Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-A-Thon Last Day Wrap-Up & Reading Photo Album!


Our last day today! It went by fast! 
Make sure to link up your wrap-up post & album pictures over at Jude's @ In Between to win some prizes! 
Start working on reviews too. There will be a review linky posted tomorrow.

I got a good amount of reading done.
Wish it had been more but I'll keep at it.


Read

The Lost Girl   Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)   Cursed 

Currently reading and hoping to finish today!

 What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)

Please leave your updates in the comments or your update links.
#SWUR Happy Reading!


Photo Album Challenge

WHERE I READ!

Yeah that's right I'm 27 and I have a Spongebob pillow and blanket! 


Bought one of those above ground pools on sale for $200! 
Nice for floating around.



Simba likes to read with me!


Scruffy gets in on the action. Excuse his horrible hair cut. The groomer is expensive so me and my mom thought we could watch a few YouTube videos and do it ourselves. EPIC FAIL!


Reading at my friends house with her dog Daisy!


My kitty Devil loves Michelle Rowen!


My patio although it was hot this week.


So I didn't read Saturday or Sunday because I was flying down the river almost drowning.


A lot of fun though! Except for when our raft tipped over and the guy had to pull me out and I mooned him. At least he was hot!


Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Tons of challenge giveaways still going on! 
Also make sure to enter for the participant giveaways HERE

August 4
START OF THE READ-A-THON 

Some Like it Paranormal & In Between – Show us your TBR - Ends 8/8 - INT
8:00am Jessica  @ Wickedly Bookish - Wicked Summer Cover Challenge - Ends 8/12 - INT
2:00pm Misa @ Skyway AvenueRewrite the Synopsis - Ends 8/30 - INT

August 5
8:00am Trini @ Book Lovers ReviewHOTTER than Summer BOYS - Ends 8/12 - US/CAN

August 6

8:00am Emily @ Falling for YA – Cover Love Challenge - Ends 8/12
2:00pm Shae @ Understanding Shae’s Story - Summer Vacations - Ends 8/12 - US
6:00pm Mackenzie @ Oh For the Love of Books!Summer Party Challenge - Ends 8/12 - INT

August 7

8:00am Amanda @ Pearl the Book Girl - Book Puzzle Challenge - Ends 8/12 - US
2:00pm Allison @ Abibliophobic Mystery Title Challenge - Ends 8/12 - US

August 8
8:00am Daphne @ Winged ReviewsSummer Couples - Ends 8/12 - INT

August 9
8:00am Rachel @ Unforgettable Books The Flower Challenge - Ends 8/12

August 10
8:00am Montana @ The Book BellesLaughing Out Loud Challenge - Ends 8/16 - INT Onyx
6:00pm Shreya @ Chocolate Coated ReviewsBook Cover Challenge - Canada/US

August 11
8:00am Patrick @ The BookshelvesTitle Story Challenge - Ends 8/14 - US - The Hunt Audio Book
2:00pm Stephanie @ A Dream Within a DreamParanormal Summer -
Ends 8/17 - INT

August 12
8:00am Bekka @ Pretty Deadly ReviewsVolleyball by the Beach - INT
2:00pm Margie @ Bumbles and Fairy-TalesQuote Challenge - Ends 8/14 - INT
6:00pm END OF THE READ-A-THON Some Like it Paranormal & In Between - INT - Wrap Up and Photo Album.


Wrap Up Photo Album Challenge 
We're giving you a heads-up on what the final challenge of the read-a-thon will be so you get the chance to prepare. We want to know about the places you read this summer, if you went on vacations to a nice place, the beach or a nice reading place in your home. For your last post we want you to show us some pictures of these places, you don't have to be in the pictures. So pick up your books and pick up your cameras for the week, we're looking forward to see your reading places :)

51 comments:

  1. I didn't go anywhere fun this summer, except for a book signing. I hope you don't mind me drawing upon old photos to submit in the Album Challenge.


