Monday, 1 July 2013

Summer Lovin’ Readathon

The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)
Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

Day 1 
Class Orientation and Reading Goals

Tell us a little bit about yourself – Where are you from? What’s your favorite genre? What got you reading? – Be creative and show your individual personality!

We’d also like to know – What are your goals for this read-a-thon?

I am from India, I live in the UK now. I love reading crime fiction. Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Maj Sjowall and Per Whaloo are some of my favourite writers. 


It is summer and I am a slow reader. So I am not very ambitious and looking to read 3 books. One of which I have started, Live by Night by Dennis Lehane, is 500 pages. But then it is Dennis Lehane so I look to finish it soon. So next I am looking to read The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Blue Room by Georges Simenon both crime fiction classics. 

Here is the list of books! 

1. Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

2. Why Shoot the Butler? by Georgette Heyer

3. The Blue Room by Georges Simenon

4. Faceless Killers by Henning Menkell

5. Treachery in Bordeaux 

6. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Teaser Tidbits Challenge
  • Grab the book you're currently reading (or recently read) 
  • Open to a random page 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page  NO spoilers allowed! Choose passages void of spoilers. The goal is to entice, yet not ruin the book for others! 
  • Share the title & author, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! 

Here is my teaser from Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

'Do you think they'll run out of men to fight you soon?'

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