Monday, October 31, 2011

Bout of Books 2.0 Read-a-Thon Updates

Update as of 10/30/11:
Did not get any reading done yesterday, as I was out all day at birthday party and preparing for my son's birthday party today.  I did finish a book on Friday though!
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read:  2.20  
Today #insixwords:  Son's party, then back to reading.
Books:  The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward (read and REVIEWED on Tuesday), 69 pages of A Discovery of Witches (also on Tuesday), Completed The Darkness by Crystal Connor (10/27)
Currently reading:  Catch up on Anna Karenina, finish Under the Dome (very ambitious!)

Yes, I realize it's Friday and yes, I realize the read-a-thon started Monday....and yes, I know I haven't posted an update yet! What can I say.  I have been reading (a little), but I'm also working on my plan for NaNoWriMo and getting ready for my son's 10th birthday party (on Sunday), which we're having a week early so he could have a Halloween theme this year. =O)  Busy?  Yes! What I hate the most about it is I haven't been able to socialize with the other read-a-thoners. =O(  I had such fun with that aspect during the two read-a-thons last week.  Anyhoo, here's my first update and some mini-challenges......

Update 10/27/11:

Number of books I’ve read today: .06 %  LOL!
Total number of books I’ve read:  1.20  
Today #insixwords:  Library. researching. and. planning. for. NaNoWriMo
Books:  The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward (read and REVIEWED on Tuesday), 69 pages of A Discovery of Witches (also on Tuesday), 17 pages of The Darkness by Crystal Connor (10/27)
Currently reading:  The Darkness

Note:  I know it's Halloween time right now, but I read The Reindeer Keeper for review on Rudolph Day (every 25th of the month, besides Christmas's a Christmas fanatic thing) on my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit, and I have to tell you that if you like to read Christmas books at all, you must read this book.  I linked to my review above, but if you don't feel like reading the review, just hear me now...It is one of the most wonderful Christmas books I have ever read, and it ranks pretty highly among books I have read in general.  Just thought I'd share! Let me know what you think, if you decide to read it.

Mini-Challenge hosted by DforDarla's Definite Reads....Dream Cast

Hmmm, what book to pick for my dream cast?  Okay, I'll pick one of my favorites from this year, The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner, which is about Juana of Castile, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain (click book title to read more about the book).
Leticia Dolera as Juana of Castile
Gaspard Ulliel as Philip, archduke of Flanders
Juana's husband
Victoria Abril, as Isabel of Spain
Alfred Molina, as King Ferdinand of Spain


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  1. I'm sorry, I didn't read a thing you said over there, because I saw GASPARD ULLIEL <3


    Nice update. I've never heard of Rudolph day before, so I guess I learned something new! Anyway, even though you're busy, I hope you're enjoying the readathon (:

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