Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Final Day of the Read-a-Thon

We did it! 
We got through the week long Read-a-thon!
Remember, just because the Read-a-thon is over doesn't mean you need to stop reading!

As you will remember, my 'to be read' pile last week looked like this: 

Yesterday I was able to get a little bit of reading done. 
We finally had a stormy day and I took advantage of that for about an hour while both girls were in school. I hung out in my room listening to the rain fall while I read more of Lark Rise. 
However, I did not finish it... or even come close. 
I won't abandon it. I will finish it! But I won't post a review of it for a few months probably because I have a few other books to talk about over the next few months. (that I have already read and have plans to read over the next few weeks!)

I stated last week that I would feel like it was a really successful Read-a-Thon if I was able to get through the first three books. So I am definitely counting this as a success. 
I loved having a reason to choose my book over a television show over the last week. It was really good to be able to push myself a little to get through a book that normally might have taken me longer to read. I really enjoyed my time reading this past week. I hope you guys did as well. 

Now, a week later, my to be read pile leftovers are: 

I hope to finish both of these books this year still. 

My favorite book of the Read-a-Thon was definitely The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. It has made me so excited to visit the Bronte parsonage now that I have read works by all three sisters. And I plan on buying my own copy of it (I read one from the library) when I am there next Spring. 
I also plan on checking out her other book. 
I am so glad that during this time I have read 3+ books written entirely by authors that are new to me. 
I had never read an Anne Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Carrie Hope Fletcher (obviously since this was her first and just came out), or Flora Thompson before. It is really fun to branch out and read something by someone that you have never read before. 
I really want to do more of this over the next year and discover a lot of authors that I have heard about but never read. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I read this week. I hope that those of you who read along this week have enjoyed your time reading. I plan on making Read-a-Thon's a bi-yearly event on the blog so stay tuned for another one next spring!

*What were you able to read this week?
*If you read more than one book, which was your favorite?
*Who are your favorite British authors and books? 
*Have you read any of the books I read? 


Donna said...

I loved your read-a-thon! It was so helpful to me because it helped me to make time in my day to just sit down and read a book. I need more of that in my life, so I hope to make this a habit, especially now that both of my kids are in school.
My books were non-fiction "serious" books, so for your next read-a-thon I will plan on reading some good fun books that have been sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read, and I'll try to make at least one of them a British one!

cheryl said...

Yay! So glad it helped you and that you enjoyed it.

The Kings said...

I am so glad you loved "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". I thought it was great. I rented the movie from Netflix and it changed from the book so much that I really did not like it that much. In this case the book won out!!! I hope to read "Larkrise..." soon.

cheryl said...

Ooh, I hate it when they change it so much that it doesn't make for a good viewing experience. Like I told you yesterday, after watching Far From the Madding Crowd again I was surprised at just how much it is like the book. They did a great job with that adaptation.