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On 6/16/2021 at 1:17 PM, Hayley said:

Wow, you did well! I hope you enjoyed them all :)

 

I did, thank you :)!

 

On 6/18/2021 at 3:00 AM, Lau_Lou said:

thank you :) the vaccine went as well as can be. I ended up reading the last 3 chapters and finished The Chocolate Lovers' Club which I loved. I also read a couple of chapters of The Clash of Kings and 1 chapter of Emma. So overall good weekend. I did see my gran too which was great. Cannot wait to see her again. Wonderful woman she is! 

 

Yay!!

 

The next read-a-thon (can you believe it's already almost July?!) is scheduled (see the first post) for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Athena said:

 

The next read-a-thon (can you believe it's already almost July?!) is scheduled (see the first post) for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

 

 


I really can’t believe that it’s almost July! 
 

I should have a bit more reading time for this one so I’ll aim to read a good chunk of, if not finish, The Essex Serpent :) 

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On 6/28/2021 at 8:14 AM, Hayley said:

I really can’t believe that it’s almost July! 

 

Me either!

 

On 6/28/2021 at 8:14 AM, Hayley said:

I should have a bit more reading time for this one so I’ll aim to read a good chunk of, if not finish, The Essex Serpent :) 

 

I hope you enjoy it :)! Is there a lot of it left to read?


I've finished off most of my current reads (other than Inkdeath, which I'm reading with a friend and we read about 100 pages a week, but I've read most of this week's pages so I can read other things during the read-a-thon), and I hope that after feeling slumpy in June, that I'll be able to read some of the manga, graphic novels, graphic memoirs and/or illustrated children's books that are on my general TBR, that I feel in the mood for.

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I will be doing some extra reading this weekend. Have Friday off work as was a family wedding (cancelled) and then a family get together (cancelled) due to some having to self isolate so will take some time spent reading and will most likely prioritise A Clash Of Kings

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12 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

I will be doing some extra reading this weekend. Have Friday off work as was a family wedding (cancelled) and then a family get together (cancelled) due to some having to self isolate so will take some time spent reading and will most likely prioritise A Clash Of Kings

 

I'm sorry about the cancelled things, it's good though that people are choosing to self-isolate rather than risk anything. I hope you will have lots of fun with reading this weekend :). I enjoyed A Clash of Kings, I hope you do too! Happy reading :readingtwo:!

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18 hours ago, Athena said:

 

I hope you enjoy it :)! Is there a lot of it left to read?

Yes, about 300 pages I think!

 

18 hours ago, Athena said:

I've finished off most of my current reads (other than Inkdeath, which I'm reading with a friend and we read about 100 pages a week, but I've read most of this week's pages so I can read other things during the read-a-thon), and I hope that after feeling slumpy in June, that I'll be able to read some of the manga, graphic novels, graphic memoirs and/or illustrated children's books that are on my general TBR, that I feel in the mood for.

That sounds good, I hope you'll enjoy this read-a-thon then!

 

19 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

Have Friday off work as was a family wedding (cancelled) and then a family get together (cancelled) due to some having to self isolate so will take some time spent reading and will most likely prioritise A Clash Of Kings

I hope you'll enjoy some relaxing reading time instead and I hope that everyone in your family is okay!

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15 hours ago, Hayley said:

Yes, about 300 pages I think!

 

Sounds great, I hope you enjoy it :)!

 

15 hours ago, Hayley said:

That sounds good, I hope you'll enjoy this read-a-thon then!

 

Thank you :)! I hope you do too! And you as well, Lau Lou! :)

 

 

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On 02/07/2021 at 6:58 AM, Athena said:

Sounds great, I hope you enjoy it :)!

 

Thank you! I am enjoying it so far. I've had a lot of unexpected delays today (like, I went to get a washing line, which should have taken about 5 minutes, but the card machines went down, the guy at the front of the queue had no cash to pay which caused great confusion and then when I got out someone had parked in a way that blocked me in!) so feeling less confident about getting close to finishing the book, but I still think I'll read a good chunk!

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15 hours ago, Hayley said:

Thank you! I am enjoying it so far. I've had a lot of unexpected delays today (like, I went to get a washing line, which should have taken about 5 minutes, but the card machines went down, the guy at the front of the queue had no cash to pay which caused great confusion and then when I got out someone had parked in a way that blocked me in!) so feeling less confident about getting close to finishing the book, but I still think I'll read a good chunk!

