Archive | October, 2019

Read-a-thon – Three o’clock pm

26 Oct

Yeah, guess I shouldn’t have bragged about not napping, because, well, I just woke up from a nap. Like I said, my current bout of depression and change in my meds means I sleep a lot. But I’m kind of proud I only slept for an hour. 🙂 And I listened to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while I slept, so that counts, right? I woke up, had some mint Oreos and dug back into The Night Country, which is lovely and the language is so rich, it hurts a little, you know? The writing and story are just delicious.

Read-a-thon – Noon

26 Oct

And I made it to noon! Yes, that’s only three hours, but my current depression and change in my meds has me sleeping all the time, so the fact that I’ve been up since 7:30 is a huge win for me.

So I finished Chosen by Kiersten White and ZOMG I loved it even more than the first book in the series. If you’re a Buffy fan, or a fan of fun, snarky YA, you need to read this series.

I’m a huge Buffy fan, so there were moments where I was yelling across the room to the hubs when familiar faces appeared. And I loved that White nailed the voice of these old friends and the overall tone of the Buffy-verse.

Pretty light on the snacks so far: I ate a muffin and a couple of croissants. I also bought veggie tray, fruit tray, spinach dip and bread, Skittles, and mint Oreos. AND cranberry ginger ale (YUM!). The hubs is on fetch me food duty so I don’t have to. Such love.

Now I’m about to start The Night Country by Melissa Gilbert, the sequel to The Hazel Wood, which I LOVED. Super excited about this!

Pop over to Twitter and check out Rachel Noel’s account to see what she’s reading.

 

Here we go!

26 Oct

Anddddddddd it’s read-a-thon time! Just back from getting nommies (a nice mix of healthy and not so healthy) and I’m settling in with my first book, Chosen by Kiersten White, which is book 2 in her Slayer series. I started this a couple of days ago, so I’ll be finishing it this am.

My stack of books to choose from is kind of ridiculous, but I wanted to make sure I had lots to choose from. I have a nice mix of physical and ebooks and genres to keep me going.

I’ll post a picture later, as soon as I figure out how. LOL

Okay, I’m off to read!

 

Why, hello again!

25 Oct

Holy crappola! I know, I know. It’s been EONS since I’ve posted. Kinda fell off the book blogging earth, eh? Well, I’m back.

I’ve still been reading my ass off, but with work, my editing business, and, ya know, LIFE, I got kinda burnt out. But I’ve been thinking about getting back into book blogging for a few months now. And what better time than the night before Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon??

Truth be told, I forgot this was taking place. I’ve been having a rough time with my mental health the last month and adjusting to the increase in my meds has been hell. But then I saw a post about it on FB and was like “Dang! I forgot!” Of course I was bummed because I wasn’t ready at all. You know, I didn’t have the most important think for a read-a-thon: the snacks. But my super supportive hubby was just so thrilled to see me interested in something again that he told me “the gas station down the road has goodies”. God, love him. But the read-a-thon doesn’t start here until 9 am, so I have time to slip in and grab some nommies.

Tomorrow morning I’ll post my nommies and my reading list and then little updates as the day goes on. I’ll also be posting about some of my fave book bloggers. But right now I have to go get some sleep.

Looks like I have a big day ahead tomorrow.

C