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.