Saturday, April 21, 2012

Read-a-thon Updates April 2012

Final Update: That 11pm update was pretty telling for how the rest of the night would go--not very productively! I fell asleep for about an hour at 11 and when I woke up at midnight, decided I was done for good. I think if I didn't have this sore throat/cough, I would have made it longer, but not too much. Definitely not an excuse...I must make it longer in October!!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan (FINISHED)
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (FINISHED)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (read 100 pages, then set aside)
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (read 100 pages before falling asleep)

Overall I am pretty proud of myself, considering this was my first readathon. I liked my reading choices for the day for the most part; I tried to start with something fun and I ended up enjoying both Firelight and Paranormalcy. Under the Never Sky just did not work for me, although I'll probably attempt to read more later. I'm really digging Poison Study so far, but I was too tired to keep going. I wish I had started that one earlier.

Looking forward to October!

11pm: Not a very productive 3 hours! I read a bit of Poison Study, but was distracted by the Tigers' game on TV and some general sleepiness. I'm going to do my best to read more!

8pm: I finished Paranormalcy around 7 and then took a dinner break (homemade chicken noodle soup--YUM). I'm going to read a few more chapters of Under the Never Sky to see if I can get back into it, and if not, I'll try Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. 

Paranormalcy was a quick and fun read. I'll probably read the sequel, Supernaturally, at some point in the next few months. I'm pretty sure the third book is coming out soon, too.

5pm: Currently on page 150 of 335 of Paranormalcy. It's a little different from what I normally read, but pretty fun so far. I took a break for lunch and a shower around 2:30, so I should be full speed ahead for a while! 
2pm: I set aside Under the Never Sky after 100 pages and am starting Paranormalcy by Kiersten White instead. 

My lovely sore throat is getting worse, however...I really hope this doesn't interfere with reading today. I'm thinking I may need a nap later this afternoon, which normally I would have no problem with, but come on! I want to read all day! Damn you, sickness!
12pm: Finished Firelight at 11:45 and will be starting Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi next. 

11am: On page 222 of 323 of Firelight. I had to take a couple breaks to eat breakfast and wrap a gift (random, but I completely forgot about it!), but think I will be finished within the hour. I really like it so far; definitely the right book to start the morning with. 
8am: Began Firelight by Sophie Jordan, which I purchased at RT last weekend. She signed it and was quite lovely to meet. Also consumed massive cups of coffee.

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