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Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

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This weekend, I participated in the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon, which was hosted by Bex at Kindle Fever and April at My Shelf Confessions. It went from Friday through Sunday. Unfortunately, I got a headache on Saturday night so didn't do a lot of reading on Sunday, but I still managed to read quite a bit.

I had hoped to finish The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen, but I ended up picking up another book to read simultaneously, so I didn't end up finishing it. I did read 283 pages of the book, so that was good. And I read 124 pages of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which means I read a total of 407 pages during the read-a-thon. I had hoped to read 600+ and I would have if I didn't get that headache. But I am pretty happy with how much I did end up reading.

I also participated in a couple challenges, including Creep Me Out at Kindle Fever, Read in Pictures at The Book Monsters.

It was a fun read-a-thon, but I wish I had been able to participate in more of the challenges and Twitter chats. I just had more going on this weekend than I had expected.

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  1. I've never tried a read-a-thon - things are usually just too busy around here! Maybe when the kids are grown and out of the house lol!

    It does sound like fun....(sorry about your headache).

    Sue

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