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Read-A-Thon Round-Up

This was my first Read-A-Thon and I had high hopes but, because I had an inkling that things would be busy during the week, I didn’t post my ambitions at the start. Just in case I fell way short and looked silly…

I actually feel like it went quite well for my first one, although I was less than great at ignoring everything but the page! Distractions included: the arrival (and subsequent un-flat-packing) of our long awaited dining room furniture; a ‘neglected’ boyfriend and the birth of my godparents’ daughter’s itsy bitsy baby boy…

I managed, however, to finish and review John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things and finish Rachel Caine’s Glass Houses (Book 1 of the Morganville Vampire series), which I will hopefully be able to review later tonight. I also made a start on Shadowlands by Rhiannon Lassiter so I’m rather jolly about it all 🙂

I know that might seem meagre to those of you who get through way more than that but two books a week (particularly this week!) is good enough for me – longer working hours and tiredness are my excuses, if you need them…

Hope all the other participants had great reading weeks – I can’t wait to see what everyone else managed!!

Thanks as ever to Michelle @ The True Book Addict for hosting!!



  • The important thing is that you had a good time! This was a fun read-a-thon.

  • Hi Bev! It really was 🙂 I'm so pleased I took part – looks like you had a great week with Dante too so good work! I'm on the look out for another Read-A-Thon to aim for in October – I'm thinking maybe a Halloween theme…

  • Getting any reading done during any week is always an accomplishment in my book! We're all so busy. Great job, Charlotte and thanks for participating. I hope you will sign up next time. I'm entertaining the thought of having one for every season! The next one would be in January, if I do it.

    Thanks for your email about the 101 Fantasy Reading challenge and sorry I didn't get back to you. I will be announcing the mini-challenge this week. It will go from October through the end of January.

  • Ooh – a winter Read-A-Thon would be great – perfect excuse for cuddling up next to the fire on a rainy day!

    Will look forward to the mini-challenge post over at the 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge blog 🙂