Sunday, October 27, 2019

Closing Survey



How would you assess your reading overall?
I beat what I had read the last few years and I really enjoyed what I read.

Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
Start with easy books in the morning as it's my toughest time. I stuck with it and it worked.

What was your favorite snack?
Reese's pumpkins

Wanna volunteer for our next event?
Sure

Our book pile

Hour 19


I read for 44 minutes and read 21 pages in The Turn of the Key. I'm tired and ready to call it a night.

718 minutes read
679 pages read
5 books Finished

Zombie skittles - No!

The required sock pic.

Hours 16-18


I read for 107 minutes and I finished Mary: The Summoning. I started The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, the first Ruth Ware Book I've read. We also had a cupcake break.

Mary: The Summoning - 45 pages - Finished!
The Turn of the Key - 30 pages

674 minutes read
658 pages read
5 books Finished





Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hours 13-15


I read for 94 minutes and read 45 pages in Mary: The Summoning.

567 minutes read
583 pages read
4 books Finished

Mid-Event Survey


1. What are you reading right now?
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

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

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Wolfpack or The Turn of the Key

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not too many really. Being in a hotel really helps.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much I'm getting read.

Books Read so Far

Hours 10 - 12



I read for 146 minutes and read 73 pages in Mary: The Summoning. 90 pages to go!  Cutting this reading time a bit short as we're meeting my mom for dinner.

473 minutes read
538 pages read
4 books Finished



A Trio of Readers

Hours 7-9



I read for 126 minutes and I finished  Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell which was absolutely delightful. It was nice to switch to something lighter. I then returned to Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan which I started last night. I read 57 pages in it and it's fairly creepy.

Pumpkinheads - 82 pages - Finished!
Mary: The Summoning - 97 pages

333 minutes read
465 pages read
4 books Finished

Lunch

Hours 4 - 6


I read for 153 minutes and I finished The Test by Sylvian Neuvel. Such an intense book! I started Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell.

The Test - 86 pages - Finished!
Pumpkinheads - 136 pages

207 minutes read
326 pages read
3 books Finished

Breakfast



Opening Survey!


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Shenandoah, TX

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Test by Sylvan Neuvel & Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Candy Corn Cupcakes!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love to read and should hit 100 books read for the year during this readathon. I'm obsessed with Supernatural and love to bake.

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 25th readathon. Staying at a hotel really helps. We got less snacks this time and I have a good collection of short and long books.



Hour 1 - 3


I slept for the first two hours then got up and got a start with some short Judy Blume books.

I read Freckle Juice by Judy Blume - 1 - 47 = Finished!
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume - 1 - 39 = Finished!
The Test - 1-18 = 18

Pages so far = 104


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon




I'm so excited for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon to begin!  We're again staying at a hotel this weekend, as it worked so well last time. My TBR pile is to come!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 198 pages in Betrayed by P.C. Cast.


198 pages today
863 pages total for Bout of Books
1 book finished and 83% into another.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bout of Books Update #6


I read 77 pages in The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch and finished it.
I started Betrayed by P.C. Cast and read 53 pages.


130 pages today
665 pages total for Bout of Books


Bout of Books Update #5


I read 118 pages in The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch.

118 pages today
535 pages total for Bout of Books


Friday, August 23, 2019

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 93 pages in The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch.

93 pages today
417 pages total for Bout of Books


Bout of Books Update #3


I read 67 pages in Wilder Girls by Rory Power and finished it.
I read 52 pages in The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch.

119 pages today
324 pages total for Bout of Books


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 107 pages in Wilder Girls by Rory Power.

107 pages today
205 pages total for Bout of Books

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bout of Books Update #1


I read 98 pages in Wilder Girls by Rory Power. This book is so weird! But I'm so into it I can't stop reading it.


Friday, August 16, 2019

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!


This will be the fifteenth 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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.


Saturday, August 03, 2019

Wrap-up survey


1) How would you assess your reading overall?
Ha! I got so little compared to what I normally read. GISH took over.

2) Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick with it?
Kind of but it flew out the window.

3) What was your favorite snack?
Pie!

4) Would you like to volunteer for our next event?
Sure


Mid-Event Survey


1) What are you reading right now?
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

2) How many books have you read so far?
More than 1/2 way through Romanov.

3) What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the read-a-thon?
I want to finish Romanov.

4) Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
This has been a RAT full of interruptions. Between the soccer game to start with and being tired and going GISH this hasn’t been as productive as I would like.

5) What surprises you most about the read-a-thon so far?
I always think I’ll get more read.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Reverse Read-A-Thon Opening Survey


So opening survey, now (slightly) new and improved!

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are?

I am in The Woodlands,TX and it is 7:00 PM

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Romanov which I’m 100 pages into and really loving.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

This weeks been nuts with doing GISH for the first time so I’m a bit unprepared. No set snacks though I may pick up a pie. Oh, and I have ice cream.

4) Do you have a #reversereadathon plan of attack?

I’m currently at a soccer game so will start reading once I get home. Planning to read late tonight then sleep a bit and then read more. We have another soccer game tomorrow night so that’ll be my cut off time.

