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Mailbox Monday – June 8, 2009

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It’s Monday and time to share my mailbox with you!

bookofunholymischief The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark arrived direct from the author via Pump Up Your Book Promotion. The novel was published through Atria Books in December 2008. The story is set in 1498 and revolves around a street urchin named Luciano who witnesses a murder. The book jacket reads: ‘Luciano embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the truth. What he discovers will swing open the shutters of his mind, inflame his deepest desires, and leave an indelible mark on his soul.This book is gorgeous – the cover art is stunning (and you know what a sucker I am for beautiful cover art!). Watch the book trailer. To learn more about the book and Elle Newmark, visit the author’s website. I will be touring this book August 18th so come back then to read my review.

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Mystery Read-A-Thon: End of Event Summary

Many thanks to both Kathrine and Marleen for hosting this fun event. They were inspired by Dewey’s 24 hour Read-A-Thon, but this event was much more laid back – something that made it possible for me to participate right now!

My final stats for the event are:

TOTAL time spent reading: 9 hours

TOTAL number of pages read: 397

TOTAL time spent blogging: 3 hours

TOTAL TIME spent on Read-A-Thon: 12 hours

Number of books completed: 2/3rds of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (I read 1/3rd of this book before the Read-A-Thon started) – you can read my review here. I read 211 pages of Malice by Lisa Jackson (which has a total of 424 pages)

Some other questions Kathrine and Marleen asked us to answer:

How did the reading go for you?

This was a really fun event for me. I think mysteries and thrillers are very easy reading, even when I am tired. I never really struggled to keep going and probably could have read for longer had I started a little earlier in the day.

Did you have any major disruptions?

Well, I have an almost 5 month old puppy (you all know Raven by now!) and she was a pretty good disruption from time to time. But, luckily the rain cleared up by mid morning and she spent most of the day playing in the backyard while Kip worked on the woodshed. That gave me a big chunk of uninterrupted time in the middle of the day.

Would you join in for another read-a-thon later this year?

I would DEFINITELY participate in this event again later in the year. I have a ton of mystery/suspense/thriller books on my TBR pile and this is a great excuse to read them.

What else do you think about the read-a-thon?

I think it would have been even more fun if there were more participants. I liked, however, that it was dedicated mostly to reading and not a lot of other stuff going on. Also, that the goal was for 12 hours instead of 24 hours – for me, that was the difference in participating or not.

I would also like to thank those people who dropped in and cheered me on during the event:

Staci at Life in the Thumb

Teddy at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Molly at My Cozy Book Nook

Rhapsody In Books

Kathy at Bermudaonion’s Weblog

Gautami at Everything Distils Into Reading

Rhinoa at Rhinoa’s Ramblings

Nicole at Linus’s Blanket

Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts