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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 11 am to 2 pm (#readathon)

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Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: Haven’t made it very far into the book yet but I’m curious to see where it goes.

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amsterdam, Holland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Zurich, Switzerland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Readington, New Jersey Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

 None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amy (Horrorstor)

 

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)

Number of books read: 1

Pages read since last update: 70

Running total of pages read: 214

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 30 minutes

Running total of time spent reading: ~3 hours (been getting sucked into the internet and not reading as much as I normally would on a read-a-thon day)

Mini-challenges completed:

Introductory Questionnaire
Coffee or Tea

 

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

What Sarah Read
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Fig and Thistle
Andi’s ABCs
Aleksandra’s Corner

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page