Saturday, October 21, 2017

Goals and Updates

My Goals for the Dewey 24 Hour Read a Thon. 


  1. Read 600 pages
  2. Participate in half of the mini Challenges
  3. Stay awake 22 of the 24 hours
  4. Visit 50 sites
5:54 am- The RAT has been going for almost an hour. It starts at 5 am for my part of the country. It is a little early, but I think it makes it easier to stay awake. I still have not read. I have been working on my posts, yawning, and thinking about my book recommendation for the last 10 years.

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.

Mid-Event Survey:
13592927I am currently reading Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. It has been slow going, I am not done yet. I have had a lot of distractions. I am looking forward to finishing it and starting the next in the series, Messenger.  I had to take my husband to town and help pick out a suit. I enjoyed spending the time with him. I am surprised at how little I have read.

8:01pm-Hour 16 just started. I just finished Gathering Blue. I went to town, went shopping, and had sushi before returning home. I have participated in most challenges, but I haven't visited that many sites. I drank half a 20oz bottle of Mtn Dew. I don't drink caffeine, so I hope I can sleep when the time comes.

How are you doing?

Opening Meme October 21

Eastern Oregon
I live in Eastern Oregon, in a small farming community. My house is located next to a mint field. When they cut it smells amazing. 

I am looking forward to reading the Giver series by Lois Lowry. I didn't read it in school like all my friends and family. It has been on my TBR for a very long time. I read the first book a few days ago and plan to read the rest this RAT(as much as I can anyways). 

I am looking forward to eating sushi. I have to go to town part way through and my husband was going to take me out to eat. 

I work in a small grocery store. It helps me get out of the house and interact with others. I'm married and have 4 children. I have tried talking them into participating. They all think I am crazy.

I have been participating since April 2013. The last few have been plagued with interruptions. I thought I had taken care of it for this one. I was going to be able to stick to the house and ignore everything and everyone. I just found out on Thursday, I will have to leave and take care of some stuff in town. I already plan on getting a hotel room out of town for two nights next time. I don't really think that is possible, but it really would be nice and I am going to look into it. I don't think I will be doing anything different. I will read as much as possible and participate in as many mini challenges as I feel up to.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Look

Well for those that may notice I have changed the way my blog looks. I don't know that I like it any better, however I do like that it is not black anymore. I haven't used this blog for anything other then Dewey's 24 hour readathon. My favorite challenge. I use this challenge as a way to get away from everything and devote the day to me. I am of course signing up and if you are interested check it out and join in. The challenge includes reading, mini challenges, chances to win prizes, and communication with like minded individuals. I hope you participate as well.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2017 Closing Meme

Well all good things must come to an end.

  1. Which hour did you find the most daunting? the first and last. I fell asleep in both.
  2. Suggest books? Anything you love and favorite authors,.
  3. Suggestions for the readathon? No, it went amazing
  4. What went well? Everything
  5. How many books did I read? I finished one and have only pages left on another
  6. Name books read? Carry me Down and Caught in the Act
  7. Which book was better? Caught in the Act.
  8. Which did you enjoy the least? Carry me down
  9. Next year? Yes, I just don't know how much I will be able to do until then.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey Mid-Event Survey

It is half way done and here are a few question on how it is going.
    Carry Me Down
  1. What am I reading right now? I am listening to Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland. I thought I would be done by now, but I have had unexpected distractions and I may have fallen asleep in the beginning.
  2. How many books have I read? I have listened to about 2 hours of the above book and I read 5 pages of another.
  3. What book am I looking forward to? I am just looking forward to sitting down and reading. I am tired of listening to a book. However, I am getting some much needed cleaning done in my house.
  4. Have I had any interruptions? Yes, I have had to run my husband and kids places. I had unexpected visitors and I have handled it really well. I am using today as a day to relax and that is what I have done. Well I have cleaned, but it is being done very slowly.
  5. What has surprised me so far? I have really loved all of the challenges and I love the emphases on donating.

2017 April Dewey Challenges

Hour 22
Draw a scene from your book
I am currently reading Caught in the Act by Gayle Roper
As you can tell drawing is not my specialty

Hour 13
Picture with book and furry friend

Hour 9
Photo challenge-Snack and book. I am listening to a book so it will be a screen shot from my phone. The chips I grabbed a handful while walking past the table to clean.
Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland


Hour 7
Book your Face(I booked my daughters

Challenge for Hour 6
Show the weather and a book that matches.

