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Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Wrap Up


The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon was hosted at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions for the weekend (October 21st – 23rd). With Halloween coming up, I decided to read only books from the horror/thriller genres.

Since it is now the 24th on my side of the world, I have decided to do a wrap-up post. I finished reading five books; i.e. one more than my set goal.


Reading Stats –

Books Read: (Total – 5)
1. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
2. The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
3. I am Legend by Richard Matheson
4. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
5. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft

Total Pages Read: 1103

Total Challenges completed: 5

This was my first read-a-thon and I have to tell you, it was a huge success. After reading five horror novels back-to-back, I can’t look in mirrors, be alone in stairways in my own house and sleep with the lights out.
My eyes are so swollen, I have had a number of people asking me if I was sick for the past couple of days. Now when I close my eyes, I see words floating around in my head. And I am so tired that I am afraid that if I let myself fall asleep now, it’d be impossible to ever wake up. I love this feeling! I am looking forward to taking part in many more read-a-thons.

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update #3


Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon is hosted at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions for this weekend. With Halloween coming up, I decided to have a horror/thriller reading list (Though that is not a must for the read-a-thon.)

Reading Stats:
Total Books Read – 4
Total Pages Read – 973

Last Book(s) Read: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – This is definitely one of the best horror/thriller novels I have read. It’s eerie and creepy and really just a classic ghost story

I am Legend by Richard Matheson – The story of a the last man surviving in a strange, new world, where every other creature is a vampire. If the “apocalypse due to a disease” theme sounds too cliched too you, you ought to keep in mind that this book is one of the books that introduced the theme. Cool, huh? This makes me want to read books about zombies.
My (tentative) to-be-read list: (I can definitely manage one more book)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update #2

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon is hosted at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions for this weekend. With Halloween coming up, I decided to have a horror/thriller reading list (Though that is not a must for the read-a-thon.)

Reading Stats:
Total Books Read – 2
Total Pages Read – 400

Last Book Read: The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (detailed review coming up shortly) – I loved this book. It is actually the novella on which the movie Hellraiser is based (I haven’t seen the movie, though.) In fact, I am wondering if I should add another Clive Barker novel to my weekend read-a-thon reading list!

My (Tentative) To-be-read List:
I am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Challenge

So far, the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon is going way better than I would have imagined! This is a challenge hosted at LovelyLit as a part of the Read-a-thon.

“For this challenge you will be making one sentence using only book titles. You can’t add or leave out any words. You can use as many books as you like. Your sentence will probably be silly but that makes it even more fun! Just make sure it’s a real sentence. Subject & Verb!”

Well, I used six books (pretty long, I know, but it was fun. And kind of crazy!) Here’s my sentence:

Only time will tell, if on a winter’s night a traveller abandoned the time traveller’s wife forever in the land of winter.

And the books:

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Challenge

This is a challenge hosted at Book Briefs as a part of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon.


“Ok, so how does this work? First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is. Get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your Book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles.”

Here’s mine.. I suppose it’s easy to guess…

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update #1

My first ever read-a-thon kicked off to a great start; I did almost nothing else but read.


Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon is hosted at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions for this weekend. With Halloween coming up, I decided to have a horror/thriller reading list (Though that is not a must for the read-a-thon.)

Reading Stats:
Total Books Read – 1
Total Pages Read – 291

Last book read: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (a detailed review coming up shortly) – I did not find the book as horrifying as I thought I would. Although all the obvious horror elements are present, it just doesn’t seem like the creepiest of books. I guess the spooky figures and their crazy behaviour just isn’t as frightening to read as it is to watch. I haven’t seen The Exorcist movie, though, so can’t comment on that…

My (Tentative) To-Be-Read List:
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
I am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Happy Reading! 😉

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon

WWRAT

I came across this great read-a-thon at Aeicha’s Word Spelunking. This is my first time participating in a read-a-thon, but since I am leaving for a short vacation on Monday, it seems like a good idea to get some reading done before saying bye-bye to books altogether! I’ll post updates as and when I can and take part in whichever challenges I can!

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon is hosted at Kindle Fever and My Shelf Confessions for the weekend. The read-a-thon kicks off today, but you have until tomorrow to sign up!
Happy Reading!