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.