2018 Reading Challenge

I epically failed my 2017 reading challenge for so many reasons, but I’m not going to list excuses.  I failed, that’s all there is to it.  My yearly goal is always 52 books–one per week– and I plan to stick to that goal.  However, I’m only setting aside about half of that for the Beat…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Wrap-up

The reverse read-a-thon is complete and I’ve gotten a good night’s sleep.  How did everyone do?  I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked, but I had a good time.  I have to say that starting on Friday evening and going into Saturday evening was great.  Starting a day earlier gave me…

Reverse Read-a-thon: Closing Survey

Closing Survey! 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? It was somewhere in the first 6-8 hours because I hadn’t gotten an afternoon nap 2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I only got through The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves 3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? All the books everyone has…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 21-24

Woot!  Woot!  I made it to the end!  I completed my second book with five minutes to spare.  I am now beat, but I’m going to try to stay awake a bit longer.  I am however, turning off all my gadgets and giving my eyes a rest from text and screens.  I’ll be back after…

Review: The Dream Thieves

Review: Blue and her Raven Boys, Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Noah are all dealing with the consequences of the ley line ritual, particularly Adam.  The ley lines have been awakened, but they seem to be out of control, and no one knows exactly why. Noah keeps disappearing, Adam is off-kilter, Ronan confesses a huge secret,…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 17-20

I’m still trucking along with second and probably last book of the read-a-thon.  My trusty furbabies are still with me. Right now, I’m contemplating if I want to ask the kids to feed me, or if I want to take the iPod with me and fix something for myself.  *sigh*  I also finally remembered to time…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 13-16

I finally managed to finish my first book and start a second.  I decided to stick with the series rather than pull another book from my original tbr pile.  I’m really enjoying The Raven Cycle Series. I’ve been having back spasm issues this week and managed to have it happen again this morning. I’m aching,…

Review: The Raven Boys

Review: This book is a fantasy-magic-ya delight.  It’s the story of Blue Sargent who lives in Henrietta, Virginia. She is the one non-psychic in a family/house full of psychics; however, she does have her own special talent.  Blue is a magical amplifier.  When she is around magical things/events become stronger. For the majority of her 16 years,…

Dewey’s Reverse Read-a-thon: Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey 1. What are you reading right now? Still on The Raven Boys 2. How many books have you read so far? Still on book #1 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Getting more reading in 4. Have you had many interruptions? Hubby, of…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 9-12

I missed my check in because I dosed on my audiobook. *sigh* I’ve backtracked a bit. I really wish I had gotten that afternoon nap. Oh well, I’m still enjoying the readathon.  I’d love to had gotten more reading in, but it’s more about the fun of it than the number of pages I get…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 5-8

I hit a false second wind when the book hit and really interesting point when many of the people involved in the big mystery actually meet one another.  But about 10 minutes later I finally give in and took a nap.  It wasn’t great because hubby woke me getting up from his nap before I…

July 2018 Reverse Read-a-thon: Hours 1-4

My first book of the reverse read-a-thon is The Raven Boys and I’m just over 100 pages in.  I feel like I haven’t read as much as I would have liked, but it isn’t a sprint, so I’m not too bothered by it.  I’ve had a few distractions from family and some of my own…