Saturday, 4 August 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon

I am signing up for the Summer Wrap Up Readathon Hosted by Jennifer at Some Like It Paranormal and Jude at In Between which take place from August 4th-August 12th. It will provide some motivation to finish up some of my reading.

My goals/ Show your TBR
I am planning to read at least some of the following

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Smiley's people by John Le Carre´
Rites of Passage by William Golding
An unsuitable job for a woman by P D James
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim.
Hypothermia by Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Rewrite the Synopsis- Challenge

Rewrite the Synopsis is hosted by Misa @ Skyway Avenue

I wrote the synopsis of the first book I finished for the Readathon. It is When Red is Black by Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen of Shangai police is on a two-week vacation to do a lucrative translation project for his friend. When former Red guard and University Professor Yin is found dead, Inspector Yu takes charge. Yin is found dead in her one room home in a traditional Chinese house where many different families have rooms with common kitchen and courtyard. The front and back of the house is overlooked by many including a shrimp woman and a foodstall. They have not noticed a stranger get out of the house. It looks like an inside job. It looks like one of her many disgruntled neighbours have murdered her, have they? But that doesn't limit the suspects. There at least 100 people living in the house. Is there a political motivation for this murder? More than who or why, it is the how that seems important? How did the murderer get away?

Day 1, Saturday: 83 pages Completed When Red is Black by Qiu Xiaolong- Interesting Read
Day 2, Sunday: 50 pages The Great Impersonation by Oppenhiem- Great Start
Day 3, Monday: 50 pages Rites of Passage by William Golding-Slow Start
Day 4, Tuesday: 290 pages completed The Great Impersonation by Oppenhiem-A great mystery-loved it
Day 5, Wednesday:20 Pages Hypothermia-cold-
Day 6, Thursday: 32 Pages Hypothermia-Colder
Day 7, Friday: 50 pages Slice of Murder-Funny
Day 8, Saturday: 30 pages Hypothermia-Getting creepy
Day 9, Sunday: 100 pages of Hypothermia-Chilling
Total Pages Read: 705
Total Books Read: Finished 2 books. Half way through another and started two others.

Reading in Summer Photo Album

During the Readathon I am at my sister's place. I do most of my reading in bed before sleep, sometimes outside on the garden deck and sometimes in my sister's DIY built Summerhouse. Here are the pictures!


Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Ohh Hypothermia sounds interesting! I hate being cold so that books is giving me the chills already lol
Thanks so much for joining us! Happy reading and good luck on your goals.

srivalli said...

Thanks for hostingthis readathon! It is geeat fun participating!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Great pictures! You have a lovely backyard!
Thanks so much for participating!

My Wrap-Up Photo Album

Ellie said...

What a beautiful summer house! I'd love to have a DIY tiny house like that one day, it looks so warm and comfy! Congrats on a great read-a-thon - I didn't get as much read as I'd hoped but I've had a lot of fun anyway!

Disincentive said...

Arr you read really a lot <3

Here is my post!