    Alana's Wrap-Up of Read-a-Thon @DarkObsessionChronicles

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    1. Yeah that is fine. Your photos were great. A book signing is awesome! I should really try to go to more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love your Sponge Bob pillow---and so would my son! And I love your pool! Except, I'd probably read on the deck instead...too afraid to get my pages wet! LOL. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

    Zara Alexis @ The Bibliotaphe's Closet

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    1. LOL Yeah I only read in the pool when I am by myself. If my family and friends come in then I don't cause they splash. I don't take my kindle in! But I do read on the floaty. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Your reading places (and your little reading buddies) are awesome! I love the Spongebob pillow and blanket...I currently have 15-year-old Minnie Mouse sheets and pillowcase on my bed but was too embarrassed to take a picture...now I wish I had! lol

    Here's my wrap-up and photo album challenge post: http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca/2012/08/summer-wrap-up-read-thon-recap-photo.html

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    1. Minnie Mouse rocks! Don't be ashamed. I learned early to let my freak flag fly! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting the Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon! I was able to finish so many books I have been needing to read!

    Here is my final update with my pictures: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2354

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    1. Great job and thanks so much for joining in! I hope you had fun and so glad you got so much reading done.

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  5. Scruffy is so cute! I didn't reach my goal of reading 4 books but i did read 3 books. I wasn't really happy about it but it's better than reading none.

    Here's my wrap-uppost.

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    1. Yeah Scruffy is adorable. He is a giant furball literally. He doesn't groom so we have to trim his fur lol I only read 3 books too but it's okay. Just as long as you had fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Haha I love the spongebob stuff my sister is obsessed with his stuff. Slongebob trashcan, toothbrush, bedding, alarm clock, and she even has four spongebob plushies (which she sleep with in her spongebob pjs). It's her deepest darkest secret and she would die if I told her friends. Looks like you had a exciting time this summer. Keep cool!

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    1. I had a Spongebob bathroom. Spongebob soap, shower curtain, rugs, towels, wall decor, everything! I love it! I have PJs too! I had some sexy silky ones even lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I had the best time on this read-a-thon! Here is my wrap up post

    http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-wrap-up-post-swur.html

    it looks like you had the perfect pool day in the pool picture! :)

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    1. So glad you had fun! You did great! I had a fun week but didn't read as much as I wanted to because of my rafting trip. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. My recap! http://respiring-thoughts.blogspot.com/2012/08/summer-wrap-up-read-thon-recap.html

    Thanks so much for hosting!!!

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  9. I did a wrap up post but not a photo album.

    Looking forward to next summer!

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    1. That's great too! Thanks for stopping by and participating!

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  10. Fun post! Loved all the pics! What's Left of Me had way more fun with you than me! Love the Sponge Bob Pillow! The pool looks like lots of fun! I was super lame and didn't get hardly anything done. Company coming and going for the next three weeks!

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    1. I wanted to get more done too but life does get in the way. Happy with the 3 books I read and hopefully I can finish What's Left of Me soon. I have a million reviews to write though :-/ I LOVE Spongebob. I'm a true kid at heart. I love my little ghetto pool. It's better than nothing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Congrats! I promise to join you next time. And yes I know you hate books where love interest dies. Uh, Logan...
    Have a great week!

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    1. Logan Keeley will live on in the hearts of millions. And Zach fell off a cliff. The end!
      Hope you have a great week too! :-)

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    1. I love them although they are a pain sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thanks so much for co hosting this read-a-thon. It was my first and I really enjoyed it. I love your photos and your rafting story, it made laugh!

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    1. So glad you had fun! haha yeah the rafting was scary but afterward as I started telling the story I was laughing. I'll be back next year and try to beat that rapid. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I love your kitties! I'm a major cat lover. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Rafting on the rapids? You're a brave soul. And yes, it's nice when you can have a pool in your own yard. Thanks for co-hosting the read-a-thon and for stopping by my blog...and following. I'm following you back!

