RIP : 17 books, 2 short stories, 49 episodes of “The Walking Dead”
Total pages read this week: 1064 Total # of books for the year: 85 of 90. I hit my original reading goal for the year of 85 books so I raised it to 90. I may have to raise it to 95 before the end of the month, though, since finishing all of my current reads, except for A Walk in the Woods, would bring me up to 90.
What are you reading this week?
Which hour was most daunting for you? 3 am when I suddenly didn’t want to read anymore. That has never happened before. I usually just start feeling a bit punchy, but this time I got to the end of a chapter and decided I didn’t want to continue. I switched to an audiobook, and that fixed it, but for a second there I thought something was wrong with me!
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the Readathon next year? Nope, I only have ideas for improving it for myself. Next time, I want to be more social, and I’ll start with the book I’m most looking forward to instead of anything else.
What do you think worked well in this year’s Readathon? The 10 Years in 10 Books challenge was the most fun.
How many books did you read? 3, but I also read most of Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
What were the names of the books you read? Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and Head Full of Ghosts.
Which book did you enjoy most? Head Full of Ghosts
Which did you enjoy least?Ghostland
How likely are you to participate in the Readathon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will definitely be participating again, and I might sign up to be a Goodreads discussion moderator.
1. What are you reading right now? The audiobook of Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay and Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton. 2. How many books have you read so far? 2, but I’m over halfway through Skin Trade. 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon? I’m still really looking forward to My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. It will probably be my next physical book. 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, since he was getting ready to head out the door to hang out with friends. 5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far? How I’ve managed to stay awake without even nodding off.
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 phone nearby to listen to an audiobook.
Pages Read: 280
Books Read:The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
In celebration of 10 years of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, participants have been challenged with recommending 10 books, one for each year of the #readathon.
I’m a bit confused that it’s only 10 years in 10 books since 2007 to 2017 equals out to be 11 years and 11 books, unless we weren’t supposed to pick a book for this year? Regardless, I paged through all of the books I’ve read since I started tracking them on Goodreads and managed to find a book for each year since 2007 that I would recommend reading. I’ve linked the titles to my reviews, if I wrote one, and the covers to the books on Goodreads.
Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started! The Boyfriend and I got up at 6:30 am to eat croissants for breakfast. Due to my Synovitis, this #readathon is going to be low tech for me. I’ll still be posting my updates every 8 hours, but I won’t be doing much socializing.
What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Austin, TX.
Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most?My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix.
Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I’m making myself a “Mediterranean Plate” instead of going to The Steeping Room. It’s dolmas, toasted pita bread, feta cheese cubes, olives, and hummus.
Tell us a little something about yourself! Here are 20 somethings about myself. Also, I love to crochet and listen to cozy mysteries at the same time. I miss that more than anything else while my hands have been trying to heal.
If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’m going to try listening to audiobooks while I walk on the treadmill (I usually listen to music) during my exercise breaks.
Here’s my TBR:
Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Wildwood by Colin Melot
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
My first update will be at 3 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?
I have Synovitis in both of my hands, so I won’t be doing much blogging until it’s under control. Instead, I’m going walking with the Boyfriend for Damn Early Days. So far, it’s been nice getting up early and heading out the door. When we get back, I still have plenty of time to relax with a book, eat breakfast, and drink a huge cup of tea before work 🙂