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Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

For a readathon read Enna Burning was a quick and satisfying. It had the characters I had got to know through Goose Girl and the story was quite interesting. Enna , Isi’s friend from Goose Girl is the protagonist who gets the power of Fire Speaking. Enna can control fire . She thinks of using this against a neighbouring nation which is raging war against Bayern ,until the fire takes over Enna and she becomes controlled or should I say over whelmed by it.  Enna struggle to come to terms with her power and to understand the true meaning of  love and friendship ,form the crux of this wonderful story. Shannon Hale’s story telling was simple yet beautiful . I am waiting to read the next book in the series .Recommended to all those who love fantasy and fairy tales .

My Rating : 4.5 out of 5

Forget About It by Caprice Crane

Tired of a life where she is treated worse than dirt by her  family and a cheating boyfriend , Jordan decides to fake amnesia when she involved in a minor accident. She uses her amnesic phase to get the life she always wanted ,  until another accident actually puts her in a spot she least imagined .  I loved the book .It was funny and quite satisfying . Hilarious at places it made me laugh out loud . As a protagonist Jordan was quite a character  to read about though certain situations were cliques it turned out well in the end.I think that should pretty well summarize  it  . I am definitely on look out for other books by Caprice Crane. A definitely recommended if you are on a look out for a light read.

My Rating :4 out of 5

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readathon5Woo!!Woo!! I did it !!! I can’t belive I completed more than I had contemplated and the urge to read is still persisting though the readathon is complete ( I ended my reading 30 min early ) .This event was so much fun and helped me reduce some books from my TBR pile ..

Final Report

Total No. Of  Books Read: 14 books

List of Books Read:

Emma Vol 1 by Kaoru Mori

Emma Vol 2 by Kaoru Mori

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Wake by Lisa McMann

Charlotte’s Web by  E.B.White

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

Forget About It by Caprice Crane

Emma Vol 3 by K.Mori

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

Folk Tales Of South India

Adventures Of Suppandi

Moving Day -Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls by Meg Cabot

Re Read – Love Story  by Erich Segal

Tales Of A Drama Queen by Lee Nichols

Total no. of hours spent reading and blogging : 20 hours nearly

Total no. of hours spent sleeping: 3  hours( to be precise 2 hours  40 min ) 🙂

Total no. of pages read : 2754 pgs

No. Challenges participated in: 3

Prizes Won : None..Hey wait , I got a box my fav chocolates  from dad 🙂 So I won something 🙂

I know for sure that I am participating in the next Read-a-thon and I will find some fellow book fanatic friends  to do it along with me , to make those 24 hrs more exciting..

I would like to thank all the organisers and also all the wonderful cheerleaders who made it such a fun event.Congratulate all those wonderful readers who read and read and read..

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Last 1 hour  was most daunting , I kept blog hopping to stay awake

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Her Fearful Symmetry ( I am just a few chapters into it but I have a feeling that it’s going to be great )
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

I think , its wonderful as it is. I loved every single minute of it. Though I wish I had been lil more enthusiastic about the mini challenges .
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The cheerleading and also the great mini challenges

5. How many books did you read?

14 books
6. What were the names of the books you read?

Emma Vol 1 by Kaoru Mori

Emma Vol 2 by Kaoru Mori

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Wake by Lisa McMann

Charlotte’s Web by  E.B.White

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

Forget About It by Caprice Crane

Emma Vol 3 by K.Mori

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

Folk Tales Of South India

Adventures Of Suppandi

Moving Day -Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls by Meg Cabot

Re Read – Love Story  by Erich Segal

Tales Of A Drama Queen by Lee Nichols
7. Which book did you enjoy most?

I enjoyed reading Wake and Coraline and most of all the graphic novel Emma -A victorian Romance
8. Which did you enjoy least?

Though I liked all the books my least fav would be Moving Day..
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I wasn’t a cheerleader  but I did quite a few commenting rounds on various blogs 🙂
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I am 100% sure of participating next time and might take up cheerleading officially next time round .

Read-a-Thon Update 6

Posted: October 25, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon
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The tiredness is setting in but won’t stop ..I am trying to push myself to the limit to see what is my capacity..I never knew I could do this much by sleeping only around 3 hrs . I know once the readathon ends I am gonna crash on my bed and sleep blissfully  10 hrs straight. But till then, I am gonna go read..

Progress report:

Title of book(s) read since last update

Moving Day -Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls by Meg Cabot

Re Read – Love Story  by Erich Segal ( and cried lots again 😦  )

Currently Reading:

Tales Of A Drama Queen – Lee Nichols

Number of books read since you started: 13 books

Pages read: 2666 pgs

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 19 hours 15 minutes

Mini-challenges completed: 2

Snack Intake: Ice cream and lots of potato chips

Read-a-Thon Update 5

Posted: October 25, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon
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Now , reading books makes one , hungry and I have been eating like some one who has been starved for days 🙂 Parents had that worried look on their face when went raiding the refrigerator for something edible, just an hour after I had eaten a large size veggie burger . Food makes me read more 🙂

I added a few more graphic books as spacers and it feels good on reading them after a heavy novel.

Progress report:

Title of book(s) read since last update

The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve

Folk Tales Of South India

Adventures Of Suppandi

Currently Reading:

Moving Day -Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls by Meg Cabot

Number of books read since you started: 11 books

Pages read: 2210 pgs

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 16 hours 15 minutes

Mini-challenges completed: 2

Snack Intake: Large Veggie Burger , Diet Coke

I now want to visit a few blogs and see what everybody else is doing..Keep Reading..We are almost there ..