Okay so I totally had this on my calendar and everything, then I was home sick all last week and hardly touched my blog or calendar at all. But I am going to try to make up for lost time since I did actually read quite a bit over the weekend!
The Wicked Wildfire read-a-thon is hosted by April and Pabkins of My Shelf Confessions and runs from June 7-14. Here’s a bit of info about the read-a-thon:
The Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of June 7-14 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!
I’ll be attempting to update this post each day with my progress.
Make sure you visit My Shelf Confessions to see the challenges that will be going on around the blogs and on Twitter this week!
- Because I’ve started late, my only goal is to read more than I would have otherwise. No harm in aiming low, is there? 🙂
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling Crown of Midnight, (Throne of Glass #2) Sarah J Maas
- The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh
- City of Dragons, Robin Hobb – on my shelf for a while!
I’m starting late and can’t separate days over the weekend, so the first update is for:
7th – 10th
Today’s progress: Crown of Midnight, Sarah J Maas, pages 1-417 (end). The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh, pages 1-85. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling, pages 275-495
Total pages so far: 722
Comments: Not bad for a long weekend’s reading, eh? Actually my husband is away for a couple of weeks so I’m looking after my two-year-old on my own, so it is kind of an accomplishment to get that much read in between trying to keep him out of mischief!
Crown of Midnight arrived in the mail on Friday and I couldn’t help but start reading it right away. I couldn’t put it down but didn’t get a chance to finish it properly until Saturday night. Soooo swoony and fantastic! If you haven’t read Throne of Glass, get yourself a copy right now so you’re ready for this second one to be released in August!
I haven’t read much of The Scrivener’s Tale yet but it seems like a very complex world. I realise it is building on another existing series by Fiona McIntosh that I haven’t already read, but it seems quite compelling so I’ll stick with it.
I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series while putting my little one to sleep at night and since I’ve been on my own this week I’ve been getting through the Order of the Phoenix quite quickly. It’s been a long time since I saw this film and I couldn’t remember a lot of the details, so I’m really enjoying this re-read!
11th – 14th
Today’s progress: The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh, pages 85 – 210. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling, pages 495 – 766.
Total pages so far: 1288
Comments: Here’s another half-week’s worth of update. What on earth has this week been like? I did do two and a half day’s work this week, but had to go pick up my sick little boy on Thursday afternoon. I’m still sort of recovering from being sick myself during last week so looking after a sickly little one isn’t really a bucket of laughs. By the time he was asleep in the evenings I occasionally found the energy to play a bit of Wow, but otherwise, I crashed and didn’t read a thing. Note though, that I did finish off Harry Potter – perhaps an indication of how long I spent in the little one’s room waiting for him to fall asleep.
I’m having a lot of trouble getting into The Scrivener’s Tale. That makes me sad because this is a very complex and already well-developed world and I feel I should be giving it more love than it’s getting. I can’t help but feel that perhaps I should have picked up the Quickening series first before reading this one. I’ll press on, though.
On the whole, not my best read-a-thon week, even though I did get some reading done. Mr Ang is back from his field trip this weekend so things should more or less return to normal very shortly. But first, I will sleep. *collapse*