Bout of books Read-a-thon wrapup post
I read A LOT! I really can’t believe how much reading you can squeeze in when you turn the TV off and limit computer time! (If I were working right now, well … THEN it would be a different story!)
Here is my Day 7 recap and total read-a-thon stats:
DAY 7 (1/12/2014):
Untraceable by S. R. Johannes – COMPLETED – 37 pages – 36 minutes
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau – in progress – 194 pages – 3 hours, 36 minutes
Pages read: 231
Hours read: 4 hours, 12 minutes
Thoughts on completed books:
Untraceable by S. R. Johannes – Some YA books remind me that maybe I’m too old to be reading them – maybe too removed from the young characters or something. I keep reading them, though, because some books (Golden by Jesse Kirby is one recent example) are simply fabulous and hard to put down. I have a full review coming soon for this one, but I must say that it wasn’t quite my cup of tea, although I think that, for the younger set, it would probably be well-loved.
TOTAL READ-A-THON PROGRESS:
Pages read: 2,980 (I’ve sometimes had MONTHS without reading that many pages)
Hours read: 39 hours, 27 minutes
Challenges Completed: 1 (I will do better in the next ‘thon!)
1. Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin – 352 pages
2. The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine – 304 pages
3. Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates – read last 254 pages
4. Somerset by Leila Meacham – read last 300 pages
5. Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough – the Goodreads page says 400 pages, but my Nook has it at 264 pages, so that’s what I’m going with
6. The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter – 308 pages
7. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – 692 pages (seems like a lot, but they fly by)
8. Untraceable by S. R. Johannes – 312 pages
My goal was four books, with two additional thrown in just in case in my initial post. I couldn’t find The Crown right away when I was ready for it, so I picked up the Nook and tried Untraceable instead. I was already reading Somerset (on the Nook) and Black Girl/White Girl when the ‘thon started, so I picked them up and finished those two well.
If you participated and have your own wrap-up post, please feel free to leave a link to it in the comments; I’d love to visit!