Monday, January 21, 2013

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon

It's time to begin the A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, hosted by Seasons of Reading!

To start with, I'll be finishing the two books I'm reading right now: Damage Control by J.A. Jance and Bright Star by Nickie Anderson. I'm close to the end of both of those, so I'm hoping to finish them in the first day. My real goal comes after. I'm going to read as much of Lasher by Anne Rice as I can in the next week. (What a coincidence! My goal in the FrightFall Read-a-Thon was to finish The Witching Hour!)

Lasher is 628 pages long, which wouldn't be unreasonable to finish in a week, except that Anne Rice books tend to have tiny printing, and are not exactly fluff! The Witching Hour, which is about double the length of Lasher, took me a whopping 6 weeks! So I'm really going to challenge myself this week and see how much of Lasher I can get done.

As for how much time I'll be dedicating to reading this week, it's hard to say. I'm currently unemployed, but I do have an interview tomorrow (yay!). So if I get hired quickly I might end up with a shift or two this week. Other than that, I have plans a couple of evenings, but I'm not crazy busy, so I should have a lot of reading time!

Good luck to everyone who's participating! Happy reading!


What I'm reading: Damage Control by J.A. Jance
Number of pages read today: 134 (finishing the book)
Total pages read so far: 134
Well, thank goodness that's done. I did not enjoy that book. Anywho, now I'm going to finish Bright Star.

What I'm reading: Bright Star by Nickie Anderson
Number of pages read today: 65 (44 pages of Bright Star, plus a 21 page kids' book, Caarina the Cooking Fairy by Julia Dweck)
Total pages read so far: 199
Apparently I underestimated how much longer it would take me to finish the books I was already reading! I was hoping to be on to Lasher by now. I'm sure I'll finish Bright Star in the next day, though, and then it'll be all Lasher all the time! :)

My lack of progress was getting me down, so I'm just going to wait a while before my next update. I don't really want to keep updating just to say that I'm not done Bright Star yet so I still haven't started Lasher. I kinda messed up on my goals on this one!

Wednesday - Friday
What I'm reading: Lasher by Anne Rice
Number of pages read in these days: 125 (the last 99 pages of Bright Star, plus the first 26 pages of Lasher)
Total pages read so far: 324
I liked Bright Star, but I'm happy to be reading Lasher now, since that was supposed to be my read-a-thon goal! I still have the weekend, so I'm still hoping to get a good chunk of it read.

What I'm reading: Lasher by Anne Rice
Number of pages read today: 60
Total pages read so far: 384
Not bad! 60 pages in a day is quite good for an Anne Rice book. And so far the story has pulled me right in and I'm really enjoying it, so I'm not experiencing any of the weighed down feeling that sometimes accompanies big books. Her writing is just SO good! One thing I'm regretting right now, though, is not having drawn up a family tree as I read The Witching Hour. I keep forgetting how people are related. Maybe there's one online...

What I'm reading: Lasher by Anne Rice
Number of pages read today: 110
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 494
Well, I might have had a bit of a slow start to this read-a-thon, but I certainly ended it well! I'm nearly a third of the way through Lasher, which is more than I'd hoped to finish this week.


  1. Welcome! I say, what better way to spend a read-a-thon then reading Anne Rice? I wish she was on my pile this week. Thanks for joining me again, Lianne. I'm wishing you success in finishing Lasher!

  2. It's been too long since I've read anything by Anne Rice. I really like the Mayfair Witches series.

    Enjoy the read-a-thon.

    1. This is my first time reading this series, though I'm a long time Vampire Chronicles fan. I'm liking it so far!