Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer Lovin' Read-a-thon Day 5 - Goal Progress & Book Title Scramble

Today is day 5 of the Summer Lovin' Read-a-thon and we're supposed to be sharing our progress on our goals (which I've been doing every day anyway).  I'm pretty sure I said on Day 1 that I'm not so good at goal-setting; and sure, enough, I've veered off the path I set on Monday.  As it turned out, I decided it was more important to read The Copyeditor's Handbook (since I'm working on my first copyediting job) than to get through all of the fiction books I had planned to read.  And then last night I realized that I really should get started on the Matt Archer: Monster Hunter series because I have to read all three books for my review on the 15th and I hate waiting until the last minute to read review books.  So, my original reading goals have morphed a bit, but I'm okay with that.

Goal Progress

Branded (Sinners, #1)  The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, with Exercises and Answer Keys  Slammed (Slammed, #1)  Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1)

Day 1: Finished reading Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
Completed Challenges (Introduction and Teaser Tidbit)
Day 2: Read 150 pages of The Copyeditor's Handbook (okay, it's not fiction and technically wasn't one of my goal books, but it's still reading!)
Day 3: Finished The Copyeditor's Handbook
Read 152 pages of Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Completed Challenges (Favorite Female Character & Page 99 Test)  

Day 4:
Finished Slammed by Colleen Hoover - This book should have been used for yesterday's post about books that make you cry.  I cried often in the second half of the book!  Loved it!

Read 60 pages of Matt Archer: Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley

Cover Title Scramble

This was a fun new challenge.  And it was actually somewhat challenging!  I think I managed to get five from each month, though (I had to check some of the titles on Goodreads to make sure that I was correct!).  Now, no peeking if you haven't done the challenge yet - That just wouldn't be fair!!  :-)

May -
1) The 5th Wave
3) Winger
4) Just One Kiss
5) Any Duchess Will Do
7) Lost and Found

June -
1) The Moon and More
2) Siege and Storm
4) Sweet Salt Air
6) Forever Too Far
8) Two of a Kind

1) If the Shoe Fits
2) The Edge of Never
4) True Love
5) Three Little Words
9) Home to Whiskey Creek

1) (The) Fall of Five
3) The Shade of the Moon
4) Rose Harbor in Bloom
6) Big Sky Wedding
7) Castaway Cove: A Shelter Bay Novel


  1. Awe man! I feel your pain! I HATE when my goals and plans do not go the way I want them too! But you are still doing great! Good luck getting those reviews done on time!

    1. Yes, I'm really not great at sticking with goals. Definitely not my strong point! :-)

    2. I can understand that! I usually push myself harder if I have goals but that does not mean I always reach them. LOL

  2. I tend to need lots of willpower if I make goals for myself..It often doesn't end well, lol.

    But good luck. You're doing great.

    1. I knew when I posted my goals that there was a good chance I'd change them. It's just par for the course with me!

  3. I know a couple of people who veered off from their goals. I did too! XD But good job so far. Good luck with the rest of your goals. :D

    1. Thanks! I'm still happy with my progress since I knew from the beginning that my goals weren't set in stone.

  4. You're doing great! I hope you have a great weekend!
    -Scott Reads It!