This is the very first read-a-thon Books and Bindings has ever joined and it’s a very exciting time! Farzy from Books Keep Me Sane has been one of my close blogger friends since I started blogging is co-hosting this read-a-thon event with Francine from Always Lost in Books. If you want to join in and participate in the fun, you can click this link. There’s a lot of prizes, awesome challenges, and other fun and exciting stuff you wouldn’t want to miss!
Today’s author feature is Angela McPherson, author of Hope’s Decree. Make sure to check out her interview and an excerpt of Hope’s Decree on Books Keep Me Sane. Oh, and did I mention the awesome giveaway that’s open to all – even non-participants?
Always Lost In Books also did a spotlight on two of DDD read-a-thon’s sponsors to show some love. Find out more about A.G. Howard, author of the Splintered series, and one of my personal favorites, Staci Hart, author of the Good Gods series.
For today’s participation post, I’m supposed to talk about my goals, expectations, etc. for this read-a-thon. As I’ve said earlier, this is my first time participating in a read-a-thon so I really don’t have much idea what goes on in a read-a-thon. I’ll just try to list out my goals in the next seven days.
My main goal, really, is to read a book everyday for the duration of this read-a-thon. I’ll list out the books I wish to read, but I’m not making any promises I’ll stick to my list. I’ll pick seven of these books to read for the seven days read-a-thon. Yes, seven books in seven days. It’s going to be a busy week ahead of me.
Secondly, I’d love to review the books I will be reading during these seven days. I’m not making any promises, though. I have a lot of books I’ve read in the past few months I still need to review but we’ll get there. One step at a time.
Lastly, just to have fun reading, discovering new authors and books, and stalking other participating blogs.
Even though I’m addicted to one-clicking on Amazon.ca and books-on-bargain-impulsive-shopping, there are still a lot of books I’d like to have and this post would be miles long if I list them all out so I’ll pick out the top five books I’d like to have this holiday season. This list is in no particular order.
Every Day by David Levithan
I have this audiobook on my Audible account but this is something I’d like to have in print. These are one of the many books I’d love to own and have on my bookshelf.
Dime Store Magic (Wimen of the Otherworld, #3) by Kelley Armstrong
I’ve only read the first two books of the series and I quite liked it. I’ve been wanting to read this next book but I don’t have a copy. Whether in print or electronic copy, I’d like to own it.
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
There’s a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I took the safer path and borrowed the ebook from the library. I loved the book and wish I could have print copies of the series. I’d love to have it on my ever-growing bookshelf.
Tempest (Tempest, #1) by Julie Cross
The hardcover is on sale at Chapters or only $4.74! How awesome is that? I’ll definitely get myself a copy the next time I go to the city.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This comes highly recommended by a fellow book blogger. She says it’s her favorite book of the year and that it’s funny, witty, sarcastic, and fun!