Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon

This is such a neat idea for a Readathon, I LOVE IT! This takes place from midnight August 14th – midnight September 14th, 2016 in your time zone. The challenge to read to earn badges / conquer gyms and your Chosen Pokemon gains CP (combat points) for the pages and books you read (see my progress below!!)!! For info and rules on the Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon reading challenge, go to Read at Midnight‘s Info/Sign Up post here. There is a linkup on that page, be sure to linkup if you’re…

Bout of Books 17.0

Time to get our read on with Bout of Books … 17.0! *insert wild cheering here* And, you guessed it, I will be participating. Go forth and sign up on the Bout of Books blog! You won’t regret it. There’s currently over 350 of us signed up!! JOIN US! No, really. Join us. It’s totally fun. WITH BOOKS! WHEEEEE! I will be posting my updates every day here, and you can follow me on social media too. I’m also taking part in a month long challenge for August called Mega Month…

August 2016 Book Challenge

Every August I participate in the Mega Month Challenge on Goodreads in the YA Buddy Readers’ Corner group. This year, from August 1st-31st, there is a Page Count Challenge, a Spelling Bee Challenge, and two more challenges including Hangman, and a Non-Reading Challenge. Here I will track and play two of these games and you can play along with me, even if you’re not on Goodreads or aren’t in the YA Buddy Readers’ Corner group! Page Count Challenge and Spelling Bee Challenge. If you decide to play along, leave a comment below to your…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: Days 5, 6, & 7

I had a bachelorette party and bridal shower on days 6 & 7 so I figured I could combine these since I was so busy! Without further ado I will leave you with my final Booktube-A-Thon results. I read 3 books, which I have to say is not too shabby! Total Pages Read:  307+  350 +  323 +  250/402 =  1,230 pages Currently Reading:  250/402 Completed Challenges (click on the book cover to see more about the book!) 1. Read a book with yellow on the cover: finished 7/19/16 2. Read a book only after sunset: finished 7/24/16…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: DAY 4

Day 4, over halfway done! I started The Magicians by Lev Grossman today, but only made 34 pages. Its a really good 34 pages though!! I really can’t wait to see what is happening… George R.R. Martin himself said, “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea.” I MEAN, COME ON!!! This is gonna be good. The morning of Day 4 brought the panic of Booktube-A-Thon being over halfway over, and the fact that I’ve only completed ONE BOOK.…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: Day 3

Day 3 …. oh, dear Day 3. A sad reading day for me, lol. I had a long day at work, and although I left work early, I didn’t get home until an hour after I usually do, because of traffic. It was worse today than usual because I work near a stadium in a major city, and there was a day game… so… game traffic… woo-hoo… So needless to say when I got home I crashed on the couch. My boyfriend got home about the same time as I…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: DAY 2

Day 2 has come to a close! I finished my first book today, Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos! It was spectacular! Very engrossing and moving. Wonderful writing, fully of depth and content. I will definitely give another one of Marisa’s books a try, even though this is not a genre I would reach for first. More encouraging is the fact that this is a favorite author of the owner of my favorite bookstore in Northern Michigan! I read another 50-some pages of my “after sunset” challenge book,…

Booktube-A-Thon July 2016: DAY 1

Day 1 is done!! I got about half way through my first book, Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos. It took me about 100 pages to get into it, but before I even realized it, I was deeply hooked into the lives of these characters and the mutual problem that brought them all together. I really can’t wait to see how this plays out. And I’m really considering picking up another book by Marisa de los Santos … I’m just wary of “mushy” stories. This wasn’t “mushy” per se,…

Stacking the Shelves: April 2016

I am starting my very own original series here on The Daily Waltz, called Stacking the Shelves! This will be a monthly post to let you know what is coming up for the next month. I wasn’t satisfied doing just the Bookshelf Update series, which is a retroactive series of recaps each month. If I do a proactive post each month it will help us with all the exciting Read-A-Thons happening in 2016 that we have to plan for!! 🙂 The TBR List just helps me organize what I’m reading this month, and what…

Hooked On Books Read-A-Thon April 2nd-9th

  Hooked on Books is a Goodreads group that does three Read-A-Thons a month: a 24-Hour long, a weekend long, and a week long. If you like Read-A-Thons, this is the group for you! Today, April 2nd, is the beginning of the Week-Long April Read-A-Thon, and it ends on April 9th. There is no specific book or theme to follow, you just read what you wish and update your progress on their Goodreads group. You can view my progress post here, I am post # 42! Here are the books…