Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 4 of Summer Lovin'! Participation Post and Updates

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Share a quote from your current read or tell us about a book that really pulled on your heart strings. What was it about that book/quote that made you cry?

Oh boy, this one is a bit tough for me. I am an emotional reader--I get sucked into books to where my poor husband sometimes has to say my name so many times before it registers that someone is actually speaking to me. LOL I live and breathe the characters as I am reading their stories, that those beautifully written words just meld their way into my psyche that I cannot help but release the emotion. Sometimes it is laughing, other times tears and occasionally groans of frustration. 

I remember vividly having tears flow down my face while reading Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. I had my fan girl moment with her (with a hug!) this past weekend and it probably is one of the biggest highlights of my career. This book is one of my defining moments in life and I cannot recommend it enough.


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Progress on My Goals:

Number of Books I Read Day 1: 1 and partial of a second
Total Number of Books I Read This Week: 1 1/4 books
 

Number of Books I Read Day 2: finished Just One Kiss
Total Number of Books I Have Read This Week: 2

I also visited many blogs today before and after work.

Number of Books I Read Day 3: finished Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe and started Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery. I am veering off track on the proposed titles but I will get to them tomorrow and through the weekend!
Total Number of Books I Have Read This Week: 3.5

  • Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe
  • Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery
 

I managed to get to visit some other participants today but that has by far been the hardest part for me thus far. I am cheering everyone on, whether I get to visit or not.

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Can you believe we are half way through Summer Lovin'? How is this read-a-thon going for you? What has been the best feature of Summer Lovin' so far?

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6 comments :

  1. Hi, I love Laurie Halse Anderson. Have you read her book Fever? I need to read the one you recommend asap. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the rest of the week. :) I have really enjoyed this week. Once again I am suprised about how big the blogosphere really is. I had not idea there were so many book lovers out here blogging until this week.

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    1. I have! I have read all of her books thus far. :) She is a favorite author of mine. I am so glad that you are enjoying this week--it is very rewarding to read this. The book blogging community is quite vast and you can make some great friends if you would like.

      Happy Reading!
      Stephanie
      aka one of the Pink Ladies!

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  2. I know! I can't believe we're halfway already(:
    Jackie

    http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-lovin-read-thon-day-4-tears-on.html

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    1. Time goes by quickly when you are having fun!

      Happy Reading!
      Stephanie
      aka one of the Pink Ladies!

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  3. What about Speak made you cry? Or will it be a spoiler already? That book is on my TBR list~

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    1. It would be a spoiler to say...there are several parts that did...once towards the midpoint of the book then again at the end. It is a fantastic book that really tears you apart but rebuilds you and leaves you with a sense of hope.

      Happy Reading!
      Stephanie
      aka one of the Pink Ladies!

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