Well guy’s I can’t believe it’s almost over! I’ve had so much fun this week with you all, and if I was mushy I would probably shed a tear. But I’m a big girl and as my 4 year old says “big girls don’t cry mommy they rock!” so here is my last Summer Lovin’ post.



List your accomplishments, big and small.
Did you make some new friends? Call them out.
Then hop around and congratulate the other participants on their successes.


Well I failed my book reading goal (6 books!) but I did read a little:


Brownies and Broomstics

Β I finished, and really liked this little one here! I’m not usually into mysteries but it was a fun, light, and good read. Yes I did review it and that post will be up this week!







As of right this second I haven’t finished this one, but I’m super close so I will say 4 quick things about this “book”.

  1. It’s beyond anything I’ve read and I’m so happy I have it!
  2. The lucky grand prize winner that gets this must email/tweet/mail pigeon me with reading updates.
  3. No review I write will ever give it justice.
  4. I must now go and buy ALL the Brandon Sanderson books!



Game of Thrones

So this was actually not a part of the read-a-thon but I want to send a special thanks to my friends Scott and Vanessa who are reading this monster with me! Even though I’ve fallen behind and have to re-read to understand things these two have been nothing but sweet about it all and for that I say thank you a million times.

As of right this second I’ve made it to page 141 and we are scheduled to finish this book in about a week….maybe?….fingers crossed!



I am really proud, not only as a Summer Lovin’ host but as a participant to say that I have participated in every single participation post and every single challenge! And no I did not prep! I waited until 12am just like you and got to work (except for my interview with Sarah Fine). So I surpassed my challenge post goals by quite a bit, and for that I do believe a modest pat on my back is in order!



But that aside I have also made some amazing friends, stalked some fantastic blogs, and learned that even when you want to pull your hair out in frustration the Pink Ladies always have my back! So a quick shout out to:

Francine of Bookworm in Boots

Michaniya of Bookmarked For Later

Michelle of In Libris Veritas

Jessica of Literary Etc.

Jackie of No Bent Spines

These five left me constantly doing this towards them:


To every single Summer Lovin’ participant, the ones who conquered their goals, failed miserably, met new people, tweeted once, or mastered every challenge I say:

I love you

And to my fellow Pink Ladies, this has been the most fun, active, hair ripping out experience ever and I can’t thank you enough for letting me help with this amazing event. In the end we did pretty damn good if I do say so myself and I know each of us is the reason this went as well as it did. To you my lovely ladies I say….

They won’t know what hit ’em when Winter Wishes rolls out!

Pink Ladies

30 thoughts on “Final Day of Summer Lovin’”

  1. We’ll make it! I’m not setting an ‘end date’ because the reality is life happens. If we don’t finish it in the next 7 days, we just keep going.
    We will get through it! We also won’t leave you behind!

    I find if you take the book chapter by chapter it really isn’t so bad, just don’t remind yourself how big the book is.
    Vanessa recently posted…GoT Read along, Day 2My Profile

  2. Omg your daughter already has so much sass and girl power yeah πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much for organising Summer Lovin 13! You and the other Pink Ladies did a fantastic job!
    Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up (1st to 7th July)My Profile

  3. I can’t BELIEVE that’s your first Brandon Sanderson book. I hate you a little bit lol. <3 YOU MUST READ MISTBORN. I have no idea how it compares to Steelheart, but it is seriously epic. If Steelheart had great characters, action, and worldbuilding (what Brandon Sanderson is known for, among other things), I guarantee you that Mistborn also totally lives up to those things. ;D πŸ˜€

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for being an awesome Summer Lovin' host, Octavia!! This was seriously a highlight of my summer, you all did a fantastic job.
    Nikki recently posted…Summer Lovin’ Read-a-Thon: Day 7My Profile

  4. Since you don’t normally read mysteries, I do recommend LynDee Walker’s Front Page Fatality. It’s such a light fun read with talk of fabulous shoes and a sexy mafia boss! πŸ˜€ ahahah, when I meet up with GRR Martin in August, I’ll mention his “monster” of a book.

    Thanks so much for hosting Octavia! it was so much fun and I loved getting to know you more. πŸ˜€
    Jess @ Literary, etc recently posted…Summer Lovin’: Book Bingo!My Profile

  5. I’m super glad I joined! I’ve been doing a terrible job at readathons this year and this is the first one that I actually managed to finish without feeling ashamed. It was definitely a ton of fun and any time you guys do something like this again, I’m totally in!

    And yes, get all of Sanderson’s books! I’ve only read two but I’m convinced he’s one of the best fantasy writers out there. (Elantris is my favorite).
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted…Summer Lovin Readathon Day 7 – The End!My Profile

  6. Is it too early to say I’m excited for Winter Wishes? Yes? No? Well, I’M EXCITED ALREADY! πŸ˜€

    Thank you all so much for putting up and hosting such a faaaaabulous event! πŸ˜€
    Tory recently posted…SummerLovin’ III: Favourite Fictional FemaleMy Profile

  7. Congratulations Octavia. All of you were amazing. Thank you. This was a really great read-a-thon. And I love your wrap up post. You make me want to read those books. And I love the gifs! I’ll look forward to the next read-a-thon. πŸ˜€
    Francine Soleil recently posted…Summer Lovin’: We Go TogetherMy Profile

  8. I’m off to check out Brandon Sanderson’s novels now. That’s quite an eye-catching cover. Good luck with your read-a-long; I think it’s amazing what one can manage to read when one has company, supportive company, that is!
    Buried In Print recently posted…A Celebration of Bessie Head: Maru (1971)My Profile

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