Monday, August 2, 2010

Read-a-Thon Closing Comments

It was touch and go for a while there, but I finished my third book, Out of the Dust at 11:51 p.m.   I had wanted to finish before midnight, I made it with a whopping 9 minutes to spare!

What a great experience this Read-a-Thon has been!   I enjoyed each book, and I had fun following everyone's progress on Twitter.  Thanks to #bookblogchat, my TBR pile is now the size of Chimney Rock. 

Besides book recommendations, another perk has been discovering some cool new blogs.  In addition to Wallace's Unputdownables (the creative force behind this weekend's event) I'm loving Carin's A Little Bookish, Reese's Bibliophile Girl, and Michelle's The True Book Addict.  You all have inspired me to be a better blogger!

With the three books I've read this weekend, my summer reading challenge (more about that in my next post) stands at 75 books.  

Thanks again to Unputdownables for hosting this event, and to Donalyn for sharing it with me.


Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Glad you had fun! It was a great read-a-thon, wasn't it?! And thanks for mentioning my blog in your wrap-up post. I'm honored that you think I'm inspiring. =O) I'm now your second follower! Hope to get to know you better around the blogosphere.

Reese M. said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! The Read-A-Thon was great fun. I really enjoyed meeting everyone too...and I am so looking forward to more discussion on bookblogchat. ;)

Carin B. said...

Three books! You are a machine! Sorry I'm so late in making it over to your blog (I'm only 5 days late..hehe). Thank you very much for the shout out too!

I actually tweeted @bellareads about you reviewing middle grade books because she was looking for someone to do a short post. You should contact her. :)

Wallace said...

I'm so glad you joined us! And three books -- good for you, that was more than I got to. :)

I'm also glad that you found some new blogs, that was a big goal of mine (hoping to help bloggers find each other). Keep chatting on #bookblogchat, I'll be there!