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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bout of Books Readathon Wrapup - 8/29/2011



The Bout of Books Read-a-thon was hosted by Amanda at On a Book Bender!   You can click here for my starting line post.  NOTE:  I don't see a wrap-up format on Amanda's blog yet, so I may need to come back to update later.

I am SO proud of me!  Really!   I think that this is the first read-a-thon EVER where I actually made my goals.  For this read-a-thon, the goals were to finish the two books I was currently reading (Acacia and Grave Expectations) and to read 4-5 other books.  (Let's just forget that I had two days with no internet and then another day with no electricity  - that had NOTHING to do with it - hmph!)  :)

Books Read Since Last Update: Finished The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts, finished Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens, Sherry Browning Erwin
Pages Read Since Last Update: 278
Hours Read Since Last Update: 4 hours

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Total Books Completed: 7
Total Books Read:  5, plus 1/2 of two others
Total Pages Read: 2,397
Total Hours Read: 40 hours, 16 minutes (which calculates to about 1.6 pages per minute - I know, I'm a geek - but I just had to figure it out!)
 
COMPLETED BOOKS (Click the covers for Goodreads page):

Acacia by David Anthony Durham
COMPLETE
Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens & Sherri Browning Erwin
COMPLETE
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
COMPLETE
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
COMPLETE
Destined to Live, Despite Me by Yolanda Shanks
COMPLETE
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
COMPLETE
The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
COMPLETE

I did a little mini-review of Acacia here and I will be doing mini-reviews of The Map of True Places, Cutting for Stone, and Grave Expectations.  For all of the others, I will be soon posting full reviews.

If you participated and you have a wrap-up post, please feel free to link to it in your comments.  I'd love to visit and cheer you for how well you did!
Julie

4 comments:

  1. Wow! You did really well. Congrats on reaching your reading goals :)

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  2. Great job, Julie...as always! You are just a natural at read-a-thons. I read 3.5 books which is a record for me. The most I've ever read for a read-a-thon!

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  3. Congrats on all of your reading! Some of those are big books too!

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