Friday, February 3, 2012

Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon

The Wicked Winter Read-a-Thon is hosted by Rebecca @ Kindle Fire and April @ My Shelf Confessions.

This read-a-thon starts today (Feb. 3rd) and lasts until Sunday, Feb. 5th. I decided to join at the last minute because I plan to read a lot this weekend. I have three novels I want to finish, plus three books for school I need to read a good chunk of by Monday.

If you're interested in joining, you can sign-up as late as midnight on February 4th (the first link on this post will take you to the sign-up page). There are also challenges going on during the read-a-thon with different prizes offered for each. It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

For the read-a-thon, I would like to read:

I started The Iron King on Thursday evening, and I am currently on page 228. I hope to finish it tonight.

I've been reading Dark Passages for . . . oh, over a month now I guess. I'm really enjoying it, but I keep getting distracted and putting it aside for other paranormal books that are heavier on the romance than this one is. I only have 100 pages left to read of it now, so hopefully I can knock out the rest of the book tomorrow.

I doubt I'll able to finish this book before the weekend's over, but I will try to make it through as much as I can on Saturday and Sunday.


Now, for the books I need to read for school:

I am about 80 pages into this book and I am LOVING it! I need to read 60 more pages by Wednesday, but since I want to focus on a critical analysis paper for another class during the week, I want to read as much of the 60 pages as I can squeeze in over the weekend, leaving my weekdays as free as possible to focus on the essay.

I'm taking a Faulkner seminar this semester, and again, I am LOVING it, but it's a tough class with lots of reading. I need to read about 120 pages of Light in August by Tuesday, but the assignment for Thursday is to read 130 more pages, which will be really difficult to do in just two days. So, I want to get through as much of Light in August as I can to hopefully lighten up my reading load for Tuesday and Wednesday. This will actually be a reread because I read it a couple of years ago (for pleasure), but two years may as well by two hundred for how much I actually remember about this book. It's not that I didn't like it (it's actually my favorite Faulkner novel), but after a few years, memories start to fade. . .

I only need to read 55 pages from this book by Monday, but when I glanced through the book a couple of days ago, I saw that the writing looked really dense, the type was tiny and the paragraphs would often be a page long. All of this spells out a tough read that will definitely take longer to get through than you'd first assume just going off of the number of pages assigned.

So, those are all of the books I hope to read through over the next three days. Good luck to me. :)


  1. Fabulous picks for the #WWReadathon. I wanted to read the Iron Fey series but I have to finish a few for upcoming tours. I will get to Iron Fey soon! I will, I will. lolz.
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  2. The Iron King is absolutely fabulous. I devoured that when I read it. And I agree with you about The Poisonwood Bible -- it's great. You have my sympathy having that heavy a reading load crammed all together for school -- I remember that! As much as I love to read, I recall struggling with reading for assignments because *why* I was reading would end up disrupting *what* I was reading. I hope it's easier for you then it was for me. Good luck!

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying the Poisonwood Bible! I've read it three times: once in Grade 12 and twice in university for two different courses (one on American Lit and the other about viewing women's history through literature). It's one of my all-time favourites for sure and I love it a little bit more each time I read it.

  4. I've just started reading The Poisonwood Bible and I like it so far. =) I must say, I was intimidated by the number of pages at first so I let it rot on my shelves for months. I'm such an idiot. Haha!