48 Hour Marathon Wrap Up

Wow! It has been quite an intense weekend of marathon reading as hosted by The Mother Reader, although I have really only poked my nose in three books.

Starting Friday at noon, I began to devour the last 150 pages of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. After work, I settled down in my reading chair and did not get up until I finished the very last page. Upon finishing that, I took a short break, then began a few pages of The Passage.

Flashforward to Saturday! I woke up at 8 just clamouring for The Passage. I read the book off and on from the time I got up until about 10 p.m., so overall 15 hours. What an insanely vivid, chilling, scary, wonderful book the Passage is.

Sunday, the last day of the marathon. I woke up around 10, dropped downstairs for some coffee, and dug right back into The Passage for about 3 hours. I found myself needing to take a break, as I was getting overwhelmed by all these emotions. Around 4 p.m. I decided, self – you need a treat. At the ‘mall’ I was very tempted by romance novels, and wound up taking home a whole pile, as well as Avatar. When I got back, I read a few more pages of The Passage, finally putting it on hold to watch Avatar and eat some meat covered pizza. During Avatar, being the fidget monster that I am, I had to start reading One Dance With A Duke by Tessa Dare. For serious, guys, The Passage was killing my buzz, so I needed to recharge my emoto-batteries. Hence, the ROMANCE novel. Make fun of me all you want, this book is addictive. I then read One Dance With A Duke for about half an hour before bed.

My stats?
Hours Reading: 26 +/- an hour
Books I Stuck My Nose In: 3
Books Finished: 1 – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Books I Am Still Living In: The Passage by Justin Cronin and One Dance With A Duke by Tessa Dare

About April (Books&Wine)

April is 30 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. Nicole (Linus's Blanket) says:

    I know that everyone keeps saying it, but it is hard to believe that The Passage is so good. The more I hear about it, the more that I am tempted. I haven't heard a bad or even so-so thing about it yet!

  2. Allison says:

    I think I'll have to buy The Passage, I'm so excited for it.

    And now that you have me thinking Tessa Dare, I may just have to read Goddess of the Hunt soon too.

    You should get to Ten Rules to Break soonish, it really is hilarious.

  3. Howard Sherman says:

    Reading for 26 hours out of 48 hours is an incredible feat. Bravo!

    I was really moved by your impressions of The Passage. It's joining my TBR pile this weekend!

  4. April (BooksandWine) says:

    Nicole, Allison, Howard – The Passage is fabulous, I absolutely recommend you get it!

  5. I should read City of Bones, I know… but the TBR pile is so GIGANTIC that I´m lost LOL

  6. kay - Infinite Shelf says:

    Sounds like you had a great reading weekend! I did a good time, too, on your 48 hours. I just can't wait for my copy of The Passage to arrive home!

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  8. I love the Mortal Instruments series. It's my favorite at the moment. If you like them, you'll probably like my new YA fantasy novel. You can take a peek preview at ch 1 on the Lethal Inheritance page of http://publishersearch.worpress.com

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