Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 634
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 1 am (Hour 21), when Dresden, my fur child, decided he wanted to take a nap on me and I didn’t have another book nearby when I finished White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Badge, Book, and Candle by Max Gladstone.
  3. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the Readathon next year?  Nope, I only have ideas for improving it for myself.  I will remember to ALWAYS keep extra books and my water nearby just in case Dresden decides to nap on me.
  4. What do you think worked well in this year’s Readathon? Having all of the mini-challenges open for the full 24 hours.
  5. How many books did you read? 3, but I also read most of Badge, Book, and Candle.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, Read it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay, and White is for Witching.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? White is for Witching.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Read it and Weep.
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Readathon again? I will definitely be participating again.

 

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – 2nd Update

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, but I did take a 4 hour nap!

  • Pages Read: 185
  • Books Read: Read it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
  • Mini-Challenges Completed: I did the Modern Classics challenge.
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had far too many Newman O’s, but it was totally worth it 🙂  I also had turkey tacos for dinner.

Until my final update, at 5 am, I’ll continue reading my current book, White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi and then another book or two from my Goodreads list.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon Mid-Event Survey

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I’m a little late with this because I fell asleep on the couch but here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi and Read it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
2. How many books have you read so far? 1, but I’m nearly finished with Read it and Weep and about halfway through White is for Witching.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m really looking forward to What the Woods Keep by Katya De Becerra.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I’ve only had one interruption, caused by The Boyfriend, but I don’t mind, because it was to tell me about a really cool part of Oakland that has bookstores, coffee shops, and all sorts of boutiques and other shops.
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I wasn’t tired until after  2 pm and then suddenly I was asleep.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – First Update

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I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch even once!  I have my cat, Dresden to thank for that, since I sat down in front of my laptop and he jumped into my lap to take HIS nap!  Luckily, I had my paperback copy of ‘Salem’s Lot nearby!

  • Pages Read: 261
  • Books Read: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Mini-Challenges Completed: I’ve done the Vague Recollections challenge.
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had a giant cup of “English Breakfast” tea and largish bowl of cereal.  I also ate a yogurt. I had pizza and Sprite for Lunch.

Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – A Spooky Good Time!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I stumbled out of the bedroom at 4:30 am so I would have time to make a giant bowl cup of tea.  I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my scary reads keep my eyes wide and my senses on high alert.

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I’ve got a package of Newman O’s with my name on it!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself.  Also, I’m a Volunteer Coordinator for a literacy non-profit called Reading Partners.  It is the best job I have ever had.
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?  I’ll be trying out the Bingo challenge in the Goodreads group.

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile of spooky reads is up above and currently stands at 66 books tall.  I might also switch things up a bit with a couple of creepy graphic novels and some frightening audio books that didn’t make it on the list.

My first update will be at 1 pm.  I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish.  I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 12th – 18th.
  • I’m still taking it easy since I won’t get the EKG until mid-November.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 42,191/50,000
  • Miles: 17.46
  • Total Miles: 627.87
  • Active Minutes: 243/210

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Read it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

  

Finished:

  • Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
  • The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

 

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 3 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 13; Peril on the Screen – 15

Total pages read this week: 681

Total books for the year: 79 of 90.   The Boyfriend and I finished the 1st season of “American Horror Story.”  We also watched “Coraline” this weekend since he had never seen it.  I decided to start watching “Supernatural” again, but I won’t be getting through too many episodes before Halloween since I only watch it when the Boyfriend isn’t home.  This week, I’ll be putting together my #Readathon stack, and I’m hoping to finish ‘Salem’s Lot so I can focus on shorter books.

What are you reading this week?

Down the TBR Hole #42

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR pile is still sitting at 706 books.  Even though I finished a couple of books, I also added a couple.  

This week’s books:

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell – KEEP.  The synopsis starts with “In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records…”  There is no way I’m not reading this book.

Time and Again by Jack Finney- KEEP.  This story involves time travel and a romance.  If it is in any way comparable to Outlander, I’ll take it.

The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz – KEEP.  This is the story of a young girl who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto and then immigrated to Canada.  I’m a little obsessed with books about WWII.

Imaginary Boy by Mark Eldrich – GO.  I don’t know why, but I’m no longer interested in reading this book. *Shrug*

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde – GO.  I’m only removing this book because I haven’t read the first book in the series yet.  I’ll probably add it back to my TBR after I finish The Last Dragonslayer.  

My to-read shelf is down to 704 books.  Since I just started ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King,  that number isn’t likely to go down by next Saturday.  However, next weekend is the Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon!  There won’t be a “Down the TBR Hole” post until the weekend after that, and I’m hoping I’ll be down to 700 books by then.

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for October 5th – 11th.
  • I didn’t mention this in previous posts because it wasn’t a big deal at the time, but I have to get an EKG soon.  My Doctor was able to rule out the usual causes of my intermittent feeling of being lightheaded (anemia, high/low blood pressure, etc.).  Until we figure out what the issue is, I’m taking it easy when it comes to exercise.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Workouts: 3/6
  • Steps: 47,290/50,000
  • Miles: 19.72
  • Total Miles: 610.41
  • Active Minutes: 235/210

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Reading it and Weep by Jenn McKinlay
  • The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
  • Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

  

Finished:

  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

 

Challenges:

  • RIP: Peril the First – 2 of 4; Peril of the Short Story – 9; Peril on the Screen – 4

Total pages read this week: 559

Total books for the year: 77 of 90.  The Boyfriend and I started watching “American Horror Story.” The first couple of episodes were really weird and we weren’t sure if we wanted to continue, but we also really wanted to find out what was going on!  I also spent most of the weekend reading Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories.  Though none of them have scared me, they are delightfully creepy.

What are you reading this week?