Wednesday: Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Hosted by The Reader Bee.
I am dying to get my eyeballs on Finale, by Becca Fitzpatrick (released Oct. 2012)
AND Tiger’s Destiny, by Colleen Houck (released Sept. 4, 2012)
I am a dedicated fan of both series and cannot wait to learn what happens to Nora and Patch (Finale) and Kelsey and Ren (Tiger’s Destiny). Both of these covers are incredible, drastically different, and eye-catching! I have been waiting and waiting for both to be released–it feels like forever!! I suppose it is the ‘nature of the beast’ when you begin reading the series as it is released instead of reading it once all the books are out. I was lucky enough to begin reading Harry Potter after the majority of books were released, so I never had to wait to read the next book . I don’t enjoy waiting! HA! Leave me your link in the comment section so I can see which books you are eager to read!
Monday: Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Hosted by IB Book Blogging.
What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want.
I am in love with Becca Fitzpatrick’s cover for Finale, the final book in the Hush, Hush series which is released this Fall. The greys, blacks, and hints of white are so beautiful. And, what’s better than another sneak peek at Patch?!!
Also, I cannot get enough of the artistry and pure creativity of Tahereh Mafi’s Unravel Me cover design. WOW. Just WOW. The new designs for her covers are spectacular!! That eyeball screams “TOUCH ME! READ ME!” LOL!
Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I wish I could answer no to this question, because I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover; however, it is impossible not to these days. There are some phenomenal cover designs and some cheesy designs. I will be the first to admit that covers intrigue me and compel my eyes and fingers to reach out and grab the best looking designs!
And so another read-a-thon begins! The Once Upon a Read-a-thon is hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Angela at Reading Angel and Candace at Candace’s Book Blog. It runs from 12:01 am on July 9th to 11:59 on July 11th.
This time around my goal is to specifically read for personal writing improvement, not just pure entertainment. I am aspiring to write a young adult novel and a children’s book series. My writing journey now needs to focus more on research and less on personal entertainment . However, I am used to making do with whatever is thrown my way. So, books may change and the numbers may change., but ‘ll do what I can to meet my goals. Best of luck to all participants! These three days will fly by!
1. Devour a few inspirational words from wonderful writers.
2. Connect with some new book lovers!
3. Decrease my TBR mountain
Books to be read:
Monday Updates: Read and completed You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
Tuesday Updates: Began reading The Dream Slayer by Jill Cooper per recommendation of Emlyn Chand. I was able to get about 18% through the novel, only because I had to work in the evening and was quite busy with my little guys during the day . Hoping Wednesday brings more reading time my way .