Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Wrap Up Days 4, 5, and 6 - READ-A-THON - 1/12/2014

1/12/2014 06:52:00 PM

Bout of Books

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Well, I haven't been doing too well with posting on this one, but with one day to go, I HAVE managed to get a lot of reading in!  *I really need to work on a couple of more challenges and blog visits, since I didn't do as much visiting as I'd planned to do*

Here is my reading recap for days 4, 5, and 6:

DAY 4 (1/9/2014):

Nos4a2 by Joe HillMayhem by Sarah PinboroughThe Feast of Love by Charles Baxter

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - in progress - 167 pages; 1 hour 10 minutes
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough - COMPLETED - last 148 pages; 2 hours 15 minutes
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter - in progress - 123 pages; 2 hours 15 minutes

Pages read: 438
Hours read: 5 hours, 40 minutes

I did not complete any challenges, but I did visit fifteen other participating blogs

Thoughts on completed books:

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough - This is a fictionalized account that follows the story of Dr. Bond, who performed police autopsies on crime victims of the very real unsolved string of "Thames Torso Murders" that occurred during the time that Jack the Ripper was terrorizing London.   I will be posting a full review, but for now, I can say that this is a great read for anyone interested in true crime/historical fiction/Victorian and/or gothic fiction.

DAY 5 (1/10/2014):

Nos4a2 by Joe HillThe Feast of Love by Charles BaxterUntraceable by S. R. Johannes

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - in progress - 33 pages; 20 minutes
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter - COMPLETED - last 157 pages; 2 hours, 8 minutes
Untraceable by S. R. Johannes - in progress - 113 pages; 1 hour 53 minutes

Pages read: 303
Hours read: 4 hours, 21 minutes

For a moment, I couldn't find "The Crown", which is on the list I chose in my initial post, so I clicked on the Nook and came up with "Untraceable", one of my NetGalley reads.

I did visit 10 participating blogs on the 10th, although it wasn't a particularly great day for getting in a lot of reading pages.

Thoughts on completed books:

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter - There is an excellent reason this one was a National Book Award nominee - the intertwined stories and connections all have a theme of love - romantic love, tragic love, parental love - told in such a very REAL fashion - you will truly care about the characters and identify with their tales - all of us have shared in these experiences in some form or fashion. Truly a wonderful read!

DAY 6 (1/11/2014):

Nos4a2 by Joe HillUntraceable by S. R. Johannes

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - COMPLETED - last 411 pages - 4 hours 7 minutes
Untraceable by S. R. Johannes - in progress - 130 pages - 1 hour 53 minutes

Pages read: 541
Hours read: 6 hours

Thoughts on completed books:

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - A great read that is more than simple creepiness (although it IS kind of creepy, and our villain and his henchman are TRULY creepy critters!) - there's family and friendship and love as well - I totally enjoyed it; the only reason it took me so long to read is because it's on my Kindle for PC, and I have a difficult time simply sitting in front of the computer and reading books.


Pages read: 2,891 (wow!  I'm actually kind of surprised and proud of THAT one!)
Hours read:  35 hours, 15 minutes 
Challenges Completed:  1 (NOT so proud of THAT one!)

(click on covers for Goodreads page)

Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip MargolinThe Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen SchineBlack Girl White Girl by Joyce Carol OatesSomerset by Leila MeachamMayhem by Sarah PinboroughThe Feast of Love by Charles BaxterNos4a2 by Joe Hill

1. Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin - 352 pages
2. The Three Weissmans of Westport  by Cathleen Schine - 304 pages
3.  Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates - read last 254 pages
4.  Somerset by Leila Meacham - read last 300 pages
5. Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough - the Goodreads page says 400 pages, but my Nook has it at 264 pages, so that's what I'm going with
6.  The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter - 308 pages
7.  NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - 692 pages (seems like a lot, but they fly by)
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If you are participating as well, please feel free to leave a link to one of your challenge posts in the comments; I'd love to visit!

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  1. Wow!! I could not possibly read so many pages in one week. You're amazing. I hope you enjoyed this bout of reading.

    1. This is ONLY because I'm not working right now and there are no little kids in the house; otherwise, I'd be lucky to get in an hour a day! :)

  2. 35 hours of reading sounds fabulous!
    I hope you enjoyed the Joyce Carol Oates book. I recently read her We Were The Mulvaneys.

  3. شركة القائد من الشركات الاوله فى الدمام والرياض
    شركة القائد
    حيث تمتلك شركتنا عمالة فنية ومدربة جيدا على الاهتمام بتنظيف الشقق والفلل والمنازل كما تهتم بأدق التفاصيل للوصول الى الصورة المثالية التى يبحث عنها العميل فهدفنا الرئيسى هو ان نوفر لعملائنا الاعزاء الراحة النفسية كما تمتلك شركتنا
    افضل المعدات الحديثة وادوات النظافة العامة المطابقة للمواصفات لنصبح افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض كما نكون حريصين على استخدام افضل الخامات والمواد التنظيف التى تجعل منزلك نظيفا وجميلا والتى تمت تجربتها ومطابقتها للمواصفات اكثر من مرة للوصول الى الهدف المنشود .
    شركة تنظبف منازل بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجازان
    شركة تسليك مجارى بجازان

    شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بجازان
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجازان

    شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
    تعتبر شركه القائد من افضل الشركات فى تنظيف الخزانات بجازان فنحن نقوم بتقديم الخدمات المميزه التى تتحدث بالجوده والتميز دائما وتعمل الشركه جاهده على توفير المال والجهد للعميل فتقدم له افضل الخدمات فىتنظيف الخزانات والتى نؤديها بمهاره عاليه ودقه جيده ترى نتائجها من التعامل الاول مع الشركه فاذا كنت تشتكى من تسريب الخزان او كسره فان شركتنا عندها خبره وافيه فى هذا المجال ولها القدره على تنظيفه وتصليحه والتخلص من الروائح الكريهه والتخلص من مسببات التلوث الموجوده به وجعله كانه يبدو كالجديد تماما.
    شركة تنظيف بجازان
    نحن افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام نحن نمتلك الخبرة الكبيرة جدا فى الرش ولدينا احدث الاجهزة الموجودة فى الاحساء والجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام نحن افضل شركة رش مبيد بالدمام نحن نعمل على مدار 24 ساعة يومين ولا نمل من الرش او المكافحة .رش المبيدات يحتاج الى شركة كبيرة جدا فى الرش ولديها خبرة كبيرة جدا نحن لدينا خبرة كبيرة جدة ولدينا اجهزة حديثه جدا فى الرش
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة القائد من الشركات الاوله فى مجال تسليك المجارى بالرياض شركة القائد هى الشركة التى تعمل على تسليك المجارى باحدث الاجهزة الحديثة المتعدده فى مجال التسليك بالرياض نحن فى شركة القائد نعمل على تسليك المجارى بالرياض من قبل الاجهزة الالكترونية والعمال الذين يبدعون فى مجال التسليك المجارى بالرياض.
    شركة تنظيف بجدة
    شركة نقل اثاث بجازان

    شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض
    اتصل بنا الان على افضل شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض نحن الافضل فى الرياض


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