48 Hour Book Challenge final stats
Since my last update, I finished Kelley Armstrong’s The Calling (Darkness Rising, book 2), which was…very like the first book in the series, and also very second-book-in-a-series. Even as I read The Calling, I realized that nothing much was happening (just like book 1!). Yet, I kept reading and reading. These are the only two books by Armstrong that I’ve read, so I can’t speak about all her books. But there’s just something effortlessly and compulsively readable about this series, at least, that the lack of story doesn’t really bother me.
I also read Dark Eyes by William Richter. This one had a lot of story, but it’s not as readable as The Calling. Hey, and I just realized they’re both about teenage girls who were adopted and big birth parent secrets. Anyway, the violence in Dark Eyes means the book won’t be for everyone and I struggled to care about Wally’s quest to find her birth mother at times. I put the book down a couple of times to finish up the two reviews (to be posted later) I started writing yesterday, as well as to work on a couple of things that’ll be posted this week, but did ultimately finish Dark Eyes.
Then I hit the proverbial wall before my 48 hours were up, so I don’t think I’m completely over my YA slump yet. But this weekend has gone a long way in revitalizing me as a reader—I finished as many YA novels in two days as I read in all of May, and I’m much more excited about catching up on YA fiction than I have been over the past several months.
Books completed: 7 (1 adult, 1 middle grade, 5 YA)
Unfinished books: 2 (both YA, but still a very good ratio of finished/unfinished books for me)
Total reading/blogging time: 19 hours 24 minutes, so I surpassed my goal
Donation to Reading is Fundamental: $50.00 (rounded the 19:24 up to 20 hours, threw in a bonus for books completed, which I rounded up to 10)