Sunday, July 7, 2013

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon [day 1]: intro & goals

Well I have a glass of wine in my hand right now. So maybe that explains why I am signing up for ANOTHER read-a-thon right on the cuffs of ending the first. I mean, I just typed up my finale post for Summer Lovin'. Or maybe it is because I still have goals that I need to reach (I did sign up for a two week challenge and I only have 2/10 books read)...so here I am signing up yet again for (my now 2nd ever) read-a-thon.

Okay, okay... I am not fooling you. They're a lot of fun too!

So I am entering the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon. It lasts from July 8th - July 10th. If you are interesting in signing up too, more information can be found here.

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Hello hoppers! Thanks for jumping by!

About Me: Random Facts

  • I am southern girl, but can't stand sweet tea. But, Ido indeed, love cowboy boots and lighting bugs...y'all.
  • I love reading, but also I love watching televisn shows. My current addiction is Grey's Anatomy. I am just starting season 4.
  • I have had the awesome privilage of traveling to France & Kenya. I love both and probably give my left molar to return.
  • I am currently coming upon the end of my CNA certification. I have a few more clases left and one more clinical. Then I'll have a huge state exam that includes a written portion and skills evalution. So I've beem really busy.
  • I couldn't chose a favorite book, but one of my favorites that I have recently read is Graceling.

Me cheesin' it up.

Goal: 1 Book

Well coming off that last read-a-thon, I learned not to over shoot my goals. So I am shooting low this time, especially since I have to take a couple exams, spend 5+ hours in lab, and babysit between now and the 10th.

Sooooo... My goals are as follows:

  • Finish reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson (I'm currently on page 77).
  • Start Mind Games byKiersten White.
  • Write a review for I'm Not Her.
  • Give a reading update at least once.
  • Particpate in at least one challenge.
  • And continue with season 4 Grey's ;)
Two halves make a whole...right

 

Random: Fairy Tales and Twitter

  • I am excited that this a Once Upon A Read-a-Thon. So you can expect to see pictures like this a lot:

Rapunzel is my current favorite disney princess.

  • I have a new twitter account for Book Beats. You can follow me here @bookbeats15
  • And if you follow me via bloglovin', linky, etc., let me know and I'll follow back.
Well ladies and gents, happy reading and hope you reach your goals. Leave a link of your goals below and I'll be sure to drop by your post!

 

 

 

31 comments:

  1. Great goals!! I just participated in Summer Lovin' as well; it was so much fun! That was my first ever read-a-thon and now this one is my second ever as well!
    I will go follow your new twitter account!
    http://alyssazech.blogspot.com

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    1. Following back :) and they're a bit addicting huh?

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  2. Wow! Two read-a-thons in a row. I'm impressed!! Enjoy! (Love your Rapunzel pic!)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  3. Great goals!!
    Southern girls FTW! ;) (I also do not like sweet tea.)
    Good luck!

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    1. Yay, the dirty south :)

      And thanks for hosting... Good luck to tou too

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  4. I think your goal is a bit more realistic than mine haha

    Good luck with that (and with your exam coming up!)

    - Farhana @ Digesting The Words

    P.S. I followed you on bloglovin! ^_^

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    1. Thanks :) and i'll be following back soon

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  5. Yep, that's one thing I've learned about read-a-thons: make realistic goals. :) And it usually works. I'm not a very fast reader so 1 or 2 books sounds like a great aim.

    Have fun and good luck with both your goals and the exams!

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    1. I am a slow reader too -- so that's why I've only "one"
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Good luck with your books and with getting your certification! I probably should have been a little more realistic with my goals (I'm shooting for three books) but that's okay.

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    1. No, challenging yourself is good too :)

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  7. Great goals! Will Grayson, Will Grayson is on my wishlist! I need to pick that one up soon!! Happy Reading!

    My Once Upon a Readathon Goals & Updates
    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. It started out a bit slow (and it is a little bit crude) but I am loving it now.

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  8. I'm hoping I'm Not Her was good. I'm supposed to reading it sometime for this week for a pick-it-for-me challenge on Goodreads. I may or may not start it during this read-a-thon.

    Good luck with your goals.

    Here's my goal: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/07/once-upon-readathon-goals.html

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    1. It is a heavy topic, but well written and character development is awesome. I really enjpyed it.

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  9. A fellow southern girl here. Congratulations on your progress towards your CNA. That is quite an accomplishment.
    I have not watched Grey's but have a friend who is newly hooked. I have to give it a try.
    I loved Mind Games and hope that you do too.
    Thank you for stopping by my post and best of luck with your goals.
    - Belle

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    1. YOu should watch if you have the chance. And thanks--it has been hard but worth it so far.

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  10. Great reading goals Jenna, and I liked learning about you, sounds like school has you busy. I am stalking you on bloglovin and twitter now...have fun!

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    1. Thanks! And school is crazy bit almost done. And now following back via both :)

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  11. Excellent Goals - I recently picked up Mind Games. Hey and I just read a Rapunzel retelling short this morning in Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan! (short stories)

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    1. Interesting... I may need to check that out,
      Thanks for letting me know :)

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  12. I have Mind Games but haven't gotten to it yet. Good luck :)

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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    1. Maybe we'll both get too during this read-a-thon

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  13. Love your goals! I didn't even think to add writing reviews to mine, I might have to chance that :) Good luck!

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  14. I love Will Grayson Will Grayson! Can't go wrong with a John Green haha. Mind Games is quite good as well :) Good luck with your goals!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Thanks :) I am getting excited about reading Mind Games now.

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  15. Good luck with your goals and thanks for stopping by my blog! I am excited to hear what you think about Mind Games!! :)

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  16. Wow, another read-a-thon? You're on fire, Jenna! :D Good luck!

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