5) Are you doing the readathon solo or with others?

As usual I’m reading with my husband and my best friend. We love these!

TBR Pile

Monday, May 20, 2019

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read 57 pages in Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

57 pages today
613 pages total for Bout of Books & 3 books finished and got halfway through another one


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bout of Books Update #6

I read 32 pages in Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

32 pages today
556 pages total for Bout of Books

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bout of Books Update #5


I read 72 pages in Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot and finished the book. I started Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett and read 27 pages.

99 pages today
524 pages total for Bout of Books.



Friday, May 17, 2019

Bout of Books Update #4


I read 57 pages in Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot.

57 pages today.
425 pages total for Bout of Books

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 53 pages in Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot.

53 pages today.
368 pages total for Bout of Books

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 43 pages in Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot.

43 pages today.
315 pages total for Bout of Books


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bout of Books Update #1


I started and finished both Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson (144 pages) and Fear Nothing, Volume 1 by Dean Koontz (128 pages) for a total of a total of 272 pages.


Wednesday, May 08, 2019

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!


This will be the fourteenth 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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Closing Survey


What hour was most daunting?
The first few...I slept through them.

Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Giant Days, Vol. 4 by John Allison
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways by Zeb Wells
Deenie by Judy Blume
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord (Not Finished)

What was your favorite snack?
Lemon Cookies & Trail Mix

What was your favorite facet of the day?
Staying in a hotel and posting every three hours as opposed to every hour. Both made for more continuous reading.

Wanna volunteer for our next event?
Sure! I love this event and am always happy to help out.



Hours 19-21



For these hours I read 153 minutes and read 107 pages. I finished Deenie by Judy Blume and read a little bit in The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Total Minutes = 952
Total Pages = 603
Book Finished = 4


And with that this RAT comes to a close for me. I had a great time and definitely plan on going to a hotel for the next one. Also, our snacks rocked.





What a RAT!  We've got bookish plans scheduled for tomorrow - a book sale and a movie set in a library to wrap up our weekend on theme.


Hours 16-18


For these hours I read 100 minutes and read 68 pages. We had a trip home to feed the puppy and cats so had one hour with no reading. Still reading Deenie and making good progress.


Total Minutes = 799
Total Pages = 496


Saturday, April 06, 2019

Hours 13 - 15


For these hours I read 97 minutes and read 143 pages. I started and finished Young Avengers & Runaways: Civil War by Zeb Wells and started Deenie by Judy Blume. We made a trip to Starbucks this hour for a change of scenery then came back to our room and had dinner.

Total Minutes = 699
Total Pages = 428



Mid-Event Survey


1. What are you reading right now?
I just finished Vision in White by Nora Roberts and haven't started my next book yet. Probably a graphic novel.

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

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
No idea...

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Nope, very few.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
It took me longer than I expected to finish Vision but I loved it.

Hours 10-12


These hours I read for 150 minutes and finished 75 pages. I finished Vision in White which was great.

Total Minutes = 414
Total Pages = 285


Hours 7-9


These hours I read for 120 minutes and finished 136 pages. I started and finished Giant Days Vol 4 and read some in Vision in White as well.

Total Minutes = 264
Total Pages = 210


Hours 4-6


These hours I read for 144 minutes and finished 74 pages. I decided to stick with a book I'd started - Vision in White by Nora Roberts. I have 99 pages to go so hopefully will finish it soon.


Opening Meme


Getting to Know You Survey

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Shenandoah, TX in Holiday Inn Suites

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cookies!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am so not a morning person so rarely make the first few hours of the RAT. I love to read though and last year I read more than I have in several years (Yae for reading challenges!) so am excited to see how I do this time. I do the RAT with my husband and best friend and love it. It's something we look forward to all year.

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 24th RAT. We're in a hotel this time, something we only did once before so hoping the lack of distraction helps with the reading.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon



I'm taking part in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.  We're actually staying at a hotel this weekend, only the second time we've done this for a RAT. I'll post my TBR later. I'm really looking forward to this.

Friday, January 25, 2019

24in48 Readathon


I'm taking part in the 24in48 Readathon from Jan 26-27. Let's see how much reading I can get done!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up


I read a total of 70 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and finished it.

70 pages today
746 pages total for Bout of Books and finished 2 books.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bout of Books Update #6


I read a total of 59 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

59 pages today
676 pages total for Bout of Books

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bout of Books #5


I read a total of 105 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

105 pages today
617 pages total for Bout of Books

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bout of Books Update #4


I read a total of 105 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

105 pages today
512  pages total for Bout of Books

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bout of Books Update #3


I read 171 pages in Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco and finished it.

171 pages today
407 pages total for Bout of Books

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Bout of Books Update #2


I read 33 pages in Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco, 73 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and 30 pages in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles for a total of 136 pages.

136 pages today
236 pages total for Bout of Book

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Bout of Books Update #1


I read 27 pages in Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco and 73 pages in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare for a total of 100 pages.


Sunday, January 06, 2019

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!


This will be the thirteenth 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, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team