Monday, October 22, 2012

22 on 22 Read-a-Thon: Goals and Updates

In celebration of Bianca's birthday, the awesome bloggers at Pages of Forbidden Love are hosting their first ever read-a-thon! 22 on 22 is a week long event, so stop by their blog to join the fun. :)

Oh our first read-a-thon!! I'm so glad I found this - a whole 4 minutes before it starts lol. I've been in a horrible reading funk lately and this is just the boost I need to get back into the swing of things. :D I have two midterms this week, but I'm still hoping to get a lot of reading done. Bill has midterms all week too, but his are a lot more difficult than mine will be (let me be honest here, I'm so glad I'm not an engineering major... I'd die) so he isn't joining in this time. Check back here for my updates.

I'm shooting for 5, but I'll be happy if I finish 3. I just want to get back into my books!! So I will have to read about 4 hours a day.

Books to Read/Finish:

Unspoken 370
Don't Turn Around
Halfway to the Grave
First Grave on the Right

And If I finish those:
The False Prince
Personal Demons
Liesl & Po
The Gathering
Midnight City

Day 1: October 22nd
Read: Halfway to the Grave (finished) and 3 chapters of First Grave on the Right
Thoughts: OH MY GOSH!! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH. I'm really glad I have the second one but I have to be strong and resist temptation for a couple of days... we'll see how that goes. :P Only bad thing - I don't think I'm going to enjoy First Grave as much as I was. Cat and Bones are a hard act to follow, and Reyes creeps me out.
Overall: I am well on my way to completing my goal! :D That pleases me.

Day 2: October 23rd
Read: First Grave on the Right (finished)
Thoughts: What I predicted yesterday was true. :| I started out really liking the book, except for -Charlie's thing with Reyes (I just don't understand...) but after Halfway, this one lost some of its umph. I still liked it, but I probably would have loved it if I had waited a little bit after Halfway.
Overall: Book 2 done? YAY! I didn't get to read as much as I would have liked but I'm hoping to make up for it on Thursday.

Day 3: October 24th
Read: 70 pages of Matched
Thoughts: I want them to bang already.
Overall: Well today was horrible reading-wise. My goal was to finish Matched, but I forgot Bill's parents were visiting and I forgot I didn't finish three statistics problem sets due today, so I had no time to read or comment around or do any challenges. Tomorrow will be my day to socialize and visit. :) And hopefully finish Matched and half of Unspoken.

Day 4: October 25th
Read: 200 pages of Don't Turn Around and another 30 or so pages of Matched
Thoughts on Don't Turn Around: I don't like Peter. Noa, I'm not so sure about. I don't know if I like this book either, the book isn't fast paced and I can't say I'm dying to know what happens, but I can't stop reading.
Overall: I think I'll be able to meet my 5 book goal! :D I am so so so glad I joined this read-a-thon!

Day 5: October 26th
Read: I finished Matched! Finally lol. And also Don't Turn Around.
Thoughts: I didn't like Matched at first but it grew on me, and now I NEED Crossed. I need it and there are 31 holds ahead of me. :( Don't Turn Around was not my cup of tea.

Day 6: October 27th
Read: 246 pages of Unspoken.
Thoughts: Unspoken is definitely not what I expected but I'm liking it! It's so clever and unique. :)
Overall: I am so thrilled to have less than 200 pages left to completeing my goal!!!! (note all the exclamation points lol). I'm going to hop around tomorrow afternoon, I've sucked at the social part of this. :(

1 comment:

  1. So I'm jealous of your reading list! I love Halfway to the Grave and wish I had time to read book 4 in the series and I've heard such great things about First Grave on the Right.

    I hope you are able to finish your goals and I wish you and Bill the best of luck on your midterms. I know how those go I have one this week myself.

    Thanks for joining us to celebrate Bianca's Birthday.