Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Readathon stack

Here are my books!
   Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly
   Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
   March by Geraldine Brooks
   Murder in the White House by Margeret Truman
   Death of a Glutton by M.C. Beaton
   ebooks on my Kindle(s): The Narrows by Michael Connelly
                 Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
                 Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
                 Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
                 Nancy's Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene

I had a difficult time narrowing my stack down to 10 books.  I'm a mood reader and like lots of options, but I'm not likely to finish more than a couple so don't want to get TOO carried away.  I usually focus on this stack for the Readathon and a few weeks afterwards.  In keeping with tradition, I have a Nancy Drew mystery for when my reading ability takes a nosedive due to fatigue 😵.  I also have a few of these on audio so I can take a walk or give my eyes a rest.  Now, to figure out meals and snacks 😋.  Good luck to all on their preparations!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dewey's Readathon!

Time to dust off the Readthon blog (it wasn't meant to JUST be a readathon blog, but oh well...) and start preparing for Dewey's Readathon April 29.  This will be my 12th Dewey's!  My first was in October, 2010, and I've only missed two since then. Will be back soon with the book stack!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Final results

Well, I didn't get as many hours in as I would have liked, but didn't do too badly:

Books read entirely: We Should All Be Feminists - 48 pgs

                                 What We Do Now - 211 pgs

Read partially: The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog - last 106 pgs

                        Moonglow - 110 pgs
                        Born to Run - 75 pgs
                        A Short History of Nearly Everything - 10 pgs

Total, pages: 560

          hours: 12 hr 20 min (6 hr 30 min reading, 5 hr 50 min audio)

Hour 43 Update

What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America

In progress:

At 10 hr 15 min right now.  Not bad, but had hoped to get closer to the 24! Should be able to get in a few more hours before the end.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hour 24 - Half-way point

Well, I don't have stellar results so far, but I'm hoping to do better tomorrow.  I'm sitting at around 4 hours audio and 1 1/2 hours reading.

Finished the last 106 pages of The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog
Finished We Should All Be Feminists
In progress:  Born to Run and What Do We Do Now?

Going to read a bit more before giving in to my progressive sleepiness!

Book Spine Poetry

Here's my poem (ok, maybe it's more of a statement), themed for today!

The best of the best
The women
Here comes trouble

Hour 13 Update

Well, it's pretty clear I'm not going to make the 24 hour goal, but that's ok. I'll just do the best I can and have fun!

So far, I'm at:

3 hr, 15 min  (audiobook - finished up The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog)

Off to read some printed pages now...

Intro Survey

  1. Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? Snowy Utah
  2. Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? No, first time.
  3. Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?  I'm not sure where I first heard about this - it could have just been an Internet search on "Readathon"!
  4. What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Hmmm, maybe a tie between Born to Run and Moonglow.
  5. Tell us something about yourself.  I have two grown daughters (one of whom lives in D.C and is marching today) and a hubby who planned his business travel to be away this weekend so I could read (just kidding, but it worked out nicely!)  As a huge sports fan, I will be checking in on tennis, basketball, and football, but with the sound turned off and an audiobook in my ear!
  6. Remind us where to find you online this weekend.  https://blogbysherryann.blogspot.com and listy @readerann

Friday, January 20, 2017

24in48 Reading Stack

Here they are! Three are already in progress, but I added more to have plenty of variety.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (an essay)
What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America - Ed. by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newbery winner - also on audio)
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (3/4 done - also on audio)
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen (also on audio)
Moonglow - Michael Chabon
James Madison: A Biography - Ralph Ketcham (in progress)
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson (in progress)
Cards on the Table - Agatha Christie (on Kindle - not pictured)

I have a few things to do on the weekend, but I'll read all I can. Official start time is in 1 hour 10 minutes, so I'll hope to get in an hour or two tonight before I have to sleep. Good luck, all!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

24 in 48 Readathon Coming Up!

Looks like I'll be able to participate in this Readathon for the first time! It's on January 21/22 and looks like a lot of fun (but how can a Readathon NOT be fun?!)  I seriously doubt I'll be able to make the 24 hours of reading, but I'll give it my best shot. Will be back with a book stack after some perusal and ponderance of my printed pages (hee hee - alliteration is my ally :)