Baby It’s Cold Outside: Read-A-Thon Challenge Day 6



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Hello Readers!

I know it’s seems like I fell off of the Read-A-Thon challenge bandwagon. I didn’t. I’m still here, still reading, and still going strong.

Yes, I missed the last two days of posting. On Tuesday I was supposed to post about my favorite winter reads, and on Wednesday I was supposed to post some book spine poetry. I’ve decided that I am unfortunately going to have to forego the book spine poetry. While I tried and tried (and tried some more) to put together a poem made from book spines, but I failed miserably. So much so that I’m too embarrassed to show anyone.


I have decided that I can (and will!) still post about my favorite winter reads! While I don’t love winter itself (I’m not a fan of being cold all of the time), I do think winter is the perfect time to cozy up on a plush couch, with a steaming cup of cocoa, and sink into a great book.

When I think of the perfect winter reads, I really only think of one. The quintessential winter read – in my opinion – is a favorite of mine: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Set in New York City during the winter, two teens seem to fall for each other via a moleskin notebook.

Why is this a near perfect winter read for me? Well, first and foremost is the setting. Like I said it’s set in NYC during the winter. And if you know NYC in the winter you know it’s a pretty magical place. What makes it so magical? The decked out windows, the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers on every avenue, and the undeniable sparkle the city has.

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares is the kind of book that readers can, not only cozy up with, but really fall in love with. It will leave readers feeling warm and tingle-y, with a heavy heaping of hope.

I know, I know I’m gushing, but I can’t help it! That’s how much I love Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.  If you haven’t read it, pick it up and do so. It’s the perfect time of year to read this awesome book!

Okay …. moving on to my progress report.

As of today, I have finished one book and am about fifty or so pages into another.

I finished Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann. Since finishing that book I moved onto another book … a book that I’ve been looking forward to reading for quite some time, OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.

I am currently fifty or so pages into OCD Love Story. So far I am enjoying it, and curious to find out where the story is going to go. I really like the main character, Bea. Her voice and her outlook feels authentic and real. I really appreciate that.

Even though I am nowhere near finishing OCD Love Story, I am looking forward to reading more, and finishing it soon.

I’ve been thinking about my goal for this challenge. And looking back to last week I think I was a little over-confident. And maybe a bit unrealistic. Four books?! Who was I kidding!? I’m going to change my goal and hope that I finish two books instead of four. For me, two books in a week is a challenge in and of itself. And one that I’d be happy/proud to accomplish.

So there you have it readers! Two posts rolled into one!

To see what all the other participants are up to, head over to Read.Sleep.Repeat to find out!