Sunday, October 14, 2012

End of Event Meme



Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Eighteen  The later it got the harder it got for me to concentrate.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything by Nancy Atherton or Mary Jane Clark
Nancy Atherton rights charming mysteries with eccentric, quirky characters.  MJC rights mysteries revolving about a huge news team.  (She also writes another series about a wedding cake decorater but I haven't read those yet.)

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Post some easier challenges that take less time for the people who want to read but also want to take part.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Just about everything.  The hosts for the hourly updates were wonderful!  I really enjoyed it.  For myself I like taking a pic with my phone every hour to have it to look back on.  I also love doing this with my husband and best friend.

How many books did you read?
I finished two and read from two others as well.

What were the names of the books you read?
Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - Finished
Sabine's Notebook by Nick Pantock - Started and Finished
Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - Started and got a good ways into.
Lily Dale: Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub - Started and read the prologue and a tiny bit of the first chapter.

Which book did you enjoy most?
Do You Promise Not To Tell? and Aunt Dimity and The Duke

Which did you enjoy least?
I liked them all.

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Pace yourself, give yourself time to enjoy others blogs and make personal comments that show you have read at least some of their RAT posts.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Most definitely!  I look forward to the RATs all year!  I will be reading and cheering.

End of Hour Twenty One




This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 12 pages

I read for 15 minutes

Total pages read: 265

Total minutes read: 484

Books Finished: 2

I read in the bathtub and on the bed.  I desperately wanted to read more as this book is so good but I was too tired.

End of Hour Twenty


I am heading to a bath and bed.  I may read a bit more but not much and will update any I read tomorrow.  Good Night All!

End of Hour Nineteen


I spent the hour cheering and I made an awesome goal.  I made it through all the readers on my cheer team!  That was a total of 46 different blogs or twitter feeds.  If the person was reading and I was able to comment on their blog/twitter account I did.  Woohoo!


The Muzz

End of Hour Eighteen



This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 8 pages

I read for 41 minutes

Total pages read: 253

Total minutes read: 469

Books Finished: 2

Not sure how much I really read this hour as I went and got in my jammies, had a snack, ect.  I am slowing way down....

Onion Dip with Ruffles

End of Hour Seventeen


More cheering this hour.  I made it to 8 blogs this time.  I am definitely having trouble concentrating but may try a snack to see if that helps.

The Shoe Shot



End of Hour Sixteen



This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 8 pages

I read for 14 minutes

Total pages read: 245

Total minutes read: 428

Books Finished: 2

Lots of distractions this hour as the kiddos were getting restless, wanting their dinner.  I am getting sleepy as well.  Gotta get awake!

The Trio

Saturday, October 13, 2012

End of Hour Fifteen


I was cheering this hour and made it to 14 blogs.  I love seeing what other people are reading.

Yum!

Mid-Event Survey



1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
Yep, and my shoulder is hurting.

2) What have you finished reading?
Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark
Sabine's Notebook by Nick Pantock

3) What is your favorite read so far?
Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark

4) What about your favorite snacks?
Combos and Reeses Pieces

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I am just starting to do some serious cheering now.  But I did find Recreation Reading highly amusing.

End of Hour Fourteen



This hour I read:

Lily Dale: Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub - 8 pages

I read for 14 minutes

Total pages read: 237

Total minutes read: 393

Books Finished: 2

Had to make a stop at Sonic on the way home from dinner to get a Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and get some caffeine.





End of Hour Thirteen



This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 23 pages

I read for 53 minutes

Total pages read: 229

Total minutes read: 379

Books Finished: 2

End of Hour Twelve



This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 4 pages

I read for 10 minutes

Total pages read: 206

Total minutes read: 326

Books Finished: 2

End of Hour Eleven



This hour I read:

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - 23 pages

I read for 39 minutes

Total pages read: 202

Total minutes read: 316

Books Finished: 2

Nancy and I started reading our chosen book to read together this hour.  So far it's pretty good.  This next hour we're heading to Panera for dinner but as it's our usual reading spot on Friday nights we'll be getting some reading done!

Aunt Dimity

End of Hour Ten



This hour I read:

Sabine's Notebook by Nick Pantock - 44 pages - Finished It!

I read for 36 minutes

Total pages read: 202

Total minutes read: 277

Books Finished: 2

I started and finished Sabine's Notebook this hour.  I read the first in this series a few years ago.  They are so odd, full of art and handwritten letters.  Definitely unique.

