Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

I'm combining my Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon wrap-up post with my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post, since the read-a-thon took place from last Monday to last night, so it covers the same period. So here's what I read over the past week for the read-a-thon:
I completed four mini challenges for the read-a-thon: Zombie Apocalypse, Book Title Sentence, Suspenseful Paragraph and Setting. And I hosted my own as well. The winner for my mini challenge was Tobe from Wading Through the Ocean of Life!

I read seven children's books with the kids this week:
- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
- Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins
- Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney (for Jumpstart's Read for the Record)
- I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
- Pooh Goes Visiting by A.A. Milne
- Johnny Appleseed retold by Steven Kellogg
You can read my comments on a couple of them in my What My Children Are Reading post.

And I managed to review The Sandburg Connection by Mark de Castrique, which I had read the week before so it's the one thing that doesn't count toward the read-a-thon.

Whew! I think that's it. I ended up reading 929 pages during this read-a-thon. I cannot believe I read that much in one week! I usually read about 300 or so, and that's it. I don't plan to read nearly as much this week. I think I'll focus on writing reviews for all of the books I read during the read-a-thon. I want to say thank you to Michelle at Castle Macabre for hosting the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon. It was a lot of fun!

Currently Reading
As I mentioned above, I've started reading Commune of Women by Suzan Still.

Up Next
I plan to move on to The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen next. That's my last review book obligation for the year! Woohoo!

Now go visit Sheila at Book Journey to see what others are reading this week.


  1. Wow -- 929 pages! It would take me months to get through that many! Great job. And happy reading this week!

  2. That is a lot of reading! Good for you!

    I was planning to read Miss Peregrine's at some point, but I kept seeing mixed reviews for it so I never felt a great rush to read it. Maybe I'll get to it one day!

  3. I read Miss Peregrine's and really enjoyed its uniqueness. 900+ pages for the readathon is really impressive! Nice.

  4. You had an amazing week and some great books also.

  5. Commune of Women looks good....What Alice Forgot is another one of I've been wanting to read.


  6. Great books this week. I've had my eye on Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for a while.

    Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  7. Great job, Julie...and all those wonderful childrens books you read with your kids...a great list! I'm going to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow this month with my boys. They're 10 and (almost)9 so I think they're old enough to appreciate it.

    I hope you enjoyed the read-a-thon. It sounds like you did. And thanks again for hosting the mini-challenge!

    Stay tuned for my annual Christmas Reading Challenge this holiday season and my Winter read-a-thon in January. =O)

  8. I see from your review that What Alice Forgot is really good. I had heard about it and now I really want to read it!

    You had such a busy week last week. It's great that you got so much done.


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