Sunday, October 22, 2017

Closing Survey


1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Eighteen - I was just struggling.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
I didn't finish one but I read from two -
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Graphic Novels are great!  And I'm a huge Stephanie Perkins fan.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Just keep on doing them, please.  They're awesome.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
Oh, I'll be there and I would be totally up for helping out.

All the books we read from between us

End of Hour Nineteen


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson - 32 pages

I read 35 minutes

Total pages read: 230

Total minutes read: 640

Mugs of tea drank - 2

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

This is the last hour for me as I'm tired and not feeling too well.  It's my lowest total in ages but I still got some reading done and enjoyed it.


Time in the library


Our famous foot shot


My journal I've used for RATs since 2008 (When we began!) is full.  New notebook next time!


End of Hour Eighteen


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 12 pages

I read 53 minutes

Total pages read: 198

Total minutes read: 605

Mugs of tea drank - 2

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

Starlight taking advantage of my spot

End of Hour Seventeen


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson - 32 pages

I read 38 minutes

Total pages read: 186

Total minutes read: 552

Mugs of tea drank - 2

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

We had dessert and I switched up books this hour to try and get a second wind.

Cookies and a new book

End of Hour Sixteen


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 7 pages

I read 34 minutes

Total pages read: 154

Total minutes read: 514

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

Slight interruption this hour as we watched the last bit of the last inning of the Astros game.  They're going to the World Series!

#HoustonStrong Let's go, Astros!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

End of Hour Fifteen


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 5 pages

I read 15 minutes

Total pages read: 147

Total minutes read: 480

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

We got back home this hour so I spent a large portion of it updating my blog and twitter.

Back home and I think this little guy missed me


End of Hour Fourteen


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 15 pages

I read 56 minutes

Total pages read: 142

Total minutes read: 465

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

Eating and Reading

End of Hour Thirteen


No reading this hour as we stopped by the house and headed to dinner.

Our dinner spot

Mid-Event Survey


1. What are you reading right now?
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
2. How many books have you read so far?
Still working on the first one
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Finishing There's Someone Inside Your House & starting one of my graphics
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had a hard time concentrating today so am just doing the best I can, enoying my book and reminding myself it's not about numbers but enjoyment. I'm getting to spend today with the love of my life and my best friend. That's a gift in itself.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That I've stuck with just one book which isn't my usual style.

End of Hour Twelve


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 12 pages

I read 58 minutes

Total pages read: 127

Total minutes read: 409

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

Second round of drinks at Starbucks

End of Hour Eleven


There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 11 pages

I read 51 minutes

Total pages read: 115

Total minutes read: 351

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

My Sweetheart reading

End of Hour Ten


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 15 pages

I read 57 minutes

Total pages read: 104

Total minutes read: 300

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Glasses of sweet tea - 1/2

Cups of coffee - 1

Reading at Starbucks

End of Hour Nine


No reading this hour as we were getting ready and then in the car on the way to Starbucks.

Coffee and Books

End of Hour Eight


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 15 pages

I read 41 minutes

Total pages read: 77

Total minutes read: 202

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Snack Time this hour - Frosted Sugar Cookies and Banana Pie Dip

Next hour we are off to Starbucks for a change of scenery.  My book is so good!
Honey Wants It!

End of Hour Seven


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 15 pages

I read 41 minutes

Total pages read: 77

Total minutes read: 202

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Lunch Time this hour - Chicken Salad and Doritos


Lunch Time



End of Hour Six


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 19 pages

I read 51 minutes

Total pages read: 62

Total minutes read: 161

Mugs of tea drank - 1

Starlight enjoying some catnip while Mommy and Daddy read.

End of Hour Five


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 11 pages

I read 32 minutes

Total pages read: 43

Total minutes read: 110

Mugs of tea drank - 1

The puppy joined us.

End of Hour Four


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 19 pages

I read 44 minutes

Total pages read: 32

Total minutes read: 74

Reading

Book and Beverage Challenge


Gotta be water and hot tea in the morning!


End of Hour Three


This hour I read:

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins - 13 pages

I read for 30 minutes

Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite authors.  I'm glad I was into this book to start the RAT.

So good.

Opening 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?
It's a tie between There's Someone Inside Your House and Pyongand: A Journey in North Korea
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Banana Pie Dip
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm not a morning person so you'll rarely see me for the first few hours of the RAT. I have a new kitten named Charlie and this will his first RAT.  I love hot tea and spooky books.
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 our 20th RAT!  I can't believe it's been that many but I've loved them all. We change things up a little every time but for the most part we have a schedule that works for us.  Breakfast and lunch at home, dinner out and some snacks to keep us going.  I also picked up some sweet tea to keep my caffeine level up.  Happy Reading!

Hot Tea in one of my favorite cups.

End of Hours One and Two


I slept for the first two hours and am now up and getting situated, including eating our traditional RAT breakfast of Dunkin' Donuts.  Opening meme to follow.

The breakfast of champion readers!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon



The snacks are done and we're ready to go.  This will be the 20th one Richard and I have taken part in.  My TBR pile is below and I can't wait to get started.


