I’m always game for a good read-a-thon. And, summer is a great time to have one!
Michelle at Seasons of Reading is hosting the event and it goes from July 16-22. You can get all the details on this POST on her blog. Join! The more, the merrier. It’s fun and a great way to make a healthy dent in your TBR pile.
I will be using this post for all my updates, so check back to see my progress and to share your own progress, as well!
UPDATE #1 – Because I didn’t get as much reading done this weekend as I wanted, I will be finishing The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent before moving on to the books I chose for my read-a-thon. What are YOU reading?
UPDATE #2 – Yay! Finished The Unnaturalists and am on page 1 of a brand new book. On the back page of The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker it says “On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray….” Sounds interesting, right?
UPDATE #3 – The Age of Miracles is seriously good. Such an interesting story and seriously, it sometimes freaks me out and gives me a ‘what if’ feeling. I can’t tell you how many times in the first 100 pages I wanted to go grocery shopping for emergency supplies! Definitely shaping up to be one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.
Update #4 – I finished The Age of Miracles last night. It made me cry. I’ll probably post my review on it next week sometime (I’m about 4 reviews behind right now.. whoops!) Next up is Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks. I wish I had more time to read today but stuff keeps popping up. I’ll have 45 minutes while I wait for my daughter’s tae kwon do class and I’m sooo looking forward to reading it again.
Update #5 – Well, I certainly didn’t get as much reading done the last couple of days as I wanted to. Cherry picking and sales, my daughters and life just caught up with me, I guess. Silly, pesky life always getting in the way of my reading!! :p I’d love to hear how everyone else did.
Up next for me is the Random House of Canada’s Olympic Readathon. I’ve decided to try to read 1500 pages during the Olympics this summer. It can be done. I’m not as invested in summer sports as I am in winter ones (I’m Canadian, eh)
My task for today? Reviews. I’m soooo behind!!