Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge 2017

It’s no secret how my room is cramped with books which I have yet to read.
So I’ve signed up for the Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge in order to make a dent at my TBR and enjoy books which have been waiting for me for some time.

Here’s my shortlist (haven’t had the time to really pinpoint what books to read):

So join me and other fabulous readers and bloggers in this exciting reading challenge.
Sign ups here:

I’m #264 myself.

Promote the challenge by using the hashtag #BeatTheBacklist!

All my progress would be posted here. Please stay tuned. 🙂

And you can check out what other reading challenges I’ve joined this year here:

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The Audiobook Challenge 2017

Over the last few years, I’ve come to enjoy and love audiobooks.
They keep me company over long drives (well, trips really, since our house is about 2 hours to and from work) and every time I’m doing something menial.
They’re especially perfect for affording me the time to read books despite my busy schedule. As of date, I’ve read (rather listen to) several that I’ve come to cherish with Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One topping the list (I so don’t like his Armada as it was just disjointed).

Hence, this year, I have decided to explore more about my love for words that are being read out loud with the exciting The Audiobook Challenge.

So far, my shortlist includes:

New Reads

Keep on reading!

2017 Reading Challenges


>Finally decided to revive the blog and start off the year right by joining some reading challenges!

Hope you’d be just as excited as I am to delve into booklandia. 🙂

2017 Reading Challenges

Clicking on the links will take you to the individual pages of the reading challenges that I’ve decided to take on:

Find what challenges you’d like to tackle this year here:

The Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Oct 2013 Updates



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Dying to Meet You cover image copyright by Kate Klise and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2009.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Oct 2013 – Hour 1

Wheee! So excited to get started. Been a while since I last participated in the readathon as a reader so lotsa things to get excited about. Now on to the introductory questions for hour 1.

What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I’m reading in this cozy corner called bed in my room in Cebu – just one of the many beautiful isles in the Philippine archipelago.

Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I joined the readathon at the very last minute so I’ve been hardpressed to really prepare for a stack. I did come up with a shortlist of chick lit books by Filipino authors which includes:

But I’m not sure if I really wanted to read them now so I guess I’ll just have to start with something else – Kate Klise’s Dying to Meet You (Book 1 of the 43 Old Cemetery Road Series).

Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Chocolates! They’re God’s gift to mankind. 😀

Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m bookaholic and a chocoholic. Books and chocolates are so not a good combo especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Haha

If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my third or fourth attempt and this time, I’m participating as a reader rather than a cheerleader (of which I won some prizes in the past). I’m most looking forward to taking some time to make a dent on my piling TBR.

Now off to read!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon 2013

3:00 AM (Philippine Time; Hour 8 of the Read-a-thon)

Eyelids starting to droop. So beat. But no matter. Had fun cheering with the Team Bear ladies though I got majorly distracted on twitter (#teambear). Hehe

So signing off for now. Will be back on hour 16 and beyond. Thanks for keeping me company, you lizard/rat/cat you. 🙂


Did I mention that I won as awesome cheerleader on hour 6? Yup. Got it right. Read it here:

Am a happy girl. 😀

11:38 PM (Philippine Time; Hour 4 of the Read-a-thon)

Me and the rest of the dynamic Team Bear are cheering for awesome readers who signed up for the 2013 Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon. To see the complete list of the readers we’re cheering for, visit our team page here.

If you’ve won a prize from me, please comment on this post or send me a tweet @travelingreadr. You’ll get your choice of a book from Book Depository worth $15 or less. Good luck and enjoy! 😉


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