Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 2016 Readathon: It's a Wrap!

It's officially know when you finish a good book and for a few days life seems just a little pointless? That's how I feel right now. (Lucky for me the feeling will go away very soon know...more books...) So here is my official wrap up post for my second 24 hour readathon.

Official Stats:
Pages Read: 1469
Books Completed: 5
Books partially completed: 3

Books Completed:
The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
This was the first book I started with at 5am on Saturday morning. I read it straight through and was finished in about 3 hours. This book is geared for younger readers (though not super young) and I really really liked. Not super intense or un-put-down-able but just a sweet story about a girl who learns about her heritage and the history of her ancestral estate from the ghosts that live there. Definitely a good curled up in bed on a Saturday morning kind of book. Also, this book was on my October readathon stack and I never got around to it so I started off the day feeling extra accomplished. 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo
This was a reread for me, but I just love this book, both the writing and the illustrations. Such a bittersweet story about learning to love...yes it's about a toy rabbit...yes I still sleep with a teddy bear...shut up...

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
I love The Guild. I love Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. I love Felicia Day because, basically, I am her. Homeschooled? Check. Grew up playing video games in the 80s? Check. Got a music degree? Check. Forever the awkward one? Check. Became an internet star and started my own   Seriously though, funny book! You should read it!

The Guild by Felicia Day
Of course what better way to follow up her memoir than by reading her graphic novel!

Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
Confession: I left this book sitting the bathroom and would just read a few pages when I was in there. Conclusion: This is a GREAT bathroom book, pretty sure I need to buy a copy to keep in there permanently. 

Unfinished Books:
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchet
Less than 100 pages to go in this one, which, fyi, was also on my October readathon stack. No, I've never read Pratchett before. Yes, I'm a horrible person...

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Do I really need a reason to reread this book? It's Little House on the Prairie people!!! I got about halfway through this book and it was such a great one to read a chapter or two of in between other things, just plain refreshing.

Unshelved by Bill Barnes
Not really a graphic novel, just a comic strip in book form. A comic strip set in a library of course!

Todays goals:
Finish my 3 unfinished books as well as People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (I was reading this one before the readathon, just took a break from it yesterday) and Lumberjanes Vol 1! After that...well...I have a stack of 8 library books that are due on Tuesday so we'll see how many of those I can get through...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 2016 Readathon Update #3


We have made it through 16 hours and we have read, and read, went to the bathroom, read some more, grabbed a snack, and just kept on reading. 

I have completed 3 books, am almost finished with two more, and about halfway through another two. All combined these total 1175 pages!!!

Keep on keeping on, 8 hours to go!!!

April 2016 Readathon Update #2

Hey all! So I just counted up my pages again and I am at 900. No kidding! Exactly 900, what are the odds? I have not completed any more books since my last post but am continuing to make my way through:

Little House on the Prarie
The Color of Magic
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) 
Texts from Jane Eyre

(Those last two are making my laugh out loud! Just fyi)

April 2016 Readathon Update #1

Hello all you readers out there! We are 5 hours into our 24 hour readathon and I hope you are all enjoying your books and, of course, snacks!

I have just completed my second book this morning so I though I'd do a quick update. 

So far I have read The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo for a total of 477 pages! Woohoo we're off to a good start! I'll do a more thorough recap and review after this is all over but for now it's back to the books!

PS I have also been reading Texts from Jane Eyre whenever I'm in the bathroom...the problem is that it's quite funny and I find myself spending more time in there than necessary!

Saturday, April 16, 2016


I'm ElizabethAnne and I love to read. That's probably obvious since I titled my blog ElizabethAnne Reads. But I just want to make sure we're clear from the beginning. This blog is about books, the written word, the beauty of the ink on the page and the way it can spark your imagination. And what better way to start a new blog by participating in a 24 hour readathon. Next Saturday, April 23rd, I will be participating in my second readathon. (Here's the link if you are interested in joining me: ) Basically the idea is that you set aside 24 hours to read as much as you possibly can and interact with other book addicts around the world via twitter, facebook, goodreads, and various blogs. It's pretty much the best kind of party ever. So I'll be here, kicking off this blog in style, posting updates throughout the day, letting you know what I'm reading, snacking on, thinking, and all kinds of other fun tidbits! I hope you'll be here to join me in between your own reading sessions. 

Just to whet your curiosity, here's a picture of the books I have chosen for the readathon. No, I won't be reading all of them, but these are the ones I will be selecting from. 

Unshelved - Bill Barnes
Lumberjanes - Noelle Stevenson 
The Guild - Felicia Day
Little House on the Prarie - Laura Ingalls Wilder 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin 
Time Was Soft There - Jeremy Mercer 
Bayou Magic - Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Thin Woman - Dorothy Cannell 
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Thad Carhart
The Sherwood Ring - Elizabeth Marie Pope
Texts From Jane Eyre - Mallory Ortberg 
The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde 
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate Dicamillo

The Moor - Laurie R. King 
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery 
The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton
Animal Farm - George Orwell

Not pictured (because it doesn't come out until Tuesday):
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) - Felicia Day