Jan 25, 2012

SSRC Check-in and giveaway #2

Well, we're officially on day eleven of the reading challenge. Are there any readers, like me, who haven't yet started?

I know, I know, I'm hosting the reading challenge but still haven't started reading. But I knew going in that I wouldn't get to read My Soul to Take until February. Hey, I still have time!

As you may have already known, or are just finding out now, Rachel Vincent's books in this series are one-sit-reads. I mean, they're impossible to put down. So I have absolutely no worries about finishing my first reading month with at least MSTTake read and reviewed.

But what about you? How are things going for you? Have you started reading yet? Are you getting nervous because you haven't begun?

And remember, don't worry. Just because you don't read any book this month doesn't mean you've failed the challenge. Even if you can't start until next month, or the month after that, you're still considered a challenge winner if you've read and reviewed or discussed even just one book in the series during the five months of the challenge.

So don't stress, don't panic! But if you want to share your thoughts again this week, I'd love to hear them.

And once again....

If you leave a comment with your thoughts on the challenge so far, and a way to get in touch - Twitter name, FB page, email or other - I will let Random choose one winner on Saturday night at 10 p.m. Pacific for:

One copy of any of Rachel Vincent's books that I can order from Amazon or The Book Depository.

Yes, it's international. Yes, you have to be at least 13. And yes, if you choose one of the adult reads you need to be at least 18.

I will contact the winner for their book selection by whichever method they leave me to contact them and announce them here in this post on Sunday morning.

And the winner is....

... Smiling Ina! Congratulations. You are the winner of this week's check-in giveaway. I will be contacting you on Twitter for your details and book of your choice.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their progress with the reads. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who's so behind, but it's also amazing to see how many readers are so far ahead and are loving the books!

Happy reading! We're two weeks into the challenge and it's awesome to see how many of you have already linked up your reviews!


  1. I'm getting stressed. My library still hasn't got the book for me! :( So I'm a bit nervous...

  2. Finished My Soul to Lose in about 2 hours and am now halfway through My Soul to Take. Goal is to get it done and have both reviewed by the start of next week. Hopefully. =^-^=

  3. I just finished reading book 5, these books are crazy addicting and I am loving them! Cant wait until book 6!

  4. Hey! I just started My Soul To Take a few days ago and I love it so far, I think Nash is my new book crush but I'm super excited to meet Todd! I just feel that I can relate to Kaylee because of her thoughts when she's around Nash and they make me feel like a 16 year old girl again, they are so cute together! (: I'm trying to plan out my reading schedule in between these books...awesome challenge so far! (:


  5. I have already read and reviewed MSTLose and MSTTake. I've read them before but reading them for the second time is so incredible. It's so much fun to delve deeper in the books. I can't wait to read the next ones in the series. Thanks again Rachel for hosting this awesome Challenge!
    My Twitter is: Jessica984

  6. I havn't started yet either! Me and my kids are sick so its pretty crazy here.Hoping to start next week.


  7. Hi! I'm enjoying MStTake even more the 2nd time around, but I'm sooo busy! I know I'll finish it on time. But it may be close. Thsnks!

  8. I haven't started yet...I'm until closer to the end of this one so I can reading them back-to-back! ;-)

  9. Hi! I already read my Soul to Lose and My Soul to Take(and post review), they´re great and couldn't resist and took a peek(only first chapter) to my Soul to Save. =D

  10. I haven't even started yet. I'm kind of nervous about it, but I hope to get to them this weekend, and have the reviews done middle of next week. I can't wait to re-read them, just have other things that need to be finished up first.


  11. I haven't started yet but I'm not really worried. I read pretty fast.

    @tezzkatt on twitter

  12. So far, I have read and reviewed "My Soul to Lose", and I'm over halfway done with "MSTTake". I wish I could finish a book in one sitting, but my little man would never allow that. LOL I'm hoping to have my "MSTTake" review/thoughts up the beginning of next week. :)

    twitter: smiling_ina

  13. I finished MSTLose & MSTTake and you're totally right, the books are the type of stories where you really don't put them down, you continuously read them b/c they are pretty non-stop and so easy to read. I read MSTT in 2 days and I'm not a particularly fast reader, either!

    I am absolutely loving this challenge and you, Rachel, are doing such an awesome job on this. I have a couple of other challenges I'm waiting on discussion questions for, etc. and your challenge is so on the ball, full of info, and constantly going!! Thank you!!!!

    Well, yeah, and I love the series!!!

    Kristin @myparahangover on twitter

  14. I've started a few days ago and almost finished re-reading the first book and now I remmeberd why I dislike Nash, lol. And well, Kaylee was love at first sight for me!

    Having fun reading the books all over again!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  15. I reread and reviewed My Soul To Take and fell in love with it all over again. I cannot WAIT to reread the rest of the series!


