Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thankfully Reading Weekend - Wrap Up


I finished Ten by Gretchen McNeil and Started Jerusalem by Guy Delisle and The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne.

282 pages read today
797 pages total read so far
3 books finished


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Thankfully Reading Weekend - Day Three and Four


On Friday (Day Three) I finished A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached. I also started Ten by Gretchen McNeil.

209 pages read today
407 pages total read so far
2 book finished

On Saturday (Day Four) we went to the movies so didn't get a much reading done.  I read some in Ten by Gretchen McNeil.

63 pages read today
515 pages total read so far
2 books finished


Friday, November 23, 2018

Thankfully Reading Weekend - Day Two


Despite it being Thanksgiving I still managed to read quite a bit.  I started A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached.

110 pages read today
198 pages total read so far
1 book finished

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thankfully Reading Weekend - Day One


Day One of the RAT down and I am off to a good start.  I was halfway through Dangerous Girls by Abigail Hass and got really into it and finished it.  My God, it was good. Now I have a few graphics in mind for the next few days.

188 pages read so far
1 book finished


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Closing Survey


Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 10 & 11 thought honestly the whole thing didn't go as planned.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel
Ten by Gretchen McNeil

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - Creepy and so good!

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
I loved the bingo card.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I'll be there, hopefully this time with no medical emergencies.


RAT Post




So today did not go like it was planned.  A few minutes into hour four we got a call my mom was at the ER. She fell at a local park and broke her elbow and would be needing surgery. So off to the hospital we went where we spent the rest of the day. We managed to get a little reading done but not as much as normal.  I read in pre-op, I read in the waiting room while my mom was in surgery and then in her room waiting for her to be brought back up.  So here is my record of what I got read.

Hour 3 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 31 min and read 16 pages.
Hour 4 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 19 min and read 7 pages.
Hour 8 & 9 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 106 min and read 17 pages.

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
2. How many books have you read so far? Still on my first one
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? The whole day was turned upside down.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The whole day was a surprise.

Hour 12 & 13 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 110 min and read 35 pages.
Hour 14 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 32 min and read 13 pages.
Hour 15 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 17 min and read 3 pages.
Hour 16 - I read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake for 37 min and read 20 pages. - Finished!
and Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel for 20 min and read 34 pages
Hour 17 - I read Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel for 47 min and read 46 pages
Hour 18 - I read Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel for 22 min and read 20 pages
Hour 19 - I read Fun Home by Alyson Blechdel for 30 min and read 20 pages
Hour 20 - I read Ten by Gretchen McNeil for 4 min and read 3 pages

All together I read 319 minutes and 194 pages, my lowest by far but not surprising considering the circumstances.






Saturday, October 20, 2018

Opening Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Woodlands, TX. More specifically my home library to start with.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Ten by Gretchen McNeil

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Crave Cupcakes

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I hate morning but love reading. Thus why I rarely if ever see the very first hours of the RAT.

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?
If you count the mini one from the Summer this is my 23rd RAT. I leave for England on Monday so may take it a bit easier than normal this time.

My TBR pile.



Hour 1-2


Sorry, I was...


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon




I'm taking part in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.  We have the last home Dynamo game of the season on Sunday and we leave for England on Monday so it's a bit hectic right now. I have a TBR list planned (to post later) and probably won't update quite as much (more likely ever other hour than every hour) but am looking forward to the reading time.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read:

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Vol. 1: Anchor Points by Kelly Thompson - 40 pages - Finished it!

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron -

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron - 96 pages Finished it!

Save the Date by Morgan Matson - 64 pages

For a total of 200 pages

I read most of today's total in the car on the way to a wedding. Thanks to my husband for letting me entertain him by reading aloud.

I read a total of 965 pages and finished 5 books - My best Bout of Books so far.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bout of Books Update #6


I read:

Forever by Judy Blume - 29 pages - Finished it!

