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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 41 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly.

Reading at Starbucks

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 42 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly.

Still loving this book!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Bout of Books Update #1


I read 40 pages in Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly.


I read the first book in this series in 2015 and loved it.  I'm happy to say so far I'm really impressed with the sequel.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!



This will be the eighth time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I'm really looking forward to it.  I've got some things scheduled this week but should definitely be able to fit in some reading time. My TBR pile is in the picture below.

My TBR pile


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, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Closing Survey


Honey liked her first read-a-thon.  (But wasn't interested in posing.)

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Eighteen I was really flagging and wanted to finish my book.  I had some snacks and rallied to finish.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
Graphic novels are great.  Saga, Lumberjanes and Princesless are some of my favorites.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Nope.  I think what we did worked well.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything.  I felt bad for the admin when the website was acting up but think everyone handled it well. Personally having lunch at home as opposed to going out bought us more reading time. 

5. How many books did you read?
Finished 5, read from 6

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess & Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1

8. Which did you enjoy least?
P.S. I Like You - I'm not far enough into it to be in love yet.

9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
You can bet money on it.  We plan all year for these and look forward to them all.


My finished book


All the books we read

End of Hour Twenty


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 47 pages - Finished It!

I read for 28 minutes

Total pages read: 696

Total minutes read: 614

Books Finished - 5

Such an awesome book and a great one to end the RAT on.


End of Hour Nineteen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 27 pages

I read for 46 minutes

Total pages read: 649

Total minutes read: 586

Books Finished - 4

Sleepy Heads at our house

End of Hour Eighteen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 13 pages

I read for 29 minutes

Total pages read: 622

Total minutes read: 540

Books Finished - 4

Banana Pudding Cake - Snacks to keep us going!

End of Hour Seventeen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 39 pages

I read for 48 minutes

Total pages read: 609

Total minutes read: 511

Books Finished - 4

A book I've been looking forward to (It was a Christmas prezzie) and a snack.

End of Hour Sixteen


This hour I read:

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 25 pages

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 570

Total minutes read: 463

Books Finished - 4

Still Reading

Saturday, April 29, 2017

End of Hour Fifteen


No reading this hour as we were coming back from Starbucks and then catching up on blogging.

All up to date!

End of Hour Fourteen


This hour I read:

Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley 58 pages - Finished It!

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 545

Total minutes read: 423

Books Finished - 4

I loved this book!

End of Hour Thirteen



This hour I read:

Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley 70 pages

I read for 38 minutes

Total pages read: 487

Total minutes read: 383

Books Finished - 3

Starbucks - Getting our caffeine one

Mid-Event Survey!


1. What are you reading right now?
Just finished Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson and getting ready to start Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
2. How many books have you read so far?
Three
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters  or Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
A few (We have a puppy)  I've just rolled with them and enjoyed the day.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That I've read pretty consistently and loved all the books I've read.

End of Hour Twelve


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages - Finished It!

I read for 45 minutes

Total pages read: 417

Total minutes read: 345

Books Finished - 3

So good!

End of Hour Eleven


No reading this hour as we were headed to Panera for dinner.

Getting ready to eat and read

End of Hour Ten


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages

I read for 42 minutes

Total pages read: 381

Total minutes read: 300

Books Finished - 2

Reading with a puppy is hard.

End of Hour Nine


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 28 pages

I read for 39 minutes

Total pages read: 345

Total minutes read: 258

Books Finished - 2

Snack time - Pineapple dip with oatmeal cranberry cookies

End of Hour Eight


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages

I read for 26 minutes

Total pages read: 317

Total minutes read: 219

Books Finished - 2

Next book and some literary scents

End of Hour Seven


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 63 pages - Finished It!

I read for 45 minutes

Total pages read: 281

Total minutes read: 193

Books Finished - 2

Lunch and finishing Saga Vol 7

End of Hour Six


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 42 pages

I read for 33 minutes

Total pages read: 218

Total minutes read: 148

Books Finished - 1


Saga - Looove

End of Hour Five


Saga has suck me in once again.


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 48 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 176

Total minutes read: 115

Books Finished - 1

Starlight and Addison "helping" me read.