Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Out With A Bang Read-A-Thon

The Read-A-Thon is in full swing now!
I apologize for the late posting, my computer flaked out on me :(

I want to say, I am SO overwhelmed with the amazing response we've gotten from readers and authors! You guys rock!

Check out my co-conspirator The Bookish Type

Post your progress and look out for Twitter-exclusive giveaways with the hashtag #OutWithABang

I have for you some beautiful swag courtesy of The Story Siren, Kristina McBride, and Julie Kagawa:
I'm awaiting more which has been delayed due to the holidays. I'll update this when it arrives...

Kristina McBride sent me a journal in which she hand-wrote a 2 page message.

A signed proof copy of Temperature: Dead and Rising by Adam Santo.

A signed audiobook of The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Whoever reads the most pages will get to pick 2 of the above. Runner-up gets the remaining 2. 
Leave your stats in a comment below and PLEASE include the books you read.

Also, I'd like everyone participating to write reviews of the books you read throughout the event. Whether you're a reviewer or just a reader, we want to know what you read and what you thought about it. If you blog your reviews send me a link and I'll post them all here. If you don't blog, post one on Goodreads. If you aren't on Goodreads, e-mail me your review and I'll post it on Book-Savvy. The authors (and myself) would love to see your opinion of their work.

The following are links to blogs hosting mini-challenges today. Check them out. They have some epic giveaways! Check back tomorrow for the blogs hosting Day 2.


  1. I signed up to participate but I'm just reading whatever I was already going to read. I don't even know the books and authors you are mentioning so I probably won't enter the giveaways. As for reviews, would you even want links to reviews for random nonfiction or fiction books?

  2. I'm really overwhelmed with the response too! Thanks so much for involving me in this!

  3. I love this idea! I signed up on the linky at The Bookish Type - thanks for hosting!

  4. Callista: Yes, you can read whatever you want!

    We just thought it would be great motivation to clear our 2010 Debut Author's Challenge list and get ready for 2011. The first book I read was a 2011, so no worries!

    As far as reviews, I'd love all of them! Especially books I haven't read yet! I enjoy comparing opinions on books, but I revel in discovering new ones, so give me whatever you come up with.

    Thanks so much for participating!

  5. I'm working these days, but I decided to participate anyway! Yesterday I read 177 pages (see my update post here: ). Today I hope to get in at least 200 more pages :)

  6. Whoops - I put the wrong link there. Let's try is my update post:

  7. Thanks for co-hosting this challenge. I can't participate in the total pages because I didn't note my starting pages for the books I was already reading and one is audio, but good luck everyone!