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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Last Reads of 2012 Read-a-Thon: Wrap-up Post #LR2012

This is my Wrap-up Post for the Last Reads of 2012 Read-a-thon.

8 books completed
2 more books started but not finished

I exceeded my reading goals! I wanted to finish these two books:

(Deadly Angels, Book #2)
by Sandra Hill

(Ashes Trilogy, Book #1)
by Kassy Tayler

And I had hoped to start on these ones:

(Undead, Book #1)
by Kirsty McKay

by Richard Paul Evans

I actually finished Kiss of Surrender, Ashes of Twilight, and A Winter Dream. Instead of picking up Undead, I decided that I didn't get enough of Christmas yet and went with a Christmas cozy mystery:

Holiday Grind
(Coffeehouse Mysteries, Book #8)
by Cleo Coyle

And another audiobook:

Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
(Agatha Raisin, Book #2)
by M.C. Beaton

Plus some novellas:

Blood Awakening
(Blood Burden, Book #0.5)
by Wenona Hulsey

I read this one to my kids:

by Gregory Maguire

I started this audiobook but didn't finish it:

(Christmas Books, Book #1)
by Charles Dickens

In addition to writing reviews for each of the ones above that I finished, I also got caught up on a bunch more book reviews:

  1. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1)  
  2. Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite de Angeli
  3. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  4. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds  
  5. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight(Adventures in Colonial America)
  6. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof
  7. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne 
  8. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby
  9. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney
  10. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  11. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
  12. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz  
  13. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series) 
  14. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)
  15. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  16. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  17. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon

Total pages read: 646 pages
Total minutes listened: 20 hrs, 44 mins

Thanks again to Jen, Patrick, and Eileen for hosting!


  1. Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us!

  2. Oh - I see you listened to a couple of books I am interested in. I hope to get one or two from Audiobook Jukebox so I can't read your reviews yet. :-) Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, Martha! I hope you enjoy the ones from Audiobook Jukebox!


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