Saturday, October 17, 2015

24 Hour Read-a-thon: Starting and Updates
It's that time of year again, kiddos! The time where I go nuts and get my read on! I'm planning on trying to finish at least 1 full book and get at least halfway into 2 more! My goals are lofty!!!

So needless to say this is gonna be a fun day!

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1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Anniston, AL.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Geomancer
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I made some rice krispy treats!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm just a gal that has a fondness for readathons! I'm honestly just waiting for the heat to kick
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 missed the last one, but I tend to take things a bit too seriously. I burn out quickly, so this time I'm gonna read but also have fun..I do foresee a nap in my near future.

Hour 1: 7:00 AM
Book: The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
Starting Page: 41
Ending: 56
Snacks: Coffee and Water
Thoughts: I worked til midnight last night, and did not sleep well. So I am probably going to take a nap earlier in the thon, so I can stay up late.

Hour 2: 8:00 AM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page: 56
Ending page: 87
Pages read so far: 46
Challenges: Skipped this hour's challenge!
Snacks: rice krispy treats for breakfast!!

Hour 3: 9:00 AM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page: 87
Ending Page: 107
Pages Read So Far: 66
Challenges: Skipping this challenge too. I'm trying to focus on reading more!
Snacks: Just water.
Thoughts: I'm getting sluggish. I think a nap might be coming on sooner than I thought...

Hour 4: 10:00 AM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page: 107
Ending Page:117
Pages read so far: 76
Snacks: Salami and crackers, sweet tea

I'm taking a nap. I think a 2 hour nap will recharge my batteries. I am definitely slowing down and my eyes are drooping. I'll be back at 1pm!!!

I'm BACK! Let the reading begin again!!!

Hour 7: 1:00 PM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page: 117
Ending Page:137
Pages read so far:  96
Snacks: Salami and crackers and Arizona Green tea

Hour 8: 2:00 PM
Book: The Dragon Reborn
Starting Page: 137
Ending Page:163
Pages read so far: 122
Challenges: Armchair Traveling 

Hour 9: 3:00 PM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Staring Page: 163
Ending Page:167
Pages read so far:  126

My reading was interrupted by my book blogger swap package arriving! I had to open it and geek out over what I got! 

Hour 10: 4:00 PM
Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page: 167
Ending Page: 185
Pages read so far: 144

Taking a break from The Shadow Rising.

Hour 11: 5:00 PM
Book: The 100 (day 21) by Kass Morgan
Starting Page:1
Ending Page:54
Pages read so far:  198

Hour 12: 6:00 PM
Book:The 100
Starting Page: 54
Ending Page:90
Pages read so far: 234
Challenges: Pumpkin Spice or Naw (I am team Pumpkin Spice! FTW!)

Hour 13: 7:00 PM
Book: The 100
Starting Page:90
Ending Page:164
Pages read so far: 308

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? The 100 Day 21
2. How many books have you read so far? Not a single one, but I've made a good dent in The Shadow Rising and The 100.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm probably going to read Pretty Deadly (Graphic Novel)
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I have had many and I've been pretty cool with them. I'm old, so sitting still for long periods of time is kind of hard on the ole skeleton. Also, I've been brought food on occasion so....YAY!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How quickly it goes by! I look up and an hour has almost gone by!

Hour 14: 8:00 PM
Book: The 100
Starting Page:164
Ending Page:231
Pages read so far: 375

Hour 15: 9:00 PM
Book: The 100
Starting Page:231
Ending Page:311
Pages read so far: 455

Book 1 Finished!  

Hour 16: 10:00 PM
Book: Pretty Deadly
Starting Page: 1
 Ending Page: 120
Pages read so far: 575

Book 2 finished!!!!

Hour 17: 11:00 PM

Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page:187
 Ending Page: 200
Pages read so far: 588

Hour 18: 12:00 AM

Book: The Shadow Rising
Starting Page:200
 Ending Page: 229
Pages read so far: 617

I have a feeling this might be my last hour.... 

Yup, this is it for me. I'm tired and ready for bed. I'm quite pleased with myself. This has been a great day for me! I read 2 books, got a nice chunk into The Shadow Rising. I won a door prize  and got my book swap package! I'm super happy with today! It's been fun, but I'm out! Goodnight everyone! 

Books Read: The 100: Day 21 and Pretty Deadly
Pages Read:  617
Challenges Participated In: 2


Monday, October 5, 2015

Frightfall Read-a-Thon: DONE
Another read-a-thon, another chance. I've been doing (obviously) a great job at keeping my blog updated lately. Haven't I? Work, school (now for both me and my son) and trying to have somewhat of a life is kicking my butt in the reading department. However, I cannot say no to a good 'thon, especially one run by Michelle!! So here I am!

My spooky selection will be We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

AND WORK HAS KICKED MY READING BUTT ONCE AGAIN!!!! I do have tomorrow, Friday, Saturday night, and Sunday to catch up. I might can squeeze in some reading tonight, but I am working again. *Sigh*


I finished the book! I shouldn't be so happy about reading one small book in a week, but I am! I even made it in time for the last day of the read-a-thon!

Books Read: 1
We Have Always Lived in the Castle