2017 Reading Challenge

In an effort to get myself back to some sense of normalcy, I’ve decided that reading is the best way to attempt it.  I’m going to do my best to meet this challenge.  Thank you Book Riot for creating the 2017 Reading Challenge List, and thank you to Novelknight for coming up with this one: This is…

April 2017 Readathon: Wrap-up

So… I made it through the entire 24-hours without even a catnap.  I’m very happy with my progress.  I completed 3 3/4 books, and it would have been a complete 4 if I had not let the website being wonky distract me so much.  I love to participate in the hourly challenges and such and…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #22-24

I MADE IT!!! I made it through the whole 24-hours without so much as a power-nap.  Go me!  I also made it to the last 48 pages of Eighth Grade Bites.  I would finish, but if I don’t close my eyes and sleep for a bit I might go insane. After a few zzz’s I…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #19-21

In the home stretch now.  Only three hours to go and I’m, surprisingly, feeling good.  I think that I will not only finish Parnassus On Wheels, but start one more book.  This has truly been a great readathon for me.  I’m really surprised.  The litter interruptions from the kids (and the hubby called several times)…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #16-18

I’m starting to lose the vigor.  I’m getting a bit sleepy and I think it has more to do with that stinking storm keeping me up last night than normal exhaustion.  I’m only a quarter of the way into Parnassus On Wheels… Did I mention I finished how to Archer?  I’ve had more distractions in…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #13-15

It’s getting closer to the end and I feel like I’m going to make it without any issues.  Fingers crossed people!  I’m still working on How To Arher.  I’ve had a few more distractions, which I used as an excuse to get up and move around and/or get a snack/drink. My faithful puppy (who’s 9-years-old…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #10-12

Twelve hours?!  Holy moly the time has flown by!  I finally finished my zombie book and have moved on to the more comedic How to Archer.  [Review to follow the readathon].  I loved the zombie book, and the Archer book is giving me just the laugh I needed after all the scares and anxiousness I…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #7-9

Another trio of hours has passed and I’m literally pages away from finishing my first book.  I’ve had a few distractions, but none that I made me super frustrated or angry.  I really, really, really, wish I had read this book sooner, because I would had ordered the sequels already!  But that’s okay, I have plenty…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #4-6

Another three hours down and I’m still in it to win it…that sounded ridiculous.  I’m still on my first book, but as I said, I’m in for the enjoyment.  I’m very attached to the three main characters, one of which is a cute little doggie named Annabell.  I don’t think we’ve learned the main protagonist’s…

April 2017 Readathon: Hours #1-3

The first three hours are over and I have had a great experience so far.  I’m currently reading Day By Day Armageddon By J.L. Bourne and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner.  There was an iffy spot involving a dog where I thought I would have to put the book down–fiction or not,…

April 2017 Readathon: Hour #0

Today is Saturday, April 29, 2017 and I am about to being my third Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!  Needless to say I am super excited.  This year I’m trying something a little different.  While I will keep up with the Dewey’s site, goodreads group, twitter and instagram, I will be cutting my blog updates down.  I…

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Prep

It’s almost here!  In two days the readathon begins, and as I did the two prior times I participated, I’ve been preparing. First I took some ideas from my fellow readathoners on the Dewey’s Facebook Group and took an old journal that my hubby re-gifted to me and turned it into a proper reading journal.  And…

Read-a-Thon Time, Again

It’s that time again.  The biannual Dewy’s 24-Hour Readathon is almost upon us and I am looking for redemption.  Anyone who followed my progress during the October 2016 readathon knows that my family systematically sabotaged the readathon for me.  It was surprising, because when I participated for the very first time in April of 2016,…