Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bout of Books Update #2

 

I read 32 pages in I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara and 81 pages in Displacement by Lucy Knisley and finished it.


113 pages read today

254 pages read total 



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Bout of Books Update #1

 

I read 61 pages in I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara and 80 pages in Displacement by Lucy Knisley for a total of 141 pages. 




Sunday, May 09, 2021

I'm taking part in Bout of Books!

 

This will be the twentieth time I've taken part on Bout of Books and I can't wait to get started! I will be away Fri-Sun so won't get as much read as normal but will do what I can.



The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Closing Survey

How would you assess your reading overall? 
Way less than normal. This RAT was so much about getting to see my best friend again. I had a good time and I'm fine with that. 
Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? 
Oh, I did. I planned to focus on Addie Larue and finishing it. That didn't happen. 
What was your favorite snack? Banana Dip 
Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!

Hour 19

 

When the kitties look like this it's time for bed.


I read for 61 minutes. I read 15 pages in Green River Serial Killer by Pennie Morehead (and wound up discussing it a lot with Nancy.)  And now it's time for bed.

602 minutes read

296 pages read

1 book Finished


Our star of the show, Andie Cat!




Our sock pic


Hours 16-18

 

Most of this time was spent watching soccer. Sadly we lost to Portland 2-1. I did get some reading in though. I read for 60 minutes and read 20 pages. 

541 minutes read

281 pages read

1 book Finished


#ForeverOrange


Hours 13-15

 


We ordered dinner this hour, had dinner and started watching our game. I started reading Green River Serial Killer: Biography of an Unsuspecting Wife by Pennie Morehead and thanks to my newly discovered love of true crime I actually started loving a book! I read for 80 minutes and read 22 pages.

481 minutes read

283 pages read

1 book Finished

Andie took my seat as soon as we went to watch the game.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Mid-Event Survey

 

1. What are you reading right now?

Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr

2. How many books have you read so far?

Read from two and finished one

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

Eh...I've been in a reading slump and sadly feel I still am.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

A few but nothing big.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I was hoping it would kick me out of my slump but that's not happening. Still, I'm enjoying the day with my favorite people.

Hours 10-12

 


Finished!

I read for 136 minutes. I read 40 pages in Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr and started Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, reading 128 pages and finishing it for a total of 168.


401 minutes read

261 pages read

1 book Finished




Hours 7-9

 



I read for 148ish minutes. There was lunch in there and quite a bit of talking as I've spent no time with my bestie in a year. I read 37 pages in Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr and 17 pages in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab for a total of 54 pages. 


265 minutes read

93 pages read



Hours 4-6

 



I got up and got going for hour 4. I read for 117 minutes. I read 39 pages in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. This book is good but so slow I feel like I'm getting nowhere.


117 minutes read

39 pages read




Opening Survey!

 

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

Home - The Woodlands, TX

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

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - I'm 100 pages in and feel like I haven't really gotten into it.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Dips! We have three to try.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love cats. We rescue and our 18 year old cat is laying on my as I write this which is a true joy. I'm so glad to have my best friend back with me for this RAT. My team has a soccer game tonight I'll have to take a break and watch on TV. Go Dynamo! Also, I'm just starting now as I am not a morning person.

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?

I'm home instead of being at a hotel. Just looking forward to some good reading time with my favorite people.




Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Hours 1-3


I'm so excited for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon! I slept these first few hours so I can hopefully be awake enough to read lots! I'm so happy to be back in my library with Richard and Nancy.



Monday, January 11, 2021

Bout of Books Update #7 & Wrap Up

 

I read 94 pages in Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson.

This is probably the least I've read during BoB but honestly this was just a crazy week. I'm glad I finished my one book and made some headway in others.


94 pages read today

369 pages read total for Bout of Books

1 book finished

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Bout of Books Update #6

 

I read 12 pages in Leaves on the Line by Martin Toseland & Simon Toseland, 13 pages in Living the Quaker Way by Philip Gulley and 32 pages in Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson.


57 pages read today


275 pages read total

1 book finished