BOB Day 2 Challenge

Infinite Ink are hosting an OTP Challenge over the next 20 hours or so. I had to write this up pretty quickly. OTP, One True Pairing, is a great opportunity for us to share the couples we ‘Ship’. There are so many! Especially when I read mainly YA & NA books…

Quickly, for me, Rush & Blaire from Fallen Too Far series

They start off a little rocky. Rush does not like her, at all. Blaire sleeps in the maids quarters, located behind a door in the pantry. It’s been awhile since I’ve read their story, I think Blaire even goes to the bathroom she found outside, like under the deck because she didn’t want to walk upstairs. She is really out of her comfort zone surrounded by wealthy young adults, especially Rush, the son of a rock God. Rush is a socialite, everyone likes him and wants to be his friend. He has a group of good friends and we get to learn each of their stories, as Abbi Glines has given each their own series.

They are like total opposites. But once Rush & Blaire put their differences aside, their relationship progresses to, well, ‘more that friends’ and incredibly hard to put down. You will be reading all night long!

I haven’t read this series for ages. It doesn’t help that the author, Abbi Glines, continues writing spin-off series. Rosemary Beach is never ending!

Bout of Books 11+Progress

Bout of Books

OMG Booklovers!
It’s almost time to get our readathon on again! I didn’t do very well in my first #booktubeathon this month so I really wanna give my all for Bout of Books.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It sounds awesome right? So if ya wanna join, Go sign up RIGHT NOW! no pressure…

1 August – Evening Update

I’ve signed up & visited 5 blogs who had signed up just before me. Already giving people motivation & just being social. It’s not all about the reading…


  1. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) read 13 Aug
  2. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4)
  3. Pivot Point
  4. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  5. The DUFF
  6. Harrow by Amanda Troyer


  • I want to read 5 books. I will aim for 2 books in the weekend so that leaves me with 3 books throughout the week. That’s gotta be achievable?
  • I want to spend at least 30 mins everyday on twitter & catching up with #boutofbooks
  • I want to complete all of the reading challenges.
  • I’ve gotta try & convince the hubby to cook every day this week 🙂
  • I hope to get 8 hours of sleep each day… depends on the book! You know what I mean! When its good, I won’t put it down.
  • To post my daily progress here too.

I might even do a Booktube video… who knows? This is gonna be so fun! WISH ME LUCK!

Progress Updates

Monday – Day 1
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 0
Number of pages: 74
Books: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #4)

Tuesday – Day 2
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 0
Number of pages: 50-ish
Books: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #4)
Challenges: OTP by Infinite Ink

Wednesday – Day 3
Got too busy with work…

Thursday – Day 4
Read a few pages…

Friday – Day 5
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Total number of pages: 503
Books: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #4)

Saturday – Day 6
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read:
Number of pages: 208
Books: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel
Challenges: Spell it out by Kimberley Fay Reads

I used books that I have read this year. You can see my Goodreads Challenge here
Looking for Alaska
Blood Promise
Roar and Liv

Sunday – Day 7
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve read: 5
Number of pages: I have no idea…
Books: The Duff by Kody Keplinger, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling and a little bit of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Booktube-a-thon 2014

So I discovered Booktubeathon about 4 hours ago & within minutes of watching Jesse The Reader’s TBR video, I decided ‘I Wanna Do that’!

I spent the remaining hours watching Ariel’s Booktubeathon informational videos on this weeks event & FAQ, and realising I was addicted, started watching a bunch of participant TBRs. I checked out the Twitter hash #booktubeathon & cheered a few people on as they started reading. I also cooked & ate dinner somewhere in all that. A multi-tasker or just a really excited reader who got hungry?

Reading Challenges

In the last hour, I have been trying to figure out what books I’m going to read this week that fits the 7 challenges. They are:-

1. Book with pictures: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling.
2. Start & finish a series: Forgiving Lies & Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams.
3. Red on the cover: Breakfall by Kate Pavelle.
4. Someone else picked for me: The Gardener by Rudyard Kipling.
5. A book from least read genre: Animal Farm by George Orwell.
6. A book to movie adaptation: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
7. To read 7 books!

Video Challenges
I’ve never done a booktube video before so I can’t do Day 1… But expect to see an attempt at the rest.

Day 1. Show top 3 books I’ve read because of booktube
Day 2. Find the items on three covers
Day 3. Draw a better cover
Day 4. Write a short story using the words of 3 titles
Day 5. Make a rainbow of fave books
Day 6. Find 5 items from 1 book I read this week
Day 7. Show everyone where I’ve read this week

Oh, have I mentioned that Book Depository are sponsoring? There is a list of 100 books that you can get a discount on! Amaze-Balls! Choose any book from the 100 book list, add it to your basket, and then when you’re checking out type “BookTubeAThon” into the coupon code area and you’ll get 10% off! The image below is linked up to Ariel’s so you’re helping her out too! Make the most of the discount & stock your shelves with some great reads!

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

and with that great news, I bid ye Good Night!

final love sharlene