Inside of Sabine's Notebook

End of Hour Nine


No reading this hour....drove home from Starbucks, made lunch and ate and did a little book housekeeping (Marking as read, ect.)

End of Hour Eight



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 41 pages - Finished It!

I read for 54 minutes

Total pages read: 158

Total minutes read: 241

Books Finished: 1

I was totally off on who the bad guy was (though I did guess one of the lesser bad guys.)  A good read.

Finished!

End of Hour Seven



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 7 pages

I read for 12 minutes

Total pages read: 117

Total minutes read: 187

And the internet went down at our house.  Boo!  So off to Starbucks we go.

Starbucks and a Good Book

End of Hour Six



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 21 pages

I read for 28 minutes

Total pages read: 110

Total minutes read: 175

I got so tired this hour and had to take a wee little nap.

My Cat Pillow

End of Hour Five



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 18 pages

I read for 36 minutes

Total pages read: 89

Total minutes read: 147

Snack time!  Combos and Reeses Pieces.

Andie & My Book

End of Hour Four



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 20 pages

I read for 36 minutes

Total pages read: 111

Total minutes read: 71

Had a slight distraction by Miss Muzzy this last hour which I took advantage of to change out of my jammies into real clothes.  It's gonna be a hot one here today.  So much for Fall!   A little over 80 pages to go in this book and still no idea who the bad guy is.  Love it!

Reading Reading Reading

End of Hour Three


This hour I ate breakfast and did some cheering.  I commented on 15 different readers blogs.  Not a bad hours work.

Nilla guards my books while I cheer.

End of Hour Two



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 20 pages

I read 31 minutes

Total pages read: 51

Total minutes read: 75

I did a bit of Facebook housekeeping this hour (Have to keep my cafe going! LOL).  This book is really good.  I keep changing my mind about who I think the bad guy is.  Honestly at this point (just a little over a hundred pages to go) I have no idea who it is!

Rollo & Grafton


End of Hour One



This hour I read:

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - 31 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 31

Total minutes read: 44

I am going to add some pics again this time...not sure if I'll be doing one every hour but we'll see....




Introduction Meme



1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Woodlands, TX

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton & Lily Dale : Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Onion Dip with Ruffles

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I spent yesterday shopping for books at a local used book stores book sale & then scrapbooking - two of my favorite things.

I'll be reading with my husband, my best friend and all our kiddos (cats) - all my favorite reading partners.

I'm slightly behind on my reading goal for the year so this is a great chance to get back on track.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my 10th read-a-thon.  Usually I read and then do the introductory meme after the firt hour so already I am switching things up!  Last read-a-thon my mom had just been diagnosed with breast cancner the week before and we went out to meet her for lunch the day of the read-a-thon.  The chemo is done, the surgery is done and my mom is in the midst of recovery and we'll be staying in for lunch this time.  Let the reading begin!

Getting read for the Read-a-Thon & My Read-a-Thon Pile


The next read-a-thon is tomorrow, October 13!  Life has been pretty busy so this is the first I have had time to post about it (I just got home now from a day of book buying and a scrapbook crop).  This will be the 10th Read-a-Thon Richard and I have taken part in.  I can't wait!


The books I have picked out to read from are....



Furthur Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes - I was actually reading this at the time of the last read-a-thon.  It usually stays in my girls room and I read it to them.  I have less than a hundred pages to go in it.

Do You Promise Not To Tell? by Mary Jane Clark - I'm currently reading this one, almost half way through.

Lily Dale: Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub - I read the first of these earlier this year and loved it.  I really had to search to find this and can't wait to read it.

Aunt Dimity and The Duke by Nancy Atherton - Nancy and I will be reading this one together!

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot - It's on my list to read this year.

Sabine's Notebook by Nick Pantock - I read the first in this series a few years ago.  It was unusual and interesting and not a long read so perfect for the read-a-thon.


I'm also cheering for four hours for team Sweetarts.  Look for me to be cheering you on as you read too!


I'm off to bed now to get some sleep before it's time to start reading.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

September Reads


In September I read five books.



I read.....

3rd Degree by James Patterson - 4 stars - I really love this series.  I am emotionally attached to all the characters and love the storylines.  This was quick paced, emotional and a great mystery. This was a great entry in the series.

