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Readathons > Summer Sprint/Winter Wind Down (2017)

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message 1: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Since summer is now here for us in the northern hemisphere, what better way to celebrate than with some summer reading?
For those in the southern hemisphere, what better way to keep summer going than with summer books?
Starting June 4th at midnight and ending June 11th at 11:59 PM, read all you can!


message 2: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I'll try to at least finish one of the books I am reading now, maybe two. Still in the midst of moving unfortunately, so things will be hectic for a while!


message 3: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
My goal is to read books for the mini-challenges for June.


message 4: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Hoping to at least finish both books (The Great Gatsby and Cinder) I'm reading now and maybe even another one (H is for homicide).


message 5: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I will finish my library book (Anna of the Five Towns, I quite like it), and make a good start on For Whom the Bell Tolls.


message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) | 42 comments Jenny wrote: "Starting June 4th at midnight..."

I can’t wait until midnight. I already started. Whatcha gonna do about it?


message 7: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Susan, I will be doing the same thing!


message 8: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments I will be reading three books for reading challenges. The Mill on the Floss, Mysterious Island and The Desert of Wheat. I also started before midnight. I was going to read 20 pages of Desert of Wheat, as a preview. 20 pages turned into 40.


message 9: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Haha Susan, as long as the book is finished during the readathon, it counts!


message 10: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 1:
I was not intending to read this book, A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines, so quickly, but I got hooked on it and finished it tonight. I gave it five stars.


message 11: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Jenny wrote: "Haha Susan, as long as the book is finished during the readathon, it counts!"

Ah ok, so you really have to finish it to count?


message 12: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments 1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer ★★★★★
2. Glitches by Marissa Meyer ★★★★
3. The Little Android by Marissa Meyer ★★★★


message 13: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4727 comments Mod
I finished Belinda by Maria Edgeworth. And read about 12 chapters of The Last Chronicle of Barset.


message 14: by Sara (new)

Sara | 5 comments Wow, you guys are doing great!


message 15: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Susy, it counts either way. If you don't finish it during the readathon, you count however many pages you read of it. If you go over only a day, you can still count it as well. We're really quite flexible with it!


message 16: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I finished The Golden Aquarians. It was really good and a quick read.


message 17: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
I made some progress on The Last Chronicle of Barset too. There is a lot of interesting stuff happening in this book, but it is so long. My goal is to catch up with the reading schedule for our book discussion. I am six chapters behind.


message 18: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments Renew what was Belinda like? I want to get around to reading Edgeworth one day.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) | 42 comments I just finished Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick.


message 21: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I finished The Lucky Ones. A good conclusion to the series.


message 22: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments Renee wrote: "I finished Belinda by Maria Edgeworth. And read about 12 chapters of The Last Chronicle of Barset."

Hi Renee, in a previous post I called you "Renew". Sorry. I blame trying to use my phone while standing up on the bus.

Anyway, what did you think of Belinda?


message 23: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments And I've just finished Anna of the Five Towns. It's a wonderful book, though sad and her father is despicable.


message 24: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I finished Etiquette and Espionage and The Illusion


message 25: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Sonia, I agree with your comments on Anna of the Five Towns, on both counts.


message 26: by Nia (new)

Nia | 4 comments I will try to read the complete manga series The Vampire Knight that my friend gave me. She wants them back soon so this readathon is the perfect opportunity to read them all. Also, this is my first readathon


message 27: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Enjoy the books, Nia.


message 28: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 2: Magic or Not? by Edward Eager. He is the author of several children's books involving magic, the most famous being Half Magic. The book I read is about a wishing well, and the children are not sure if it grants wishes or not, but they have a memorable summer.


message 29: by Nia (new)

Nia | 4 comments Thanks Rosemarie


message 30: by Sara (new)

Sara | 5 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Book 2: Magic or Not? by Edward Eager. He is the author of several children's books involving magic, the most famous being Half Magic. The book I read is about a wishing well, and the children are ..."

How is it? I wasn't sure if to read it.


message 31: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
I enjoyed it. It was set in 1957, so it was a real nostalgic read for me. The illustrations were cute too.


message 32: by Sara (last edited Jun 08, 2017 10:55AM) (new)

Sara | 5 comments Ah okay, glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)


message 33: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 3: for June Bride

This book is about a very unlucky bride-Die Braut von Messina by Friedrich Schiller


message 34: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Nia, enjoy Vampire Knight! I did!


message 35: by Nia (new)

Nia | 4 comments Thank you very much Jenny. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm enjoying it as well


message 36: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
You're welcome Nia! How far are you so far?


message 37: by Nia (new)

Nia | 4 comments I'm now on volume 9. I've had so much to do this last week and didn't have as much time to read as I wanted to.


message 38: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
I know the feeling!


message 39: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (dbernier) | 63 comments I cannot help my love of romance novels. They certainly make it easy to read a ton of books this summer.


message 40: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Danielle, are there any authors you really like?


message 41: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1543 comments Mod
Danielle, I am reading a really sweet and funny romance right now by Shelia Roberts, from her Life In Icicle Falls series, called A Wedding On Primrose Street


message 42: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 4: Queen Elizabeth II´s Diamond Jubilee by Press Association

I found this free e-book whike looking for books that start with Q for a challenge. The photos are excellent.


message 43: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 5: King Lear by William Shakespeare

I am using this for Daddy Dearest as well.


message 44: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 6: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
I am using it for the pie challenge(war and travel).


message 45: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
I read 15 chapters of The Last Chronicle of Barset and am now up to date with the group schedule. Of course, now I want to read ahead.


message 46: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4727 comments Mod
Lol. I couldn't stop myself. I finished last night. I'm going to have to be careful of spoilers.


message 47: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4727 comments Mod
Started The Reverse of the Medal today while driving back from my Sunday Breakfast with Dad. Jack and Stephen are one of my dearest summer treats. It's great to be at sea with them again!


message 48: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
I am going on a trip in a week, and the book is coming with me. We are taking the train across Canada so I will have time to read when it is dark outside.


message 49: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Jun 11, 2017 10:20AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 7: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

This book is a nostalgic look at one summer in a small town in Illinois, in 1928. A lovely book.


message 50: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Book 8: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

I finally read one of my own books.


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