Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dewey's Over

Well my favorite Read-A-Thon has come to an end. I'm a little sad. I don't feel like I got to participate as much as I would have liked. I came down with a cold and it made me tired. I ended up going to sleep and missing the last 4 hours. I usually stay up the whole time. I hate missing anything.

End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?The last 4 I just couldn't stay awake and ended up going to bed.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Maybe try a Manga if you haven't tried one. They are fun and easy to read
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think this year went really well. I think better than the last few.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I don't know. It just went well.
  5. How many books did you read? 1 and part of another
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Running Man by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King and Envy by Gregg Olsen
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Running Man
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Envy
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was a Cheerleader and I think it went really well.
  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 be participating again in October and Cheering as well.

I hope everyone had fun and I hope to see you again in October

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey's Opening Meme and Updates

deweyleafIt's almost time for Dewey to start. I'm a little tired. It's a little before 5am here. I can't seem to put coherent sentences together. 

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Eastern Oregon, USA. 
 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don't know. I will most likely start with Hunted by Kevin Hearne. I'm about ten pages into it and thought I would finish it.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have come down with a cold. Nothing sounds good this morning.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm married and have four children. I have to work 3 hours today. It is the only time I will not be participating. I will be taking along a audio book. I might be able to listen to it a little on my short commute.
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 might see what's happening on twitter. I have never participated in that way.

Hour 2
6466554Reading: The Runnning Man by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King
Pages Read: 46
Food: Oats and More Cereal
Thoughts: I wasn't planning on reading this book but, I couldn't turn the light on in my bedroom. My husband was still sleeping. So I chose a book I had on my kindle. Liking it so far. It's better than I was expected.  

Hour 4
Reading: The Running Man by Richard Bachman
Pages Read: 54
Total Pages:100
Food: None
Thoughts: I have to be at work in 15 minutes. I need to start getting ready.  
Hour 10 
Reading: The Running Man
Pages Read: 57
Total Pages Read: 157
Food: Funyuns, gummy bugs, 1 chicken strip, and a granola bar.
Thoughts: I had to work so I haven't read as much as I would have liked. I would like to finish this book by hour 12.
Hour 12
 Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? The Running Man by Richard Buchman
2. How many books have you read so far? Almost done with 1. I had to work
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I think I will read Envy by Gregg Olson
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, I had to work. I wasn't happy but, I forgot to take the day off.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing has surprised me yet. However, we are only half way through

Hour 14
 Finished-Running Man by Richard Bachman
Total Pages Read-241
Food-A Mountain Dew and a TV Dinner. They both tasted awful. My cold has changed my taste buds.
Thoughts- I can't wait to start my next book.

Hour 17
Reading: Envy By Gregg Olsen
Pages Read: 92
Total Pages: 333
Food: Chocolate bar with almonds
Thoughts: I don't know if I like this book yet.

Hour 20
Reading Envy
Total Pages Read-107

My cold is making me quit. It is a little after midnight here and I just can't keep my eyes open even long enough type out the few words I want to say. If my grammar is atrocious I'm sorry. This is my 5th Dewey and this will be the first time I didn't stay up the whole time. I cheered but, not as much as I would have liked.

Have fun and enjoy all you have to read.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dewey's 24 Hour READ-A-THON 2015

deweyThis read-a-thon is the one that has jumped started my whole challenge obsession. I love it. I get to set aside 24 hours for myself. I use the time to read, blog, read blogs, participate in mini challenges and cheer others on. 

As soon as I know the date I mark my calender. I don't let to many things interrupt me. I ignore everything and everyone. My husband and kids know to just let me be. They usually do an activity outside of the house. However, I might have something I can't get out of that will take 8 hours of my time. I plan on taking a audio book with me to listen during the travel time and during any break.

If you would like to join in the fun or learn more Click Here
My Goals
  1. 500 Pages (If I have the obligation)
  2. 1000 Pages (Without obligation)
  3. Cheer on all assigned blogs 3 times and 10 unassigned once
  4. Participate in 5 Challenges
I love having a lot of books on hand. Here is a few I have on my night stand that I would like to read. However, I will probably choose the smaller of the bunch.

My Books
8694522  10644930  6853  68527  22557272  16071748   22522808  13667361  935308  161361  62216  673252  10551290  Click here to view eBook details for The Running Man by Stephen King  Click here to view eBook details for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey  Click here to view eBook details for Away by Teri Hall

Audio Books