Sunday, July 10, 2011

It’s Summer Mini-Readathon Day

So, today is the day. Sarah at Sarah Says hosts Summer Mini-Readathon.

As it often happens to me, I was not sure how much I would be able to participate up until the last minute, even though I signed up pretty early. However, a friend cancelled our meeting (*makes sad, disappointed face*), but that’s what the books are for, to make us feel better, right. So, on the good side, I can do a lot of reading.

I decided to do the Mini-Readathon between noon and midnight European Central Summer Time - CEST (that is 6. a.m. to 6. p.m US EST, if my calculation is correct). I chose this time, because I had things to do in the morning (going to Church being one of them) and I don’t have to get up early tomorrow.

My book pile at hand: 

It Must be Love by Rachel Gibson
Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night  (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries #5) by L. J Smith

I decided to just add updates as they come to this post. I will, however, put up separate posts for mini-challenges. 

And since it is 4 p.m. here, this starting post already needs updates.


  • Time: 4 p.m. CEST (10 a m. US EST)
  • Books read: 1 – It Must be Love by Rachel Gibson (276 pages), Slovene translation, 
  • Reading time: 2 hrs 15 min
  • Break time:  50 min for lunch & washing up, 45 min and still running for doing this post, posting….


  •  Time: 8 p.m. CEST (2 p m. US EST)
  • Books read since the last update: I'm on page 80 of Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole
  • Reading time: 1 hrs 40 min
  •  Total number of pages read so far: 355
  •  Total reading time so far: 3 hrs 55 min


  •  Time: 12 p.m. CEST (6 p m. US EST)
  • Books read since the last update: I'm on page 184 of Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole
  • Reading time: 2 hrs 5 min


  •  Books read: 1 and a half
  • Total number of pages read : 460
  • Total reading time: 6 hrs 


I had a blast doing this. I felt a little tired and sleepy towards the end, but otherwise it was great, especially knowing other people are reading at the same time as me. I would have probably read more if I started with the second book and then read the first but it really doesn't matter. I did quite a lot of reading - it does not happen often that I read one and a half book in a day. Of course I will be reading the remaining books on the pile (see above) in the next days (or better said - weeks). Overall, this was a fun experience. 


  1. Yayyy!! :-) Northanger Abbey is a really good Austen novel. I don't know why so many people just kind of ignore it.

  2. You did great! I was only able to read as much because almost all of the books I had were rather "quick, not deep" reads, so with those I tend to read a lot faster. Northanger Abbey is one that I have set for reading in August for the Classic Bribe Challenge and also to tick off another of the 1000 Books You Must Read Before You Die list! :)


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