Friday, April 3, 2020

Upcoming Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon - April 25th

In these tough times, it's so nice to have something to look forward to (other than life getting back to "normal" - that's going to take awhile). I'm determined to focus and concentrate and become totally absorbed in my books and the reading community for 24 hours!! Can't wait. Back with the stack when it gets a little closer...

Friday, March 20, 2020

StayHome24in48 - The Stack and Updates

I just barely got my stack together, even though the RAT began 20 minutes ago. Normally, I'm on top of it. Oh well, these aren't normal times. I'm hoping to get through one or two of these - not sure how many hours I'll get in or how well I'll be able to focus, but I'm going to give it a go! The top three are already in progress (Catch-22) is on my Kindle.

12-hour update: 2 hr 10 min, combination of reading and audio of Midnight's Children. Need to step it up!
24-hour update: 2 hr 18 min - Midnight's Children and Oval
36-hour update: 2 hr 21 min - Midnight's Children and Catch-22
48-hour update: 47 min (I got busy today.)

Final total: 7 hr 36 min - Didn't finish a book. Oh well.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

24in48 Social Distancing Readathon - March 21,22

I was thrilled to learn about this informal event. Keeping away from people, but still connecting with other readers. This is making the best of a bad situation, for sure. I'll start thinking about my stack!

https://24in48.com/

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

24in48 - Jan 18/20, 2020

This was an "unofficial" 24in48 that I just did with a small Goodreads group. It's all about reading and socializing with others readers, whether it be 10 or 2000! I'm posting here because it's fun to look back on all my reading events. 📚📚💓

Stats
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 403 pgs (finished)
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (graphic) - 153 pgs (finished)
Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer (audio) - first 223 pgs
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout - first 84 pgs

Total hours: 17 (11 hr 22 min reading, 5 hr 38 min audio)
Total pages: 863 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bout of Books 27 Updates

As usual, I'll be updating this one post during the week. Going for 1000 pages again! Wishing everyone many happy bookish hours.

Day One
Books finished/in progress:
   Shortest Way Home (in progress) by Pete Buttigieg - 20 pgs
   Golden State by Ben H. Winters (ToB) - 50 pgs (Mostly listening to this one)
Pages read today: 70

Day Two
   Shortest Way Home - 32 pgs
   Golden State - 55 pgs
Pages read today: 87

Day Three
   Shortest Way Home - 44 pgs
   Golden State - 85 pgs
Pages read today: 129

Day Four
   Shortest Way Home -33 pgs
   Golden State - 73 pgs
Pages read today: 106

Day Five
   Shortest Way Home - 33 pgs
   Golden State - 56 pgs (finished)
Pages read roday: 89

Day Six
   Shortest Way Home - 31 pgs
   Normal People by Sally Rooney - 134 pgs (audio)
Pages read today: 165

Day Seven
   Shortest Way Home - 19 pgs (finished)
   Normal People - 134 pgs (finished)
Paged read today: 153
Final total:  799 pages

I didn't reach my 1000-page goal, but at least finished 3 books. Hope everyone had fun!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Bout of Books 27

Count me in for reading as much as I possibly can next week! Bout of Books 27 is the perfect excuse. 📚💓 Here's the official blurb:

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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'll probably focus on the Tournament of Books shortlist.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hours 20-24

Since last update:

SLEPT

That was easy! I'm too old to stay up all night any more. I sure had fun the 20 hours I was awake, though. Can't wait for the next RAT!

Here is my final report (I had no books in progress - very unusual - so started the RAT fresh!):

The Haunting of Hill House (finished) - 246 pgs
In the Bedroom: Seven Stories (finished) - 148 pgs
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World (graphic - finished) - 175 pgs
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations (graphic) - 106 pgs
The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy - 55 pgs
The Mystery in the Hollow Oak - 20 pgs
The Woman Who Died a Lot (audio) - 66 pgs, 1 hr 37 min

816 pages, 11 hr 11 min 

I'm going for 13 hours next time!