Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-thon: T plus 12

Title of books completed:
American Born Chinese, Peter Pan, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Title of book still working on: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Pages read since last update:
*Peter Pan p. 123
*Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress p. 136
Total: 259
Running total of pages read since you started:
*American Born Chinese p. 233 (complete)
*Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress p. 192 (complete)
*Peter Pan p. 276 (complete)
Total: 701

Money Raised for charity: $ 70.10
Who I am *trying* to keep track of:
Ti from Book Chatter and other Stuff
Vasilly at 1330v
Trish from Trish's Reading Nook
Claire from Kiss a Cloud
Chris from Stuff as Dreams Are Made On
Joanne from The Book Zombie
Jennifer from The Literate Housewife
Megan from Medieval Bookworm
Laura from Reading Reflections
Violet from Violet Crush
I heart Monster

Next I am going to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick! It looks so good. I have been trying o keep my hands off of it without a ton of luck. I love charcoal drawings :)

I need to go get some food now. And yes, I have busted out the chocolate and black licorice now. It is so hard to be inside right now when the sun is shining, keep in mind that I live in Oregon where the sun shines twice year.


Chris said...

Look at all that charity money!! That's awesome :D

Trish said...

YOU are a superhero!! :) And I love black licorice also--glad to find another person on this planet who does too.

Gavin said...

Great job, Bethany. Hope you mlike "Hugo"!

Diane said...

Awesome job, Bethany! Take a walk and enjoy the sunshine and feel refreshed for more reading!

katrina said...

The Hugo Cabret pictures are gorgeous, I have had it here to read for ages but still not got around to it.
I have used it at school though - a fantastic way to get non-readers interested in a book

Anonymous said...

Hugo Cabret is a great and fast read!Keep it up!


Laura said...

I hope you are able to read outside and enjoy that sunshine! I'm not so much a fan of black licorice, but I love chocolate!

bermudaonion said...

The best part is the money you're raising for charity. You rock!

Elizabeth said...

You are doing AMAZING!! I'm not reading this year - just cheering - it's my first time to participate, so I thought I'd start out slow. But now I've been cheering for 4 hours, and it's been fun! Maybe next time...

But anyway - keep it up!!

Dar said...

You're doing awesome but then you always do-you did last year too. You must have great focus. Wow on the amount you've raised for charity already. I'll be donating whether I read as much as I should have either way. Anyhow, keep it up!

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Alyce said...

I hope you enjoy Hugo Cabret as much as I did!

Kailana said...

You are doing a great job! I love Hugo Cabret. I read it back when it first came out, so it's been a while! Maybe I should reread...

Anonymous said...

That's great! Keep having fun :)

Joanne said...

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine! We had a beautiful sunny day here too, it was nice to feel the sun after such a long winter. Have fun with Hugo and enjoy your licorice :)

Love that Peter Pan cover, so pretty.

I Heart Monster said...

Check you out!! Great job :o)

Lightheaded said...

Great books out there! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Bethany! You have been reading some great-sounding books, too! Happy reading. :)

Wendy said...

Wow, you're doing really well! And I love how much money you've raised for your charity ... woo hoo!

Erotic Horizon said...

The cover on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, is wonderful.

Hope that's a good read for you..