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  1. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    I've just finished 'Sea Glass' and I really enjoyed it Athena. Here is my progress over the long weekend: Books Read- 'Sea Glass' by Anita Shreve Thursday : 116 Pages read Friday: 8 pages read Life got in the way this day Saturday: 43 Pages Sunday: 3 pages Monday: 111 Pages Total pages read: 281 pages I could have definitely read a lot more this weekend, but Friday hampered my page count, as I was busy.
  2. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    On the first (unofficial) day of the read-a-thon long weekend, I've read 113 pages of 'Sea Glass' by Anita Shreve. I'm really enjoying this book so far.
  3. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    Great! As I've got tomorrow off too, I may just start the read-a-thon early!
  4. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    If the next read-a-thon starts tomorrow, I'm in!! I've got quite a lot of books, so I'm looking forward to having some time to actually sit down and read them!
  5. I saw a production (not sure if it has the same actors as the one you are talking about) of this about 2 years in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and it was brilliant. The actors were amazing and the simplicity of the set design was very effective. I had never been to an open air theatre before that (definitely wouldn't have thought of going to one in the U.K!), but it was very good, even though during the 2nd half of the show the weather turned a bit chilly.
  6. Eclipse!

    Here it's raining and cloudy, so the only chance we got to see the eclipse was on the tv However, at one point it did grow darker and then a bit later, considerably lighter, so I would like to think that had something to do with the eclipse and not the awful weather.
  7. She couldn't say at first what woke her. The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore
  8. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    Which book are you reading? I'm juggling two books at one time, which is very unlike me!
  9. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    It's no good. I've tried and tried to read 'A Village Affair' by Joanna Trollope, but I've had to make it my first abandoned book of 2015. I found this unbearable!! Hopefully 'Sea Glass' by Anita Shreve will be better.
  10. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    I felt like the horror was enough, without having to add a sci-fi element to it at the end (i hope that isn't a spoiler!)
  11. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    I'll give that a go. Thanks Thanks Chrissy
  12. Poppyshake's Reading Year 2015

    Happy Reading in 2015!
  13. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    So I think I might be losing the book goal already as I haven't read anything since last weekend However I'm going to try and improve that over this week
  14. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    Thanks! I just found the ending to be a litle over the top also
  15. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    Well I've finished my first book of 2015! Well to be exactly a lot of 2014 too, but at least I've finished 'It' by Stephen King. In all, I was a little disappointed by how it ended. Also there were a few things that bothered me throughout, but generally, I thought this was a good book. I would say that 'The Stand' is a much better book though. Now I'm about to start 'A Village Affair' by Joanna Trollope. I've never read anything by Joanna Trollope, but a friend gave it to me to read, apparently it's a bit naughty. We'll see...
  16. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    opps! Yeah I think I might try and vary between long and short books. I think I'm going to have to find a short novel after reading 'It'!
  17. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    Thank you How did you manage to find titles with that month in them?! The stumbling point I'm finding already, is that I like to read long book (like the one I'm reading at the moment), so I might find that I'm going to struggle. Should I limit myself and ony read books with a certain amount of pages. Anyhow, I must remain positive about reaching my goal and continue reading! Thanks for the advice
  18. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    Here's how I got on during the first read-a-thon of 2015: 'It' by Stephen King Friday: 7% Saturday: 8% Sunday: 7% Total: 22% I'm not sure how much this translates to in actual pages read, but seeing as 'It' is a very long book, I don't think I did too bad! I'm continuing the read-a-thon for another two days, so that I can get this book finished.
  19. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    Thanks Julie! Good luck with any reading challenges this year! I've never done very well with reading challenges before, but let's see with this one. Thanks! Thanks! That might be a good idea for when my reading mojo is flagging!
  20. Frankie reads 2015

    Enjoy reading all of those books in 2015!
  21. Noll's 2015 Book Blog

    Have a good reading year! I might join you and read all of the Harry Potter books again this year
  22. Karen.d's Reading List 2015

    I don't normally do this, but I have set myself a book challenge on Goodreads to read 25 books this year. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'm going to give it a go. Has anyone else set themselves book challenges this year? Any tips on how I can reach my goal?
  23. Read-a-thon - (2013-2015)

    Yes I'm about 64% into 'It' so I should be able to finish this during the read-a-thon I hope.