May 2016 Bookishness

Here’s some of the bookish “May-hem” taking place this month.* (You see what I did there. ^_~  Okay, okay…I’ll stop. -_-)

Holidays/Celebrations

May 5 – August 17: Sync Audiobook Summer Reading Program.  Ever been interested in listening to your books?  While engaging in other activities (cooking, gardening, walking/exercising, etc.)?  Well, now’s your chance to do so this summer with 30 audiobook titles…for free.

May 7:  Free Comic Book Day.  Whether you’re new to comics or a regular reader, this is a perfect opportunity to snag some free comics at Continue reading

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

And, now, for a readathon I’ve been eagerly awaiting all year.  Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is here!

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, takes place twice a year, in April and October.  And this Saturday, April 23 marks my first.

That’s right.  For 24 hrs, I’ll be reading from a selection from my vicious TBR list (and probably adding to it), posting updates on my progress, and participating in mini challenges.  You know what that means: great opportunities to Continue reading

Reading Challenge: Bookish Bingo Readathon

Another readathon?  I know.  I have a problem.  And I’m okay with that…I think.

In my Bookish Bingo post, I mentioned that Bookish Bingo would have a sort of readathon companion.  Hence, the Bookish Bingo Readathon!

This, the first Bookish Bingo Readathon, is a long one.  A week long.  Running from 12:00 am April 3rd to 11:59 pm April 9th.  That’s a lot of reading time.

According to our host, Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews, the goal of this readathon is to Continue reading

April 2016 Bookishness

April is a very busy month in the world of books.  Here are some bookish holidays and happenings going/continuing on this month.*

Holidays/Celebrations

April 1 – 30: National Poetry Month.  Celebrate your enduring/new-found love for poetry throughout the month.  Take the opportunity to discover new poetry/poets.

April 1 – 30: D.E.A.R. (Drop Every and Read).  Celebrate the joy of reading all month long.

April 2: International Children’s Book Day.  Show your love of children’s books, and share them children you know and Continue reading

24 Hour Take Control TBR Pile Read-A-Thon

Take Control TBR Pile Read-a-thon

 

What time is it? Readathon Time! The 24 Hour Take Control TBR Pile Read-A-Thon is a brand new reading marathon brought to you by Kimberly from caffeinatedbookreviewer.com. Our objective? To shrink our TBR piles a little (though I’m sure you’ll discover more interesting reads during the readathon…it’s okay, it happens ^_^) while having fun and interacting with fellow readers. Yay!

And did I mention there are Continue reading

Novella Review: Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Faith and Moonlight

Faith and Moonlight (Echoes of the Ascended, #4) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Published: December 15, 2015 by Gelineau & King
Series: Echoes of the Ascended
Other work(s): A Reaper of Stone (Echoes of the Ascended, #1), Rend the Dark (Echoes of the Ascended, #2), Best Left in the Shadows (Echoes of the Ascended, #3)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 104
Rating: 4.5/5, PG-13

Roan and Kay are orphans.

A fire destroys their old life, but they have one chance to enter the School of Faith.

They are given one month to pass the entry trials, but as Roan excels and Kay fails, their devotion to each other is put to the test.

They swore they would face everything together, but when the stakes are losing the life they’ve always dreamed of, what will they do to stay together?

What won’t they do?

Once again, we return to the realm of the Ascended, Aedaron, and meet two new characters: Roan and Kay. After a devastating fire consumes their orphanage, the two youths set out to establish a new, more stable future. By enrolling in the School of Faith, a place where aspirants attempt to become one of the Razors of legend, Roan and Kay hope to stake their claim in history.

But doing so proves Continue reading

Reading Challenge: Bookish Bingo–Spring 2016

Ah, reading challenges.  Excellent opportunities to motivate yourself and others to read as well as connect (or reconnect) with the reader community. To explore new genres, topics, cultures, authors, and more. To boldly go where no reader has gone before!

Well, maybe not that extreme, but they can often encourage us to read more, and set and accomplish personal reading goals. Not to mention all the benefits you get from reading–learning new things, expanding your vocabulary, and becoming more empathetic to others. Plus, they’re really fun (Yay!) and sometimes you win prizes (double Yay!).

That last point brings me to the topic at hand–Bookish Bingo! Whooooooooa!!!

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