It’s almost starting time and I am ready to go! I have all my snacks ready for the day, books picked out and animals are all cleaned and fed. All I have to do is read!
I’m starting off with Jackson Pearce’s Purity. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this one, so I’m pretty curious about what I’ll think about it. First readathon snackie-poo of the day shall be irish cream tea and some strawberries. YUMMY!
About a hundred pages into Jackson Pearce’s Purity and really enjoying it so far. I’ve nommed on strawberries, trailmix and pepperoni so far, along with a couple of cups of tea. I’m getting a bit drowsy (I was up late last night) so I’m going to switch from the couch to a chair. Also going to have a cup of David’s tea chocolate rocket for a boost of energy.
I finished my first book! LOVED Purity by Jackson Pearce. Loved it! Next up is While He was Away by Karen Schreck. This one’s an YA romance, a genre I rarely delve into. But I’m trying to broaden my reading horizons and not be as snooty about romance novels. And I believe it’s time for some Earl Gray tea and dark chocolate, almond coconut treats!
I’m about half way through While He was Away. Holy emotional read! I’m definitely going to need to read something light next. I also took a 20 minute break to cut down some of the shrubs in front of my house. It’s supper time here, so I’m nomming on some bologna with avocado. The tea of the hour is Tweed and Hickory cookies & cream which doesn’t taste anything like cookies & cream but is still delish.
So, as you can see from the above update, I zonked out at around midnight. I knew I wouldn’t be able to stay up all night, because I have a houseful of animals that require my attention and usually start asking for it around 7am. I managed to finish another book (Bad Kitty Meets Baby) and start a fourth (The Last Song) before I dozed off. I’m taking today, which is all kinds of dreary, as another reading day and hope to finish a few more books. AND, since I had enough snacks for an army, I’m good for nommies for the rest of the week.
Yes, folks, I’m signing up for the readathon this weekend. Can’t wait to spend 24 hours just READING and, of course, snacking on nommy goodness. My stack-o-books isn’t everything I hope to read (I’m not THAT ambitious or stupid) but rather the books I’ll be choosing from. Unless something else catches my eye. I have a nice mix of YA, graphic novels, poetry and short stories. I will be updating one main post Saturday so as not to clog anyone’s feed reader.
Oh, and I’m also taking bets in the comment section for what animal will land on my doorstep Saturday and what time.
So, it’s just a bit over the halfway mark, so I thought I should do a quick update.
Alice I Think by Susan Juby
The Dread Crew by Kate Inglis
Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie
Current read: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I had a hard time this afternoon fighting off the groggies, but seemed to have caught my second wind (otherwise known as the coffee & chocolate kicking in). I am planning to try to pull an
all-nighter, but we’ll see.
Yes, folks, despite my bad luck the last umpteen readathon, I’m taking part in Dewey’s Readathon today. My goal this year is to stay up as late as possible. I have sugary snacks, oodles of coffee and a husband who is willing to look after all our animals, including Rowlf, our 8 week old puppy.
I will probably be doing maybe two blog updates during the readathon, but will be tweeting my progress more often.
Well, I’m off to make my first cup of coffee and start in on Susan Juby’s Alice I Think.
Tomorrow is Readathon for Hunger. As you know I am all about the readathons, even though most of the time I don’t get a chance to complete them due to the animal gods’ poor timing.
The goal for the readathon is that you donate one dollar for every hour that you read tomorrow. When I signed up I committed myself to read for ten hours. Due to life and stuff I have to make a slight change.
I’m still going to read ten hours, but I’ll have to spread it out over the whole week end. I’m volunteering at a craft fair tomorrow and that’s going to take up some major time. I was thinking of switching my readathon to Sunday, but I’m having a candle party at my place. So, yeah, this will be an all week end when I can read readathon.
As for my reading list, I’m going to do something fun and 100% for me: despite the fact that I am chin deep in review books, for this readathon I am strictly reading books from my own stacks. Later today I’ll go throw my books and pick out the ones I want to read. I’ll post my list later.
So, not much to wrap up on my part. I read about 3/4 of The Scorch Trials in between my drug induced naps.
I’m feeling a wee bit better today and the hubs -God love him – has deemed today “Lavender Lines Catch-up Read-a-thon”. So I shall be staying in bed, eating all the snacky-poos I didn’t eat yesterday and reading up a storm.
Well, it’s nine hours in and I am just waking up from nap #2. I’m still pretty sick, and for me this read-a-thon has been a flop. I’ll try to read this evening when I can, but since I have to take more meds, I’ll prob be back asleep in an hour or so.
So I kinda slept for most of the morning. Not intentionally, but due to the Midol. I also took an anti-inflammatory stuff that I’m hoping will mean that I can skip my afternoon dose of happy pills.
Pages read so far: 96
Books read: Still on first
Current book: The Scorch Trials
Breakfast is eaten, I’m showered and the house is cleaned. I am now readyyyyyy to reeeeeeeeeeeead!
I’m going to start with The Scorch Trials. While I didn’t love The Maze Runner, I did love the last bit of the book and I have a sneaking suspicion The Scorch Trials is going to be a kick-ass read.
Since the hubs is home this year, I was going to try to do the whole 24 hours, but, as luck would have it, I am currently deathly sick and in a lot of pain with, ahem, “women’s issues” so I’m going to have to play today by ear.
I’ll be updating every 2-3 hours,so for those who follow the blog, I am so, so sorry for any clogging of your feed reader that I may contribute to today. I send virtual Halloween kisses and caramel apples in apology.
Look to my Twitter and Goodreads feeds for more frequent updates.
And for those fellow read-a-thoners – HAPPY READING!!!!!!
Yes, despite the fact that every other attempted read-a-thon has resulted in a new animal landing in our midst, I have signed up for this weekend’s Dewey’s Read-a-thon. I know, I’m probably an idiot for doing so, but folks, this is the big one. And I had so much fun last April that I want to give it a go again, new animal be damned.
Today I went through my books and gathered my reading stack. Now, I have no intention of getting through all these books. But I’m the kinda reader that needs variety. If I only picked 4 or 5 books I would feel too much pressure, so instead I have a stack that I’ll be picking from. They’re all YA or graphic novel and I am hoping to get through quite a few of them.
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye
The Salem Witch Tryouts by Kelly McClymer
Prom Nights from Hell by various authors
Heartless by Sara Shephard
Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen
Rattled by Lisa Harrington
Zombie Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Faith Erin Hicks
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Black Hole Sun by David MacInnis Gill
American Vampire by Scott SNyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King
I will also be putting my eReaders to work, giving my wrists a break. I’m hoping to switch between hard copy and eBook.
Radiance by Alyson Noel
Greek:Best Frenemies by Marsha Warner
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks
Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
Haint Misbehavin’ by Maureen Hardegree
Some of these are review books and some are from my own TBR shelves. I’m excited because quite a few of these will help out with challenges I’ve signed up for.
Now, all I need to do is decide on my snacky-poos.