Monthly Archives: October 2013

Read-a-Thon ::: Update 3

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HOUR 9 has begun and I don’t even feel like I’ve been reading that long. I’ve been cruising. My reading buddy has left and I am alone again until around 6pm (Mountain Time) when the football game starts and my family invades the house.

I figured an afternoon break to shower and feel refreshed is good after finishing Book 3. Yahoo!

I’ve been participating in some of the mini challenges but it’s so hard when I just want to keep reading … 

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Here are my current stats:

  • Time Spent Reading – 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Books Finished – 3
    William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
    The Phantom of Pine Hill
    Miracle on the 17th Green
  • Pages Read – 524
  • Currently Reading – undetermined ….

Now time for a quick shower, snack and back to reading.

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Read-a-Thon ::: Update 2

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As we head into HOUR 6 I’m feeling slightly productive. I’m a few pages from finishing book two, I’ll have a reading buddy for a couple hours, and I’m managing to grab some snacks. It’s almost lunch time so I’m trying to decide what to eat that will be the least time consuming.

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Here are my current stats:

  • Time Spent Reading – 3 hours 55 minutes
  • Books Finished – 1
    William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
  • Pages Read – 319
  • Currently Reading – The Phantom of Pine Hill by Carolyn Keene

Time to go back to reading!

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Read-a-Thon ::: Update 1

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Success for HOUR 1. I’m almost through my first pot of tea, the fireplace and music are soothing … did I mention earlier it’s only 7am so this is always a nice and relaxing way to start my morning.

Want to join in the fun? Click here. It’s never too late to sign up!

Here are my current stats:

  • Time Spent Reading – 50 minutes
  • Books Finished – 0
  • Pages Read – 78
  • Currently Reading – William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The first mini-challenge is from River City Reading. The challenge is to pick a tune that goes along with your current read. I’m a little lucky because there is a very obvious tune that should be played while reading William Shakespeare’s Star Wars and it goes a little like this …

Back to reading. See you all again soon.

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24 Hour Read a Thon BEGINS!

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon is about to commence and I have to say I’m even more excited this time around than I was in the spring – mainly because I’ve been too busy to read much lately and I hope to bust out a bunch of books that have been staring at me for a very long time.

Here’s what I’m reading from today .. 

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The Alibi by Sandra Brown (also a galley from NetGalley)
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
as many Nancy Drews as a I can get through
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (ER)
Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson
A Truth Universally Acknowledged edited by Susannah Carson
The Passion Test by James Bray
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
White Girl Problems by Babe Walker
Wicked Business By Janet Evanovich

I also have about 10-15 books on NetGalley I really need to read so I might bust a couple out there as well … we’ll see.

Onto the SURVEY:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am in Boise, Idaho … in my shiny, new, awesome, house. Currently camped out in front of the fireplace

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I am looking forward to all of them, so really just seeing how many I can finish today would be awesome.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
The snacks my family provides when they come over for the BSU football game … sure to be lots of goodies.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am on the home stretch to 30 and finally have an amazing beautiful home with my very own official library. I have two cats who will keep me company. I love hot tea. And I should probably start reading.

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 was doing a cleanse last year so I wasn’t eating much. Now I can eat what I want so I know I will be more productive. I will also push through and keep reading regardless. I don’t want to give in because I get bored or tired.

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