So now the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Pure Imagination, Reading Angel and Candace's Book Blog is finished. What a great 3 days it was. Since I work 40 hours a week and have to do things for my family my time was limited. But I did read as much as I could and I enjoyed following the twitter feed and visiting some blogs (I will do more of that as the week continues).
I didn't manage to post daily updates, but I did update on twitter and I am posting my final update. My goal was to read 3 boks and I did that by lunchtime on Wednesday and that was 3 books from start to finish. I continued to read this evening but did not have time to finish another book, but did get quite a bit read on Past Tense by Samantha Hunter (who I will be hosting a guest blog for tomorrow). It was a book I forgot about when listing my books to read for the read-a-thon.
I'm not sure of the total time spent, but I spent 3 hours at the gym reading and then 3 hours of lunches, plus whatever I could get in in the evening. It helped that DH was gone last night so I got uninterrupted time then (or as uninterrupted time as you can get with a 5-year-old at home). Tonight the time was more limited as our older son was home (he spends a lot of the week during the summer staying with my parents) and we of course had to watch a few episodes of Lost.
No matter the time spent - I had a blast reading and finished some really good books. Here is what I finished, I did deviate slightly from my plan, but that is what I am good at. I realized I needed some easy-going YA in there and so I pulled out This is Me From Now On and it was perfect.
- Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti
- This is Me From Now On by Barbara Dees
- The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
Books started but not finished:
- Running Dark by Jamie Freveletti
- Past Tense by Samantha Hunter
Thank you so much ladies for hosting this wonderful read-a-thon!