Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fairy Tale Readathon Updates


DAY ONE (October 17)

Beginning the readathon: Tonight (night of Oct 16-17), I am starting Sisters Red. I don't really want to stay up late tonight to finish it, since I have to be awake for the rest of the week, but I am going to try to make a dent. I expect my best reading days will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

4pm: I just finished Sisters Red, which was a great read and a perfect start to this readathon. I am very excited to read Sweetly, but next I am going to start on an old favorite - Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. I loved Sun and Moon last time I read it (links to my review from way back in 2010), and I am looking forward to diving back into this beautiful retelling.

Later: I just finished Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow in the wee hours of the night tonight (and I am falling asleep as write this). It was lovely and beautiful, just as I had remembered. Tomorrow I won't have much time for reading, but I am going to begin A Tale Dark and Grimm and see how far I get. Dark and Grimm is one of the shorter books I'm reading this week, so I might be able to finish it in one night, but if not, I will at least have begun it. I know very little about Dark and Grimm, other than it's a retelling and in a narrative style I think I will love.

DAY TWO (October 18)

Today was a great day, but I got literally zero reading done. I was at school from 8am until 9:30pm, and when I got home, I had enough energy to eat dinner, do my homework, write this update, and fall into bed. Tomorrow I will have more time to read.

Well, maybe I can read just one chapter... or three.

DAY THREE (October 19)

I finished A Tale Dark and Grimm, which was great, but it was also a surprisingly packed evening, with very little time for reading. Tomorrow I will try to save more time for this readathon. However, despite the fact that the last two nights I haven't had much time to read, I am really enjoying this readathon. I can't wait for the next three days.

DAY FOUR (October 20)

I spent today not reading much - yet again. I finished the first half of Sweetly, but put it aside to hang out with my brother. What can I say? Family trumps even readathoning.

DAY FIVE (October 21)

Today I finally got back into the reading mood and not only finished Sweetly (which was excellent) but also started In A Glass Grimmly, which wasn't on my original readathon TBR, but when I finished A Tale Dark and Grimm, I had to run out and immediately buy the next volume.

Tomorrow is the last day of the readathon! Good luck, everyone!

DAY SIX (October 22)

I finished In A Glass Grimmly late last night, and I really liked it. I enjoyed the narrator's comments even more in the second book, although I preferred the story of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Today I would like to begin the Sisters Grimm books I have set aside. I don't know if I will have time to finish even the first book, since I won't be able to stay up all night (or at least, I shouldn't stay up all night). Nevertheless, I am excited to race to the finish line.


Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Sisters red is a good book! Happy reading :D

My fairytale-read-a-thon.

Pica said...

Thanks, Mel. I am really enjoying it so far. Happy readathoning to you too.

Blogging Profits Unleashed said...

I love Sun and Moon too and it is one of my favorite fairy tales. Happy readathoning! :)

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I really want to read Sun and Moon. I love A tale dark and Grimm. It's original and the writing-style is great. Happy reading!

Fairytale read-a-thon @thedailyprophecy.

Pica said...

I loved Sun and Moon and I would totally recommend it. And after staying up way too late yesterday to read the beginning of A Tale Dark and Grimm, I can happily say that I am totally enjoying that one too. It's so much fun, and I love the narrator's near-constant commentary. I can't wait to finish it tonight.

Aleksandra said...

I enjoyed a lot Sun & Moon, Ice & Snow when I read it maybe around couple of years ago :) I'm actually reading now another retelling of this fairy tale Ice by Sarah Beth Durst.

And I read A Tale Dark & Grimm, too, for the read-a-thon, such a great book :)

Happy reading!

Pica said...

I have wanted to read Sarah Beth Durst's books for such a long time, but haven't yet had the chance to pick them up. Her books sound so good!


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