Saturday, October 13, 2012

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

We're entering Hour 8 of Dewey's Read-a-thon, and I've finished my first book, John Scalzi's Redshirts. This is an interesting take on the Star Trek concept, with some unexpected twists. I greatly enjoyed Scalzi's Old Man's War trilogy and found this did not quite live up to my expectations but it was definitely an entertaining read.

Kate is more than halfway through City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. She had violin and voice lessons this morning so couldn't manage too many hours of reading, but apart from an hour or two of homework, she has the rest of the day free. Yes, I'm being a mean Mom and making her do her homework, even though I've been neglecting housework shamefully myself.

I've also been spending some time visiting the blogs of other participants. It's great that there are so many readers from different parts of the world.

Paulina's progress:
Books finished: 1
Pages read: 317
Hours of reading: 3.5

Kate's progress:
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 260
Hours of reading: 3


  1. Have a great readathon guys - seems to be going really well for both you. And quite right - homework always comes first.


  2. It sounds like you are having a great time, letting your thoughts determine where you go and what you read. Good for you!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you are having a great readathon! My friend Holly was telling me all about Redshirts. she really wanted me to read it but was also afraid I wouldn't understand a lot of the references because I haven't watched Star Trek!