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron - 41 pages

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Vol. 1: Anchor Points by Kelly Thompson - 96 pages

For a total of 166 pages



Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bout of Books Update #5


I read:

Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld - 59 pages - Finished it!

Forever by Judy Blume - 162 pages

For a total of 221 pages


Friday, August 24, 2018

Bout of Books Update #4


I read:


Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld - 68 pages


For a total of 68 pages



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bout of Books Update #3


I read:

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages - 43 pages - Finished it!
Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld - 82 pages

For a total of 125 pages


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bout of Books Update #2


I read:
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages - 68 pages
Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld - 26 pages

For a total of 94 pages


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bout of Books Update #1


I read from two different books on the first day of Bout of books.

I read:
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages - 58 pages
Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld - 33 pages

For a total of 91 pages. Pretty sure that's the most I've read for a first day.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!


This will be the twelfth time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I can't wait to get started!


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, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 

Probably sometime in the afternoon. I was tired but stuck with it.


2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

I finished:

After the Bomb by Gloria D. Miklowitz

Persepolis Vol 2 by Marjane Satrapi


I read a chapter in Pastrix by Nadia Boolz-Webber

And read 33 pages in Heist Society by Ally Carter


3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

Graphic Novels that really grab you like Persepolis are great!


4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again?

Yes, please!  It was so fun and such a nice change.  Having it in the summer was great.


5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October?

I will so be there!




Reverse Readathon Update #2


I finished Persepolis Vol 2 in the last hour.  What a great read!

Overall I finished two books (my oldest and newest book) and read from two others,
I read for 482 minutes.
I read 387 pages.

Great readathon!

Mid-Event Survey



And I'm awake, in time to do the:

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? 
Getting ready to start Heist Society and Persepolis Vol. 2
2. How many books have you read so far? 
Finished  and read a chapter in another.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? 
Persepolis Vol. 2
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? 
I slept so I could read. Other than that just normal stuff.

5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far? 
How in the mood to read I am. I usually slump but I really want to read.

Calling it a night


I visited some blogs and then started reading Pastrxix which is amazing already.  Heading to bed now so I can read some tomorrow.


Readathon Update


I finished my first book! After the Bomb was actually pretty enjoyable. I'm hoping to get a little more reading in before heading to bed for the night.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Reverse Readathon Opening Survey


I'm super excited to be taking part in Dewey's Readthon!  Here's the opening survey,


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Starbucks, Panera and Home in The Woodlands, TX
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'll be thrilled if I finish After the Bomb as it's the oldest unread book I have (2008) but most looking forward to Persepolis Vol. 2
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 
Didn't go for a lot of snacks this time. Hot tea and a pastry from Panera wins.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
I met my Goodreads target this past week and am on a reading roll. Hoping that keeps up.
5) This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone? I love it! I am so much more a night person myself so this works great for me. I don't plan on posting as much, just checking in occasionally and enjoying the reading.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 48 pages in Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.


I read a total of 347 pages in two different books, finishing one and getting over half way into another.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bout of Books Update #6


I read 54 pages in Leah on the Offbeat by Beck Albertalli.

Reading with the fam

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bout of Books Update #5


I read 20 pages in Lucky in Love by Kasie West and finished it.  I started Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertali and read 100 pages in it for a total of 120 pages for the day.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 35 pages in Lucky in Love by Kasie West.

Penny, helping me read.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 31 pages in Lucky in Love by Kasie West.  Almost done!


Reading at Starbucks with my bestie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 45 pages in Lucky in Love by Kasie West.  It's not my favorite but I'm close enough to finishing that I'm not giving up.

Cheesecake!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bout of Books Update #1


I got off to a slow start, only reading 14 pages in Lucky in Love by Kasie West.  Hoping to read more today.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!

This will be the eleventh time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I can't wait to get started!



