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Oooooooooookkkaaaaaaaaaaay, it is now almost 10pm on Sunday evening, here in the UK, and after beginning my read-a-thon at around 9am Friday morning, I am calling this a WRAP!
Before I started, I blogged asking for help to choose my reading material, and from the suggestions I received I chose a potential five reads.
Did I make it through my five?
Um … no.
1) I’ve been pretty ill this weekend and each time I slept, I slept like a log. 2) I am not a machine. *stare*
Out of those I had recommended, I read: Strange Neighbors (a HOOT of a read), Succubus Blues (a great story that I flew through), 11% of Unholy Ghosts (sorry, that’s as far as I got due to the flow of the words just not carrying me along as fast as I needed to go, so I changed material) before moving onto Nevermore.
I’m only 70% through Nevermore. I had hoped to have it finished by the end of the eve–and I might well have done if I hadn’t spent a few hours trying to get into Unholy Ghosts and hadn’t needed to hit the shops for an hour or so–but what I’ve read through so far, I have REALLY enjoyed and shall definitely continue because I can’t wait to see how this story unfolds.
Many thanks to the following blogs for organising this weekend: Kindle Fever, My Shelf Confessions, and Letters Inside Out.
So, how about you? Did you get caught up in a Read-a-thon this weekend? How did you do?
Oooooooooookkkaaaaaaaaaaay, I’m back on a track I’m happier with. It’s almost 11:30 pm here in the UK as I write this up, but I have just finished my second novel in the readathon.
It was: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/203347023. I kept this review pretty short, too, so I can savour what energy I have left for my next read.
Here’s a copy of said review to save you lovely folk going back and forth:
I’m keeping my review (uncharacteristicly) short. I really enjoyed this. Loved Georgina. Loved Seth. Kinda had Roman’s number pretty early but kept hoping he’d turn out to be good, all the while believing she should be with Seth. And just when I thought I was going to be left on a sad ending, the author goes and slaps on that little epilogue that leaves me with a goofy smile. I’ll definitely be reading on in this series, for sure. )
Now … onto Book Number 3: Unholy Ghosts. Hope everyone else’s is going great. See you all in the morrow.
Oooooooooookkkaaaaaaaaaaay, I just finished my first read. Way slower than I would have liked, but I am really not feeling well this weekend and kinda crashed and burned at 8pm last night, when I took myself off to bed, read another 10% and floated into slumberland until 8:30 this morning.
Moving onward. First book to bite the dust is: Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase. Here’s a link to my Goodreads review (if you care): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8353172-strange-neighbors. I usually get carried away in my opinions and write an essay of a review, but I purposefully kept it short and sweet so I can move on faster.
Here it is in duplicate to save you lovely folk going back and forth:
This has got to be one of the whackiest books I’ve read in a long time. Yes, the dialogue left much to be desired. Yes, the way the author used said dialogue to give us a full description of the apartment Merry was moving into and an understanding of Jason’s lifestyle pre-Merry (amonsgt other things) could not have been more unnatural and bad.
BUT … I snorted so often (not in an ‘for ffs’ kind of way, but in a ‘chortle’ kind of way) throughout this book, that I am willing to forgive the parts that are not as high quality as they could have been.
If I had to some up this novel in one word? It would be: Insanity.
Now … onto Book Number 2: Succubus Blues.
How’s everyone else doing?
A few weeks back, I signed up for the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon. As I read AAAAAAALLL the while around my writing anyway, I figured it wouldn’t rock my schedule too badly. But on top of that, I’d have a legitimate reason for THREE WHOLE DAYS of reading my a$$ off (thank goodness my Kindle has a huge supply of material), as well as earning the chance to learn about new books and interact with a load of others who are doing exactly the same as me.
So what’s it all about then, you ask?
From the blog of My Shelf Confessions:
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon
Welcome to the sign up! We’d love to have your participation, we’re going to be having several challenges throughout the read-a-thon. We also have many great prizes already lined up! There will be prizes for participation and for challenges on various blogs. There will be international prizes! We’ll also have a hashtag on Twitter: #WWReadathon.
This is a Halloween themed Read-a-Thon but we’re not going to restrict it to only Halloween/creepy books, so pick whatever you want to read! If you don’t know how a Read-A-Thon works, you just read as much as you can for that specific time! It’s basically an online reading party!
I shall be blogging, Tweeting, & FB’ing any books I manage to get through in the (very) short space of time. To kickstart my Read-a-Thon, I am heading into the abyss of fiction with: 1) Strange Neighbours 2) Succubus Blues 3) Unholy Ghosts 4) Nevermore 5) First Grave on the Right. All of them chosen by the good folk who visited my blog and helped me to pick.
Wish me luck! See you on the Other Side.
How about you? Did you sign up? If not, do you wish you had?