Thursday, July 12, 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon--Reading Plans and Updates

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Final Update
Didn't do too hot, but I never do on this shorter read-a-thons.  I read:

101 pages of Graceling by Kristin Cashore
20 or so pages of Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (basis for the John Carter aloud with my sons)
100 pages of Middlemarch by George Eliot

My first update
So...haven't been doing too hot so far.  On Monday, I had too much work stuff going on so didn't do any reading really.  Today (Tuesday) I read 101 pages of Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  Now I'm reading Middlemarch by George Eliot.  It's a monster!

I decided not to participate in any of the day two mini-challenges.

Day One--Mini-Challenge
This mini-challenge is hosted by IB Book Blogging.

Question 1:
What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want.

This one is an easy one.  As soon as I saw this cover, I fell in love immediately.  Do I need to explain?  LOL! Being a huge lover of historical fiction, this is the kind of cover that really appeals to me.  Let's face it...the dresses were IT back then.  Put a gorgeous dress on the cover, photograph it right and it's swoon time! This is my favorite book read so far this year.  If you'd like to read my review, go HERE.

Question 2:
Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I am always drawn to covers first.  If I see a gorgeous cover, it automatically leads me to read more about the book.  And yes, I have let the cover sway me on more than one occasion...I admit it. ;O)


This read-a-thon is being hosted by Pure Imagination, Reading Angel, and Candace's Book Blog.  Of course, I'm participating.  Was there ever any doubt?  lol! I have a lot of reading to get done since I'm so behind, but since I'm working now, it's going to be tricky.  I have a project to work on for work in the morning, but otherwise it's pretty slow since I'm not an Apprentice VA yet.  Here's what I'm hoping to get to:

  • Middlemarch by George Eliot...finish (starting on page 89)
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith...finish (starting on page 141)
  • Graceling by Kristin section on Tuesday for TuesBookTalk (reading pages 82-183)

I'm not going to list anything else at this point because I'm not sure what I want to pick up next, but this will definitely get me started...and I may not be able to get to any others anyway.  I will probably count progress by pages read instead of books read since I'm really only reading portions of books.

Updates (and any mini-challenges I do) will be listed above the intro part of this post daily. 



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  1. Doubt? Noooo. Fancy "seeing" you here lol! :-D

    1. You too, Amber! So surprised (not) that you're joining in too. ;O)

  2. Wow, Middlemarch! That's a hefty book! I read it at the beginning of this year and I think it took me about a week. Hopefully the read-a-thon spirit will get to you, though.

    Good luck!

  3. I love the cover of The Queen's Vow - so beautiful :)

    And yeah, you & me, we're always participating in the read-a-thons :)

    I really want to read Middlemarch, but still haven't :( I seem to keep postponing reading all the classics I really want to read...

    Happy reading!!!

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