Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Lovin' 2013 Read-A-Thon (Day 1)

The Summer Lovin' Read-A-Thon is FINALLY HERE! I just finished my first read-a-thon which was four days long so now I'm ready to try and tackle this one! (Signups are still open so click HERE!) I will be making a new post everyday this week starting with this one! The first task is "orientation" where I introduce myself and answer some other questions. Here we go!
My name is Michelle and I live in Oregon. I am not the biggest fan of Oregon (I've pretty much been here all my life), so I like to travel and go elsewhere. I lived in Park City, Utah for the last 2 and 1/2 years which I absolutely LOVED. I have always loved reading! Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author but anything Young Adult is my favorite. I love cliches and will read anything if there is a boy/girl romance! I started this blog back in May because my sister wanted me to. I am not great at writing (unless it involves writing for a newspaper, which is what I did in high school) but it seemed so much fun getting to create a blog where it is all about books! I've seen so many cool blogs out there! I love seeing what everyone is reading and what people have to say in their reviews! The book blogging community seems tight knit which is awesome!
So, these are the books that I want to read this week:

              TO FINISH:

              THE OTHERS:

Now I will probably actually only get through the ones under the 'To Finish' category since I work all week and won't even really get to participate in the 24-hour thon but I hope I can get through more!

Lastly, the first challenge is...TEASER TIDBITS (hosted by Shelf Addiction).
  • Grab the book you're currently reading (or recently read) 
  • Open to a random page 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page  NO spoilers allowed! Choose passages void of spoilers. The goal is to entice, yet not ruin the book for others! 
  • Share the title & author, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 
  • Last and but not least, link up your post using the InLinkz below so that other participants can check out your post! You must link up in order to get your participation entry point! You MUST enter using the InLinkz to get your point
I am currently reading Slated by Teri Terry and here is my teaser!
"If you break the rules, try to get around the rules or even just give them a little bend, there will be consequences."
Happy reading!


  1. I always wanted to read Slated! Thanks for sharing the little teaser. ;) Hope you have a great time this week!

    Pink Lady

    1. Thank you! It's all a little overwhelming so I'm trying to relax and enjoy it!

  2. I would think that writing a newspaper is harder than writing a blog (because most people who'll read the newspaper will probably know you in real life and can judge you in front of you), but who knows?
    And ohh, Slated looks so good! I met the author and she was quite friendly. I've also heard good things about the book, so hopefully you'll enjoy that one! :D
    Happy reading/readathon! (:

    Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading

    1. I actually feel like I am getting judged more on my book reviews then I ever was on newspaper! Weird, I know! I just always see really long book reviews and my are so short haha.

      That's awesome you met Teri Terry! The book is pretty good. I don't usually do dystopian but I'm trying it out!

  3. The 5th Wave is fantastic! I hope you're enjoying it :)
    I've been wanting to read Slated for a while now and your teaser has made me want to read it more!
    Good luck with the read-a-thon! :)

    1. I am really liking The 5th Wave so far!! Just finished Slated and am a little disappointed.

  4. You have a good mix of books. Good luck with your reading!