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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Closing Survey


1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour One & Two - That's why I slept through them.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Finished -
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Princeless, Vol. 5: Make Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
Lumberjanes, Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View by Shannon Watters

Read Part of -
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Saga and Lumberjanes.  They are both so much fun.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
I loved the way the mini-challenges were done.  It gave a lot more flexibility for taking part.  Keep it up and all the great hosting.

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 if I can help out I will!

All the books we read.



Calling it a night



Considering what we had going on today I think we all did great.  Me, Richard and Nancy all finished four books each.  And we had a great time doing it!  Having a husband and a best friend who read is one of the greatest things in the world.  Can't wait for the next RAT!

End of Hour Twenty-One


This hour I read:

Lumberjanes Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View by Shannon Watters -  83 pages - Finished It!

I read for 64 minutes

Total pages read: 533

Total minutes read: 501

Books Finished - 4

Richard stayed up late!

Book #4 Finished - So good!

End of Hour Twenty


This hour I read:

Lumberjanes Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View by Shannon Watters -  29 pages

I read for 19 minutes

Total pages read: 453

Total minutes read: 437

Books Finished - 3

Goodreads decided to make me crazy this hour...

End of Hour Nineteen


This hour I read:

Princeless Vol. 5: Make Yourself by Jeremy Whitley-  43 pages - Finished It!

I read for 55 minutes

Total pages read: 424

Total minutes read: 418

Books Finished - 3

Hard to imagine how little this guy was last read-a-thon.

Book #3 Done (And Andie took Charlie's place.)

End of Hour Eighteen


This hour I read:

Princeless Vol. 5: Make Yourself by Jeremy Whitley-  26 pages

I read for 34 minutes

Total pages read: 338

Total minutes read: 363

Books Finished - 2

Prezzie Time!

End of Hour Seventeen


This hour I read:

Princeless Vol. 5: Make Yourself by Jeremy Whitley-  58 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 312

Total minutes read: 329

Books Finished - 2

“Well, I’m starting to think that some of the things people told me growing up might not be true. Maybe they’re just opinions, and because the right people had them, I thought they were rules.”

End of Hour Sixteen


This hour I read:

Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan -  24 pages - Finished It!

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills - 6 pages

I read for 37 minutes

Total pages read: 254

Total minutes read: 285

Books Finished - 2


Snack Time

Saturday, April 28, 2018

End of Hour Fifteen


This hour I read:

Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan -  36 pages

I read for 36 minutes

Total pages read: 224

Total minutes read: 248

Books Finished - 1

Nancy not enjoying The Little Prince either.

End of Hour Fourteen



This hour I read:

Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan -  44 pages

I read for 30 minutes

Total pages read: 188

Total minutes read: 212

Books Finished - 1

Took a trip out to Starbucks this hour for some much needed coffee.

Caffeine is our friend.

End of Hour Thirteen


This hour I read:


Saga Vol 8 by Brian K. Vaughan -  40 pages

I read for 26 minutes

Total pages read: 144

Total minutes read: 182

Books Finished - 1

I so love this series!

Saga and my buddy, Starlight

End of Hour Twelve


This hour I read:

This Adventure Ends -  19 pages

I read for 31 minutes

Total pages read: 104

Total minutes read: 156

Books Finished - 1

Dinner and Reading

Mid-Event Survey


1. What are you reading right now?
I just started This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills. She was a new find for me this year and I love her.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Finished one

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Saga 8 and This Adventure Ends

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Tons, but I expected them with a soccer game happening.  Gotta support my girls. I read in the car on the way there and back.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How fast it's gone.


End of Hour Eleven


This hour I read:

The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 8 pages - Finished It!

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills - 5

I read for 28 minutes

Total pages read: 98

Total minutes read: 153

I finished Little Prince this hour.  It was quite weird and not really what I expected.  Still, I'm glad I finally read it.

Book #1 Finiished

End of Hour Eight, Nine and Ten

No reading these hours as we were at a Dash game.

