Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

I'm getting to this post a little later than I have the others during the Read-a-Thon thanks to some 4th of July fun.  Hopefully you all had a wonderful day! Collin had to work on the ambulance at the horse track, so Darian and I joined him down there for some racing fun.

We didn't win any money since we only placed one bet, but we ran neck-and-neck with our picks...Darian even managed to pick the first place winners for the last 2 races. It was his first time hanging out at the track and we really had a good time. He even learned to stop calling it "voting" for a horse...

After that, we enjoyed some ice cream and fireworks with my family.

Amidst all this fun, I did still manage to get some reading in for the 2013 Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon. I'm really enjoying participating and I really like that I'm getting caught up on some reading towards my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Today's participation post for the read-a-thon is to catch up everyone on "what's shakin'". Since both Darian and I are participating, we'll each provide you an update on how our week is going and what we still hope to accomplish before the read-a-thon is complete. I'll also be putting in my entry for today's challenge...cover title scramble.

Elle :

I am having such a great time with all this reading (not to mention blog reading as I travel to the wonderful blog posts of other participants)! Thus far, I have managed to complete two books :

(all book photos sourced from

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin and Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

I am currently working on my third book...

Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

My original goal was to complete 3 books in order to catch up on my reading for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I think I'm going to make it! I'd like to say that I'm going to up my goal, but that would probably be a dangerous thing. How about...I'll just be really happy if I finish more than three books? That's safe.

Darian :

So far I am still in my first book. I have read 241 pages so far out of 327. I have gotten off track...playing with LEGOs.

My goal for the rest of the Read-a-Thon is not to get too off track and to finish my book.


(I told him that was a sad little interlude...but he's busy playing Wii...)

And now...

Today's challenge is hosted by Love.Life.Read.

The goal is to unscramble the puzzles of at least 5 book titles for each month. Let's crack the code!

May Titles:

1) hte   h5t   vewa : The 5th Wave
eht   scetrsahnen 
3) ginwre : Winger
4) sujt   neo   
skis : Just One Kiss
yan   shduesc  lwil   od
ti   dha   ot   eb    uyo : It Had to Be You
tols  dan   dfnuo : Lost and Found
het   yelbon  gnki
neoc  noup   a   niprec : Once Upon a Prince

June Titles:

1) het   nomo   dan  remo : The Moon and More
2) egies  dna   ormts
3) rtas    dsceur  
4) teswe  lsat   ira  
5) het   crenwmeo 
6) veorfre   oto   rfa : Forever Too Far
7) het  miatng   fo  deyrr  uanacvhga 
8) wot  fo  a  dnki : Two of a Kind
9)  neo   etswe  deri : One Sweet Ride
10) hwta  hte   kedu   sesdeir : What the Duke Desires
11) kifagn   ti : Faking It

July Titles:

1) fi   het  ohes   tisf : If the Shoe Fits
2) eth   eegd   fo  vnere : The Edge of Never
3) rfits  gisht   a   veonl  
4) utre   lvoe : True Love
5) ehtre   tletil   rdswo : Three Little Words
6) eht   gniht  si  velia : The Thing is Alive
7) feprcte  gifln  
8) scoeh  hte   gronw   ugy   veag   imh  het  gwonr  gefrni : Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger 
9) meoh  ot   kewihsy   kecre

August Titles:

1) lafl   fo   veif : Fall of Five
2) wrnco    fo    gdminhit
3) hte   desah  fo  het   onom : The Shade of the Moon
4) sero  bahrro   ni  mlobo
5) eht   rohe : The Hero
gib   ysk diwengd  
7) yatacasw  veoc  a  ltehrse  yab   venlo : Castaway Cove: A Shelter Bay Novel
8)  siht   rilg   a   veonl  : This Girl: A Novel
9) mtetapinto

I have to admit, July's #8 book's title had me curious so I went and looked it up on may be one that has to get added to my "to read" list just for the title alone! I look forward to a few more days of Read-a-Thon fun!!


  1. Legos, reading and fireworks! Sounds like you guys are having fun!!!! Our fireworks were cancelled due to the weather :( Max was not happy!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your progress so far. :D Good luck with the rest of your goals. It looks like you had fun either way. :)


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