Matched by Ally Condie - 5 stars - Wow! I absolutely loved this book. It drew me in and I just couldn't stop reading. I loved the characters and appreciated that they all felt real to me. I was reading with tears in my eyes at points and gasping in surprise at others. Drama, revolution, mystery and romance...they were all here. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

101 Things To Do Before You Turn 40 by Kristin McCracken - 3 stars - This was the perfect book to have in the car. Some of the suggestions were pretty dumb in my opinion but it was light and interesting.

The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming by Jennie Nash - 5 stars - A touching, well written book that made me laugh and cry.  This was a very personal book for me as my mom was diagnosed with an almost identical diagnoses in April.  I happened upon this book just weeks before my mom was due for surgery.  It moved me and prepared me for her surgery in ways no talk with a doctor ever could.  For that I'll always be grateful.

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen - 4 stars - I got to see Tess Gerritsen speak this month and get her latest Rizzoli and Isles book.  She signed both that and my copy of The Surgeon.  She was fun, interesting and one of the best authors I have had the privlege of hearing speak.  This book was so creepy but was also really well written and had some interesting twists and turns. I love when their are plot points I don't see coming. Tess Gerritsen manages to scare me once again and make me like it!



Tuesday, September 04, 2012

August Reads


In August I read three books.



I read.....

Virgin River by Robyn Carr - 5 stars - I have had this book for a few years and hadn't gotten around to reading it.  I am so glad I did!  It was such a good book! I loved all the characters and can't wait to read more about them. It made me want to move to the mountains and live away from a city. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Awakening (Lily Dale #1) by Wendy Corsi Staub - 5 stars - Fun! This one kept me guessing and it was well told. I really enjoyed it. I really wished I had the second one in the series as I could have just kept reading.  This was the first book I have read by this author. I have quite a few of her adult books and now can't wait to get to those.

3rd Degree by James Patterson - 4 stars - I just love this series so much.  The women are strong and smart and it's just enjoyable.  This one was sad but also quick paced, emotional and a great mystery.


I also tried to read The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and gave up on it.  I read the first chapter and just didn't like it.  I skimmed through the book a bit and feel safe in saying it's just not my kind of book.

I am happy to say I am definitely back in a reading mood and am loving the books I am reading now!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

July Reads

In July I read 2 books.



I read.....

Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton - 4 stars - A fabulous book! I loved all the characters and the mystery kept me guessing. A perfect example of why I love this series.  A really enjoyable read.

Aunt Dimity Snowbound by Nancy Atherton - 3 stars - A wonderful mystery with some colorful characters added. Reading about being snowed in while I'm trying to survive a Texas summer was strange. This book was sad in parts but also hopeful and funny. "Where there was love, let their be love still."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

June Reads

In June I read 4 books.




I read...

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - 5 stars - Charlaine Harris is back in form!  The last few Sookie books have been so so.  This one rocked!  All the intrigue and emotion were back and I was hooked.  One of the best books I have read by CH in a long time.  I can't believe there is only one book left.  

The Dead and The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer - 4 stars - I did not like this one as much as the first in the series but it was still a very good book. Part of that might be because it was a male protagonist in this one who admittedly made me a bit crazy at times but it was also a much darker book. There are a few scenes from this book that I fear will haunt be forever.

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer - 4 stars - Depressing...interesting but really sad.  The third in the series and they just keep getting darker.

Aunt Dimity Detective by Nancy Atherton - 4 stars - A perfect example of why I love this series so much. It was funny, sweet, intriguing and just plain enjoyable.  A nice change of pace after the darker books I have been reading.  



Tuesday, June 05, 2012

May Reads


In May I read 3 books.



I read...


Secrets Volume 6 by MaryJanice Davidson & Others - 2 stars - I actually only read the short story by MJD.  It was the very first story in the Betsy series so I had to read it but it just wasn't my style.  Glad I read it though so I have the back story on some of the characters.

Secrets Volume 8 by Mary Janice Davidson & Others - 2 stars - Again, I only read the MJD story.  I much prefer her supernatural stories to her romance.

What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando - 5 stars - Wow, I loved this book! Having never read this author before I had no idea what I was in for. I'm so glad I gave her a try. It was so good mostly because for me it was so realistic. The friendships and the relationships really rang true to me. So often how I feel about a book depends on whats going on in my life and this is definitely true here.  There is a moment where two friends reconcile in this book and it brought tears to my eyes.  I have been going through some rough things right now and am so blessed that aside from my wonderful husband I have an amazing best friend who is always there for me.  I could just feel myself in that moment when I was reading it.  I would love to read more books by this author.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

April Reads

In April I read four books.



I read....

