Posts Categorized: Read-a-thon

Oct 12
Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon – October 2013: Mini-Challenges

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon – October 2013: Mini-Challenges

This weekend, I’m participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!  My introduction post is here, and on this page, I’ll post my replies to various mini-challenges.7 AM EST: Wrap-Up Post: 1) Which hour was most daunting for you?The first few hours were the most difficult for me, beginning with 8 AM EST.  I was really not ready to wake up when I did, but I was anxious to get started.  I spent the first couple of hours reading in bed, and I kept… Read more »


Oct 12
Dewey’s 24 Hour-Read-a-Thon – October 2013

Dewey’s 24 Hour-Read-a-Thon – October 2013

This weekend, I’m participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!  This is my second time, and I’ve got a couple of books that have breathing down my shoulder, and today, it would be great to get them read. INTRODUCTION Q. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? A. Charlotte, North Carolina.  It’s going to be a beautiful day outside today, even though it’s a bit dark as I write this (7:30 AM). Q. Which book in your stack… Read more »


Sep 01
ARC August: How Did I Do?

ARC August: How Did I Do?

August is over, and alas, so is Read Sleep Repeat’s ARC August challenge.  After a stellar week 3 (by my reading standards), I slowed down a bit this final week.  I didn’t have a particular goal in mind as far as a number of ARC’s to read, but I typically aim to read at least two books per week, and I’m happy to say I surpassed that.  I read three books in the final week (Fangirl and The Waking Dark – both are… Read more »


Aug 25
ARC August: Week 3 Update

ARC August: Week 3 Update

I have a very short attention span, so as I sat down to write this post, I could not even remember which books I’d planned to read for Week 3 of Read Sleep Repeat’s ARC August challenge.  And then I had the wonderful realization that I read all three!  (Granted, I’d started one of them the previous week.)  To pat myself on the back a little more, I completed a fourth book today, and I’m halfway through number five!  Here’s… Read more »


Aug 21
Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-Thon: Challenges

Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-Thon: Challenges

The Bout of Books 8.0 challenge is in full swing, and I’ll be using this page to post the mini-challenges.  For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.Mini-Challenges:Thursday, August 22: Book road trip. (Looking over my list makes me realize I need more books with Asia, Australia, and South America settings!):EUROPEAmsterdam: The Fault In Our Stars by John GreenParis: Just One Day by Gayle FormanEngland: The Sweetest Dark by Shana AbeScotland: Doon by Carey… Read more »


Aug 20
Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Since I’m currently participating in the ARC August read-a-thon, it makes perfect sense to simultaneously participate in the Bout of Books 8.0 read-a-thon.  Double the books, double the fun, right?  OK, I WON’T be reading double the books, but I do hope I can double the fun. Want to join in?  Here’s what you need to know: Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th… Read more »


Aug 17
ARC August: Week 2 Update

ARC August: Week 2 Update

Week 2 of ARC August, hosted by Miss O, of Read Sleep Repeat, is over, and I surpassed my goal by reading 4 books this week.  Yay, me!  However, even though this is called  “ARC August,” I didn’t stick exclusively to ARC’s.  In one case, I had to read the first book in a series for an upcoming ARC.  Another was a library book by one of my favorite authors that I’ve been wanting to read.  I did read two ARC’s,… Read more »


Aug 09
ARC August: Week 1 Update

ARC August: Week 1 Update

ARC August: Week 1 Update Week 1 of ARC August, hosted by Miss O, of Read Sleep Repeat, has drawn to a close.  I set a stretch goal to read 3 books per week, and I’m happy to say that I’m right on track.  (I also said I’d review all of the books, and so far, I’m only one for three.  Gotta get crackin’!)  So, here’s what happened in week 1: I finished The Deepest Night by Shana Abe.  This… Read more »