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
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 fun...so head over there to sign up!