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer - 5 stars - I loved this book.  It was exciting, nerve wracking and heart breaking.  I did not want it to end.  I cannot wait to read the next in the series.

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo - 4 stars - I adore Beth Pattillo.  Her words just feel like they wrap me in a warm, fluffy blanket.  I just loved 2/3 of this book, the last 1/3 didn't seem as strong.  But over all I loved it.

The Most Important Thing I Know by Lorne Adrian - 3 stars - An interesting collection of quotes on success from different people.  There were a few that really grabbed me and made me think which I love.  I read this during the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.

The Chick and the Dead by Casey Daniels - 3 stars - Light and funny.  This was so much better than the first in the series.  There was definite growth seen in Pepper, the main character and I like that.  Doing what she does (seeing the dead and helping them with unfinished business) it makes sense she would learn to be less self involved.  I definitey liked her a lot more in this book than I did in the first.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring into Horror Wrap Up

Well I didn't get as much read as I hoped but this week (like this month) was insane.  I finally finished the one book (The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels) I was reading last night, (sadly after the deadline) around one in the morning.  I will say I focused more one book because of this read-a-thon and it was fun.  I would definitely do it again, just need life to be a little calmer next time!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon Update

Still moving along on The Chick and The Dead.  Of course this week is crazy and I have had no where near the time to read I would like.  But I'm reading and getting through the book (which is so much better than the first!) and considering the week I am having that is an accomplishment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon Update & Mini Challenge

So I am chugging right along on the read-a-thon.  HOOK of a BOOK is hosting a mini challenge and asked us to discuss a book we were reading and why.  I'm reading The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels.  This is the second in the series.  I read the first two years ago and honestly it started out as just OK.  Then right near the end the author surprised me and threw a curve ball I didn't see coming.  So I thought maybe I would read some more...but not too soon.  Then last year a good reader friend of mine mentioned this series and how she thought I would like it.  So since I hate to quit on a series I have started and since I really wanted something I little lighter than the current Faye Kellerman mystery I was reading I picked the second book in the series up. So far it's world better than the first.  I have a lot more hope for the rest of the series.  Happy Reading!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon Starting Post





Well after just finishing the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon I am starting another!  This time a much more layed back one.  I have a week to read as much as I can including at least one scary book.  As luck would have it I am already reading a paranormal book, The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels.  So I'll be keeping up the reading on this book and hopefully moving onto even more books.  Let the reading continue!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon



Read one book that's horror, mystery, thriller, paranormal and the rest of the time read whatever you like!

All our books




All the books Richard, Nancy and myself read (some finished, some not).  I hate seeing a read-a-thon end.  Can't wait for the next one!

End of Event Meme


Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Seventeen

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo (especially if you are a Jane Austen fan)
The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
This was not a normal read-a-thon for me as this last week and other things that are going on in my life really threw everything off.  A change of scenery really helped.  Going out to eat and read at the same time works well for me.  This read-a-thon we met my mom for lunch so didn't read then but did at dinner and it worked well.  Also Starbucks trips are a must.

How many books did you read?
Finished one, Read from a total of three

What were the names of the books you read?
The Most Important Thing I Know by Mult Authors
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels

Which book did you enjoy most?
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

Which did you enjoy least?
All were good

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Maybe split the alphabet up a bit more.  I cheered for quite awhile and never made it through my list.  I know my husband and best friend didn't get much cheering on their blogs so maybe if each cheerleader had a smaller list to handle more people would get support.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Definitely!  I'll be here reading and cheering.

End of Hour Nineteen


This hour I read:

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 10 pages

I read for 24 minutes

Total pages read: 248

Total minutes read: 438

Books Finished - 1

And that is gonna do it for me.  I finished one more chapter and that's going to have to be it.

Clara says goodnight....


And Grafton does too

End of Hour Eighteen


This hour I read:

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 8 pages

I read for 23 minutes

Total pages read: 238

Total minutes read: 414

Rollo says it's getting late...not sure if I will be reading anymore or not....this past week has really caught up with me.


End of Hour Seventeen


The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 2 pages

I read for 10 minutes

Total pages read: 230

Total minutes read: 391

Books Finished - 1

Slowing down and not much reading getting done...

For some reason Nancy and I took a pic of our feet on our first read-a-thon together and have taken one every since.  So here is this RAT's foot pic!


End of Hour Sixteen

Another hour cheering.  I got to visit 15 more readers.  I love seeing all the readers out there!

Gotta get some caffeine in me (Sweet Tea) as I am gonna try to read some this hour...


