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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Read-a-thon Update Day 3

   Hey everyone! So we're on day three of Once Upon A Read-a-Thon and I think we're making good progress despite work and other unavoidable life things. That pesky life.

   Nick is still chugging away at Rot & Ruin. He's totally sucked in and hoping to finish the book by tonight. That's his goal. Or at least get really, really close. He reads a little slower than most. He says it's for "maximum retention." (Really Honey? Dolores Umbridge of all the characters in that series?) But really guys I think he's onto something. Sometimes I feel I read to fast and miss details.

   My goal started off being to complete Arise by Tara Hudson and then close my eyes, reach into the TBR shelf and read whatever I picked up, then repeat. It didn't quite work out that way, but that's ok. I got to about chapter 5 and realized I just wasn't enjoying myself like I had hoped. I don't blame the book. I just don't think I was in the mood. So I set it aside for another day.

   I made the most random decision and grabbed The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han of the shelf. Oh My Gosh!! I'm so hooked on this series. I usually don't do contemporary. Usually. Especially if it doesn't have spies or something. But really guys, I'm totally in love. Ah! Totally in love with Conrad and Jeremiah. I stayed up late Monday to finish The Summer I Turned Pretty. I couldn't put it down. Then stayed up late with It's Not Summer Without You. Now I'm moving on to We'll Always Have Summer, I'm so excited! Why am I even still typing??

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2) We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

 How are you all doing on your Read-a-thon goals?


  1. I've heard that series is really good! I have it sitting on my shelf and would really like to get to it this summer!

  2. I've been meaning to read that series! And so true about reading slow for max. retention. I'm a speed reader (or at least I think I am) and I feel that sometimes I just skim right over some passages. Eh, maybe they weren't important anyways LOL. Great job on the read-a-thon!

  3. Glad you found some books you love during the read a thon! Thanks for participating!

  4. I usually don't do contemporary either, but I need to look into that series. I've heard some really great things about it. And I think it's so fun you found new books to love during the read-a-thon! Congrats!

  5. oh these look good. I will have to add to my tbr pile! i am newest follower from book blogs:) I hope you will follow mine as well,
    great blog!!!

  6. I loveeeed those books! Conrad <3 :D
    Btw I nominated you for this Liebster Award thing. (: ha
    Find more about it here ;