A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon 2015: What Did I Read?

3 Feb

Winter's Respite Readathon 2015

I joined Michelle at Seasons of Reading and many friends for A Winter’s Respite Read-a-thon. I did get some reading done, mostly on the weekends. I’m usually snatching a chapter here and there, so it was nice to have a good reason to put aside my other “to-do’s” and just stay put and read.  I said to myself, “I could do that {laundry, writing, other work}, but hey, I’M ON A READ-A-THON; I think I’ll just sit here…” Among those I planned to read, I finished two books (one a monumental story of a family’s cultural education and transformation in the Congo, the other a historical romance of a French seamstress at the court of Imperial Russia):

  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. To Dream of Snow by Rosalind Laker

And I started two others:

  1. Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen

I also started The Grip of God by Rebecca Hazell, the first book in her trilogy called “The Tiger and the Dove.”  I won this book in Michelle’s High Summer Read-a-thon in July–it’s about time for me to get into this dramatic historical novel set in Eastern Europe and Asia during the 13th century. I am especially interested in the way the clash of spiritual traditions seems to play a key role in the story.

The Grip of God cover

Since more snow and ice seems to be on the way every few days here for a while, more reading time may be in the forecast!  I’m grateful for this Read-a-thon and the camaraderie of delightful book-lovers; check out Seasons of Reading to see what seasonal reading events are coming up.

 

 

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3 Responses to “A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon 2015: What Did I Read?”

  1. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea February 3, 2015 at 1:21 am #

    Well Done, Lucy! just ‘sitting there’ accomplishments to show for your trouble 🙂
    and of course snow and ice are always good reasons 😉

    stay safe if there’s more on the way!

  2. JaneGS February 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    Sounds like a full plate of wonderful reading. I can’t wait to read Poisonwood Bible myself. I am about to start Rilla of Ingleside myself–part of the Back to the Classics challenge list, a reread for me, though I only read it once and >40 years ago.

    Hope the blizzards haven’t been too harsh in your area.

  3. thetruebookaddict February 4, 2015 at 12:33 am #

    You certainly had the right mindset for the read-a-thon. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for joining me again. And for being my sole chattee the other night. It’s always great to chat with you. 🙂

    I’m thinking of hosting another one of my Sit Down and Write writing challenges in March. Stay tuned!

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