Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Best Reading & Mid-Event Survey
The Mid-Event Survey is up at Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Here are my answers:
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Not so bad. It’s time to fix supper, so I’m sure I’ll be energized after that.
2) What have you finished reading? The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
3) What is your favorite read so far? I loved reading about the end of World War II in Paris in Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll. See if this gives you chills. It comes a few moments after an announcement on the radio that French troops have entered Paris. “La Marseillaise” is played and then the announcer requests that church bells be rung. Parisians…
…opened the windows and waited…They heard a bell in the distance, then another one closer, and soon a chorus of bells across the city–from Notre-Dame to Sacré-Cœur, ringing for the first time in four years. p. 244
4) What about your favorite snacks? As I said in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon Introduction Post, it is not a good idea for a recovering overeater to make a big deal of snacks. But my Honey Crisp apple was delicious!
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! So many that they are running together! Check out the Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog. She’s reading for charity, Love on Wheels Transport Program (making a difference for animals). More is added to her donation for comments and for entries to her mini-challenge (which is coming up soon).
The Mini-Challenge for Hour 13 is hosted by Lisa’s World of Books. She wants to know the best books we’ve read this year in any of a bunch of categories. Here are three of mine:
Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Julia Child Rules by Karen Karbo (Book Review: Julia Child Rules by Karen Karbo)
Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Book Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and, on Monday, I’ll review the new companion book, Rose Under Fire)
Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer)
What books top your list so far this year?
I’ve been reading Code Name Verity for an upcoming book club meeting. It’s been a little rough going for me – but I’ve heard such good things, I’m sticking with it. Next week, after I recover from the read-a-thon, I’ll get back to it.
I really enjoyed the Perfume Collector and I hope you’re liking it too 🙂 I haven’t gotten to Brave Genius yet, but it sounds fascinating. Have a great read-a-thon!
Hi, I hope that you are still enjoying your reads, good luck for the last few hours
This sounds exhausting. How do you participate in a read-a-thon, plus post about it and take your own photos and visit other people’s blogs. I would probably only get the blogging done and forget to do the reading. Hope it’s like running a marathon and you’re really exhausted but feel satisfied and proud at the end.
My secret is not to care too much about the reading! It is very satisfying.
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