The High Summer Read-a-thon hosted by Michelle’s (The True Book Addict) came to an end last night around midnight. The event lasted six days but I think I only read for three thanks to kids and video games distractions. I didn’t finish as much as I wanted to but I finished three books: Nox by Anne Carson, Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meterorite by Barry Deutsch, and The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan. All three books received a 5-star rating. I’ve also read 100 pages of The Iliad, and DNF (did not finish) Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Plus, I’m in the middle of four books: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (audio), Girls in the Grass by Melanie Rae Thon, Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal, and Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine. Total page count: 1,040 pages. Not bad. Next time I’m going to stick to one book at a time.
I had a great time during the read-a-thon especially with the twitter chats and 30-minute reading sprints, where participants read as much as they can. Thanks to Michelle for hosting this great event.
Now I’m spending the rest of the week finishing my reads and writing reviews.
If you participated in the read-a-thon, how did you do? For everyone else, what are you reading this week?