Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up!

I loved doing the Scones and Crackers read-a-thon last week. I hope that any of you that joined in enjoyed it as well. 
I plan on trying to do another one around the beginning of 2017. 
So keep that in mind and I will announce that sometime in December or January. 

I was able to get a lot of reading done last week! I picked quite a few shorter books that only took a couple hours to read so I was able to get done even more than I thought I could. 

I will briefly share what I read but I will go into more detail about each book in individual reviews to come! I will link each one to the reviews as they are posted.

I was able to mark off each of the challenges: 

1) A book by one of your favorite British authors: 


For this one I read Stancliffe's Hotel by Charlotte Bronte. 
2) A non-fiction book:

For my non-fiction category I read C. S. Lewis' autobiography, Surprised by Joy.
3) A book of poetry: 

I read The Golden Store, an illustrated selection of poetry by William Wordsworth. 

4) A play:

I read Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. 
5) A book that takes place in your favorite British location: 
 Towers in the Mist by Elizabeth Goudge takes place in Oxford which was one of my very favorite places we visited in England. 
6) Extras:  
I still had a couple of days left and so I was able to read two more books. 
First I read Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. It was a bit longer but it was a really easy read so only took a couple of days. 

I had one more C.S. Lewis book and another Jane Austen book that I was hoping to get to but we ended up having a really busy weekend where I didn't get very much reading done. 
I had a little time on Saturday and Sunday so I grabbed Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen adapted into a graphic novel by Nancy Butler and Sunny Liew. 
Because it as a graphic novel it only took a couple of hours. 

Overall it was a great reading week. There weren't any that I hated and only two that I didn't love. 
More to come!

What did you read?


The Kings said...

Good list of books! I read "Stancliff's Hotel" by Charlotte Bronte (a favorite author), "The Golden Store" by William Wordsworth (poetry), four Beatrix Potter books (place I loved to visit:Hilltop Farm), and the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". I am now reading "Surprised By Joy" by C.S. Lewis...I wasn't able to finish it during the read-a-thon but still wanted to read it.

cheryl said...

I am so glad you took part and were able to have fun!