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message 1: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Jones (ramblingsofanelfpire) | 46 comments Mod
Hi! I've been so bad at this readathon because of university and work commitments this week but I still had loads of fun!

I managed to finish two from my TBR (though I did read one the day before the readathon started...)

How did everyone else get on?

message 2: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh (ashleighsbookshelf) | 4 comments I (by some miracle) managed to finish all 4 books on my TBR this week! Barely, I only just finished the last story in the short story collection, but I did. It's the moost intensely I've read in what feels like ages and I'm very glad to have done it.

Best book was by far The Loving Spirit but it was the only "full length" novel I read. While I liked the other 3 books I read and I gave all 4 of the books I read 4/5 stars I gave them that on very different reasons. One of them challenged me (A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing), one of them was just beautiful prose (If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things) and the fourth was a short story collection with a couple of gems (The Birds and Other Stories)!

My resounding feelings are I quite like this readathon lark. Just maybe next time I'll try and have all 4 of my lab reports complete before I decide to join in ;)

message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mostlymiddlegrade) | 4 comments I finished 3 books. I will post my wrap-up video soon. Thanks Charlotte!

message 4: by beesp (new)

beesp | 7 comments I didn't read all the books I wanted to, but I did pretty good. I read six out of eight books that I planned to read. They were short, but still.
Readathons are the best!
I hope everyone else did as well as they could.

message 5: by Sue (new)

Sue Moro (moro) | 8 comments I finished 4 of the 5 books I selected for my TBR. I'm also 1/2 way through another book which I selected after my initial TBR choices. Still 3 1/2 hours to go until midnight here, but I won't make it until then. I've got to get up for work at 5 am!

message 6: by Brave (new)

Brave (bravereads) | 5 comments I still have about half an hour and I might finish the book I'm currently reading. But, as it stands now, I finished the last 60% or so of The Rosie Effect, and read The Strange Library and My Father's Dragon in their entirety (not terribly impressive, both were only 96 pages).

And I've read about 175 pages of William - An Englishman! I read a pretty big range of things, so I'm not sure which book was my favorite...I rated two of them 4/5 stars, and one 5/5. I'm sure William - An Englishman will be 5 stars. It's the one that has elicited the greatest emotional reactions from me!

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (listobsessed) | 2 comments I finished 3 (admittedly small) books and started 2 others. But I read nothing on the Friday and Saturday and only a little on Sunday as I was part of my sister's wedding this weekend which took precedence. So I'm pretty happy with that!

I will be posting a wrap up on my channel at some stage. I should have filmed it today, but video inspiration was low... Still recovering from the sleep deprivation before the festivities I think!! :)

But I completed Beware the Gingerbread House, Soldier on the Hill and The Comet Box. And started Godfather Was A Girl: . . . And Blanche Dubois Was A Guy and South of Darkness.

message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I finished five of my seven books completely and I got partially through the other two. I think i would've finished if I hadn't had such a crazy busy week. It was fun having a goal and almost getting there. I can't wait for the next read-a-thon I decide to do. This was great for my first time.

message 9: by Aase Marit (new)

Aase Marit (aasemarit) | 4 comments I finished five out of the six books I had on my TBR, which I'm really happy about! One of them being my favorite read of this year so far, so that's exciting!

The books I read was:
Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde
The Blue Fox by Sjón (Favorite read!)
Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates
The Art of Seeing Things by John Burroughs
23-salen by Ingvar Ambjørnsen

message 10: by Teddy (new)

Teddy Duffy | 2 comments welp, I didn't read more then a few pages in Last Night I Sang to the Monster but I did listen to The Gearheart quite a bit and between friends and work and a surprise visit from my partner it was all I could do to stay awake let alone getting some reading done.

message 11: by Tara (box5angel) (new)

Tara (box5angel) (bizzeereading) I completed three books. I started a fourth but didn't finish it in time before the 25th. I actually finished it a few minutes ago. Lol

So, three books. Not bad. My aim was actually one book. But last week, I was off two days in a row, so I did a good amount of reading.

message 12: by Fernando (new)

Fernando C. (fchequetto) I read three books and a manga. I thought I'd do better, but I had to travel for four days and couldn't read where I was, so limited me a little :( Good reads though.

I read Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens in the first day, then Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare PhD and at last Death Sentence by Alexander Gordon Smith. The manga I read was the fifth volume of Black Cat by Kentaro Yabuki.
Definitely recommend all reads but each have different themes, so make sure to see what suits you :) I tried to write a review on the first book I read if anyone's interested and want to check it out :D

Can't wait for the next readathon! :D

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