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Bout of Books Readathon Update Post!

I haven’t participated in any readathons in a while, so I thought I’d sign up for this one being hosted by On a Book Bender! I’m getting behind on some of my review books, like a lot of people it seems, so I’m using this opportunity to motivate me into reading them. I’ll be participating every day, and here’s the list of books I hope to get through. I’ll cross these off as I finish them:

  • Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  • Destined by Jessie Harrell
  • Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
  • Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Sundered by Shannon Mayer
  • Touch by Jus Accardo
  • To the Cliffside by B. Jane Lawson
Updates

10/24
Pages today: 78
Pages total: 78
Books read: 0

It kind of sucks right now because I can’t do any reading on my lunch hour at all for the next few weeks, and that’s usually when I get the bulk of my reading done. All my updates will be around 7:30pm Pacific time, so hopefully between tonight and all day  tomorrow I can get more done! How’s everyone else doing so far?

10/25

Pages today: 335
Pages total: 413
Books read: 1

Finished Hallowed by Cynthia Hand today, and LOVED it! Even more than Unearthly. Review to come soon. I’m happy with today’s progress. Hopefully tomorrow’s is just as good!

10/26

Pages today: 240
Pages total: 653
Books read: 2

Two books finished! I have tomorrow off so I’m hoping to get at least two books read tomorrow. That would be awesome.

10/27

Pages today: 0
Pages total: 653
Books read: 2

10/28

Pages today: 68
Pages total: 721
Books read: 2

Didn’t do any reading at all yesterday, and very little today. I think I may be running out of steam.

10/29

Pages today: 241
Pages total: 962
Books read: 3

Got more reading done than the last two days combined. My missing steam is picking up in the last two days, which is nice. Finished my third book today, and hoping for one more before the end!

10/30

The last day, so I’ll be doing a separate final update post!

Good luck to everyone participating, hopefully we all meet our goals! This will probably be a somewhat busy week for me, so I don’t know how many books I’ll read, but I’ll try to get to as many as I can. Have fun reading everyone!

Read-a-thon Update!

Time read since last update: 1 hour 23 minutes
Total time read: 3 hour 13 minutes
Pages read since last update: 54
Total Pages read: 168

Sass & Serendipity is a no go for me. I can’t finish it, there’s just too much whining by both sisters. Daphe is vain and selfish, extremely shallow. Gabby is mean and selfish. I just can’t stand reading about these characters, can’t connect with them at all. It’s too bad too, because I love anything to do with Jane Austen so I was really looking forward to this. Ah well. There are some positive reviews on Goodreads though, so if you’re unsure of whether to read this book, don’t take just my word for it. Take a look at some of those reviews too, because as we all know, a book can’t make everyone happy, but it does make some happy. That’s what is important.

On to Daughter of Smoke and Bones!

Read-a-thon Start Line!

And it started 8 minutes ago, but I’m just now beginning! I did not finish my book from earlier today, so I’ll be including the last 100 or so pages of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I will update in a few hours before I sleep,  and give you one or two updates tomorrow to see how I’m doing! And off we go. 🙂

  Edit 

Read for about an hour and 50 minutes, and finished Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, already posted the review too. So here’s the breakdown so far.

Time read since last update: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total time read: 1 hour 50 minutes
Pages read since last update: 114
Total Pages read: 114

Impromptu Read-a-thon

Source: Leuke Achtergronden

Hey guys! I’ve decided to hold an impromptu read-a-thon, because I currently have in my possession three books from ARC tours, and only 7 days of course to read them. And I should be getting one more tomorrow. One of the books I’ll finish today, before the read-a-thon starts, but I’ll still have three to get through. Here are the books I hope to read:

1. Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
3. Pure by Julianna Baggott

Since two of those are 400+ page and one just 10 pages shy of 400 I don’t expect to get to anything else after them, but just in case, here’s one more that is not part a tour:

4. Timeless by Alexandra Monir

So those are the books! Read-a-thon starts tonight at 9pm PST, and ends tomorrow at 11pm PST, on Thursday. If you want to or can feel free to join me! I do plan on holding one read-a-thon a month starting technically next month, and I’ll give you guys more details about that later.