Monday, June 21, 2010

HUGE TBR Readathon Wrap Up PLUS A Summer Slimdown!

The HUGE TBR Readathon ended last night. A big thank you goes out to Bookworming in the 21st Century for hosting the event. I absolutely LOVE read-a-thons and I usually set my reading goals way too high.  This time I planned to read 4 books for the week and it was pretty unrealistic considering my weekend plans (I ran in a 5 mile race on Friday followed by throwing an awesome party for family and friends).  Anyway, I did read two of the four books:

I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn  (146 pages)
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber  (253 pages)

Total pages read:  399 pages
Time spent reading:  8 hours

Not my most impressive stats. I'm still reading The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone.  I hope to finish it this week. The fourth book on my list was The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, which I'll definitely get around to reading soon. Right now, I'm working on several reviews and hope to post them soon.

A Summer Read-a-thon!

Taylor over at The Library Lurker decided to turn her entire summer into a read-a-thon to get through her huge TBR pile.  What a great idea!  Instead of a week, three whole months devoted to reading. Well, that's where I found Carina's comment from Reading Through Life about hosting a summer read-a-thon called the Summer Slimdown from June 29-September 6.  I can't wait to join!  I'll make a list of my TBR books that I've been dying to read (and some books I need to just bookcross already) and post it when the challenge begins.  I'd like to believe that I could get through my TBR pile without participating in challenges, but it provides so much motivation. I love that feeling of checking off books from your list, tracking the progress and then sharing it with other readers. It sounds like a lot of head over there to sign up!


  1. I participated in Bookworming's TBR readathon as well, but did quite poorly I'm sad to say. The Summer Slimdown is a great follow-up so I can redeem myself! Hooray! :) Thanks for the post and have a great week!

  2. Thanks for commenting Sami! I just found another summer readathon, the Summer Reading Challenge 2010 hosted by Juile at My Book Retreat which started yesterday. I'll probably join both.

  3. I failed my own readathon a bit - but I always set the stakes way too high. I will definitely be joining this Summer Slimdown! :-D Thanks for the info and for joining my readathon!