Sunday, July 15, 2012

High Summer Read-a-Thon!

It's here!  The High Summer Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle @ The True Book Addict starts July 16th and ends the 22nd.  I have participated before and unfortunately didn't get all that much reading done.  This time I'm doing it the smart way.  I got all my procrastinating done this previous week and now I am ready to spend this week reading until my eyeballs fall out!

The sign ups and all other posts for this read-a-thon will be on Michelle's dedicated blog for read-a-thons Seasons of Reading.

My tentative reading list for the week:

Emily Hudson by Melissa Jones
Quarantine by John Smolens
Wilderness by Lance Weller

Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati

Good luck to all the other participants!

Finished The Black Isle by Sandi Tan which I planned to have done before the read-a-thon started but that didn't happen.
Total # of pgs read: 205
Next up: Emily Hudson

Read 200 pages in Emily Hudson.  I have 160 pages to go so I will most likely be finishing this one tonight and possibly starting Quarantine by John Smolens.

PROGRESS FOR DAY THREE: Ended up reading a whopping 5 pages.  Pathetic, I know. 

PROGRESS FOR DAY FOUR: Finished Emily Hudson by Melissa Jones.  160 pages read.

PROGRESS FOR DAY FIVE:  Ended up not reading because I went to the beach!  I know, the beach is the perfect place to read but I went with my friend (since preschool!) her little girl and my urchin.  It was more catching up time and chasing the kids around than reading time. 

PROGRESS FOR DAY SIX: Updated upcoming books page, wrote 2 reviews, and am starting The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams which was not on my original list but is next up for my review schedule.



  1. Hi Holly, thanks for stopping by at my blog. I'm on my last 100 pages of The Chaperone and so far, it really is a wonderful story. And it reads quickly too, so good choice for a read-a-thon:)
    I'll be curious to see what you think of Into the Wilderness. it's generally loved but when I started to read it, I just couldn't get into this book. I set it aside for another time.

  2. Good luck! I'm excited to read read read!! :)

  3. I should have did all my procrastinating last week too! :-) Happy reading! I hope you get everything read.

  4. Those sound like some great reads! I just added Quarantine to my list. I like historical fiction but honestly don't read it enough! Good luck & happy reading! :) & thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Glad you're joining me again! Hope you get some good reading in this week. Looks like you have a great list lined up.

    The Giveaway/prize page is posted over at the blog, if you'd like to check it out.

  6. Haven't read any of those books, but I hope you'll enjoy them, and that you'll read until your eyeballs ALMOST fall off ;) Happy reading!

  7. Interesting books lined up. Happy reading, hanks for stopping by!

  8. Wow you are doing well. I hope you enjoy the rest of the readathon.