YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

Read-a-thon update hour 20

Pages Read This Hour: 26
Total Pages Read: 405
Minutes Spent Reading This Hour: 25 mins
Tot. Minutes Spent Reading: 6h 00 min (this isn’t very accurate though)
Books Read This Hour: Ash by Malinda Lo
Books Completed: 2, Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan and Positively by Courtney Sheinmel
Total Mini-Challenges Participated In: 4
Minutes Spent Blogging/Mini-Challenge-ing This Hour: 20 mins+
Total Minutes Spent Blogging/Mini-Challenge-ing: 240 mins I think

Didn’t stick to the plan and read Ash by Malinda Lo instead. I was interupted many times and had to stop resulting in very little reading done. 😦 And I learnt something, try not to start off the read-a-thon with a sad/deep slow-paced book. Love is the Higher Law is short but it’s was slow-paced and I spent way too much time reading it. Next time I should start off with a page-turner like Catching Fire.

Synopsis for Ash: Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.
The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.
Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Edit: Give Me Five Mini-Challenge
Name five of your favorite children’s books.

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  2. (It made me cry, aww.)

  3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  4. (I was addicted to this series.)

  5. The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  6. (Awesome mysteries.)

  7. New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley by several authors
  8. (I was obsessed with MK & A as a child.)

  9. Full House Stephanie series by several authors
  10. (Really loved this series when I was a pre-teen.)

Comments on: "Read-a-thon update hour 20" (2)

  1. I’ve been having a hard time getting back into reading mode after my sleep. You’re doing great though! Good luck with the last stretch. Happy reading!

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