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Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring's Serenity Read-A-Thon

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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  1. Yay! I'm glad you're joining us. Don't stress...this is the "at your own pace read-a-thon"! LOL! I have the mini-challenge posted and there are some fab prizes up for grabs. Check it out here: http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2011/04/springs-serenity-read-thon-mini.html

  2. That sentence is a surprise, but as you said, it works really well. If I have time, I'll check out this Read-A-Thon. I have never done one.

  3. Librarypat - my read-a-thoning is not having too high of a success, mostly just getting in like 40 minutes before bed, but at least it is something and I can still participate.


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