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.