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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Wednesday Update. 08.16.2012

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Wednesday Update

08.16.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Okay, read-a-thoners! Must…keep…it up! The eyeglasses, the dividing bookmark, the second, sometimes third cup of coffee, and the quiet required to concentrate on character, plot, and narrative. Are YOU still reading? I am—a little. If we could only stop everything else we’re doing and just READ. Yes, that would be my utopia.

Here’s my update for Wednesday:

Wednesday

Number of pages I’ve read today:  164 pages

Number of books I’ve read today: 0

Total number of pages read to-date: 362 pages

Total number of books I’ve read for the read-a-thon: 1

Books Read: The Red House by Mark Haddon

Books Reading: The Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson

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Other accomplishments: I was able to complete the Word Search Challenge throughout the day, continue to think about my review of The Red House, and also participated in my first Bout of Books Twitter Chat.

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For more posts on The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, you can visit here.

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How many books can you realistically read within a week?

Are you usually able to meet your reading goals?

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Zara Alexis

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Tuesday Update. 08.15.2012

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Tuesday Update

08.15.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Yes, I have a confession to make: Day 2 of the Read-a-Thon was not too successful for me…but wait! I do have a valid excuse! It was my daughter’s third birthday and though we didn’t have a formal party (since her actual party will be in a few weeks), her grandparents and her grand-aunt and godmother came to bear a cake and some presents!

Which cut into real time for me to dig in deep and read to my “heart’s content.” So please forgive me. My stats for yesterday are not too impressive, but I’ll be the first to admit it! Besides…how can you stay angry when you look at this face?

My daughter, Mercedes, who turned three yesterday!

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So, let’s get this confession over with, shall we?

Tuesday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 56 pages

Number of books I’ve read today: 1

Total number of pages read to-date: 198 pages

Total number of books I’ve read for the read-a-thon: 1

Books Read: The Red House by Mark Haddon

Books Reading: The Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson

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Other accomplishments: Completed one challenge of the day and thinking about what to write for my review of The Red House.

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For more posts of The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, you can visit here.

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How are you enjoying the Read-a-Thon so far (if you’re participating)?

If you’re not participating in the Read-a-Thon, what book are you reading now?

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Zara Alexis