October 2012 #Readathon Update One

Hey I hope all you readathoners are doing awesome so far. Right now it’s 2 p.m. ish EST and I’ve just finished my third book. I’ve had two cups of coffee, tap water, and a Green Monster smoothie thus far.

Here’s what I’ve finished so far:

The Vicar Of Nibbleswicke Roald Dahl Book Cover

The Vicar Of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl -48 pages – This is an adorable short read that was written for charity, specifically the Dyslexia Institute. Definitely recommended Readathon reading.

The Boy In The Box Cary Fagan Book Cover

The Boy In The Box by Cary Fagan – 224 pages – The overall concept, of a boy being kidnapped and forced into work at a Medicine Show is great, HOWEVER, the ending is totally choppy, this book does not stand on it’s own at all and feels like it’s missing a chapter, which honestly is super annoying.

Adios, Nirvana Conrad Wesselhoeft Book Cover

Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft – 240 pages – I am unsure how I feel about this. On the one hand it feels totally literary pretentious. ON THE OTHER, the main character Jonathan is a poet and writes the same way I wrote at his age and it’s all very existential and such, and well high school me would have loved the shiz out of this, and I can see teen boys really liking this book as well. So, four stars overall.

Listened to: I’m listening to Legion by Brandon Sanderson. I totally have showered and made my smoothie and walked around a little tiny bit while listening. So far, I’ve listened to 1 hour and 31 minutes. I have 37 minutes left!


About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s 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 toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. You’re doing great, April! I’ve finished If You Come Softly, and will hopefully be finishing Anna and the French Kiss in an hour or two. And without junk food? Total rockstar!

  2. Wow, you’re doing great!
    And I’m glad I’m not the only one trying to go for healthy snacks.
    Keep going, happy reading!

  3. I remember being a bit torn about Adios, Nirvana as well. I remember I hated the beginning. Boys being stupid and like peeing off a bridge. This was my not giving a fuck face. I sort of like pretentious writing sometimes, though, and I thought it was cool how he learned from the old man.

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