    My email: mag.geekchic@yahoo.com
    My twitter: @geekchic_mag

  16. I can't wait to start reading the next book in Feb!! This is my first time through the series, and I am having a hard time waiting to read the next book to keep on schedule:-)

  17. I am so excited for this challenge! I'm eagerly awaiting to start the next book in the series! It's so hard to wait because I've gotten addicted already. I love that I haven't read the books yet, so I'm surprised about things(:


  18. I'm like you..(I haven't started yet!) Man, but there are so much to do these days! But I'm sure I can finish them fast too, cause it really does sound very interesting. And this would be my very first banshee book, so I think I would be very engrossed with it.:)


  19. Don't worry Rachel, you're not alone. I haven't started either. And I was actually worried for a second there, because I'd forgotten that this challenge month ends somewhere in February and not at the end of this month.

    Either way I'm sure I'll finish both MStL and MStT before the challenge month is over, since I can basically devour one of these books in less than a day.

    Plus I have been wanting to re-read this series for a while and doing it with at least 150 other people is an opportunity I just can't pass up.

    Email: sunnykimmylovinglife@gmail.com

  20. oh my god!! It's day eleven already!?! I haven't finished re-reading book one. What's happening?! I'm too slow lately! I can't move on! I'm done re-reading the first novella but I haven't write a review yet :(

  21. oh boy!
    Where to begin!
    lol...nope...don't worry I'm not going to tire you with a long comment/summary...
    I've already started it and as you said those books are read in one-sit reads! So I HAD to put it down for at least this whole week~I'll pick it back up this weekend~ because I would've already finished it...and I don't want to wait too long to start the second one :D
    My Heart is having a hard time with this reread!

    my twitter name

  22. I am going to start by reading My Soul To Lose this weekend hopefully, and next weekend re-reading My Soul To Take. I cannot believe it is already day 11!!

    unabridgedbookshelf at gmail dot com

  23. I still haven't started yet either. And the month is flying by! But I'll get to it in the next week or so (I hope!).


  24. So i start the first book on the 16th and by the 25th i had devoured all 5! These books are more addictive than Deamon Breath. does anyone know where i can get the 2 e-books in the UK as Amazon don't seem to sell them and i am getting a serious case of the withdrawals!! Help! PLEASE


  25. I am loving this challenge! I can't wait for February to read book 2. I devoured 0.5 and 1 in like a day. I am so glad this challenge finally made me read them.

  26. I read My Soul to Lose today and I just wrote my review, woohoo!!! You can check it HERE.

    And tonight I'm going to start with My Soul to Take, hehehe.
    Thanks for creating the challenge and for the giveaway, you are doing so much for us... Thank you.
    My e-mail is alaiel.kreuz@gmail.com

  27. Aaah, I'm in the same boat as you Rachel! But I trust your word on the whole one-sit read thingy so after I finish Last Rite this weekend, I'll start it ASAP!

    Twitter: BooksOverBoys

  28. I haven't started it yet, though I plan to this weekend!

    ashelynnhetland @gmail.com

  29. Ha, I read My Soul to Take as soon as I could! My TBR pile was left in the dust because I just HAD to read the series! :D

    But good job on the organization- nice to see some have already linked their reviews!

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

  30. I finished the first book in like a day because I love the series so much and because I probably wont have time to read because I'm starting school again so I'm happy I am done for this month but if I had the time I probably wouldn't have started it till around now :)
    Twitter: LovesBooks96

  31. I'm loving the challenge so far, especially for the goodreads groups. Is different to be able to discuss with other people what we think during a challenge. And since I've never read the series, it makes more fun to read with company.


  32. I have been trying to start re-reading My Soul To Lose and My Soul To Take for the last couple of days. I have read these ones a few times and am completely looking forward to them, but this time I want to give them my full attention. Between work and my various Mommy duties, I have not been able to fully dedicate myself. I hope to have both finished before bed on Saturday. Good luck to all!


  33. I actually already read and reviewed My Soul to Lose and My Soul to Take and can't wait to continue reading. My Soul to Save arrived today and I already want to continue reading - but I'll be strong and wait until Feb 15th... and well, I have to learn, but I had to do that when reading #0.5 and #1, too. :D

    Thank you very much for this challenge and making me finally read this series. I really enjoyed the first book!

    fictionaldistraction (at) live (dot) de

  34. I am now rereading My Soul to Take, and loving it so far. I can't believe how much I missed this book, and also how I haven't read the following books in the series... silly me.

    Thanks for hosting the challenge and giving me a much needed push to actually read the whole series. ;)


  35. I just finished My Soul to Keep today! YAY! So I've finished books #1-3 now. I need to still reading My Soul to Lose and I want to read Reeper next :) And they are one sit/fast reads!


  36. I'm still slacking. I wanted to start the first book at the beginning of this week but it just didn't happen. My goal is to start it this weekend or beginning of next week. Everyone keeps saying how great they are and I can't wait to see how I like them!


  37. Hey everyone! Thanks so much for leaving your comments and status updates! I will be running the numbers through Random and announcing the winner shortly. Stay tuned!

  38. Thank you so, so much, Rachel!!! I just can't wipe that big grin off of my face. LOL Ahhh, I'm sooo excited!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :D