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!
  • More details

Summary

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.

Goal

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%

Progress

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

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

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

Friday
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.

Thursday
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 you’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.

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