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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Serenity Read-a-Thon Day 4

Spring Serenity Read-a-Thon
The Spring Serenity Read-a-Thon is being hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict and runs from April 25th through May 1st.  There's still time to join in on the mini-challenges and prizes, as you can join in anytime through the week, reading as much or as little as you'd like.  I'm hosting a mini-challenge here as well, with a chance to win!

Well, we were without electricity from early A.M. (4 or so) until after 5 P.M. this evening, which was hard, since without electricity, there's no heat, no hot water, no cooking, no coffee!  (That last was probably the worst for me; I had to go to McDonald's to stave off an attack of no-caffeine heebie jeebies).  This explains the lack of posting earlier today, as once the electricity came back on, there was a scurry of cleaning and washing (since it's sometimes temperamental, and I wanted to be ready just in case it went out again).

I'm currently reading (clicking cover will take you to the Goodreads page):





The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham - on page 435 with 314 pages read during the read-a-thon





Blameless by Gail Carriger
page 259 of Blameless by Gail Carriger (***** indicates spoiler redacted for those who haven't read previous books in the series)

--Page 69: "Italy?"
"The hotbed of antisupernatural sentiment," spat Professor Lyall.
"The cesspit of religious fanaticism," added Tunstell.
"The Templars."  That last was from Floote, and he whispered it.
"I think it's a perfectly topping idea," said Alexia, expressionless.
Madame Lefoux examined Alexia's face sympathetically.  "You think the Templars can explain how ******* ?"
"Why don't you tell me?  You once said you managed to read a portion of the Templars' Amended Rule."
"You did what?"  Professor Lyall was impressed.
Floote looked at the Frenchwoman with renewed suspicion.

BOOKS READ (click the cover to go to the Goodreads page):

The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
Last 254 pages 
Changeless by Gail Carriger
374 pages
Chime by Franny Billingsley
361 pages

My Book Retreat's Mini-Challenge is the Page 69 Test, so I've included page 69 of Blameless here.  The premise of the Page 69 Test is that a reader can turn to page 69 of any book and use that page to judge whether or not they will like the rest of the book.

Read-a-thon progress:  
Total books completed:  2 1/2
Total pages read:  1562 pages
Goal:  Read 5 from my personal TBR pile:

            1. Changeless by Gail Carriger

Next to be read:  Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Woot!  Are YOU participating?  If you are, please leave a link to your progress post so I can come and cheer you on!
Julie

1 comments:

  1. Woot! You are rocking it, Julie! Do we have a read-a-thon champion in the making?! =O)

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