Sizzling Summer Readathon: Final Post
August 7, 2011 16 Comments
Once Upon a Chapter organises the OUAC Sizzling Summer Readathon from August 5-7th. Very laidback, just read as much as you can between 12:00 AM Friday August 5th until 11:59 PM Sunday August 7th.
The readathon is over!
I’ve made it to the end of the readathon! I read for a total of 15 hours and 15 minutes. That’s quite a lot! I read 2.5 books and have started another book that wasn’t on my list.
Total number of pages: 334 (Friday), 307 (Saturday) and 263 (Sunday) makes a total of 904 pages. I can be proud of that, I think.
These books were on my list for the read-a-thon
Before the readathon, I’d read half of Baby Be Mine by Page Toon and I finished it on Friday. Then I started on The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson which I finished on Saturday. Next up was This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman, of which I read just a few pages on Saturday.
Today, I finished This Beautiful Life, as I hoped I would. It was not a difficult read. I read most of this book in the car, as my husband and I did some sight-seeing.
On our travels, we saw this beautiful castle in Turnhout, Belgium. But only from the outside, as it’s a courthouse and I couldn’t think of a crime that would get me in there on a Sunday.
Back home, I finished This Beautiful Life, wrote a quick review, and then started in One Day by David Nicholls. This is the third book I’m reading by this author (who has only written three books, to my knowledge). I got to page 60.
So, that’s it!
Thanks for the organisers at Once Upon A Chapter. It was great timing, as this was a good weekend for me to spend time reading (and I got out of the house, too).
Next week, there will be more reviews to write. Oh, maybe I should join the Monster Review-a-Thon next. 🙂
What did you do this weekend?
(Are you behind on your reviews, actually?)