Saturday, April 21, 2012

End of Hour Fifteen

No reading this hour.  I was busy cheering on other readers.  I cheered for 10 different readers.

I even managed to cheer with Muzzy on my chest!  (But I'm blaming any typos on her.)


End of Hour Fourteen


This hour I read:

1The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 15 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 228

Total minutes read: 381

Books Finished - 1

Had some yummy pizza and still got some reading done.  Yae!



End of Hour Thirteen


This hour I read:

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 4 pages

I read for 9 minutes

Total pages read: 213

Total minutes read: 337

Books Finished - 1

Most of this hour was spent making a stop and getting settled in at the restaurant.



MidEvent Survey


1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
Not tired, though I am looking forward to a change of scenery.

2) What have you finished reading?
The Most Important Thing I Know

3) What is your favorite read so far?
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

4) What about your favorite snacks?
Animal Crackers

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
Book Drunkard http://virginiebarbeau.wordpress.com/

End of Hour Twelve


This hour I read:

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 15 pages

I read for 43 minutes

Total pages read: 209

Total minutes read: 328

Books Finished - 1

Major distractions this hour from the cats.  Heading out to grab some dinner in just a few once I do the MidEvent Survey.




End of Hour Eleven


This hour I read:

The Most Important Thing I Know - 29 pages - Finished it!

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo - 10 pages

I read for 38 minutes

Total pages read: 194

Total minutes read: 285

Books Finished - 1

I finished The Most Important Thing I Know and it was quite interesting.  Some quotes were really meaningful, some not so much.  I started The Dashwood Sisters Tell All which I have really been looking forward to.  I finished the first chapter and I love it already.

One of the quotes I liked...


End of Hour Ten


This hour I read:

The Most Important Thing I Know - 62 pages

I read for 42 minutes

Total pages read: 156

Total minutes read: 247

I switched things up this hour and read a different book.  This one is full of world leaders, company owners, athletes and others words on excellence.


End of Hour Nine

No reading this hour.  I was busy cheering for other read-a-thon participants.  I cheered at 17 different blogs.  I just love seeing what others are reading.

My fellow cheerleaders.  They offer more cuddle factor than pep.


End of Hour Eight


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 15 pages

I read for 30 minutes

Total pages read: 94

Total minutes read: 205

I am not doing the best with concentrating and I thought that may be the case.  But hey, that's ok.  I am going to do a little cheering this hour and come back to a new book and hopefully feeling a little refreshed.


End of Hour Seven


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 16 pages

I read for 26 minutes

Total pages read: 79

Total minutes read: 175

Had to make a quick stop at Lowes for some light bulbs (we were down to one in our kitchen!) and then headed to Starbucks for some drinks and reading.




End of Hour Five and Six

No reading this hour as we were having lunch with my mom.



Turn to Page... Mini Challenge


"I would rather read than look like a full-blown nutcase any day!"

Page 32 of The Chick and the Dead by Casey Daniels

Hosted by http://www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com/

End of Hour Four


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 14 pages

I read for 32 minutes

Total pages read: 63

Total minutes read: 149

Heading out to meet my mom this next hour so I won't be doing any reading.  I'll be back though.

Grafton wondered why on earth I had to move when she was comfy?




End of Hour Three


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 14 pages

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 49

Total minutes read: 117

Hmmm, not getting an awful lot of reading done.  The kiddos have gotten a lot of lap time though.


End of Hour Two


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 14 pages

I read for 25 minutes

Total pages read: 35

Total minutes read: 77

Ate some breakfast and did my morning check into Cafe World this hour.


Introduction Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Woodlands, TX

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cheese and crackers

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Books are one of my very favorite things.  They are a comfort, a challenge and a necessary ingredient to my happiness.

I'm reading with my husband and best friend.

I love cats.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I have participated in every read-a-thon except the very first one.  I have had one of the worst weeks of my life.  I am hoping this read-a-thon will be a good distraction,  but also know my concentration level may be a bit off.  As there is so much going on I am really not putting any expectations on myself, just looking forward to a distraction.  I'm also going out to lunch with my mom today, something I don't normally do during read-a-thons.

End of Hour One


This hour I read:

The Chick and The Dead by Casey Daniels - 21 pages

I read for 52 minutes

Total pages read: 21

Total minutes read: 52

I am going to try and take a pic every hour.  This one features Grafton enjoying some lap top and Muzzy's bowl in the background.  Time to grab some breakfast.