Monday, August 30, 2010

From Dusk Till Dawn Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

I had a lot of fun participating in the From Dusk Till Dawn Read-A-Thon hosted by Book Crazy and YA Addict.  Although I didn't participate as fully as I'd hoped to, I read enough to make me happy.

Update #4:

Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, Book 11) 
Book:  Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
Reading Time:  8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (2 hr)
Pages: 144

Last night, I managed to read the first 19 chapters of Waking the Witch.  I was really glad that my husband finished it so I could start it as this is a book I've been waiting for.  I'm happy to say that so far it has not been a disappointment in any way.  I can't wait to pick it back up but I know I'll be sad when I finish it because that means a long wait for the next book in the series.

Overall Wrap-Up:

Books Completed:

Lumby on the Air by Gail Fraser
deeply, desperately by Heather Webber

Book Started:  Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

Total Hours Read:  just over 8 hours in 4 nights

I had four books on my list to read when I started the read-a-thon and I got through 2 1/2 of them.  Considering that many weeks I only finish one book, I'm pretty happy with that.  I discovered that staying up past 10 or 10:30 leaves me feeling exhausted and groggy the next day because I often can't fall asleep as soon as I get to bed.  So I'm old and turn into a pumpkin well before midnight.

I had planned on completing challenges during the day but with the weekend family time and then having company this just didn't happen as much as I wanted it too.  I really slacked off on the challenges and am a bit disappointed about doing that because I think they would have been fun and made the whole experience more interactive.  I also feel like I missed out on a lot because I don't use Twitter.  Apparently quite a bit of fun chatter took place there.

I hope that I will be able to participate in more read-a-thons in the future.  Now I have to write up my book review and get back to my reading...

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