Friday, March 24, 2023

Weekend Readathon!


This might just become a new thing for me! Last weekend was what I would consider a rip-roaring success! So I figured why not try another one? So same thing applies for last weekend. I will have a stack of books I will graze they be!

I have several of the Sherlock Holmes short stories that I am wanting to read as well. Plus, I might also add to the mix a few others. I'll update as I go, of course! I am starting today but it's a somewhat busy day, so I don't expect miraculous progress! 

Friday Update: 

  • The Five Orange Pips (SH)-FINISHED
  • Started-The Man with the Twisted Lip (SH)
  • Started-Madam Bovary
  • (Already started) The Shadow of Theron (start page-8)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Spring into Horror Readathon


Starting April 1st and ending on April 30th, I will be participating in the Spring into Horror Readathon! Click the pic above to visit the sign up page! 

Here's the details:

The one main "rule" of Spring into Horror is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). I hope you will indulge the scary beyond the one book, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

My as of now, list for this event!

  • The Lady in White 
  • Dracula
  • Pet Semetary
  • And Then There Were None
This list might change as the even gets closer but for now this is it! I'm trying to adhere to the theme as well as I can! 

Monday, March 20, 2023

It's Monday! What Am I Reading This Week?


I had a great reading weekend, so I plan on keeping the momentum going this week! 

Stay Tuned for a few reviews coming up! 

  • A Study in Scarlet
  • The Sign of The Four 
  • A Scandal in Bohemia
  • The Red-Headed League
  • The Moonstone
For my books this week:

  • A Case of Identity 
  • Murder at an Irish Bakery
  • The Shadow of Theron
I may mix in a few more SH short stories, they're just so fun and easy to read! But for now this is my proposed selection! 

What are you reading this week? Let me know by leaving a comment or linking back to your own post! 

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Weekend Readathon: Saturday and Sunday Edition


My lovelies! I've got work today (a 5 hour shift) and then it's FREEEDOOOMMM until Monday. I'm keeping my plate pretty much clear until then, so I can read a bajillion pages! 

To Start I plan on finishing A Scandal in Bohemia, maybe this morning. It is a short SH story after all. Then it's diving back into The Moonstone. 

After that, I'm not sure if I'll keep to the mystery theme with Murder at an Irish Bakery or jump into some fantasy? Who knows! I will update as I go today and tomorrow! 

Saturday Update:

I finished up A Scandal in Bohemia at about 7am. I still have a few hours before work, so I went right into The Red Headed League, another SH short story. 


Continued: Started today on page 53

Saturday Totals: 2 short stories and 21 pages of The Moonstone. 
-My dude and I ordered a pizza and watched a movie. I worked 5 hours of the day, so I am pleased with my progress. No work tomorrow, so I plan on getting a LOT read! 


I'm starting my reading at around 7:30 A.M CST. I plan to stay in The Moonstone for a couple of hours, then switch to Murder in an Irish Bakery (gotta keep that mystery theme going, I guess). Then after a bit of that I will flip back to The Moonstone. Yes, I know this just encourages my book A.D.D., but I can't help it!

Starting The Moonstone at page 75. 

Mid-Day Check In:

Loving The Moonstone! I took a short nap around noon, and went back to reading. I'm on page 183 now (as of 3:05 pm CST)

Haven't yet switched up yet. The story is getting soooo good so I may just stick to it all day! 

I did not finish the Moonstone. My eyeballs pretty much crapped out on me at about 935pm. I did make it to the halfway mark of the book! It is a pretty nice mystery/family drama. I think I'll finish it tomorrow! 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Weekend Readathon Update Post (Friday)


I am loving The Moonstone! It's going splendidly! I've spent every spare moment today (other than a nap in between work shifts, gobbling it up! Though I have bounced over to getting started with A Scandal in Bohemia. I find it strange that lately my reading has gone to mysteries! Intriguing! (Pretend I did that in a thoughtful Sherlock-y way!)

Total Read Today:

The Moonstone: 53 pages

A Scandal In Bohemia: 5 pages

Tomorrow I have a nice chunk of work, but from 3pm onwards until Monday I am freeeeeee! I will post an update tomorrow and Sunday, with that one being my Grand Finale. 

Friday Check In And Weekend Reading Plans



Got a spiffy little chunk read:

Starting today and going on through Sunday at Midnight (No more Last of Us...*cries*) I will be doing my own personal Weekend Readathon!

No rules, just read as much as I can. i.e.-any spare moment I have. I aim to finish at least one book. 

My stack includes these lovelies:

  • The Moonstone 
  • A Scandal in Bohemia (SH short story)
  • The Red-Headed League (SH, ss)
  • Murder at an Irish Bakery by Carleen O'Connor
  • The Shadow of Theron by Kathryn Troy
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith 
I do have work today and Saturday but I am stupid behind on my Goodreads goals, so here we go! Coffee will fuel me through! 

What are you reading this weekend? 

Monday, March 13, 2023

This Week's Reading!

 Howdy! Long time, no post...right? Well, I've cut back on some things, rearranged some things, and now I think I finally have a "workable" schedule for things. Vague? Yup! No worries, what that means is you can expect more "reliable" posts from your girl from now on! Yay! 

So with that said, here be my book choices for the week!

I am working my way through the Complete Novels and Stories of Sherlock Holmes. I've already finished A Study In Scarlet and now I'm whittling through The Sign of Four. So that is my first one. Next I'll get into The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I haven't started that one yet! I am not expecting to finish it completely this week (unless it just sucks me right in) but I want to get a nice hunk of it read.

I am teaching myself Latin and working quite a bit this week, so I will fit my reading in where I can. I do expect that this will be a challenge, but whatever! 

So what's on your plate this week?