Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Ends

It's been a good and productive three days! My original goal was to read five of the ten books, all folklore and mythology related, on my list, and by tonight I will have read seven (!!!) and started an eighth. I didn't know I could read that many books in three days! Here's the list (titles link to my reviews):

Beastly by Alex Flinn
Grendel by John Gardner
Golden by Cameron Dokey

Percival's Angel by Anne Eliot Crompton
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott

The Mabinogion
Sundiata by D.T. Niane
Reviews of these last two will be posted in the next day or two.

I also started The Jack Tales by Richard Chase.

Did you like the folklore and mythology theme? There's several other books I've reviewed over the past six months that fit into this category as well:
Millennial Mythmaking
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight trans. by Marie Borroff
Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
Beowulf trans. by Seamus Heaney
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson


  1. Hi Susanna! Wow you read a lot!!! You did a fantastic job! I see some book here I'm gonna add on my to read pile=)

    Happy Reading!

  2. An interesting group of books. Love that you read the Sundiata. Stop by if you get a chance.

  3. Wow Susanna,

    That's a whole lot of books. But I am sure having something interesting & riveting to read really helps speed up the reading process! :D Hope you had fun - the Read-a-Thon was a blast for me. Check out my final update here:

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon, too! It was my first one, but it was fun.

  5. new follower! [: ...found you through this readathon.

    Wish I got in as many books as you did, good job! [: Hope you enjoyed them.

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

  6. Thanks for following! I did enjoy the books, though some were better than others.

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  8. re-posting previous comment:
    It's so great that you were able to read so much! I was only able to finish two short books, it was my fault I didn't plan as well as I should have.

    I really like your theme idea; I love mythology.

  9. Good job on reading so many books. I love books about folklore, I'll have to stop back by and check out your reviews (and maybe add a few to my TBR list).