Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 2013 Read-a-Thon Update

I finished Beautiful Disaster and it was awesome!! It is a great book to read for the read-a-thon because it was suspenseful and kept you wanting to finish it.  I don't remember the last time I was able to finish a book in one day so that is awesome too!

My 6 year old didn't decide to read with me but did read with her 4 year old sister which was really sweet. 

I love the read-a-thon's!  It's one of the 2 times a year I get to put everything aside and read!   :)  Thanks for the organizers and cheer-leaders they made it a special day as they always do!

End of Event Mime
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  In some ways they all were because I had lots of distractions, but I did sleep so it wasn't daunting in that way
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  I loved Beautiful Disaster! I was so glad I chose to read it during the read-a-thon because I didn't want to put it down!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  Nope it was fabulous as always!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I liked the videos about books they were so original!
  5. How many books did you read?  1
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Beautiful Disaster
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Beautiful Disaster - loved it
  8. Which did you enjoy least? None
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Just a reader
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I absolutely want to participate again!  I will be a reader because of all my "little" distractions.  :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-a-thon Update Hour 9

I am 1/2 way through Beautiful Disaster and loving it!! It's a grea read for the Read-a-thon - keeps you engaged and wondering what is going to happen next, plus it's not a real heavy read.  :)

I have read with a lot of distractions so I am happy with my progress.  My hubby just took the kiddos to a movie and it looks like it is going to rain - perfect reading weather!

Introduction - Hour 1

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
Cincinnati, Ohio
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Beautiful Disaster & Sisterland, but I really need to read the parenting books to get a handle on my 4 year old's behavior or at least try to impact it positively!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
My home-made version of a Frappe & I just made browinies;  Also my hubby is going to take the girls to a movie so movie popcorn that he brings home!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
My 6 year old wants to read with me today - and I am so excited!!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I will be taking breaks and just enjoying myself & making it fun for my little one.  I really hope that when she gets to be an adult we read and exchange books together. : )  I am going to go with the flow with fact the first one has already started - my hubby wants me to take him to the car dealership to get the car serviced...10 minutes in! :)  LOL!

Books I am Reading Today

Here are the book in my pile today:

Wife 22
If I have to tell you one more time (parenting book)
Parenting without Power Strggles
Beautiful Disaster
Amity & Sorrow
Crossing Oceans
Best Friends

If other read-a-thons are a predictor I will be lucky to get through one book! :)  But at least I can bounce back and forth if I want to.  :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-a-thon October 2012 Starts

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Cincinnati, Ohio

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I don't have a stack of books.  I will only be reading on and off  - probably cheering more than reading.  I have a 3 and 7 year old and today I have a book club meeting and a birthday party to take my girls to.  Plus reading & spelling with my 7 year old - if we don't start tackeling the homework we are in trouble for the week.  I will start reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen our next book club book! :)

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Chai tea - a favorite for the book club. 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I try to participate in the read-a-thon everytime even if it's not reading 24 hours.  I have accepted the fact that I will not truley be able to read 24 hours until my kids are teens...that is a while off. :)  But I still love the day and look forward to it for months!!

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?

Enjoy what ever you can and use it as a day that you can focus more on reading without guilt!  That is what the book club gives me a deadline so I don't feel guilty about choosing reading over all else!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teen Reading Challenge Update

I joined the Teen Reading Challenge (though I said goodbye to my teen years long ago I love reading YA).  :)  Here are the books and my Status

1. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
2. Wither - Lauren DeSefano
3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
4. Eona by Alison Goodman
5. All Good Children by Catherine Austen
6. How to Save a Live by Sara Zarr
7. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
8. Shine by Lauren Myracle
9. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
10. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
11. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
12. Ashes by Ilsa J Bick

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (5/5 Stars)
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  (3/5)
3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (5/5)
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2/5)
5. Legend by Marie Lu (4/5)
6. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (4/5)
7. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (5/5)
8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (3/5)
9. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (4/5)
10. Tempest by Julie Cross (3/5)
11. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (5/5)
12. Abandon by Meg Cabot (4/5)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Read-a-thon...or 3-a-thon

3 hours of reading!! Heaven.  I finished  When the Heart Cries (Sisters of the Quilt #1) by Cindy Woodsmall.  It has been sitting half read since I had to return it to the library from my Kindle.  I really enjoyed it and want to dive into book #2!  But at lass....the kiddos will be up in 4 hours and I would like to have some patience for them! :)