There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins .
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Pyongand: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson
Orphan Black, Vol. 1 by John Fawcett
Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison

Monday, September 04, 2017

Bookish Bingo Fall 2017


I'm taking part in Bookish Bingo.  
This card covers September, October & November.



My choice of books:
(Subject to Change)

Mental health: Words on Bathroom Walls
Different Culture: One Amazing Thing
Black Cover: Wake
First in a Series: Never Cry Werewolf
Set in Another Country: Isla and the Happily Ever After 
Person of the Cover: Once and for All
Magic in the Real World: The Dream Thieves
Over 500 Pages: Carry On
Co-Authored: Roomies
Ensemble Cast: This Is Where It Ends
2017 Debut: The Hate U Give
American History: The Red Umbrella
Witches: Truthwitch
Fall Release: 
Asian American Author: Anna Dressed in Blood
Translated: The Little Prince
Yellow Cover: Giant Days, Vol. 1
Required Reading: A Doll's House
Set at a School: 
Paranormal: The Hearts We Sold



Monday, August 28, 2017

#TheReadingQuest Update




I've made some progress in #TheReadingQuest and also made a few changes.

I need to update my points.



Main Quests: 

A Book Cover With A Partially Obscured Face - Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
A Book With less than 500 Ratings on GoodReads - Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
A Book Published By A Small Press - Family Don't End with Blood by Lynn S. Zubernis
A Book With A One Word Title - Beauty by Caroline Lee 

Side Quests: 

Past and/or Future - Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson - Finished 8/21
Companion/Short Story - Matt's Story by Lauren Gibaldi 
Free Choice - Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle - Finished 8/17
DNF - P.S. I Like You by Kasie West - Finished 8/27

In true Rogue fashion all the challenges I've completed have been side quests.  I never do things normally.

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 33 pages in P.S. I Like You and finished it.  It was really a fun read.


I started Isla and the Happily Every After by Stephanie Perkins and read 8 pages.


I read a total of 41 pages on Sunday.

Entrance to my neighborhood

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston this weekend and our whole day was pretty topsy turvy.  We were lucky enough that while our area flooded our house stayed dry.  Not everyone was so lucky.  Go away, Harvey!

Overall I read 358 pages, finished two books and started a third.  It was a pretty good Bout of Books for me.  
My Read Pile

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Bout of Books Update #6


Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on us yesterday.  We went out to lunch then took up spots in our local Starbucks while the rain came down.


I read 50 pages in P.S. I Like You and really enjoyed it.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bout of Books Update #5


I had CKC yesterday and one day was cancelled due to hurricane Harvey so it was my only day there.

Scrapping
Shopping

I didn't get as much reading done but did get some in.  I read 33 pages in P.S. I Like You.





Friday, August 25, 2017

Bout of Books Update #4


It was a busy day with Richard flying back in and lots to do around here but I still managed to read.


I read 58 pages in P.S. I Like You.  It's a cute, fluffy book.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 53 pages in P.S. I Like You.  It's an easy read which is good because it's been a busy couple of days.


I read partly during the day (which was interesting with a puppy and kitten) and then after our game last night Nancy and I headed to Starbucks.  Gotta get the reading time in.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bout of Books Update #2


So this Bout of Books is a bit different for me as my husband is out of town.  So I'm spending a lot more time handling things around the house than normal.  And at the end of this week I have CKC which will take up a good chunk of Fri and Sat.  But so far I'm staying on track.


I read 52 pages in P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.  It's an easy read and moves quickly.  I read a bit during the day and then my best friend and I made a stop at Starbucks after dinner.  I really want to get through this book this week.  So far so good.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bout of Books Update #1


I finished my first book yesterday.  Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson was so much fun!


I read 46 pages in Deja Who and also read 25 pages in P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.  

For a total of 71 pages on day one.  Off to a good start.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!

This will be the ninth time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll post a TBR pile tomorrow.


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, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team 

Friday, August 04, 2017

#TheReadingQuest



I'm taking part in readatmidnight's #TheReadingQuest read a thon! Sign up here.

I've decided to take the path of the Rogue, because I like stories a bit off the beaten trail.





Main Quests: 

A Book Cover With A Partially Obscured Face - Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
A Book With less than 500 Ratings on GoodReads - Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
A Book Published By A Small Press - Family Don't End with Blood by Lynn S. Zubernis
A Book With A One Word Title - Beauty by Caroline Lee 

Side Quests: 

Past and/or Future - Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson
Companion/Short Story - Matt's Story by Lauren Gibaldi

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 55 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly and finished it and also read 22 pages in Radiance by Alyson Noel.

Trouble Makes a Comeback was so good.  It was a great sequel and I can't wait to see what happens next in the series.


Yesterday was Honey's first Mother's Day!


Both great books!

Overall I read 359 pages and finished two different books.  I had a really good Bout of Books and enjoyed it immensely.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bout of Books Update #6


I read 51 pages in Silk, Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson and finished it and also read 23 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly.

Getting some reading done around soccer games.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bout of Books Update #5


I read 22 pages in Silk, Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson.

I love this series.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 42 pages in Silk, Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson and 21 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly.

Silk