This is the End (AKA Gallagher Girls Read-a-thon)

I found the last Gallagher Girls book, United We Spy, at Barnes & Noble yesterday (a few days early, it officially releases Tuesday), and I was flipping through and caught the dedication:

And I realized that this was it. This was the end. I mean, I’d always known Untied We Spy was the last book, but I guess it never really hit before that it was the last book. There would be no more. Gosh, just writing this is making me all emotional. Anyway, I have yet to read book 5, Out of Sight, Out of Time, so I thought I would start from the beginning and re-read the series. Books as You Know It hosted a GG read-a-thon a month-ish ago, so this is just for me, but if you would like to join me, great! Leave a comment.
I’m traveling right now, and therefore without my books, so I’ll start read-a-thoning Wednesday (possibly Thursday, I’m not quite sure when I’ll arrive home). Updates will be posted here periodically as I get through the series, and I’ll have reviews for each book too, though those may not be posted ’til I completely finish the series. I’m not going to set a deadline for myself, and I may read 1 or 2 other books in-between GG books, all depends on if I’m in the series-binge mood.
See you soon!

Read-A-Thon: Summer Reading Wrap-up

I am a day late to the game but I’m participating in the Summer Wrap-up Read-A-Thon hosted by In Between and Some Like It Paranormal. Here is the list that I’m starting with, we will see how this goes. If I finish all these I will post more.1. The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell (I’m 153 pages in)2. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard 3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor4. Wither by Lauren DeStefano5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern6. The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (I’m 209 pages in)7. Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder-Amanda

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon: Update Day 3 & Mini Challenges

I’m participating in Once Upon a Read-a-thon hosted by Candace’s Book BlogReading Angeland Pure Imagination. The read-a-thon runs from 12:01am on Monday, July 9th to 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 11th.


The Final Day!


I didn’t get to read as much yesterday as I had hoped but I made it almost halfway through Slaughterhouse-Five. I’m not going to get through the other two books but hopefully I can at least finish this one.


On to the challenges!


The first challenge comes from The Reader Bee and the question is what is your most anticipated book of 2012?


One of the books that I’m most looking forward to is The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. I’m really interested to see how she handles writing a fiction novel and can’t wait to get my hands on this!



Final Update:
I didn’t manage to finish Slaughterhouse-Five. I’ve actually found it sort of depressing to read right now. I can see the appeal in it though. I might have to put this one on the back burner for a while and switch to something lighter. Oh well.

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon: Update Day 2 & Mini Challenges

I’m participating in Once Upon a Read-a-thon hosted by Candace’s Book BlogReading Angeland Pure Imagination. The read-a-thon runs from 12:01am on Monday, July 9th to 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 11th.


Update for Day 2!


I finished Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues yesterday afternoon on the beach and started Slaughterhouse-Five. It’s a short one so it shouldn’t take me too long to finish it up. 


Today’s Challenge comes from Kindle Fever

Once upon a time there was a bookish fight…

As the story teller, I now want you to tell me which two characters are fighting and WHY!
Once upon a time HARRY DRESDEN and GANDALF THE GREY were duking it out over who was the best fictional wizard. They threw around fire and conjured great gusts of wind, each try to out do the other. Suddenly, there was a great flash of light. The wizards shielded their eyes until the light dimmed and they saw HARRY POTTER with his wand at the ready. “GTFO,” he said, “I’m the greatest fictional wizard ever!”

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon: Amanda’s Goal

I’m participating in Once Upon a Read-a-thon hosted by Candace’s Book BlogReading Angeland Pure Imagination. The read-a-thon runs from 12:01am on Monday, July 9th to 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 11th.


This is my goal post. I’m keeping it small cause I’ll be at work for most of the time.


1. Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana Rowland (I’m over halfway done with this one already)
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
4. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick