Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dewey End of Event Meme


My Favorite reading challenge has come to an end. I'm exhausted and ready to go to bed. I may check out more blogs after I have rested a bit.

 End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?19 and 20
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I can't think of any now.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? None
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The way cheerleading is organized is awesome. Makes it easy to cheer.
  5. How many books did you read? Finished 1 and started another
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Abrham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and Have a Little Faith
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? If I wasn't so tired when I started Have a Little Faith. I would choose that one but, I didn't get very far. Otherwise I didn't have a real great book this time
  8. Which did you enjoy least? My back is killing me from sitting at the computer to long
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? All I know is I am exhausted after cheering.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will participate again. I don't know that I will cheer again. I spent so much time at my computer my back hurts. It made me appreciate them so much more. Maybe I'll cheer 1 read-a-thon a year. Next time I think I will take the role of reader and only hop on the computer every once in a while.
Let's see how I did
  1. Read 500 hundred pages. I read a total of 405 pages. I was close
  2. Visit all the blogs I'm assigned to at least once. I would like to do it twice but, I my team was assigned 75 blogs. I want to get some reading done to. I visited all 75. A couple of them twice.
  3. Read 12 out of the 24 hours. I have no idea how many hours I read.
I stayed up to finish this and forgot to add the link to the Dewey website.
Well I hope to see you all next time. Goodnight.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey Challenge

I really like participating in the challenges that go on throughout the 24hour Read-a-Thon. I will be putting all the challenges here as the day goes on.

Challenge 1
Challenge 2

Challenge 3
Quotable Quotes Bibliophibian Inc.
 Comment with a quotation from one of today’s reads.

And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in
God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts
-Abraham Lincoln, in an address to Congress
July 4th, 1861

I'm reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Challenge 4
Book Staging On The Wings of Books
 The book staging challenge is all about staging your book with either something that is on the cover or with something that goes with the book and then taking a picture of it!

I have been having trouble with posting pictures. I don't care that this one should be rotated.
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Challenge 5
Name Your Read-a-Thon Geeky Blogger 
  1. Take the books either in your TBR or already pile for Dewey’s
  2. Pick a word from a couple of the titles and come up with a name for your read-a-thon
  3. Leave a comment or post a picture on your blog (fill out the rafflecopter) and you are good to go!
I came up with Vampire Hunters Unbelievable True Stories Read-a-Thon 

Challenge 6
Book Tower LookBook
In this challenge we are asked to make a tower with books. 

My kids just finished cleaning, while I read, and will not let me make a mess. I hope everyone else has fun building their towers. 

Challenge 7
Show it off DeadBookDarling
Show of a book your proud of
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Challenge 8
On Food and Books Girl Likes Books
Share your best book inspired recipe.

I am reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. There hasn't been any mentions of food that makes me salivate. They did mention ham and seeing as I'm starting to get hungry. I came up with something.

My Recipe
Omelet with ham, cheese and mushrooms and a virgin Bloody Mary on the side.

Color cover mini-challenge Wishful Endings
Match 4 book covers
 Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) Fallen (Fallen, #1) The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)
Challenge 15
Challenge 16
Random Page BettyLeeCrosby
Pick out a quote from the book you are currently reading.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
August 28th, 1963

 I just finished reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and this quote headed the last chapter.

Challenge 17
Mad Libs! Nisaba
 1)pick a paragraph (not too long) from the book you’re reading
2) remove some of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and either
3a) get a friend (in person, over the phone, over the internet–whatever!) to fill in the words for you mad-libs style

My paragraph
 I grabbed the man nearest me by the hair and struck him in the face with my fist, rendering him insensible. The man nearest him caught another of my fists in his belly. I was quite content to whip the lot of them, one by one, and would have done so, had Jack not risen to his feet and called off his men.

My Mad Lib
I Ran the man nearest me by the Butt and Jumped him in the Head with my Foot, skating him Fat. The Walmart nearest him sat another of my arms in his Nose. I was quite cold to play the lot of them, 16 by 11, and would have done so, had George not risen to his eye and farted off his men.

Dewey Opening Meme and Updates

deweyMy favorite Read-a-thon is getting ready to start. I thought I would begin a little early, 4:30, and get my first post out of the way before the Read-a-Thon officially starts for me at 5am(This is my 4th time). I usually all my preparations and goals a few days before the event but, unfortunately life happened. So here are my goals at least.

  1. Read 500 hundred pages. I'm starting out small this time. I signed up to Cheer! I'm excited.
  2. Visit all the blogs I'm assigned to at least once. I would like to do it twice but, I my team was assigned 75 blogs. I want to get some reading done to.
  3. Read 12 out of the 24 hours.
Opening Meme

National Geographic Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm reading from Eastern Oregon.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I would like to finish my daughters book National Geographic Tales of the Weird by David Braun
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? It is so early 5:01am now(it started), nothing sounds good.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have a hard time with this question every time. I think when I'm tired and first waking it up I just don't know what to say. I work part time. I love to read and play board games. I'm married and have four kids. I'm anxious to start reading. I'm easy going and have a lot of patience.
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 and I signed up to cheer this year. I can't wait to get started.
Hour 4: 8:17am
Reading: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. I started reading Tales of the Weird to many big words for so early in the morning.
Pages Read: 67
Where: Living room couch and my bed
Food: Fruit loops, 1/4 apple, mini kitkat, and a handful of peach rings.
Feeling: Tired and frustrated. I am having trouble posting pictures.
Blogs visited: 8

Hour 8: 12:03pm
Reading: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Pages Read: 56
Total Read: 123
Where: Mostly the bed
Food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and  a glass of milk.
Feeling: Sleepy and anxious to keep reading.
Blogs visited:14
Total Blogs: 22 

Hour 12: 4:27pm
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? I'm reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
2. How many books have you read so far?I'm still working on the First
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I have no idea what I will be reading after this.
4. Have you had many interruptions? Some how my house has become kid central. There are now 8 kids running around my house. How did you deal with those? I'm just starting to get annoyed
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? No surprises so far. I have cheered for bloggers without understanding a word on the page.

Pages Read: 94
Total Read: 217
Where: Bath and Bed
Food: Pizza and a Skor bar
Feeling: Pretty good with a slight head ache. The kids are loud.
Blogs Visited:15
Total Blogs:37

Hour 17: 9:16pm
Reading: Just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Pages Read:126
Total Pages: 343
Where: Couch and Bed
Food: Bananas, Tomatoes. Now I know why I'm so hungry
Blogs Visited: 7 I think it's more.
Total Blogs: 44

Hour 23: 3:17am
Have a Little Faith: a True StoryReading: Have a little faith by Mitch Albom. I picked it because it doesn't have a lot of pages and the chapters are small
Books Finished: 1
Pages Read:62
Total Pages: 405
Where: My bed
Food: guacamole, chips, and pizza
Feeling: Determined to see the end of this read-a-thon. I want my bed badly.
Blogs Visited: I lost track
Total Blogs: Around 68. 

If you want to know more about this Read-a-Thon and maybe participate click HERE.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dewey Time

 I haven't published anything on here since the last Dewey 24hr Read-a-thon. I have been working a lot lately, running kids to practices and games, and other day to day stuff. I haven't even read a new book in over a month.

Anyway it's that time of year and my favorite challenge is coming up and I am getting ready to sign up.

For those who don't know. 

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, eating, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. This wonderful Read-a-thon happens twice a year, in April and in October. 

The fun starts again on October 18, 2014.

If you would like to participate or find out more. Click on Dewey.