End of Hour Eight
Dash Game


End of Hour Nine
Dash Game

End of Hour Ten
Yep Vera, I’m with you.




End of Hour Seven



This hour I read:

The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 22 pages

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 85

Total minutes read: 125

Coffee and now off to our game!

End of Hour Six


This hour I read:

The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 21 pages

I read for 49 minutes

Total pages read: 63

Total minutes read: 134

Reading in the car





End of Hour Five


This Hour I Read:

The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 11 pages

I read for 24 minutes.

Total pages read: 42

Total minutes read: 85

I had to get ready and head into Houston this hour.  We're headed to a coffee shop to read before our game. I snuck some reading in in the car.






End of Hour Four


This hour I read:

The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 31 pages

I read for 61 minutes

I have had this book on my TBR list for years. I'm so glad I'm finally getting to it.

"But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.



End of Hours One, Two and Three


I slept through the first few hours (Dang you, Eric Church!) and am now eating breakfast and going to get to some reading before I have to get ready to leave for the soccer game.

It has to be tea.

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?
The Little Prince, Saga 8 & This Adventure Ends
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Carrot Cake Dip & Blueberry Pie
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I went to an Eric Church concert last night that was rescheduled from last year due to hurricane Harvey, so I'm exceptionally tired.  I'll also be attending a Houston Dash soccer game today so it's a busy RAT this time around.
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 21st read-a-thon. It will be a busy one so I'm fitting in reading where I can.

Breakfast

My TBR Pile for Dewey's



The snacks are done and we're ready to go.  This is the 21st one that Richard and I have taken part in. My TBR pile is below.  I can't wait to get reading!


Steph and Dom's Guide to Life by Steph Parker and Dom Parker
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Zom-B City by Darren Shan
The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 3: Two Boys, Five Girls, and Three Love Stories by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 2: Free Women by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless, Vol. 5: Make Yourself by Jeremy Whitley 
Lumberjanes, Vol. 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters
Lumberjanes, Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View by Shannon Watters
Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan 
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco (Thanks for finding this one for me, Nanc!)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon



I'm taking part in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.  I've got a sort of list of books to read (TBR to come later), no idea of what we'll be eating and no real plan.  We just got back from England, have a concert the night before the RAT (That was supposed to be last year but was rescheduled due to Harvey.) and a soccer game the day of.  It's going to be a lot less planned out than usual but I'm still really looking forward to it.

Friday, March 16, 2018

AllTheShortOnes Readathon 2.0


I'm taking part in this readathon.
Goal: To read books that are roughly 300 pages or less. A ‘short’ book is going to be different for everyone so feel free to be flexible with the page count. There are also 7 reading challenges to complete.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book by a new-to-you author - Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) by Barbara Ensor
2. Read a graphic novel - Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison
3. Read a book with a one-word title - Shimmer by Alyson Noel
4. Read a book you’ve read before - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
5. Read a book that has been made into a movie - A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
6. Read a non-fiction book - I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
7. Read 7 books! - The Perfect Hope or The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (Depending if I finish)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up

I read 47 pages in Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills and Finished it.  I absolutely loved it.  I started Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and read 8 pages in it.  My total was 55 pages for the day.

Great (and pretty) Books!
I read 232 pages overall, finished one book, read a smidgen of another and started a new one on the last day.  Most importantly of all I had a great time doing it with my reading partner, my husband.  Bout of Books is always a great way to start the year off.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bout of Books #6

I read 22 pages in Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

One of the few days it's not too hot to sit outside.

This book is so good!

Bout of Books #5

I read 21 pages in Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

Starbucks and Reading -  Two of my Favs

We've made daily trips to Starbucks throughout Bout of Books.  I'm so glad I married a reader.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 37 pages in Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

Wet and rainy out but we were snug in Starbucks.

It was a rainy, miserable day weather wise so the perfect day for us to spend the majority of reading.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 19 pages in Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

Yum!



We had to be in Houston in the evening so we went in early and tried out a new coffee shop.