Total pages read: 728
Total time spent reading: 382 min
Titles finished: Love That Dog, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, Belle & the Beast (prequel graphic novel I’ve had since 2nd grade ๐Ÿ™‚ ), Behind You
Total finished titles: 4
Mini-challenges completed: The intro meme, Six Word Celebration, Show Me the Books, Indie Pride
Prize Iโ€™ve won:

This is my Read-A-Thon post. I’ll be updating it throughout the day to keep everything tidy.

8:16AM – I stayed up too late last night (I started early on this thing) reading about my Saxon horde ancestors. And they totally bummed me out. Need some lighter fare this morning! And coffee. Where is my coffee! Oh yeah. I am the only one awake.

9:45AM – Best Read-A-Thon ever, so far? It just may be. Got a couple of light reads done, may hop into something scary since there’s daylight and I know I won’t be able to read anything the least bit creepy with my husband out of the house later today. Now, this girl needs some Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper.

12:32PM – Worst thing about epics: you can’t get attached to characters. THEY DIE.

2:17PM – Second worst thing about epics: UNPLANNED NAPS.

2:34PM – Husband just called from Barnes & Noble. He bought me Linger! It is my prize for finishing this thing strong, so I should probably get to reading Shiver again soon.

4:53PM – Back into Shiver now and making some progress on Sarum. Behind You was good; not sure how it would hold up if I hadn’t read the previous work featuring these characters. It’s lyrical and really isolates some tough issues in a way that might work even if you were unfamiliar with what happened to these characters before this book. I can’t honestly say though, having read If You Come Softly some years ago.

Saving my cheerleading for later in the evening, when it gets tough for a lot of people!

7:00PM – Read-A-Thon is officially over for me. Didn’t get in as many hours as I planned, but it’s been 24 since I started. I guess after a week of being sick I really did need that extra sleep. Ah well.

I finished more books this time than ever. Read more pages. Did more mini-challenges. Hosted my first one as well. I declare this Read-A-Thon a success.

And I will finish Sarum! Huzzah!

19 Replies to “Read-A-Thon!”

  1. how exciting that you are doing this….i couldn’t with a two year old..and a husband that works …maybe next year? how you get involved in something like this?

  2. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraftโ€™s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of Seeโ€™s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  3. I’m looking forward to your comments and reviews of the books you read today. I’m sure I’ll have lots of new titles to add to my must-read list! Happy reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Just glanced over your reading list for the day – some awesome books on there! I’ve had Amy Hempel on my radar for a while too, and you’ve reminded me that I should get back to her. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the books you read. Enjoy the day!

  5. A thought to mull over: โ€œThe best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.โ€ — John Greenleaf Whittier

    Enjoy your reading!

  6. I’m assuming Belle & the Beast is based on the classic Beauty and the Beast? I’ll have to check it out it’s my all time fav. story. ๐Ÿ˜€ I would say you’ve had a very successful read a thon. *applauds* Awesome job! I hope you are also feeling better. (Oh and yay for Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper. Love that drink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Sounds like a blast! Except for the epics….I just can’t read/watch them (not enough of an attention span/I nap too easily). I’ve always loved to read, and I stopped having time for it…until the Kindle, my favorite little electronic device (besides my phone)!

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