Challenge for Hour 4
Write a meet up between your current reads main character and your last
Current Read-Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
Last Read-Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

It is a hot day as Kate starts walking back to her home. When in the distance she sees what she thinks is a tall skinny man. As she approaches with her sword drawn, she notices it is not a man, but a tall boy with a confused look on his face. He shakes his head and finally sees Kate. His eyes go big and roll into his head. He faints and falls to the grown and Kate is forced to help him.

Challenge for Hour 3
My Beautiful Drawing
The Fault in Our Stars
Draw a book cover from memory. I tried to think of one that would be fairly easy. I thought of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Obviously I forgot somethings. I also really hated the cover and refused to read it because the cover was ugly. Yes, I judge a book by it's cover. I did eventually read it and I enjoyed it.

April 2017 Readathon Opening Meme

Well the readathon has officially started. Here are a few of the opening questions.

    Dragonquest (Pern, #2)
  1. Where am I? I am in Eastern Oregon, not to be confused with the west. We have a lot less trees and rain. Although we do have a lot of wind.
  2. What am I looking forward to reading? I have had a hectic month, well year. I am just looking forward to getting to sit down and read. Although, I am looking forward to rereading Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey.
  3. What do I look forward to eating? It is so early in the morning, nothing sounds good.
  4. Tell a little about myself. I like to read. I would like to decorate my home like a library that just happens to have a home in it. I am sick of unpacking and I hate to clean.
  5. Have I participated before and what will I do different? I have participated before. I have been doing this for a few years. It is to early to say exactly when. I plan on just laying back and participating when I feel like it. I don't have any defined goals, which is different. I will tell you I do miss the way we signed up before and could see everyone participating. I liked to visit the other blogs before the event.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Dewey April 2017

april2017
Well it is that time of year again. I am going to participate in my favorite readathon. I don't know how much time yet I will be able to dedicate, but I am hoping for most the day. If you are interested in learning more click on the link.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Opening Meme, Mid-event Survey and End Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Eastern Oregon
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I think I'm most looking forward to finishing The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman. I bought the book and it was missing 5 chapters in the middle and have had I have had to wait for the replacement. I'm not good at waiting.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm married and have four children ranging in age 17-11. My three girls are all in high school.  I think sometimes I may go crazy with all the running around I have to do. I love reading and I really hate cleaning. It's 5 am here and I don't think my thoughts are clear yet. So please ignore all spelling and grammar mistakes. I will have to work for 5 hours today. I'm alright with it, because I didn't think I would be participating at all until yesterday. I am not fully awake and can not figure out how to fix my colors. That's what I get for having a black background. One of these days I will change it.
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 have participated before. I love it. I won't be cheering this time officially, because I didn't sign up until yesterday. I believe this is my 8th in a row. I am looking forward to being selfish and spending time doing what I love to do.



Challenges


!. What are you reading right now? I am reading The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
2. How many books have you read so far? I have finished 1 book and started 2 others.
3. What book are you looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I am looking forward to rereading all of the Darkest Power books in one day
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not a lot of interruptions. I haven't blogged in a while and it is acting funny. That's why you see all the wonderful color changes. I'm sure I could fix it, but at 5 this morning I just didn't care. I still don't.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon? I guess I am surprised at how much I love participating. I'm not cheering this time and I do miss that.

End of the event Survey
1. Which hour was the most daunting for you? I had the most trouble at hour 6. I didn't get much sleep the night before.
2.Could you list a few high interest books that you think would keep a reader engaged for next year? I really enjoyed reading some of my old favorites. I knew I loved them so they kept me interested. So that's my suggestion, read an old favorite
3.Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the read-a-thon next season? I didn't like that I can't see everyone that is participating on the signup page.
4.What do you think worked really well in this years read-a-thon? Nothing springs to mind
5.How many books did you read? I read 2 almost 3. I have about a hundred pages left on the third I may have to stay up a little longer to finish.
6.What were the names of the books you read? The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong
I loved them all
9. I will participate again

Friday, October 21, 2016

It is time for Dewey

I didn't think I would be able to participate in my favorite reading activity (Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon), but I just found out I will be able to after all. I can hardly contain my excitement. It is the best 24 hours spent blogging, tweeting, playing games and reading. I will have to work 5 hours, however I may be able to listen to a book part of the time. I believe this will be my eighth time participating. If you are interested in learning more Click Here.