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    1. I LOVE Kitties! I've had a bunch all my life. Yeah kind of brave but it was fun. A good workout too! I love having a pool. Thanks for stopping by and following.

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  15. Had so much fun with this! I can't wait for the next one! :D Here's my wrap-up post. Didn't get everything read that I wanted to, but I'm still calling it a success. =) (And hopefully next time I'll have more time to participate in the challenges!)

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    1. Yeah I didn't read everything either but all progress is a success! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I'm glad to see you finished Cursed. I'm still not sure if I want to get that on or not. I read a lot more than I was expecting, too.

    http://booksandcollege.blogspot.com/2012/08/wrap-up-for-summer-wrap-up-read-thon.html

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    1. Cursed was good. I read it right after Unravel Me though and they have similar ideas so that kind of was a bad idea. Glad you got lots of reading done. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I love your animals <3 And oh, Spongebob! ;P

    Here is my post!

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for participating and stopping by!

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  18. That's a good price for that pool...I really oughta get one. And look at all the kitties!!!

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    1. Yeah it was originally $400 on sale for $200 at Toys R Us! It comes with the pump, tarp, ladder, and cleaning stuff. It is a great deal! I've seen some at Walmart for $800! They might be a little bigger but this one is pretty good size! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I love the Spongebob pillow and blanket :)

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    1. I LOVE Spongebob! I used to have my whole bathroom decorated like Bikini Bottom lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Hey, I'm 41 and I have Disney Princess pillows and a fleece blanket. I keep those on the couch in the basement for reading and movie watching. ;-)

    Thanks for co-hosting the RAT. I really liked that it spanned two weekends.

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    1. YAY! Forever young at heart! I love it. I love tweety bird and How To Train Your Dragon too! I have a Toothless doll! lol Thanks for participating! Yeah we were going to do a weekend one but I like to have more time to read cause sometimes there are days I can't. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  21. I have a Nemo pillow and I love it. He's been with me for years, and now I'm nineteen. My father was ready to throttle me if I ever read while lying in bed, so I never use Nemo. But your Spongebob pillow looks comfy :D
    And your cats are sooo adorable!

    Thank you for hosting SWUR, Jennifer :) I had my fun

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    1. I LOVE Nemo too! I have a friend that has a bad memory and we call her Dori. Spongebob helps me read. Very comfy! My kitties are adorable! ;-) Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you had fun.

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  22. Great album, it looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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    1. Thanks! Some fun and some scaryness but it was all good in the end. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Wow, that looks fun, reading while floating in the pool. ;) And I love how your cats seem to be big fans of reading, ehehe. :D

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    1. Floating is so relaxing! I love to read in the pool. I need to see if I can get a waterproof case for my kindle. My cats have to be big fans of reading. I always use them for pics! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I'm so jealous of the pool for lounging and reading in! I also love how your cats hang out with you when you read, mine just lays between me and my book!..lol

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    1. As soon as I try to do anything my cats always have to be all up in my business! LOL I love reading in the pool! It's too hot right now to read outside but in the pool works to keep me cool. It's been over 100 this past week :-/ Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. KITTIES!! Is it terrible that all I wanna do is come over and play with your cats? LMAO

    And Nice! We can't take you anywhere without you mooning someone (teehee)

    Love the photos!
    -Becky

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    1. My kitties would love you to come play with them. They love attention. HAHA Well the rapid was extremely fast and strong so my bottoms were being pushed off. I was just trying to stay afloat so I could care less who saw my butt. I did grab them so I wouldn't lost them but I couldn't pull them up cause I had to swim! Fun though! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. You read the most awesome books during that readathon! and read in the most perfect places, i am SO jealous!! I really want to read Cursed and Unravel me! I have What's left of me to review and i cannot wait to review it. I love your blog! :) x

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