Monday, 6 February 2012

Wicked winter readathon final post

All sorts of chaos broke out here last night, but I managed to get a bit more read.
Books read since last update: 2 (Outlander and The Sphinx)
Pages read since last update: 292 (42 Outlander + 250 The Sphinx)
Pages read in total: 891

All in all, I am happy with what I have read especially with all the drama in my life, plus trying to get assignments done. Looking forward to the next one in June

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Challenge - Random Tease

I haven't done any challenges so far because I have been a bit confused with the time zone thing. Anyway, I think I have got it now. The readathon challenge over on Project TBR is to post 6 teaser sentenses of your current book. So, here is mine, all taken from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

"Who the bloody hell are you?" I demanded again. The question this time came out in a croak that sounded frightened even to my own ears. (pg54)

He didn't speak further, but relaxed a bit under my hands when he realised it wasn't going to hurt. I felt an odd sense of intimacy with this young Scottish stranger, due in part, I thought, to the dreadful story he had just told me and in part to our long ride through the dark, pressed together in drowsy silence. (pg90)

I turned to Jamie in sudden panic. "I can't marry you! I don't even know your last name!" (pg 264)

"An odd wedding present, maybe" he nodded at the trout, but not without precedent, as Ned Gowan might say"
"There are precedents for giving a new wife a fish?" I asked entertained (pg 302)

"As to that, sir, I swore an oath before the altar of God to protect this woman. And if you're telling me that ye consider your own authority to be greater than that of the Almighty, then I must inform you that I'm no of that opinion myself"  (pg 542)

"I've a wee favour I was wishin' to ask of your lairdship," she began, "having' tae do wi'___"
"Grannie MacNab" Jamie interrupted, advancing a menacing half-step through the water, "whatever your wish is, I'll do it. Provided only that ye'll give me back my shirt before my parts fall off wi' cold." (pg 613)

I must say I enjoyed the challenge and you do get more of a sense of the book by doing more than 2 sentences.

Wicked winter readathon Sunday update

Since my daughter has been sick we haven't gone anywhere or done anything today, so I have had a fair amount of time to read. Unfortunately I have managed to wet the book I was hoping to finish today, so that is drying in the sun. I have however, gone a good way into Outlander.
So here is my 2nd update:
Books finished since last update: 0
Books read since last update: 2 (The Sphinx and Outlander)
Pages read since last update: 290 (The Sphinx 97, Outlander 193)
Pages read in total: 599

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Chick Lit Challenge 2012

I saw this challenge last year on Jo's blog, but forgot to join up at the start of the year. I did however, stumble across it today and decided to join. I really enjoy this genre especially as a bit of a break from the more heavy books that I typically read.
The challenge is to read 12 books from this genre and then to choose at least 2 from debut authors published in 2012. I am sure I can manage the reading, we will have to see about the reviewing, lol.


Wicked winter readathon

I joined up for this yesterday, but just have not had a chance to do a starting line or update post! I was too tired to do it last night, and today was a bit busy. We have been playing Battleships all afternoon today, so not that much time to read. I have got a bit done though. I didn't really set myself any goals since I joined so late, but would just like to get as much done and it would be nice to finish one book.

So far in the readathon I have read:
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 309 (The Sphinx 104 and Outlander 205)
I hope that tomorrow is a bit quieter than today and that I get more done.