Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Once Upon a Read-A-Thon Completion

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.

Books Finished:
  • 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
Running from the DevilThis Is Me From Now On  The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, Book 4)

Books started but not finished:

  • Running Dark by Jamie Freveletti
  • Past Tense by Samantha Hunter

  Running Dark: A Novel  Past Tense

Thank you so much ladies for hosting this wonderful read-a-thon!


Anonymous said...

The books you've read look great! No wonder you finished them early. I also read 3-and-a-bit books, and I am still reading, really! :-)

Angel said...

Great job. I read 5 books, which is one short of my goal, but still good! Hope you had a good time!

Candace said...

Looks like you actually did quite well considering you didn't have a lot of time to read! I didn't have to work much, but I do have a 5 year old and a 1 year old (and DH, so that's what, like 2 more kids? LOL). I decided I should be very happy with the 5 1/2 books I got through.
Thanks so much for participating even though you didn't have a lot of time!

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