Reviewathon Wrap-Up (5/7/2012)

While I didn’t get to participate in the Reviewathon on Sunday thanks to work, I was able to get a ton of reviews written on Saturday. I was one review short of my final ultimate goal of seven reviews but I’m happy with the six I finished and the seven I did finally edit. By all standards, it was an impressively successful day for me. I honestly don’t think I’ve written that much in weeks and it felt really great to put words on paper which is something I’ve sadly been ignoring.

I was hoping to schedule a few of the reviews as well but having to go into the office made that plan a no go and with the schedule I’ve got ahead of me this week, that might not happen. If I manage to find an hour or two this week I may fit one or two in but I’m not that confident but I refuse to let the work I did this weekend go to waste so it will happen soon.

Thanks to Alita at Alita.Reads for thinking up this brainchild and hosting.

So final count:

Edited and done (but not scheduled) –

One Shot by Lee Child

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l’Engle

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, graphic novel part 1

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, graphic novel

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Reviews written –

The Invisible Man by HG Wells

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Gunslinger: Dark Tower Book 1 by Stephen King

All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson

The Gathering by Anne Enright

Review started –

The Watchers by Jon Steele

 

Reviewathon #2

Post #3 – 5.43 PM: Lunch break is now officially over. After a walk in the sun, lunch in the shade, the Caps/Rangers playoff game, and a nap, I’m reading to get back to it.

Earlier today I wrote reviews for:

The Invisible Man by HG Wells

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

I’ve got three books left!

Post #2 – 7.56 AM: I have finished editing 7 previously written reviews! So these books are reviewed but not yet scheduled:

One Shot by Lee Child

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey Graphic Novel, Part 1

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility Graphic Novel

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Oh, and I use the words torrid sex once. Awesome.

Post #1 – 6.38 AM: I’m awake early. A better description is that I’m vertical. Awake is another concept.

Awake or vertical, it’s reviewathon time. I’ve got 7 reviews to edit and 7 books to write reviews for which seems like a lot right now but I think that’s because it’s so early.

OK, getting started with previously editing reviews…

Reviewathon #1

Post #1 – 6.38 AM: I’m awake early. A better description is that I’m vertical. Awake is another concept.

Awake or vertical, it’s reviewathon time. I’ve got 7 reviews to edit and 7 books to write reviews for which seems like a lot right now but I think that’s because it’s so early.

OK, getting started with previously editing reviews…

 

Post #2 – 7.56 AM: I have finished editing 7 previously written reviews! So these books are reviewed but not yet scheduled:

One Shot by Lee Child

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey Graphic Novel, Part 1

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility Graphic Novel

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Oh, and I use the words torrid sex once. Awesome.

Reviewathon #3

I made it — eight reviews done. 🙂 This was such a good idea and I’m glad Alita decided to host. I’ve even signed up for the spring reviewathon.

Reviews finished:

The Stonehenge Legacy by Sam Christer

Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

Fiction Noir: Thirteen Stories edited by Rick Tannenbaum

The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

The Last Days of Henry VIII: Conspiracies, Treason at the Court of the Dying Tyrant by Robert Hutchinson

The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Did you participate? How many reviews did you get done?

Thanks again Alita!

Reviewathon #1

After a few false starts, I’m finally sitting down to start some reviews. Here’s what I’m hoping to get finished before end of day tomorrow:

The Stonehenge Legacy

Twilight of Avalon

The Last Days of Henry VIII

The Windup Girl

My Cousin Rachel

The Anatomy of Ghosts

The Pale Horseman

Fiction Noir: Thirteen Stories

Captain Nemo

The Magician King

Off now to write! Want more info, go here.

Reviewathon. It’s so on!

So, on Sunday I noted (Ok, you should probably call it what it was, slight peer pressure?!) that Alita at alita.reads should host a reviewathon which I am so in need of right now. And, the great book blogger she is, decided to host after all! 🙂

So, here’s the deal:

1 – Sign up here.

2 – During October 14 – 16, write and schedule as many reviews as you can. It’s not the entire time; no one should chain themselves to the desk, just when you can participate.

3 – Post updates and encourage others. Twitter hashtag #reviewathon if you’re into that. (Side note: I have a Twitter account and haven’t used it, meaning I’ve never tweeted. Maybe, just maybe, this will be my weekend…)

4 – Check back with Alita on the 17th for a wrap-up.

So, my goals.

Type up reviews for (I have notes on most of these so not as crazy as it looks.):

Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot

The Last Days of Henry VIII by Robert Hutchinson

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

Fiction Noir: Thirteen Stories, An Anthology edited by Rick Tannenbaum

Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

I also plan to schedule a number of reviews too.

So, go sign up.