are trying to figure out who they actually are (their memories had been wiped) by following these clues on an almost scavenger hunt.

So I was thinking, “Oh god, how am I ever going to find a song for this?” And first I just thought, okay, I need a song about four hot guys or something. But it’s four guys… hmm! Boy bands! Opened up my iTunes, and this was one of the first songs I came across… it’s just perfect!

If the world was ours
We would have it all
But the life we live
Isn’t so simplistic
You just don’t get what you want

So we take what comes
And we keep on going
Leaning on each other’s shoulders
Then we turn around
And see we’ve come so far somehow

Sunday, June 30th: Solve That Debut

(highlight to view answers)
1. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
2. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
3. In the After by Demitria Lunetta
4. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston*
5. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
* That took me shamefully long. I apologize for my family.

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19 responses to “Debut-a-Thon Goals & Updates

  1. Hahaha I'll keep an eye out for your ship xD I think that should be all right, I'm usually pretty good at spotting your ships xD YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY DEBUT-A-THON

  2. I probably won't get to Poison this weekend, but hopefully in the near future 🙂 It's been on my to-read-soon list for quite a while, haha.

  3. Oooh, good to hear more positive things about Poison! I'll be sure to get to it soon, since I probably won't this weekend. Thank you! 🙂

  4. WHY SO FEW. Whut?!! 2 books in the span of 3 days is not so few! I find it really hard to participate in challenges like this because I'm such a mood reader. I'm curious to know, though, what you think of ARCLIGHT and ALTERED… and if you've read POISON since this post. I'm bit behind on my favorite blogs right now – trying to catch up – so apologies if you've already posted/talked about them… going to keep chugging along in Feedly. Hope you enjoyed the books and congrats on completing your goal!
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  5. Hahahaha, I thought it would be too few, and there certainly ARE some people who read 4-5 books asdfjkl; Looking back, most people aimed for two, so I'm proud of myself 🙂 My Altered review is up already and my Arclight review will post tomorrow 🙂 I liked Arclight most of the two though. I haven't read Poison yet, but I've heard good things, so I MUST get around to that soon!

    Thank you!

  6. Well I thought it actually did relate to the book as well because of how the boys sing about relying on each other, and the halfway there part also refers to how they were halfway to solving the mystery. Thanks though. 🙂

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