Ok, so I am participating in my first read-a-thon! Way to go me! Although, it will be only to a small degree, but participating none the less. I have a super busy work week but I am hoping to finish the book I am reading (which, let's all give a cheer, is actually a personally owned book and not a review copy!!!) Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn. I am about halfway through it right now, so I think I should be able to finish it this week. If I do accomplish that, I think I will start on Daughters of Rome also by Kate Quinn. I'm also continuing the seemingly never-ending audiobook New York by Edward Rutherfurd - I should be finishing that up by the very end of the week.
You can find out more information about the Spring's Serenity Read-A-Thon (or sign up!) by visiting Michelle at The True Book Addict. It will go all week, from April 25th to May 1st and there will be a couple mini-challenges and giveaways. Go check it out.
Mini Challenge 1 "Pg 69 Challenge"- Hosted by My Book Retreat
My current read is Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn. Page 69 is essentially about the central gladiator character drowning himself in wine after a great battle and the main slave girl character coming in to deliver a message to him. I think this works well with what I have read so far because these types of scenes between the two characters seem to happen often and you get to see a little heart in the characters.
Mini Challenge 2 "Make a Short Paragraph" - Hosted by The True Book Addict
I was thinking, man, these books are never going to make a good sentence, and then - wow did it come together! Check this out!
"A hand. I opened my wrist with one firm stroke of the knife, watching with interest as the blood leaped out of the vein. So this was freedom."
Sentence 1 - Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn.
Sentence 2 - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn.
Sentence 3 - New York by Edward Rutherfurd.
I'm pretty impressed!
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