Friday, October 12, 2012

Readathon October 2012

1am: Well, I'm done here! My eyelids are very heavy, so it's time to call it quits. I had a fantastic readathon and already can't wait for April so I can do it again! Thanks to all the readers, cheerleaders, and organizers!!

Total pages read: 1186

Total books finished: 4 (The Boyfriend List, Forever..., Safekeeping, and Simply Irresistible)

Started: Masque of the Red Death (before I got too tired)

11pm: Things are slooooow going over here. I've been pretty much completely distracted by the Tigers game and am getting a bit sleepy. I started Masque of the Red Death but am only on page 56. I'll try to keep going, but I'm not sure how much longer I can last! 

Pages read: 1116

Books read: 4

8pm: Finished another book! Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis was cute, if a little cheesy, and I liked it enough to read the sequels when I'm in a cute romance mood again. I going to try Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin next.

I watched the Michigan game earlier and now I'll be watching the Tigers kick some Yankee ass, so the reading will probably be slower again. Go Tigers!

Pages read: 1060

Books read: 4

5pm: I finished Safekeeping. It was...interesting and again not what I expected (it was kind of preachy). I'll need to think about it for a while before I write my review. I started Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis on my kindle and am about 15% in. It's cheesy but cute, so I will probably keep going with it. 

I'm reading and watching the Michigan game, so I probably won't make as much progress for my next update, but that's okay with me. Go Blue!!

Pages read: 800

Books finished: 3

2pm: I finished Forever..., which was not was I was expecting, but I liked it nonetheless. I've started Safekeeping by Karen Hesse, which is okay so far. Nothing spectacular. I took a short break for lunch and to call my grandma, and now I plan on going strong until the Michigan game, which will probably distract me a bit :)

Pages read: 474

Books finished: 2

11am: I finished The Boyfriend List and LOVED it. So much. I wish I had the next one in the series, gotta be honest. I also drank three cups of coffee, so I am ready to keep going. Next book will be Forever... by Judy Blume. If I can't get into it, good thing I have lots of others to pick from!

Pages read: 229

Books finished: 1

8am: I've got coffee, my snuggie, and book number one, The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart. Let's do this!!

I am so excited to be participating in the readathon again this year! Last April was my first one and I absolutely loved it, finishing 2 books and starting 2 others. My goal this year is to finish at least 3 books, but we'll see how that goes. Picking books for this was like packing for a vacation: I always overpack. I never know what I'll be in the mood for, so I tried to get a variety of genres. I also will be using my kindle this time, which has many more books on it now than it did in April.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angellini (kindle)
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (kindle)
Forever by Judy Blume (from have I NOT read this?)
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart (library)
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse (from classroom)
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (own from library sale)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (library)
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (library)

Obviously, this is WAY more than I can read in one day, but like I said, I need options! I've got some fantasy, some contemp, and even nonfiction, in case I need a big change of pace. There are more books on my kindle than I have listed (The Scorpio Races, The Eleventh Plague, The Body Finder and a few more), so I might delve into some of those, but my plan right now is to stick with my list.

Also, I need a new kindle case. Black is boring.

I plan to update this post every 3 hours on Saturday, starting at 8am, so be sure to check in!

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