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Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon – an Update

2 a bit days left of #SWUR and here’s where I’m at…

*Monster in My Closet (Monster Haven #1) by R.L. Naquin – Read Aug 4 (only to finish up the last 50 pages or so)

*Destiny’s Fire (Kythan Guardians #1) by Trisha Wolfe – Read Aug 6

*The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – I started this last week so I was on page 117 and today, I read about 90 pages.  I’m not expecting to finish this monster this week but am reading it slowly but surely 🙂

*Howards End by E.M. Forster – Read Aug 8

*The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden – Progress: 72% and totally enjoying the adult dystopian thriller…

*Promised (The Syrenka Series #1) by Amber Garr

*Chosen (The Chosen #1) by Denise Grover Swank – I don’t think I’ll get this far but I think I’m going quite well this readathon

How are you all going with your goals?

Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon

2 days into #SWUR and I’ve just managed to do my first post.  Not that it means I was reading that much, oh no… as always the case, the weekend usually proves to be too busy for a read.  Although I did get to read some…  Here’s my list for this readathon:

*Monster in My Closet (Monster Haven #1) by R.L. Naquin – Read Aug 4 (only to finish up the last 50 pages or so)

*Destiny’s Fire (Kythan Guardians #1) by Trisha Wolfe – Progress: 61%

*The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – I started this last week so I was on page 117 and today, I read about 90 pages.  I’m not expecting to finish this monster this week but am reading it slowly but surely 🙂

*Howards End by E.M. Forster

*The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden

*Promised (The Syrenka Series #1) by Amber Garr

*Chosen (The Chosen #1) by Denise Grover Swank – I don’t think I’ll get this far but… am just hoping…

Wacky Wednesday

Did I really naively believe that July will be a quieter month?  Uhh… yea, I did, D’OH!  It’s totally NOT working out for me :p  Let’s not fool ourselves though, it might be crazy but I’m pretty sure to be having a blast!

Speaking of having a blast, I have just attended my first ever Book Launch event at a local library,  supporting a local author, Yay Nicola Moriarty!

 

 Did you know that ‘Free-Falling’ wasn’t the original title?  Nicola also revealed that her second book is in its editing stage and gave us a bit of a spiel on what it’s about.

I’m happy to say that Nicola has agreed to an interview with little old me so keep an eye out, maybe she’d tell us a little bit more about her second novel… 😉  Maybeeee….

On another note, I’ve also met, at the same event, a GoodReads-er who lives a few blocks away from me!  She saw note in a GR group (I think that could’ve been my note) about the above event and decided to come along, what a small world!

Let’s have a look-see what I’ve got myself into this month!

*MS Read-A-Thon – It’s for a worthy cause so I’m really hoping we’ll make our goals!  Help us out by spreading the word, pretty please 🙂

*Random Reads @I’m Loving Books – again I’ve committed to 2 books even though I failed last month :p

*Page Count Contest @Reading Angel **NEW**

*Anna Karenina Read Along @Five Alarm Book Reviews – I’m pleased to say that I’m 14% through on the 4th day of the month and am actually enjoying it!

*Once Upon a Read-a-Thon @Candace’s Book Blog (start: 9th)

*I’ve also got to read about 3 books in the upcoming August blog tours!

And… another **NEW** which I hope will help me be up to date with my NetGalley reviews

*NetGalley Knock Down @Pretty Deadly Review – I’m going to commit to read the following galleys this month:

    

And you know what’s been playing in my head all day? Since I’m a bit wacky, it fits the bill LOL

MS Readathon

My friends and I are very pleased this year to be able to put our much beloved activity (reading) into some good use!  MS Readathon used to be an activity for children at school but no longer!!  Adults can now participate and help raise funds for MS Australia.  Without further ado, let me introduce you to the team…

hhhmm…not my best photo :p

Dear Friends,
Gracepoint Bookclub is joining MS Read-A-Thon this year to raise some much needed funds for MS Australia.  We couldn’t put our hobby to a better use!
We are Annie, Tien, Jacklyn, Jonathan, Anthony & Robyn.  We aimed to read 26 books altogether… (the list isn’t yet complete)

M – Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Annie)

U – Ulysses by James Joyce (Robyn)

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T – The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modessitt Jr (Anthony)

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P – Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings (Tien)

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E – Emma by Jane Austen (Robyn)

S – Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky(Annie)

C – Child 44 by Leo Demidov (Jacklyn)

L – Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland (Annie)

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O – On The Road by Jack Kerouac (Annie)

S – Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness (Tien)

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S – (The) Shack by W. Paul Young (Jacklyn)

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A – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -Read-a-long (Annie, Jackie, Robyn, & Tien)

D – Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Robyn)

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T – Truth by Peter Temple (Next Bookclub Read)

H – Hospital InPatient Waste Identification Tool (Robyn)

O – Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Tien)

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Our goal is to raise $1,300 which works out to be $50 per books.  It doesn’t mean that you have to sponsor $50, it’s just how we worked it out.  Any amount you’d wish to give (at your discretion) is much appreciated.  Please also help spread the word, either share via FB, Twitter, emails, etc, we appreciate your support for our ambitious goal!

Thank you for your sponsorship (in donating, sharing, & reading this note).

Lots of love,

Annie, Tien, Jacklyn, Jonathan, Anthony & Robyn

 To find out more about MS (Multiple Sclerosis), click here.

Did you know?

– The average age of diagnosis of MS is just 30 years
– Three times more women than men are affected by MS
– More than 21,000 people in Australia have MS
– Every school day four people are told they have MS
– There is no known cause or cure

You can donate securely online using your credit card by clicking on the link below.
Team Gracepoint Bookclub – Username : gracepointbc / Password : readathon
All information is secure and all donations will be sent electronically to MS Australia. A tax-deductible receipt will automatically be sent to your inbox once the donation is verified.

You can also support us by spreading the word!  Share on on your FB wall, tweet it, pinterest it, email it, reblog it…  We are most grateful for your taking the time in reading this, sharing this, and /or donating to MS Australia.  Every little bit help. 🙂

Thank you in advance for your support. It is greatly appreciated.