Saturday, January 20, 2018

24in48 is coming up!

I'm excited for 24in48 next weekend! As of right now, I don't have ANYTHING else scheduled, so am hoping to actually get closer to the 24 hours.

I'll be working on getting my stack together this week. I'm currently reading 1493 and Tell the Wolves I'm Home, and am hoping to finish them before the weekend so I can start fresh.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bout of Books 21 - Updates

I'll keep all my updates in this one post. My BOB goal is always to read 1000 pages, although this time a more realistic goal might be half that. Wishing many happy reading hours to all this week and in 2018!

Monday (Day 1)
Books finished/in progress:
     Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks - Last 144 pgs (Finished)
     A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev - 10 pgs
Pages read today:  154

Challenge: 2018 reading goals
My plans for the year are to read at least 100 books, including 20 from the 1001 list, 40 added to my TBR before 1/1/17, 20 nonfiction, 20 from series I follow, and 10 first books from new-to-me series (books allowed to fulfill more than one category).  Lofty goals, but I do enjoy a challenge :)

Tuesday (Day 2)
Books finished/in progress:
     A Bollywood Affair - 50 pgs

Wednesday (Day 3)
Books finished/in progress:
     A Bollywood Affair - 50 pgs
     1493 - 36 pgs
Pages read today:  86

Thursday (Day 4)
Books finished/in progress:
     A Bollywood Affair - 36 pgs

Friday (Day 5)
Books finished/in progress:
     A Bollywood Affair - 74 pgs

Saturday (Day 6)
Books finished/in progress:
     A Bollywood Affair - Last 69 pgs (Finished)
     1493 - 34 pgs
     Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt - 15 pgs
Pages read today:  118

Sunday (Day 7)
Books finished/in progress:
     1493 - 33 pgs
     Tell the Wolves I'm Home - 19 pgs
Pages read today:  52
Final total:  570 pages

I didn't do too badly, considering I had a lot of other stuff going on this week.  Maybe NEXT time I can get to 1000 pages (that's always my goal).  I enjoyed "Uncommon Type" (is there anything Tom Hanks can't do?) but did not like "A Bollywood Affair" (I need a little believability with my chick lit).  Hope everyone had a great week of reading!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bout of Books 21

Well, I have a busy week and company arriving on Thursday, but what can I say? Can't resist a Read-a-Thon and will just participate however much I'm able. Here's the official 'blurb':

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Fell asleep at hour 21. I usually get up for the last hour, but not this time. Age?
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! This One Summer, Drama, I am Jazz, Nightlights, and part of Y is for Yesterday, Midnight in Austenland, and The Sign of the Twisted Candle
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I've never focused on graphic novels before, but it worked well for me this time.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?  Can't think of anything. It's already SO rad!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?  MOST likely.  I may have a conflict in April, but I could probably help prep.

Hours 20-24

Well, I didn't make it back for the last hour like I usually do - guess the lack of sleep the night before caught up to me.  I had an impressive number of pages (for me) this time, due to a couple of graphic novels :)  Hours were not so good, as I usually get 10-12 in.

Final totals
   Pages:  852

   Hours: 5 hr 45 min reading, 1 hr 45 min audio
                     Total:  7 hr 30 min

As always, SO much fun.  Can't wait until the next one!  Per the usual, thank you to my RAT buddy Laura@pleasepardontheinterruption.  Can't imagine doing one of these without you!

Hours 15-19

Since last update:

   Drama - 233 pgs, Finished (graphic)
   I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings - Finished (children)
   Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez - 53 pgs, Finished (children)

Am going to try to last another hour or so, then sleep for a bit and hopefully get up for the last hour. That seems to be my normal pattern.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

#Readathonbuddy photo challenge

Here's my adorable puppy (almost 14!)  She has just given up on me and gone to bed.

I read the graphic novel Drama by Raina Telgemeier over the last hour and enjoyed it very much.