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Ides of March Readathon 2014

Ides of March Read-a-thon
Hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
  • The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th.
  • Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway.
  • Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in.
  • Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014
  • Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts
  • Have fun!
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Got into a visual arts mood over the weekend which lately translates into playing Minecraft. Read the majority of Dolores Claiborne, though. Finished it this morning (Tuesday). It was just a pretty low-key weekend for me, which was actually very refreshing.


Make some progress on any/all of these books. Just progress. I’m not even shooting for finished. I have a couple chapters of A Feast of Crows and a short story to read too, but no ARCs this weekend.

Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Start: 7%, End: 84%

The Magician's Study: A Guided Tour of the Life, Times, and Memorabilia of Robert "The Great" Rouncival

The Magician’s Study by Tobias Seamon

Start: 18%

Dunningers Complete Encyclopedia Of Magic

Dunningers Complete Encyclopedia Of Magic by Joseph Dunninger

Start: 22%

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson

Start: 16%


Pages Read: 54
Total Pages Read: 343
Books: Dolores Claiborne, pg. 261-314
Notes: Fatigue-filled day. Meant to read, napped instead.

Pages Read: 66
Total Pages Read: 289
Books: Dolores Claiborne, pg. 195-260

Pages Read: 72
Total Pages Read:ย  223
Books: Dolores Claiborne, pg. 149-194, “The Eighth of December”, pg. 229-254
Notes: Played too much Minecraft.

Pages Read: 100
Total Pages Read: 151
Books: Dolores Claiborne, pg. 49-148
Notes: I was inordinately grumpy after Nebraska lost to Ohio State.
Challenges: Puzzles at Gin’s Book Notes and Design – I love book jigsaws.

Pages Read: 51
Total Pages Read: 51
Books: A Feast for Crows pg. 145-171, Dolores Claiborne, pg. 25-48
Notes: Also edited 56 pages on a manuscript. By reading backward by paragraph. Effective, but tiring!
Challenges: The Six Words (Or Less!) Challenge at The Bookish BrunetteTell me the synopsis of the book youโ€™re currently reading (or the one you just finished) in six words. Bonus points if you do it in less words than six. My entry: Maine woman tells story of murders.