Monday, January 2, 2017


I have signed up for a couple of read-a-thons in my effort to read more in 2017!

Here are the links - please join too!!

This one is January 2 - 8

And this one January 21 and 22, 2017

Very excited because I need some excuses to read!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Afternoon Update

I have been able to get some reading in...a few chapters of a book and a couple of hours of audio listening.  Just finishing Deep and going to start on The Crown...while cleaning the bathroom...oh the realities of being a mother! :)

A Puzzling Challenge

This was such a fun mini-challenge!  You filled in part of the title with wedding words.  It was hosted by

Here are my answers

1.       The VOW of Glory

2.       The GOWN of Glory

3.       Lots of CANDLES plenty of CAKE

4.       The Girl with all the GIFTS

5.       Lord of the RINGS

6.       The Painted VEIL

7.       Father of the BRIDE

8.       The COUPLE next door

9.       Forest Gump – Winston GROOM

10.   The BELL Jar

11.   The Language of FLOWERS

12.   Busman’s HONEYMOON

Reading Derby October 2016

Here we go!! So Excited!!

I am probably going to do a lot of audio reading today since my hubby is not going to be home, but I am also trying to finish my book club book for November:

Click here to view eBook details for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
I am listening to

Deep: Stage Dive Series #4
The Crown - Selection #5 (I am very ecited about this one!)

and probably some kids books...

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Ohio
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  The Crown

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  I got some pumpkin spice covered pretzles

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  I am reading with my 3 kiddos (10, 7, and 2 (3 on Monday)).  I hope the older 2 do some reading since they need to do it for school :)

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 am not having any expectations - even if I get a couple of hours reading in I know it is more than usual so it is a victory! :)  It will be reading in all the other stuff I have to do. I am looking for the kids being older one day and being able to read ALL day, but that is just not where I am in life right now.  I am sure when I am there I will miss this time too. :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hour 24

Read-a-thon update
After I put the kiddos to bed I was able to read about 6 chapters of The Program and I am pulled in.  I was happy the kids were able to put in a few hours.  :)  Hopefully they will want to do it again next year!

Again another great read-a-thon.  Looking forward to Aprils but for some reason that one always ends up being a busy kid day and I rarely get to participate.  I have hopes that 2016 is different!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Challenge

Thanks for an easy challenge - I give a triple thumbs up FOR Pumpkin Spice!!  Love the cream too - which is my poor man's Pumpkin coffee :)

These are my reading buddies today - notice the 6 year old has no front teeth!!

Hour 12 Update

Challenge Entered
Reading Rainbow
A book I didn't want to end and give it an alternate ending

The book I would want a continuation of is "Because of Winn Dixie"  I would want to see Opal get a Mom!  I want to see her adventures with her friends and to see her Dad fall in love and get a great woman to be Opal's Mom.  I would also like to see her adopt another animal from a different store and give it the stores name!!  The more the merrier!

Classics and Comics Challenge
I paired Sisters and Little Women!

Mid challenge Meme
1. What are you reading right now? I am trying to read the secrets she keeps, but am really reading a lot with the kids.

2. How many books have you read so far? 2 kids chapter books and 4 early chapter books

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? the kids going to bed.  I will probably only read for a couple hours after that, but at least I will get to read some of my books :)

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yep, I expected it

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? that my 9 year old has stuck with it for the most part.  She has been reading graphic novels and is happy to have read 3!  We are not eating as many snacks as I thought we would.