Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's Read-a-thon: Update #1

Seven hours have gone by since the start of the read-a-thon and here is where we're at. I've read for about 3 hours and accomplished this:
  • Finished the last 20 pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, to finally complete my year-long reread of the Harry Potter series!
  • Am halfway through The Guardians by Andrew Pyper, his most recent novel about a group of friends and a haunted house.
  • Listened to Linger by Maggie Stiefvater on audiobook during a half-hour walk.

Kate has done even better. She finished Home Truths by Jill Maclean in 3.5 hours of reading. She was so absorbed in this book that she pretty much read it continuously, with only one big break to go for her voice lesson. I'm hoping that she'll provide a full review later, but she says that this novel, about bullying and child abuse, is a very good story. It is on the Ontario Library Association's recently announced 2012 Red Maple list.

The final exciting bit of news is that we won a Dewey's Read-a-thon random draw prize! We always love participating in this very well-run event.


  1. You girls are doing fantastic!!! How cool that mother and daughter blog together. That is amazing. Have fun and keep reading!!! Woot!

  2. Congrats on finishing your Harry Potter re-read! That is so awesome. Happy readathon!