I'm aiming to post an update each day throughout the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon because I find them fun to look back over once it's all finished. I'll be including an update on my day (sometimes just about reading, other times about why I've not been reading), along with my thoughts on the books I've been reading and any challenge entries.
My DayMy day has been absolutely manic. My sister brought my niece and nephew round for a visit which is always fun but really hard work. My niece is 2 and my nephew is 5.5 weeks and as much as I adore them, they are really hard work to hang out with. I have no idea where my niece gets all her energy but it is really hard to keep up with her. Anyone who has kids has my respect.
It basically meant that while I had fun playing and drawing with my niece and snuggling my nephew, I didn't really get much reading done apart from what I managed before they arrived and this evening. It also means no photos :(
The BooksI managed to finish Shadow Kiss just before the munchkin invasion this morning. It was a really great read and I couldn't believe that end! I mean wow. But onto less spoilery things - I loved getting to learn more about what being shadow kissed means to Rose as well as seeing Lissa and Adrian working together to understand their magic. Plus obviously the more Adrian the better - he is awesome!
As soon as the munchkins had gone home, I jumped straight into Blood Promise which is shaping up to be pretty different to the previous three books. Rose has travelled off by herself so there's a distance between her and Lissa, leading essentially to dual storylines - one following Rose on her quest and one following Lissa at school. So far it's interesting but I prefer Rose and Lissa together rather than apart.
Books read today: 2/3 of one and just over half of another
Pages read today: 650 <--- waaaaaay more than I expected! :)
When I set my Bout of Books goals, I took a very relaxed view and only listed four books (the first four of the Vampire Academy). I've been more able to read than I expected and really enjoyed the books so I'm now extending my goal by another four books! After hearing even more great things about Under the Never Sky during the twitter chat I can't wait to get started...as soon as I'm done with the Vampire Academy books because I NEED to know what's going to happen in the end!
The ChallengesToday's Page 48 challenge is hosted by Hanna @ Booking in Heels and you can still enter by clicking here. Hanna's challenge is to take the first complete sentence from page 48 (or 48% on an e-reader) of your current read, and then continue it on with four new sentences. Ignore the plot and what you know of the book and anything goes :)
With little conversation, she and Christian escorted Avery to guest housing and promptly left. After all, how could they be expected to babysit a psychopathic child on the day they were supposed to be getting married. It's hard enough fighting a war against killer robots, but all they wanted was one day for themselves. You wouldn't think the front line would be the best location for a romance to grow and yet that is where their bond first formed. And now in less than an hour they would be officially married!