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.

End of Hour Four


This hour I read:

Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 74 pages - Finished It!

I read for 31 minutes

Total pages read: 128

Total minutes read: 71

Books Finished - 1

First book done!

End of Hour Three


This hour I read:

Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 54 pages

I read for 40 minutes

I love this series.

Opening Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Woodlands, Texas.  Starting out in our library and will wind up at Panera and Starbucks this evening.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Saga Vol. 7  I just finished 6 so am totally in that world.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Banana Pudding Cake
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have spent most of this last month taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo so haven't done much reading. I love to write as much as I love to read.  This is our puppy Honey's first RAT.  (Let's see she does.)
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 out 19th RAT.  We're doing lunch at home this time to save time driving around. Richard picked us up subs last night so we're set.  In the evening we'll head out for dinner and a Starbucks trip for a change in scenery.


Our adorable monster, Honey Brickle

End of Hours One and Two



Our traditional breakfast of Dunkin Donuts




I slept in for the first hour and a half then got up, got my posts set up and am ready to go for the next hour.

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon


All the snacks are prepared for the readathon tomorrow.  This will be the 19th one Richard and I have taken part in.  My massive TBR pile is below.  I'll be reading P.S. I Like You with Nancy, Heather and Stephanie.


Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York by Brian K. Vaughan 
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 
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
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 2: Free Women by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 3: Two Boys, Five Girls, and Three Love Stories by Jeremy Whitley
Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters 
Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Silk, Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson
Jessica Jones: Alias: Bd. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
Batgirl, Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill 
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill


How many I'll get through I don't know but I plan on having fun doing it.  See you tomorrow!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 94 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han and finished it.  I enjoyed it so much and will definitely be reading the rest in the series.

The Golden Globes took up a large portion of the day.

So glad I stuck with it so I could fall in love with this book.


During this Bout of Books I only read from To All the Boys I've Loved Before for a total of 309 pages.  That doesn't sound impressive but I haven't read much in the last few months.  I really enjoyed this book and it was nice to read just for the pleasure of reading so I'm actually really happy with my reading.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Bout of Books Update #6


I read 41 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.

I'm really enjoying this book now.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Bout of Books Update #5


I only read 12 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. We seemed to be busy with things today and Honey was wound so it was hard to read at home.

I enjoyed this movie so much!  It cut into reading time but it was so worth it.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 45 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.  I enjoyed it a lot more today though whether that's because the story is getting better or my mood was so good I'm not sure.

I had a medical scare and got good news today.  We went to Benihana to celebrate.

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 38 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Richard got me tickets for the Degas exhibit for Christmas and we enjoyed that today.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 39 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.  I'm not enjoying it as much as I hoped but I'm hanging in there.

Honey had her last round of puppy shots today.  (She was more concerned about the car ride than the shots.)

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Bout of Books Update #1


I read 40 pages in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.


I started this book last year, read 25 pages and never picked it back up.  I've enjoyed what I've read so far.  We tried out a new local coffee shop at the same time.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!

This will be the seventh time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I'm really looking forward to it. It's a great way to start the year off on the right note.  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, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team