 

Oh no, that sounds like a hassle! I hope you were able to some reading after all that.

 

I started reading an illustrated Dutch children's book, Het geheime weekboek van groep 8 by Jacques Vriens (ill. Annet Schaap) on Thursday, but it looks like I forgot to write down how many pages I read on Thursday vs. Friday. I finished it on Friday and I think I was over halfway through it at the beginning of Friday (115 pages total in the book, it was good). I then read Een vriendin met vuisten by Mirjam Oldenhave (ill by Yvonne Jagtenberg) (88 pages, good). Next I read Persepolis (omnibus of 1& 2) by Marjane Satrapi (amazing). On Saturday I started Maus by Art Spiegelman (The Complete Maus, is the edition I have, it has 1 & 2 in it), I read 227 pages. So today, Sunday, I start on page 228 of Maus. I hope to finish it today, and after that I'll see what I feel like reading if there is enough time/energy etc today.

 

@Lau_Lou How is A Clash of Kings?

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Trying to finish D E Stevenson’s Music in the Hills - 95% read. Haven’t read much this weekend, but enjoyable when I have. :)

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My family are okay thank you, Hayley :) they had a message from the app saying someone had tested positive from where they had been. Sorry to hear about the other day. Glad to hear you managed to read some of your book :)

 

I am really enjoying Clash Of Kings, thank you Athena :) to be honest I am glad I started it very soon after the first book because I think I would have lost a lot of what was going on with all the POV and characters. I honestly think it will be one of my favourite books of the year and quite possible a series as a whole. If it stays as good as it is now🤞

 

I read 3 chapters of the book as well as 2 of Emma too. Which I am also liking. 

 

Very glad you have enjoyed the book you are reading, Marie H :)

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18 hours ago, Marie H said:

Trying to finish D E Stevenson’s Music in the Hills - 95% read. Haven’t read much this weekend, but enjoyable when I have. :)

 

I'm glad you are enjoying it :). Almost finished!

 

9 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

My family are okay thank you, Hayley :) they had a message from the app saying someone had tested positive from where they had been. Sorry to hear about the other day. Glad to hear you managed to read some of your book :)

 

I am glad your family are okay!

 

9 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

I am really enjoying Clash Of Kings, thank you Athena :) to be honest I am glad I started it very soon after the first book because I think I would have lost a lot of what was going on with all the POV and characters. I honestly think it will be one of my favourite books of the year and quite possible a series as a whole. If it stays as good as it is now🤞

 

I read 3 chapters of the book as well as 2 of Emma too. Which I am also liking.

 

I'm glad you're really liking Clash of Kings so far :)! And also Emma :).

 

Yesterday I finished Maus (read page 228-296) and I also read a graphic memoir that was in Dutch translated from Danish, Deserteur by Halfdan Pisket (Desertør in the original language), in English that would translate to 'Deserter' but I'm not sure if it has been translated (104 pages).

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On 04/07/2021 at 8:22 AM, Athena said:

Oh no, that sounds like a hassle! I hope you were able to some reading after all that.

I did, thank you :) I put my pyjamas on early and read in the evening for ages :lol:.

 

I'm glad you got to read so many books, and especially that you thought one was amazing!

 

On 04/07/2021 at 8:22 AM, Athena said:

it looks like I forgot to write down how many pages I read on Thursday vs. Friday

I totally forgot to check what page number I started on too, so I can't be specific, but I know I read quite a few chapters! Happy with the progress anyway and still really enjoying the book!

 

On 04/07/2021 at 1:31 PM, Marie H said:

Trying to finish D E Stevenson’s Music in the Hills - 95% read. Haven’t read much this weekend, but enjoyable when I have. :)

So close to finishing! Glad you're enjoying it too :) 

 

17 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

My family are okay thank you, Hayley :) they had a message from the app saying someone had tested positive from where they had been.

That's good to hear! 

 

17 hours ago, Lau_Lou said:

I honestly think it will be one of my favourite books of the year and quite possible a series as a whole. If it stays as good as it is now🤞

Oh wow, I hope it does stay as good then!

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