Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon--Plans, Updates, and Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up in body of post


The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)
Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.
Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

Wrap-Up
I didn't do as well as I planned. Turns out a long weekend with lots of free "me" time just invites more opportunities to waste time. LOL! It was nice and relaxing at least. I ended up reading 87 pages of The Poisonwood Bible and 84 pages of The White Queen so 171 pages total. Sad, I know. ;O)

Goals
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (section for read-a-long)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (I was supposed to finish this in June for the Classics Spin. However, I didn't, but I'm SO enjoying it that I have to keep reading!)
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

I have a ton to catch up on with the last two books.

I'm off on the holiday and Friday so I plan to get in a lot of reading on my long weekend!

UPDATES

Day One--Class Orientation
I'm a mom of two middle school age boys. They are the love and backbone of my life. We live in Nashville, Tennessee, but I'm a born and raised Yankee (grew up in Michigan) so living in the South is kind of ironic. LOL! I'm an avid reader and books have pretty much always been a very important part of my life. I have a home library of 3000+ books and every time I look at my books, I just feel warm inside. I'm sure that's not hard to understand, my fellow book lovers. I also love read-a-thons (which is why I host four a year myself). I pretty much participate in any that come down the pike. ;O)  My favorite genre is historical fiction which you can probably tell by my blog. I also love horror, but I have a separate horror blog for that genre. Really though, I pretty much love reading anything (with a few exceptions). I have pretty eclectic taste. I'd have to credit my parents with getting me reading because I learned that they were avid readers from day one. They never denied me books, we took frequent trips to the library, and books, not toys, were our treats when we went to the grocery store.

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Day Four--Tears on My Pillow (share a quote from your current read)
“It is true that I do not speak as well as I can think. But that is true of most people, as nearly as I can tell.” ~Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Thursday
# of Pages Read today:  12
# of Pages Read for week: 67 pages of The Poisonwood Bible, 84 pages of The White Queen (Total = 151 pages)
Books Read So Far: none finished
Currently Reading:  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Day Five--Progress (see above)
Only 151 pages (not including what I'm reading today) so far this week, but hoping to get a lot more reading in tonight and the rest of the weekend. I am a little off track from what I planned, but I'm okay with that. Enjoying my days off of work with no kids (ME time!). I am hoping to finish The Poisonwood Bible this weekend and possibly read some more of Under the Dome and Infinite Jest.

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  1. Kathleen Ann ColemanJuly 1, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I read The Poisonwood Bible a long time ago and thought that it was really good. I hope that you have a fantastic week. Happy reading!

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  2. I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of horror because I'm a huge scaredy-cat. :P However, my friends who DO like horror all had good things to say about Stephen King. Happy reading!

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  3. I really need to read Under the Dome! Since the t.v. show came out that's all I've been hearing about!


    Good luck with your goals and have fun this week!


    -Octavia of Read. Sleep. Repeat.

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  4. I'm also focusing mainly on the weekend for reading, and the fourth of July. Fun readathon, I'm part of them all month.

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  5. Good luck! The books you have set for your goals sound like good ones, although I haven't read any of them :/

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  6. Hello I start at the start date of the read-a-thon with The Kingmaker;s Daughter and The Sunne in Splendour but I have not finished the books, only I want to participate on the read-a thon because I love to read, thank you Michelle for the invitation....:)

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