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1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 13
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? More mini-challenges perhaps?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I loved being able to inter-act with the contests and that, to keep you motivated.
5. How many books did you read? 9, but only a chapter each of 8 non-fiction ones.
6. What were the names of the books you read? Daughter of the Forest, The Lawmen, Getting the Word Right, How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Page after Page, Chapter by Chapter, The Breakout Novelist, Wallflowers Can Dance, and How to Write a YA Novel.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Daughter of the Forest–it was haunting.
8. Which did you enjoy least? Getting the Words Right–a necessary evil though as a tool to help with my writing.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely. Reader, perhaps cheerleader.

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I’m on page 286 of Daughter.

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Finished my non-fiction chaps of How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Writing & Selling the YA Novel, Chapter by Chapter, Page after Page, and The Breakout Novelist. I’m off to supper and then will return to reading Daughter.

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I’m still on 199 for Daughter, but I’ve read a chapter of Getting the Word Right, The Lawmen, and When Wallflowers Dance. Keeping on with the non-fiction for now. Have added a new one, Page by Page by Heather Sellers to the mix as well.

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I am 199 pages into Daughter of the Forest. I am switching now to the non-fiction books to get my chaps in for the weekend. I will be running an errand this afternoon, so not sure if I’ll return in a couple hours for the next update but I will get back to reading afterwards as soon as I can. I am really liking Daughter. It involves a woman’s gift to be one with the animals in the forest and a dangerous grizzly bear bent on the destruction of the same woman and the village she has been kidnapped to.

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I’m on page 120 of Daughter of the Forest.

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First up for the Read-a-thon was supposed to be a western, Longarm and the Shoshone Silver by Tabor Evans but I’ve somehow misplaced it, so I’m going to be starting off with another oldie on my shelves, Vella Munn’s Daughter of the Forest. It was published in 1995 and comes in at 410 pages. On reserve, I have Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay(one I’ve been looking forward to for a while, so squee!!)published in 2010 and at 398 pages. Then there’s Ellen Hopkin’s crank published in 2004 and at a whopping 537 pages. I’m not sure I’ll get through all of these today, or any but I’m going to try my best barring phone calls, errands, etc. I will attempt to update every couple hours as to where I am(what page I’m on etc.). I will also be reading some non-fiction books: Theodore Rees A. Cheney’s On Getting the Words Right, Frederick S. Calhoun’s The Lawmen, Angela Thomas’ When Wallflower’s Dance, Joyce Meyer’s How to Succeed at Being Yourself, K.L. Going’s Writing and Selling the YA Novel, Heather Seller’s Chapter After Chapter, and finally, Donald Maas’ The Breakout Novelist. All of which, I read a chapter in every weekend per day.

Here’s the blurb for Daughter of the Forest:

The forests of the Pacific Northwest are lands of mists and rain, of towering trees and salmon-choked rivers. Where forest approaches sea, there live the Tillamook and the Nisqually, two tribes tied to each other by hatred.

Madsaw, war chief of the Tillamook, kidnaps Twana, step-daughter of the Nisqually shaman. Though their people are enemies, and to love a slave violates tribal law, Madsaw finds comfort and desire in his captive’s arms.

Each lover’s heart conceals a secret. Madsaw hides his grief and anger over the murder of his first wife. Twan’s burden is far heavier: her spirit touches those of the forest’s creatures, from the gentle deer to the powerful, half-mad grizzly bear who stalks the Tillamook village–and everyone who knows of her power hates and fears her.

United by a love stronger than any fear, Twana and Madsaw are determined to find peace and happiness, no matter what perils they must face.

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