Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-thon: Final Update + Mini-Challenge

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

It's the last day of this awesome read-a-thon. I am pleased with the progress I've made. Here's my progress for the third day:

* Heartless by Gail Carriger, finished! 143 pages
* The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, finished! 440 pages

Day 3 total: 583

Read-a-thon completed books:

* The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: 387 pages
* Halo by Alexandra Adornetto: 77 pages
* Heartless by Gail Carriger: 374 pages
* The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan: 440 pages

Total pages: 1,278 pages

Yay! I completed my goal plus a little bit more with finishing Halo.


Last Mini-Challenge! This one comes from Ashley of Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. The challenge is to recommend 2 books: one from anywhere and the second from those read for the read-a-thon.

Random read: Feed by Mira Grant
This is one of the best zombie books I have ever read. It's both cerebral with its scientific detail about the manmade accidental virus that turns people into zombies and action packed with its scenes of terrifying zombies and government conspiracies. This book will make you cringe with terror and also cry with sorrow. The writing just sucks you in and won't let go until you've finished the book. The second volume in the series is also excellent.

Read-a-thon read: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book took me the least amount of time to read because I simply couldn't put it down. It's about rival magicians fighting through their proteges and using the Night Circus as their playing field. The magic contained in the story is marvelous and like no other depiction I have read. The writing is unique, jumping through time, focusing on different characters, and even small portions where you walk through the circus within the story and marvel at the oddities and magic. There is tragic love, mystery, and a monochromatic circus at the center of it all. If you like The Prestige or The Illusionist or Big Fish, you will like the Night Circus.

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