Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Updates for the From Dusk Until Dawn Read-A-Thon


I'm currently participating in the From Dusk Until Dawn Read-A-Thon being hosted by Book Crazy & YA Addict. Reading times are set for 8 PM to 8 AM in your time zone.  I'm going to update this post throughout the read-a-thon instead of writing separate posts for each new update.  Mini-challenges may have their own posts depending on the challenge.  My plan is to do my reading at night and then do the mini-challenges during my daughter's nap time.

If you haven't signed up for this read-a-thon yet, there is still time!  It goes through Sunday, August 29 and you can join in at any point.

Update #1:
Book:  Lumby on the Air by Gail Fraser
Reading Time:  8:40 PM to 10:20 PM (1 hr, 40 m)
Pages:  174

I got off to a bit of a slow start last night.  My daughter was having so much fun playing with the neighbor girls and had taken a longer nap than usual so bedtime didn't happen right at 8.  Once I got her settled in (I did read her a story, does that count?) and my husband got himself set up with a movie, I finally gathered my things and decided where I was going to read.  A comfortable chair for the bedroom is now a higher priority as I realized all the comfy chairs are in the living room and there was no way I could read in there with a movie going.  I really had planned on reading longer last night too but I just couldn't keep my eyes open!

Completed Challenges:

JulietHeather at Book-Savvy asked us to comment with our favorite book of the year so far.  I chose Juliet (link goes to my review) by Anne Fortier for many reasons - great characters, great mysteries, great writing.  I really like novels that tie history to the present as well.  Plus, I just love that cover!

My second choice would be The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon.  It was a difficult book to read because of the events that take place but it totally sucked me into the story.

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