It has been a busy, hot, family filled, wonderful summer so far this July. Not a lot has been planned, but family time together has been on an upward swing and I must admit, it has been wonderful. Below is the view from my back deck. Early in the morning, before anyone else is up, I enjoy the smell of coffee brewing, birds singing, warm breeze on my face, and a Kobo in my hand. In the evening, my wife will snuggle up to me, as we watch the sun set on another beautiful summer day, sipping on a glass of Sangria. Yes. Summer vacations are awesome.
So here is my mid event update for the High Summer Readathon so far....
I did manage to finish The Maze Runner, and the Scorch Trials. Both books were fantastic to read. We celebrated my reading completions, by watching the movies, based upon said books. The first one was a movie masterpiece that definitely gave the book its due. Well done movie, that stayed true to the characters and story line that made the series so popular.
The second movie installment took us on such a different story arc ,that it deviated from the book to the point that I didn't enjoy the movie as much at all. I expected a similar retelling of the story as in the first book, but it was far from that. I expect, if I had seen the movie first, and then read the book, it would have been fine, but having said that, I can't even say I was disappointed. The movie was well done, and took a road that the book didn't. The book however... was much better. We will see where the third book will take me. The Death Cure is up next after my current read.
My current read is from who I believe is a Canadian author named Graham Reed. This ARC was sent to me a week ago and it was love at first read. It is titled The Chairmans Toys and I can hardly wait to post the review for this one. I am totally intrigued and only a few pages in. This one will be fun.
Moving forward... in addition to partaking in the High Summer Readathon, there are two other readathons that I am interested in participating in during the month of July. The 24 in 48 and Dewey's. There's the 24in48 Readathon this weekend, July 21 and 22. Then there's the Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Summer Readathon starting Friday, July 27 at 7 pm CT and ending Saturday, July 28 at 7 pm CT. I have confirmation that my sister will be joining me from the good ol USofA on both readathons this time around, and my wife will be reading alongside me as well, although not participating in the thons, just moral support. There is still plenty of time to join in either of these readathons and even time to join in the High Summer Readathon. You'll be glad you did.
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Next step is to register for both readathons and get my TBR list and schedule together .. (I honestly love that part). Stay tuned for both and more reviews to come as soon as I have some spare time. :) Happy reading all!