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Read-a-Thon starting line!

It is starting!

And I am a bit late to it. Silly me forgot that noon GMT meant morning for me, and what I thought was me waking up with an early start was in fact me waking up late to join the fun.

Woopsy!

The Read-a-Thon starts with this little meme that I always find really fun, so here are my answers :

1)Where are you reading from today?
Montreal, Canada. More precisely, from my couch or the computer chair. Probably from under our cat, too!

2)Three random facts about me…
I like tuna. I like stripes. I like unicorns!


3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Six! (see my previous post for the full list!)


4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I plan on reading 2 books, though I secretly hope for 3.

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
Plan a variety of reads in different genres to break monotony. Read shorter books for the same reason. Take at least a  5-10 minutes break every hour to move around a little. The energy you gain will help you get more reading done!

Here we go! 😀

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Read-a-Thon in 3, 2, 1…

Finally Dewey’s 24H Read-a-Thon is arriving!

And this is the perfect occasion to try to knock down part of the paper brick wall!

I haven’t had the chance to join the fun since April 2009 so you can imagine how much I’m looking forward to it, even though I have participated in similar events since. And because I am so excited, I have already grouped together the books I plan on reading :

Obviously I won’t get to read all of these in 24 hours, but this is my selection. I’m hoping to get through at least 2, hopefully 3!

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Beautiful Days by Anna Godberson

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

So, who’s in for the read-o-thon? Which of these books would you start with?

Impromptu Readathon – Wrap up Post

So this is it, end of the line of this little impromptu readothon!

Since I didn’t get any reading done on Saturday (got sick in the day and received friends for dinner), I took the liberty on reading though Monday too. And while I didn’t managed to complete the three books I was aiming for, I did manage to read some of the short stories that I had accumulated on my ereader. All in all, a great reading weekend! 🙂

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Books Read :

If I Die by Rachel Vincent : I had about 50 pages read of that one when the readothon started but it was such a great read! My favorite in the series, I think.

Past Perfect by Leila Sales : This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but in a great way. It was cute, fun, refreshing. Loved it!

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty : So I started this one and haven’t finished it yet, but I have to ask : why haven’t I read this before? I think I’m in love!

Novellas :

All is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen : It was a nice novel that gave me a taste of the author’s writing, which I loved. Now I need to read her books!

Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa : A nice novella that follows the the first novel really well.

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross : I had some fun in this Steampunk world, so I’m a bit curious to read the novel that follows now.

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So now it’s back to regular reading, but more than ever, I need to review books, before I get swallowed by them. I have also not been a great blogger while I was readathoning, so now I need to do my little round to see what everyone has been up to! 😛

Impromptu Readathon!

April from Good Books and Good Wine is holding an impromptu read-o-thon this weekend and it seemed to me this was the perfect weekend to relax and read. It’s nothing formal or filled with rules; just sign up, pick some books and read to your heart’s content! It’s a great occasion to catch up on some books you need to review or, like me, to try and take down the infinite pile(s) of books awaiting to be read.

Since the Man of the House informed me yesterday that he planned on playing video games all weekend to finish some games he “needed” to finish (this said with the urgency only life and death situations require), as long as I wasn’t planning on “monopolizing the tv” (thus making me feel like an evil corporation), I thought “eh, might as well be reading!”

The event started on the 28th but it’s far from too late to join if you’re interested! I’ll be reading today, Saturday and Sunday, and I’m hoping to finish about one book a day – which should leave me enough time to eat, sleep, and bathe.

I’ve come up with this list of books I might like to read – which might me completely different when this is over, but still. Any suggestion as to witch I should absolutely be reading will be greatly appreciated 🙂

If I Die by Rachel Vincent (I am already reading this one, so I only need finishing it)

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

White Cat by Holly Black

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (I am about 40 pages into this one but haven’t really read it yet)

The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak)

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

– I’m thinking maybe one of Kristan Higgins I haven’t read yet (I have them all but I am taking my time reading them), or anything you might suggest from The Paper Brick Wall.

I will post on Monday or Tuesday with an update on how much I read. Chances are I’ll be tweeting too. Leave me a note if you’re joining the fun so we can cheer each other! 🙂

The HUGE TBR Readathon conclusion, and life


So, I am almost a week late concluding this, but my finals for my summer semester kept me quite busy!

Here is how it went : my goal was 7 books, and though I didn’t get to it, I am quite happy with what I did considering all the studying!

  1. The girl who could fly, by Victoria Foster (really cute read!)
  2. Killer by Sara Shepard
  3. Heartless by Sara Shepard
  4. Demon Princess : Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen
  5. Pages 142 to 166 of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  6. Read the first 47 pages of Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller (excellent, by the way!)

I don’t know what’s up with me and Jane Austen, but I have been trying really hard to finish Pride and Prejudice for a year now, but I have a hard time keeping up with it! It’s my first time reading it completely, but I find my reaction surprising considering how much I loved her other novels I read as a teen. It’s not even that I don’t like it, but like Meg said on another post, I have kind of an ADD problem with this book. I have no idea why, but it makes me kind of sad. Maybe summer will put me in a lighter mood and I’ll be able to concentrate on it?

Talking of summer, now that the summer semester is over, I can concentrate on some more fun reading, but also on some studying (I think I’m masochistic or something). My art history Master is a year from now, but I’m doing the Honours branch of the B.A.C. and by fall, I’ll need to have a pretty good idea on what I want to work on. Not precisely, but generally.

So, I decided that I would take the time this summer to read on the subjects that interest me the most (politics into paintings, propaganda, war photography, gender studies, mostly!) so that I can get a better idea of what I want to do. I’m really looking forward to it! I already went to the library and grabbed Linda Nochlin’s Women, Art and Power and Other Essays, which I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I can’t wait to put my nose in it!

The HUGE TBR Readathon!

Bookworming in the 21st Century is this week (June 14-20) hosting the HUGE TBR Readathon!

Click here to join the fun (it’s really not too late!)

It’s finals week for my summer semester, but since the Bloggiesta allowed me to prepared two weeks worth of blogging, I can actually spend some time reading. I love to idea of slimming down my TBR pile, and while I won’t be able to read as much as I could if we were two weeks later, it will still be fun to do it with other readers! 😀

I’m hoping to read 7 Books.

I’ll be updating this post with my progress!