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?