Thursday, November 14, 2013
HoHoHo Read-a-thon Wrap Up
Well the HoHoHo Read-a-thon (or HO3 Rat- sorry Kimba) has come and gone. This read-a-thon was a lot of fun. It's only the third one I've done but this time I did some challenges and even hit a Twitter party. I set a goal of 3 books but unfortunately one was not out yet so I only read two. Yeah good planning there. :)
I was happy though with the two I got through, given that other things were going on and reading time was limited. I didn't visit as many blogs as I would have liked but I'll keep working on that. :) A big shout out to Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer at Bawdy Book Blog for hosting this- great job you guys! You made it a lot of fun.
Thanks to the "elves" who put up the challenges too- I wanted to do all of them but ran out of time. I did the word scramble challenge at Rainy Day Ramblings (tough!) and then I did the creative writing challenge at Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and More. You can read my entry here if you wish. It's a short little tale of a kitty's first Christmas and a strange visitor, and I had a lot of fun with it. And... I just saw this morning that I won! How about that? Thanks Melissa (and Truffles!).
Here's what I read.
The Bridge is a fairly short little read, perfect for a night in by the fire while the wind is blustering outside. It's a nice story about two people who are in love but things conspire to keep them apart, and what happens when they come back together seven years later. It's set against the backdrop of a beloved bookstore, where they spent many happy hours together in college, but which has now fallen on hard times. My review for The Bridge should be up in a day or so. Its not my usual style of read, I actually bought it last year (it looked cheery) but never read it, so this seemed like a good time. If you like inspirational fiction this might be your cup of tea.
A Fatal Waltz is a bit different- this is the third of the Lady Emily series and is a mystery set in London and Vienna. My review for A Fatal Waltz is here. Recommended for fans of the Lady Emily series and those who like historical fiction in general.