Wrap-Up at end of post
The High Summer Read-a-Thon is here! I'm a bit late getting this post up, but better late than never, right? There are a ton of people signed up this time and I'm so excited! Not sure how much reading I'll get done this time because I have to work every day, but I'm going to squeeze as much reading in as I can. You can still join us (please do!). Just make a post and sign in at the starting line HERE, anytime between now and Friday at 11:59pm CST.
Here's what I'm reading:
The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purday (finishing for a review tomorrow)
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (about 80 or so pages for read-a-long)
The Secret History by Stephanie Thornton (for a review/tour on Monday--this is also one of our giveaway books!)
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (trying to catch up on the read-a-long for Summer of Jest)
Under the Dome by SK (trying to finish)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (read-a-long)
Katherine by Anya Seton (read-a-long)
Books read: The Queen's Rivals, Brandy Purdy (finished)
Pages read: 300 (page 48 through 348)
Currently reading: The White Queen, Philippa Gregory
Books read: did not finish a book today
Pages read: 79 pages of The White Queen
Total pages read: 379
Currently reading: started To Kill a Mockingbird
Books read: no book finished
Pages read: 1
Total pages read: 380
Mini-Challenge-- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words hosted by Laura at Booksnob
1. Choose a picture that represents a person, place or thing in one of the books you are currently reading.
2. Name the book you are reading and explain how the picture relates to the story you are reading.
3. Link up at Laura's blog
On Monday, I finished reading The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purdy which is a historical fiction novel about Lady Jane Grey and her sisters. The first picture is of the three sisters...Jane on the left, Catherine (or Katherine) in the middle, and Mary on the right (incidentally, Mary was a dwarf/little person...I did not know that until I read the book). The second picture is probably the most famous painting of the Execution of Lady Jane Grey (Paul Delaroche, 1833), who was named as successor in King Edward VI's will, but since it was not reinforced by an Act of Parliament, it was deemed illegal. She was queen for nine days. When Mary Tudor, the rightful heir, took the throne, Jane was convicted of treason and executed.
Currently reading: To Kill a Mockingbird
Currently reading: The Secret History by Stephanie Thornton
Books read: 2
Pages read: 448
Total pages read: 828
I managed to read two books, The Queen's Rivals and The Secret History, and about 80 pages of The White Queen for a read-a-long. Not too bad, I think! 828 pages total.
I enjoyed the reading week with all of my read-a-thon pals!