Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dewey's Readathon Time Again!

Looking forward to October 20! The Readathon is one of my favorite fall holidays (and it's absolutely a holiday for me - I do everything possible to plan around it and leave it free).

Photo of "the stack" is coming next week...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bout of Books 23 Updates

Already in progress at start of BoB: White Tears by Hari Kunzru (on pg. 52), Echo Park by Michael Connelly (pg. 54), Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery (pg. 17)

Day One
Books finished/in progress:
   Echo Park - 76 pgs
   White Tears - 18 pgs
   Rilla of Ingleside - 3 pgs
Pages read today: 97

Day Two
   Echo Park - 56 pgs
   White Tears - 82 pgs
   Rilla of Ingleside - 39 pgs
Pages read today:  177

Day Three
   Echo Park - 27 pgs
   Rilla of Ingleside - 43 pgs
Pages read today:  70

Day Four
   White Tears - 119 pages, Finished
   Rilla of Ingleside - 58 pgs
Pages read today:  177 (same as Day Two-quite a coincidence!)

Day Five
   Rilla of Ingleside - 58 pgs

Day Six
   Rilla of Ingleside - 59 pgs, Finished
   Echo Park - 7 pgs
Pages read today:  66

Day Seven
   Echo Park - 94 pgs

Final total:  739 pages, 2 books finished - Not bad considering I had a busy week, including a few days of travel. Looking forward to the next BoB, so I can go for that 1,000-page goal again. Hope everyone had fun!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Bout of Books 23

It's time for another reading event. Any excuse to drop everything and READ! Yay!!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Saturday, July 21, 2018

24in48 Progress Post

I'll keep all updates in this one post.

Hours 1-12 (One quarter through already!)

Not off to a stellar start, because I was just not able to stay up late last night. So far:

33 minutes of reading (Missing Joseph) and 1 hr 31 min audio (All the Little Liars)

Running total: 2 hr 4 min 

Hours 13-20
As usual, the time is going by too fast! Since last update:

3 hours of reading (Finished Missing Joseph and started Little Fires Everywhere)

Running total:  5 hours 4 min

Hours 21-24
Had a busy evening, so only listened to 32 minutes of audio (All the Little Liars). Hope to listen some more before getting some sleep.

Running total:  5 hr 34 min

Hours 25-36
Had to get some sleep, but am back at it today and hoping to add several more hours to my total.  Since last update:

45 min of reading (Little Fires Everywhere) and 2 hr 3 min audio (All the Little Liars)

Running total:  8 hr 19 min

Hours 37-43

3 hr 26 min reading (Finished Little Fires Everywhere) and 31 min audio (All the Little Liars)

Running total:  12 hr 16 min

Hours 44-48
30 min reading (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel) and 2 hr 38 min audio (Finished All the Little Liars)

Final Stats:  15 hours 24 minutes (8 hr 9 min reading, 7 hr 15 min audio), 657 pages

Missing Joseph - Last 66 pgs
Little Fires Everywhere - 336 pgs, Finished
All the Little Liars - 229 pgs, Finished
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel - 26 pgs

Friday, July 20, 2018

24in48 Stack

I've been so busy that I'm just now getting around to my stack, and I'll be starting 24in48 in just an hour and a half!  Without further ado, here it is:


Monsoon Diary by Shoba Narayan
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Acichie
The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris (also on audio)
White Tears by Hari Kunzru
not pictured:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Kindle)
                       My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier (Kindle and audio)
                       The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy (Kindle)

The top three are a shoutout to #Diversity. Obviously, I won't finish all these, but I like to have lots of variety and this will be my reading material for the next few (or several) weeks.  Can't wait to get started! I'm hoping to get in an hour or two before I have to sleep tonight. I'm starting at 10:00 p.m. MST to coordinate with the "official" time of midnight EST.

Monday, June 25, 2018

24in48 coming up

I'm just about to sign up for the next 24in48 on July 21/22! I will have a few other things to do that weekend, but I'll participate as much as possible. "The Stack" is forthcoming...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Bout of Books 22 Updates

I'll keep all my updates in this one post again. Maybe I can reach my 1000-page goal this time! I'm in western Europe this week, so will be using that time zone (EST + 6 hours).

Monday (Day One)
Books finished/in progress:
     Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson - 74 pgs
     Nemesis by Agatha Christie - 21 pgs
Pages read today:  95

Tuesday (Day Two)
Books finished/in progress;
     Just Mercy - 48 pgs, Finished
     Nemesis - 46 pgs
     The End of the Affair by Graham Greene - 68 pgs
     First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde  - 21 pgs
Pages read today: 183

Wednesday (Day Three)
Books finished/in progress:
     The End of the Affair - 80 pgs, Finished
     Nemesis - 124 pgs, Finished
     First Among Sequels - 19 pgs
     The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - 33 pgs
Pages read today: 256

Thursday (Day Four)
     First Among Sequels - 59 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 44 pgs
Pages read today: 103

Friday (Day Five)
     First Among Sequels - 119 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 49 pgs
Pages read today:  168

Saturday (Day Six)
     First Among Sequels - 65 pgs
     The Underground Railroad - 87 pgs
Pages read today:  152

Sunday (Day Seven)
     First Among Sequels - 112 pgs, Finished
     The Underground Railroad - 93 pgs, Finished
Pages read today:  205

Final total:  1162 pages

For the first time, I reached my 1000-page goal in Bout of Books! Hope everyone had a great week of reading!