Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

Well, the read-a-thon has come to an end.  I hope you all accomplished the goals you set out for yourselves.  Even if you didn't meet your goals (that's okay, too!), I hope above all else that you had fun.  I did not do so hot, but I'm happy with what I got read and I enjoyed the social aspect so much.  In my opinion, having no mini-challenges on the host blog really left us more time to read and interact with other bloggers.  What did you think?  Did you like focusing more on the reading this time?  Let me know in the comments.

We did have some awesome mini-challenges and prizes organized by the wonderful Erin at Oh, For the Hook of a Book.  I'd like to thank her for all her hard work and to also thank the authors for their generosity.  I'd also like to thank the most excellent Krista at Book Review Club for hosting the giveaway of MaryLynn Bast's book, No Remorse.  And thank you to MaryLynn for donating her book.  You guys really helped me out a lot and I really appreciate it!

Also, I must not forget the generous authors who donated prizes for the big read-a-thon giveaway.  A big shout out to Tiffane Messer, J.L. Murphey, and Melanie McDonald! Thank you so much.  You all rock!

So, my final stats are as follows:

Total Books Read: One complete book (Ghost Story), 1/4 of The Catcher in the Rye, 115 pages of Bleak House, and 10 pages of A Clash of Kings
Total Pages Read: 694 
Books Read Since Last Update: 1/3 of Ghost Story
Pages Read since last update:  334 

How did you do?  Place the link to your wrap-up post in the linky at the end of the post (or your final update from Facebook, etc.).  You have until Tuesday morning, 5/1, at 10am CST to complete your wrap-up in order to be eligible for the big giveaway.

I am now looking ahead to the second annual High Summer Read-a-Thon, which I will be hosting at The True Book Addict , probably around mid to late July.  I hope you all will consider joining me again.



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  1. Just posted my wrap-up post. Thanks for the great horror read-a-thon! And see you again at the High Summer Read-a-Thon. :)

  2. You did great!

    Not to brag myself ;) but I actually read a lot more than I planned, so now I'm taking a little break from reading or I'll read something light, like contemporary romance ;)

    And of course, I'm in for the next read-a-thon, as long as nothing comes up :)

    Thanks for hosting!!!

  3. I had a blast and I will definitely be joining you for the High Summer Readathon!

  4. Thanks for hosting the read-a-thon! It was fun!

  5. I meet my goal. It was somehow a wee bit harder this time but I think it was because it started right after Dewey's Read-a-Thon and I hadn't quite recovered from my 24 hour reading.

  6. I've linked up my wrap-up post! I did not expect there to be a mini-challenge every day. In my opinion, I was glad that there weren't any additional mini-challenges on your blog because that would have been too many! I was really happy when the authors decided to include Canada in the paperback giveaways, but then I was scrambling on the last day to complete all the challenges (but they were fun!).

    Thanks for making my first read-a-thon experience so fun, Michelle! And I'm definitely joining you in the summer for the next one!

  7. I didn't quite get to where I wanted either, but at least I did get to participate a little.
    Thanks for another great read-a-thon!

  8. I did better than I thought but missed all the mini-challenges :( I'll do better next year!

  9. I couldn't read or participate as much as I wished, but I enjoyed my half book :P

    Thanks for hosting! :)

  10. Thanks for hosting another read-a-thon, I'm getting quite addicted to them :)

    I'm looking forward to your summer one :D


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