Ides of March Starting Line and Challenge!

ides of march Ides of March Starting Line and Challenge!

Okay, so if y’all know me at all, you know I can’t turn down a readathon. I really can’t. It’s like not buying books – it just doesn’t happen. So when I saw Kimba hosting this one, I went for it. AND I’m even hosting a fancy challenge (totally not fancy at all) which you can enter below. You can read all the details about the readathon (and sign up!) on Kimba’s blog here but I’ve copied and pasted the rules for you here as well.



-The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th.
-You do not need a blog to participate. You can use your Goodreads account, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr etc.
-Join for one day or the entire is up to you.
-Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post to qualify and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway.
-Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in.
-Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014
-Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts
-Have fun!
-Tweet your progress using #TBRreadathon (optional)
-Twitter Party – Sunday March 16, 2014 4pm (EST) to 5 pm. Chat about books and win some swag.

Here’s what I’m hoping to read for this readathon.

  • Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • And maybe one more that I pick at random? We’ll see how I do.

Unfortunately, I still have to work this week, so I won’t be able to read as much as I’d like. BUT THIS WEEKEND IT”S ON!


Now for the REAL reason you all came here, let’s be real. Don’t think I don’t know. The challenge!! I’m going to make you work for this. This is SUCH a hard challenge I’ve thought up here. I don’t know how you are going to even enter. Ready for what you have to do? Presenting…

The Six Words (Or Less!) Challenge

Tell me the synopsis of the book you’re currently reading (or the one you just finished) in six words. Bonus points if you do it in less words than six.

All you have to do is comment below with your six words, and your email so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen at random and sent a PAPERBACK book of their choice, plus a piece of swag or two that I’ve collected if you’re in the US (if you’re international, I can’t send swag, but you can choose a book from The Book Depository, as long as it ships to your country!). The challenge starts at 8AM CST. Doing it in less than six words won’t help your chances any, even though I said you’d get bonus points. I lied. You may only enter once. You MUST be a participant in the Ides of March readathon. You must be human.

Alright! GIVE ME THOSE SYNOPSIS’S! (Synopsi? Synopsises?)

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36 Responses to Ides of March Starting Line and Challenge!

  1. bonnieboyles says:

    Wheat, Kansas, Library and Love

  2. Quick draw rocker boy finds cure

    Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4)

  3. Thanks for joining Dani and for hosting your challenge. This is a cool :) . Apocalypse, demon, angel, romance, war (not an entry)

  4. Friendship brings hope in darkness. (Rose Under Fire – still not recovered!!)

    I love your reads for this week – I love E&P and (obviously) VA!

  5. Maine woman tells story of murders. (Dolores Claiborne)

    Also Eleanor & Park – so good. Not a summary, just sayin’.

  6. Anne says:

    Talkative, red-haired orphan gets adopted.

    Anne of Green Gables! [lovelyliteratureblog (at)]

  7. Pabkins says:

    A TURN OF LIGHT by Julie Czerneda – my six words or less:
    Of two worlds peasant fantasy.

  8. Katherine says:

    Buttercream Bump Off – cupcake baker solves murder acts childish.
    That was way harder than I expected!

  9. Sexy fight to death with tarots (Poison Princess by Kresley Cole).

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com


  10. Cedar Cove residents love to gossip.

  11. Hannah says:

    Girl leaves home, finds baby. (Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca)

  12. Half Blood Boy Struggles With Heritage

    Half Bad – Sally Green

    My email is:

    Thanks for hosting the challenge! Lot’s of fun!

  13. SweetMarie83 says:

    Fun challenge!

    Sherlock Holmes hunts Jack the Ripper (Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye)


  14. jnbarber13 says:

    Questioning Sexuality. Small Town. Plane Passengers.

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  16. Wonderland broken and curses need lifting! (Splintered by A. G. Howard)

  17. Strip club owner falls in love (Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker) ;)

  18. Alina P says:

    Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath: gentleman marries “mother” of his son


  19. jen7waters says:

    Currently reading: The Son of Neptune, by Rick Riordan.

    6 words synopsis: Percy just wants to find Annabeth.

    I’m a readathoner & I’m human.

    My email: jen7waters at gmail dot com

    Good luck with your goals and thank you for the challenge! :)

  20. miki says:

    The Goblin King by Shona Husk:

    Druid, curse, goblin, summon, love, queen


    thank you a lot for this fun challenge

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  22. lyns8705 says:

    So this is WAY harder than I thought… I’m reading Alienated by Melissa Landers at the moment. I can do this two ways but I want it to be sort of a summary rather than 6 describers. What I got:
    Introducing Alien Exchange Program, Uh-OH. That’s actually 5… didn’t get much out of it though *shrugs* Have fun everyone!

  23. Christy says:

    Reaper banging the Son of Satan.

    I read Fifth Grave Past the Light. :)

  24. Woman. Girl. Trip of Destiny.
    The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

  25. Maria says:

    Wizard and killer werewolves.
    Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

  26. Chaos rises, love prevails, still fighting. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
    sarahlflood at gmail dot com.
    Fun challenge, thanks for hosting!

  27. I LOVE this challenge idea! Here’s my synopsis:

    Dead on shelves. Mysterious murders.
    (The Archived by Victoria Schwab)

  28. Fun challege. I’m reading fates by lanie bross

    Castout fate struggles with destiny

    Ahh this is hard because I want to say more. haha brevity has never been my strong suit!

    Great challenge

  29. I just finished Centaur Redemption by Nancy Straight. Six Words- Family, Gods, Centaurs, Power, Love

  30. I’m reading Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton.

    Enemies, magic, love, revenge, Malleus Maleficorum.

    Fun challenge, thanks for hosting :)

  31. Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace says:

    I read Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers during the tour and I have a sentence

    Hot rocker falls for Aussie girl!!

    Was a fun sexy read!!

  32. Berls says:

    LOL you’ve got me LMAO! I’m pretty sure I’m human too :)

    Okay, I’m super wordy, so let’s try this out. I’m reading True Fate by Shayna Varadeaux right now:
    Girl’s secret destiny causes trouble!

    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you’ve met your readathon goals!

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