Monday, April 2, 2012

April Page Count Contest

Page Count Contest


So, I should be writing. Emphasis on should. But my family is planning a trip to Las Vegas this fall (my brother and his fiancee want to get married there) and the dates are not set, which means I can't set the release date for Moon Dance yet anyway. (I'm now hoping for early December, which would suit the book since it's Christmas-y.) Still, I should be working.

But I can't. Sometimes, you need a break. And for me, getting involved in the April Page Count Contest offers a great opportunity to catch up on all the reading I've been missing -- and to prep my blog for when I really get back to work, not that I'll be totally neglecting Moon Dance edits this month. (You think my characters would let me do that? Pfft! Fat chance!)

I'm more worried about actually getting reading done and having fun then whether I win, but as always when I take on a big project I've set up some incentives for myself.

I have a ton of books I've bought in the last few months. They are clogging up my bedroom. And I can't know what to do with each one until I read it. I also have my fabulous new Kindle that I bought last October and I am growing ever more fond of it. So for every three books I complete in Physical copy that I have sitting here, I'll be letting myself pick up one new book for my Kindle.

Here is my April TBR. I normally don't plan my reading, but under these circumstances, I figure having at least an idea might help. Of course, I may read all or none of these. We shall see.


What I Want To Read: (Physical Copies)

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
Page Count: 343

Why I Want To Read It: This was recommended to me by Marie over at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. Marie and I tend to like the same stuff, so this should be a good match.

My thoughts:: I've been traveling with my family since I was very young, and I feel that Morgan Matson succeeded wonderfully at capturing the feeling of exploration and wonder that go into seeing a new place. I felt that Amy was a great narrator; I felt deeply for her. And of course, Roger was a total sweetheart. This book isn't without it's moments that squeeze at your heart and put tears in your eyes, but all in all it was a joy to read and I loved it.

Tiger's Voyage
by Colleen Houck
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I totally love this series and must know what happens next.

My thoughts:

The Iron Daughter*
by Julie Kagawa
Page Count

Why I Want To Read It: I really enjoyed The Iron King and have been meaning to continue this series for a while.

My thoughts:

Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I loved Clockwork Angel so continuing this will be fun.

My thoughts:

Fever
by Lauren DeStefano
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: Wither ended with lots still going on. I must know what happens next!

My thoughts:

The Summer I Turned Pretty*
by Jenny Han
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: It looks totally fabulous and I can't wait to dive in!

My thoughts:

The Way We Fall
by Megan Crewe
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: Did you see my WoW post for this? It had the hair on the back of my neck standing on end. I have to read it.

My thoughts:

Switched
by Amanda Hocking
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: It sounds intriguing, plus Amanda started where I plan to so I feel checking out her work is a courtesy (and I'm curious.)

My thoughts:

Unearthly
by Cynthia Hand
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: This looks interesting and has been in my shelf too long. Time to fix that.

My thoughts:

Across The Universe
by Beth Revis
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I love science fiction, I've had this a while and it's time I checked it out.

My thoughts:

Lenobia's Vow
by P.C. & Kristen Cast
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: It's related to the House of Night series. Need I say more?

My thoughts:

Keturah and Lord Death
by Martine Leavitt
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: This is the book that's been on my shelf longest, even though I've been dying to read it. It's time I quit worrying about whether it will be as good as I hope. It's time to find out.

My thoughts:

Nightshade
by Andrea Cremer
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I've heard lots of opinions about this book. It's time I read it and shared mine.

My thoughts:

Grave Mercy
by R.L. LaFevers
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: This was another WoW pick that I was really hyped about, and much like Keturah and Lord Death, I'm nervous and need to get over that.

My thoughts:

Eve
by Anna Carey
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I won this ages ago and it's past time I checked it out.

My thoughts:

Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I've wanted to read it for ages, everyone seems to have an opinion on it, and I now own it. No more stalling!

My thoughts:

Rotters
by Daniel Kraus
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: It's the Blog It Forward! pick for April. I'm a bit scared, but that's half the fun of being part of the group. :D

My thoughts:


What I Want To Read (on my Kindle)

The Vincent Boys
by Abbi Glines
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: A Christmas gift from Aeicha that I haven't gotten to because I've been knee deep with editing. Time I Fixed that. :)

My thoughts:

Shadows
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: After the squee-fest I did over Obsidian, do I need any further explanation?

My thoughts:

Entangled
by Nikki Jefford
Page Count:

Why I Want To Read It: I don't accept books for review unless I feel really excited about reading them, and this one is definitely high up on my list of must reads.

My thoughts:


What I Want To Buy (for my kindle)

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
by Jess Rothenberg
Page Count:

Why?: I've heard great things about it and the premise intrigues me.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
Page Count:

Why?: I've heard great things, including that this book is cute and romantic. That sounds right up my alley.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Page Count:

Why?: It's time I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson, but it's time I gave John Green a chance on his own.

The Selection
by Kiera Cass
Page Count:

Why?: I've wanted to read this from the first moment I heard about it. The cover and premise hooked me, the heroine's name makes me cringe. I wonder what I'll actually think of the book?

Even Villains Fall In Love
by Liana Brooks
Page Count:

Why?: The title speaks for itself. I read the description and basically went, "Oh my God, I have to read that!" And I will.

The Goddess Test
by Aimee Carter
Page Count:

Why?: I'm a picky mythology buff. I know this book is going to make my hair stand up the wrong way, but I'm curious whether it can provide a good story anyway. I'm too curious to keep ignoring it.

Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
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Why?: This was recommended by Bonnie over at A Backward Story, and I trust her opinion.

Touch of Power
by Maria V Snyder
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Why?: After ten years of playing healers in MMOs it is going to be very refreshing to see a healing character of any sort be the heroine of a novel. I've also heard great things about the author's writing and world building.


My Ultimate Goal: is to read 16 books, or 5,000 pages.

The * next to a book indicates I own the entire series and might choose to read them back to back since I'm already ahead on reviews right now anyway. We'll see.

So, are you taking part in the April Page Count Contest? What are you planning to read? Or perhaps there's something here you hope I'll read sooner rather then later? Whatever your thoughts, I'd love to hear them so feel free to leave a comment. 

6 comments:

  1. More than half these books are on my wishlist. I hope you get to read 'em!

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  2. I have read quite a few of these like Grave Mercy(totally loved it!),Switched and Unearthly..fab picks. Some of them I have pre-ordered like the Selection and the rest are on my TBR list.
    I could get lost for a month reading these!

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  3. Very ambitious, Kat! Maybe I should do this too, I only read 6 books in March, and I'm getting behind. I really miss reading for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time! I'm so excited you're planning to read Amy & Roger, you know I'd obviously say that should be your first choice lol. I have a bunch of these other books on my TBR list, too...in fact, Switched is waiting for me at the library, so it'll probably be one of my next reads. I'm going to go check out the challenge right now!

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