Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon ~ 7/1-7/7

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?!

1.  Read every day.
2.  Participate in the daily challenges.
3.  Finish 5 books.


1.  Keeping Guard by Christy Barritt ~ 7/4/13
2.  Seaside Reunion by Irene Hannon ~ 7/1/13
3.  Seaside Blessings by Irene Hannon ~ 7/1/13
4.  The Runaway Bride by Noelle Marchand ~ 7/3/13
5.  The Baby Quilt by Joyce Livingston~ 7/4/13 
Extra:  Pursuit of Justice by DiAnn Mills ~ 7/7/13

(I picked fairly short books to read as my husband is on vacation this week and I don't know how much time I'll have to read each day.)


About me:

I'm from Southern Pennsylvania and live in my hometown.  I am a SAHM with two daughters, ages 12 and 6.  I have been married to my husband for almost 13 years.  I enjoy a variety of genres but read mostly Christian/Inspirational books with a few mainstream thrown in upon occasion.  My love of reading started when I was fairly young and lived in the country.  Summers were spent reading book after book and making trip after trip to the library.

Teaser Tidbit

I'm currently reading Seaside Blessings by Irene Hannon

Seaside Blessings

"Kristen Andrews eyed the laden skies over the gray Pacific Ocean as she maneuvered her rental car around yet another curve on cliff-hugging Highway 101.  Wasn't California supposed to be sunny and warm?"

Page 7


What is a summer must-read?

My Stubborn Heart

This book was AMAZING!


Who is my absolute favorite fictional character?

The Husband Tree (Montana Marriages, #2)

I absolutely loved Belle Tanner in "The Husband Tree" by Mary Connealy.  She is a tough, take-no-crap, kinda lady.  This book was so fun to read :)


Share a book that really pulled on your heart strings:

My Stubborn Heart

Once again, I have to go with "My Stubborn Heart".  This book was amazing in so many ways.  The leading man has so much angst and pain.  The author describes his hurt and I can just picture the pain in his eyes.  The leading lady is determined to befriend him no matter how many times he pushes her away.  Wonderful, awesome, amazing book!


Share your progress.  What are you plans for the rest of the RAT.

I finished ALL of my goal books!  You can see above that I've added on an "Extra" and will see if I can get that one read as well.  It is "Pursuit of Justice" by DiAnn Mills and is a longer, full length novel.  Wish me luck!

Pursuit Of Justice (Call of Duty, #3)


  1. That sounds fun! Thanks for sharing. I might just join in. :)

  2. Wow - you finished a book already! Congrats!!

    Meagan @ Reviewing Wonderland
    Pink Lady - RaT Central

  3. It looks like you have a great linup of reads, and you finished one! Kudos. I am off to a slow start since I have a baby visiting today. Best of luck with your goals.

  4. Hey Colletta,

    Woah, you've finished a book already! You go girl! Thanks for sharing your teaser.

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
    Pink Lady - RaT Central

  5. Interesting teaser.

    Congrats on already finishing a book.
    New follower via GFC
    Jen @ Book Beats

  6. Good luck with your reading and congrats on finishing a book this soon!

  7. Colletta doing well with already 2 books out of 5 finished :D Thanks for sharing the teaser, I'll also be checking out My Stubborn Heart.

    Here's myDay 2 Participation Post for the Summer Lovin Read-a-thon.

  8. You are doing great! Look at all of those books read. I am still working on my chunkster.

  9. Oh my goodness! You passed your goals and added on! AWESOME!!! That is great! I know you are so proud!!

  10. Wow! You finished all your goals already! Congratulations~ :D

  11. Congrats on meeting your goals so quickly!

  12. This is a really great challenge and I am very impressed that all of you were able to co-ordinate this for an entire week. Great job in finishing an entire book in a day. Best of luck in completing all of your goals and your objectives and good luck to everyone.

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