Once Upon a Read-a-Thon 2013: Goals & Updates

	 Once Upon a Read-a-Thon 2013

Yep, that’s right, folks. The previous read-a-thon hasn’t even finished and I’m here with another one. This one is slightly shorter as it starts tomorrow morning and ends at 11:59 p.m on Wednesday. Since this week’s been pretty unproductive, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to catch up in the next few days – and what better way to motivate myself than by joining yet another read-a-thon, right? The event is hosted by Angela and Loretta at Reading Angels, Candace at Candace’s Book Blog and Lori at Pure Imagination. If you’d like to sign up of simply find out more, click here.

Since I don’t know how busy next week’s going to be or how bad my reading slump’s going to be, my one and only plan is to finish the book I’m currently reading PLUS one more. That’s it.

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon goals

I’m currently reading (and loving!) Lost and Found so the plan is to read whatever I can’t finish tonight, plus Insurgent. And then catch up on reviews because I’m way too far behind and haven’t posted anything review-like in ages. As always, I’ll update this post daily so if you’re interested in how I’m getting on then make sure to check back later. :)

What are your plans for the read-a-thon and what are you planning on reading?

Cover to Cover Blog mini challenge

Today’s challenge is hosted by Stephanie, who would like us to answer three book related questions and share them on our blogs. And the questions are:

1. Which book you are most excited to read in the coming year? It can be already released or coming soon.

Oooh, there are loads, really. Bot the two I’m looking forward to the most are Allegiant by Veronica Roth and Knife Edge by Fergus McNeill, both of which are being released later this year.

2. Which book would you re-read if you had the time and weren’t so busy reading ALL of the other good thing?

The Harry Potter series, hands down. I was in my early teens when I read them and frankly, it was a loooong time ago. Also, I read them in Hungarian at the time and I want to read the original, English version as well. I’ll need to pick them up soon!

3. and lastly, If you could meet any fictional character who would it be and why?

Mmm. It’s a tie between Hercule Poirot and Severus Snape. Poirot is just… sharp and witty and I’m sure he’d be a brilliant character to meet and Snape has been my favourite character from the very first HP book (and the fact that he’s played by Alan Rickman is just an added bonus because I flippin’ love him).

Updates:

Pages read so far: 314
Books read so far: 1
Mini challenges completed: 2

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34 Responses to “Once Upon a Read-a-Thon 2013: Goals & Updates”

  1. Kelsey says:

    I’m participating too! My first time doing this one, but it sounds fun :) Good luck to you! I’ll be putting up my goals and progress tomorrow sometime.
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  2. Colletta says:

    How funny! I just wrote and published my post for Once Upon a RAT. lol

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2013/07/once-upon-read-thon-2013-78-710.html

    Great minds think alike :)

    Colletta
    Colletta recently posted..Once Upon a Read-A-Thon 2013 ~ 7/8-7/10My Profile

  3. I’ve got a few I’d like to get to and one of the three days off from work to do most of it! Looking to try and whittle down my list of books from ARCycling (Beta, Blind Spot, Sapphire Blue). Good luck! ^.^
    Eric “Frodo” Townsend recently posted..Once Upon a ReadathonMy Profile

  4. Aww enjoy Insurgent and good luck!
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  5. Charlie says:

    I signed up for this readathon very late, but i plan to read three or four books :) Happy reading!
    Charlie recently posted..Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon – Final UpdateMy Profile

  6. Good luck! Insurgent is a pretty wonderful choice and Lost and Found sounds brilliant as well. I hope you manage to read and enjoy both.
    Jess Hearts Books recently posted..Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Goals, TBR and Day 1 UpdateMy Profile

    • Vicky says:

      Thanks! I’ve been dying to read Insurgent but I always had so many ARCs to catch up on that I could never pick it up. But at least this way I won’t have to wait too long for book #3. :D

  7. Vicky did you also participate in the Summer Lovin Read-a-thon? I’m thinking of participating on this one too as I love read-a-thons :D it really gets me pushing more than I normally would.

  8. Book Bunny says:

    I’m participating too! I’m planning to read 2 books and listen to 1 audiobook ^^
    Good luck!
    My goals and updates can be found here:http://www.bookbunnys.com/2013/07/07/once-upon-a-read-a-thon-goals/
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  9. kimberly says:

    Good luck with your reading! I’m participating in this one as well and I’m super excited about it. I hope that I can do it!
    :)
    kimberly recently posted..Once Upon A Read A Thon 2013My Profile

  10. Alyssa Zech says:

    Lost and Found looks cute! That is a new cover for Insurgent I haven’t seen yet! Cute!
    Alyssa Zech recently posted..Once Upon a Read-a-thonMy Profile

  11. Sounds like great goals Vicky! Love the UK Insurgent cover! :D
    Good luck!

    • Vicky says:

      Me too! :D The only problem is, my copy of Divergent has a different cover (I assume it’s the US paperback) and it annoys the hell out of me. :D Argh.

  12. This is my second book-a-thon back to back too. good luck with your goals :)

    Jenn @ Book Beats
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  13. Rachael says:

    Good luck! I read INSURGENT when it came out and it’s a great choice. That’s not a cover I’ve seen before and it’s gorgeous. I’m so excited for ALLEGENT to come out!

  14. Great book chices…I need to read Divergent on of these days! Good luck!
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  15. Lost and Found looks really good! Good luck with your reading goals!!:)
    kimberlybuggie recently posted..Once Upon A Read A Thon 2013My Profile

  16. Ooh, Insurgent is a good book. I hope you like it. :)

    Good luck with your reading.

    Here’s my goals: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/07/once-upon-readathon-goals.html
    Kaitlin Snider recently posted..Once Upon a Read-a-thon GoalsMy Profile

  17. Belle Read says:

    I am looking forward to your progress and your thoughts on Insurgent. I absolutely loved Divergent and liked Insurgent, but not as much. Best of luck with your goals, Vicky.
    My Kick Off Post…
    Belle Read recently posted..Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Kick OffMy Profile

  18. Stephanie says:

    I love Agatha Christie and all her characters! Those are amazing challenge picks! Thanks for participating! Good luck during the read-a-thon
    Stephanie recently posted..Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini ChallengeMy Profile

  19. Tiffany Drew says:

    Lost and Found looks good, I’ll have to add that to my list. I hope you reach your goals!

  20. Paige says:

    I can’t wait for you to read Insurgent, I thought that book was so good. I can’t wait for book 3 to come out! :) Good luck with your goals!

    Paige @ Comfort Books

  21. I love the UK cover of Insurgent, so beautiful-I really need to read this. Good luck with your read-a-thons and have fun too. :)

  22. Wendy says:

    Such a shame I have to work so much. I can’t really find the time to read much. And I really want to update my new blog, but it just takes a lot of time. Fortunately, I’m really making progress with the Harry Potter series and I’m also catching up on the Game of Thrones series, but I’m not reading as much as I want to
    Wendy recently posted..REVIEW | J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneMy Profile

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