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9 hours ago, Athena said:

 

Thank you! How far are you in IT?

 

I wish you all happy reading this weekend :readingtwo:!!

I'm about 37% into 'IT', I think i've read a total of 146 pages over the book over the last two days which is ok. I'm going to read more this afternoon and evening.

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5 hours ago, karen.d said:

I'm about 37% into 'IT', I think i've read a total of 146 pages over the book over the last two days which is ok. I'm going to read more this afternoon and evening.

That's really good! How many pages is IT in total? 

 

I've read 11 more pages of The Tiger Warrior and honestly nothing has happened apart from three characters having a conversation about history... most of it is repeated information (since we saw the historical period they're talking about in the first pages) and the voices are so similar I keep forgetting who's speaking. It's not looking good for this book!

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18 hours ago, Hayley said:

 

I did like At the End of the Passage, thank you :). It's not my favourite short story,  but it was interesting. The next story is The Country of the Blind by H.G Wells, which I'm looking forward to. 

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it :). I've read The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, but I didn't know he has written some short stories too. I hope it's good!

 

18 hours ago, Hayley said:

That sounds like a good reading plan! I hope you've enjoyed all 4 books :) 

 

Thanks, I did :)!

 

17 hours ago, karen.d said:

I'm about 37% into 'IT', I think i've read a total of 146 pages over the book over the last two days which is ok. I'm going to read more this afternoon and evening.

 

That's pretty nice :)! Well done!

 

12 hours ago, Hayley said:

That's really good! How many pages is IT in total? 

 

My copy has 1376 pages, it's the longest book I own. I love IT. I can't speak for Karen, I'm sure she'll be back and answer about her own copy :).

 

12 hours ago, Hayley said:

I've read 11 more pages of The Tiger Warrior and honestly nothing has happened apart from three characters having a conversation about history... most of it is repeated information (since we saw the historical period they're talking about in the first pages) and the voices are so similar I keep forgetting who's speaking. It's not looking good for this book!

 

That's not looking good! Shame :(.

 

Yesterday morning I finished Simone Kortsmit - Turntoppers 3: Gymroddels and I read Frank Cottrell Boyce (ill. Steven Lenton) - The Astounding Broccoli Boy which I finished just before dinner.

 

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1 hour ago, Athena said:

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it :). I've read The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, but I didn't know he has written some short stories too. I hope it's good!

It was really good! Completely different to what I expected but a great concept, very thought provoking.

 

It was 26 pages long so that's two short stories and a bit of The Tiger Warrior for 58 pages in total so far (I feel like it's been more though, the print in the penguin book is very small!)

 

1 hour ago, Athena said:

My copy has 1376 pages, it's the longest book I own. I love IT. I can't speak for Karen, I'm sure she'll be back and answer about her own copy :).

 

Oh wow, it's even bigger than I thought it was! 

 

1 hour ago, Athena said:

Yesterday morning I finished Simone Kortsmit - Turntoppers 3: Gymroddels and I read Frank Cottrell Boyce (ill. Steven Lenton) - The Astounding Broccoli Boy which I finished just before dinner.

 

 

The Astounding Broccoli Boy sounds like it was probably pretty funny, I hope you enjoyed both books :) 

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1 hour ago, Hayley said:

It was really good! Completely different to what I expected but a great concept, very thought provoking.

 

That sounds great!

 

1 hour ago, Hayley said:

The Astounding Broccoli Boy sounds like it was probably pretty funny, I hope you enjoyed both books :) 

 

Thanks, it was funny! I liked both books yes :).

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22 hours ago, Athena said:

 

 

My copy has 1376 pages, it's the longest book I own. I love IT. I can't speak for Karen, I'm sure she'll be back and answer about her own copy :).

 

 

 

My copy  of 'IT' is 1138 pages long. I managed to read 284 pages of the book this weekend, which isn't as many pages as I would have liked to have read, but I was really tired. It does mean that I'm 51% into the book though. Hopefully I'll finish this by the end of the week.

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34 minutes ago, karen.d said:

My copy  of 'IT' is 1138 pages long. I managed to read 284 pages of the book this weekend, which isn't as many pages as I would have liked to have read, but I was really tired. It does mean that I'm 51% into the book though. Hopefully I'll finish this by the end of the week.

 

My Dutch copy has 1158 pages, not sure why my English copy has so many pages then! It does have a bit larger than usual font. I'm glad you made some progress, even if it's not as much as you'd hoped, and that youare just over halfway into the book. I hope you can finish it by the end of the week, I look forward to read your review on it on your blog :).

 

I started Liesbeth Smith - Ik moet nog even kijken of ik kan, a Dutch non-fiction book about introverts. I read 33 pages in it yesterday. I had a lot of other things to do and since I'd been reading a lot the days before, I didn't want to read lots yesterday, I needed a bit of a break.

 

Overall I enjoyed the read-a-thon and it helped me get through some library loans :). The next read-a-thon is scheduled to take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September (Fri-Sat-Sun).

 

Thanks for reading with me, Hayley and Karen :friends3:!

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1 hour ago, Athena said:

 

My Dutch copy has 1158 pages, not sure why my English copy has so many pages then! It does have a bit larger than usual font. I'm glad you made some progress, even if it's not as much as you'd hoped, and that youare just over halfway into the book. I hope you can finish it by the end of the week, I look forward to read your review on it on your blog :).

 

I started Liesbeth Smith - Ik moet nog even kijken of ik kan, a Dutch non-fiction book about introverts. I read 33 pages in it yesterday. I had a lot of other things to do and since I'd been reading a lot the days before, I didn't want to read lots yesterday, I needed a bit of a break.

 

Overall I enjoyed the read-a-thon and it helped me get through some library loans :). The next read-a-thon is scheduled to take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September (Fri-Sat-Sun).

 

Thanks for reading with me, Hayley and Karen :friends3:!

Looking forward to the next read-a-thon!

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3 hours ago, karen.d said:

My copy  of 'IT' is 1138 pages long. I managed to read 284 pages of the book this weekend, which isn't as many pages as I would have liked to have read, but I was really tired. It does mean that I'm 51% into the book though. Hopefully I'll finish this by the end of the week.

I think 284 pages is great! 

 

2 hours ago, Athena said:

I started Liesbeth Smith - Ik moet nog even kijken of ik kan, a Dutch non-fiction book about introverts. I read 33 pages in it yesterday. I had a lot of other things to do and since I'd been reading a lot the days before, I didn't want to read lots yesterday, I needed a bit of a break.

 

Overall I enjoyed the read-a-thon and it helped me get through some library loans :). The next read-a-thon is scheduled to take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September (Fri-Sat-Sun).

 

Thanks for reading with me, Hayley and Karen :friends3:!

 

Glad it helped you get through your library loans! I enjoyed the read-a-thon too, although I didn't end up reading loads (another 21 pages of The Tiger Warrior yesterday), it helped me get out of the reading slump I was in by making me decide on something to read!

 

Looking forward to next month too :) 

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20 hours ago, karen.d said:

Looking forward to the next read-a-thon!

 

That's great to hear, me too!

 

18 hours ago, Hayley said:

Glad it helped you get through your library loans! I enjoyed the read-a-thon too, although I didn't end up reading loads (another 21 pages of The Tiger Warrior yesterday), it helped me get out of the reading slump I was in by making me decide on something to read!

 

That's really nice :)!

 

18 hours ago, Hayley said:

Looking forward to next month too :) 

 

I'm glad to hear that, me too!

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