Sunday, October 23, 2011

Read-a-thon Update 8am - last Update

The read-a-thon is sad...I slept and I am still tired! My kiddos were up at 5am so I didn't get as much read this morning as I wanted. I am determined to finish Sisters today. Sisters is a great book to read in the read-a-thon fast, easy, suspenseful but oddly so - you know what is going to happen just not who did it.... very odd...

I can't wait until the next read-a-thon...I love it that twice a year I have an excuse to read all day and not feel guilty about doing anything else!! Hello Laundry...I am coming for you today

Read-a-thon Update 4am EST

I am up again! Trying to finish Sisters. My 2.5 year old hijacked my night...she is not feeling well and just wanted Mommy. Everytime I laid her down she started coughing and would wake herself up... hopefully she will sleep for a couple of hours.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Read-a-thon Update 8pm EST

Still reading - going to take a break to put the kiddos to bed. :)

Read-a-thon Update 4pm EST

Hour 8 I think... :)

Still reading

I have moved home and so far have changed more diapers (2) than chapters read...going to change that this hour...though my 5 year old keeps asking me to play stickers with her. :)

Page 106

Top 5 Books Coming Soon - Mini Challenge

Here are the top 5 I am anticipating
Dicovery of Witches book #2

I love this mini-challenge because I love picking new books to read...hence my TBR pile is bigger than I can read in 1 year!! :)
Thanks Lisa for hosting this challenge

It's nearly 1pm est here! I completed another mini-challenge and am really annoyed that I can't paste into blogspot! UGH - this is one of the reasons I stopped blogging so much - maybe I need to change who hosts my blog - any suggestions?

Anyway my favorite way of sharing reading right now is with my 5 year old and helping her learn to read...I am so excited at the number of books that await her!

As for this hour - still at Starbucks reading Sister :) still enjoying it! I think I am going to have to find some lunch this hour so probably less reading will get done...oh well...

Read-a-thon Update 12am EST

Still reading! ;) Thinking about getting lunch on page 78 of Sister by Rosmund Lupton...really enjoying it and trying to figure out what happened to the sister! Wishing my sister and I were as close as Tess and Bee...but I am blessed to have friends as close as sisters! And one I know would move heaven and earth to find out how / why I died! :) Ok that is a morbid thought!

I might have to make a snack run before I head home :) A sweet chex mix is on my list of things to get..and someone mentioned Dove Carmels in their got me thinking about them.

So far I have drank:
Cinnamon Dolce Latte and Chai Latte - yumm...

Read-a-thon Update 10am

So I think this is hour 2, but I have already lost count!! LOL!

I am still at Starbucks. Going though my google reader looking at people's updates. :) I just love today!

I am reading: Sisters - which is really good! Page 33 - yeah I did mention I am a slow reader.
Pages I have read: 33
Books Completed so far...none - this is typical for me in the read a thon...I should make it a goal to finish a book! LOL

Smelling all the good smell of starbucks looking forward to the day...I love fall all snuggly in a sweatshirt and when I get home I will start the fireplace. :) Sounds idealistic when I know the kiddos will be with me hopefully there will be a good show on NickJr that will give me 25 minutes of blissful reading! I love NickJr! :)

Reada-thon intro meme

Introduction Meme

1. I am reading from Liberty Township, OH (a 'burb of Cincinnati)
2. 3 random facts - did my first read-a-thon with Dewey!, slow reader, probably won't make it the whole 24 hours awake and certainly not reading with 2 kiddos underfoot
3. an infinate number! A bookshelf full, but hoping to finish 2!
4. my goals are to read 10 hours but I will probably get in 5.
5. My advice is to have fun - that is the whole point if you need a break take it, if you want to change goals do it! :)

My favorite Day - Read-a-thon day!!

I am reading in the 24 hour read-a-thon today! I got a hour late start so now it's a 23 hour read-a-thon...but in reality it will probably be 5 hours of reading...not even a-thon...but hey that is more than usual!!

For the next few hours I have left the kiddos and the hubby to read at Starbucks. The read-a-thon site is not working for me it keeps erroring out...well see if it starts working later...ok on to reading!

I have 2 books with me Sister by Rosamund Lupton and Call me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jan- April 2011 Summary

I am doing great reading this year! So excited...well I guess that most of my "reading" has been audio, but hey to me that counts! It also helps that so far work has been very light. I have been doing well with my challenges too! Yeah!! I might finish a bunch this year! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Here is the list of books completed so far:
1. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
2. Search - Nora Roberts
3. Night Fairy - Lara Amy Schlitz
4. Private - James Patterson
5. Caught - Harlan Corbin
6. Little Bee - Chris Cleave
7. Where the God of Love Hangs Out - Amy Bloom
8. Adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
9. Maybe This Time - Jennifer Cruise
10. Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
11. Bloodroot - Amy Green
12. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
13. Nanny Returns - Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
14. Great House - Nicole Krauss
15. Room - Emma Donoghue
16. Half Broke Horses - Jeannette Walls

My favorites were Room, Bloodroot, and Mockingjay...
Least Favorites Little Bee, Major Pettigrew, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, and Nanny Returns

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Read-a-Thon April 2011 - 4:30am EST

The Wake of Forgiveness has pulled me in...and I already know a friend who would love it! I am about 80 pages in - on my second cup of coffee and am now in the company of my 4 year old - who is a morning person like me...but 4am...geez. :) She is watching Carebears and I am going back to reading. :) I so love read-a-thon days!! Just wish they came more often!

Last few hours of the Read-a-thon

It's 2:16am EST and I am here for a few hours of reading...whoo hoo! I am reading Wake of the beginning trying to figure out if I like it or not :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Read-a-Thon April 2011

Read-a-thon day is here!! Yes I look forward to the 2 read-a-thons with great anticipation. I did this one as well...unfortunately I am not going to get to read until probably 9pm EST. We have a storage area at our old city that needs to be moved. Since my Mom is here to watch the kiddos we are moving it this weekend. The great thing is all of our stuff is at the new house - the very bad thing is I am missing a lot of the read-a-thon. I will be there in spirit and I will be listening to an audio book so I am trying. :) I am reading Room by Emma Donoghue and am enjoying it. I am at a good part so I really want to finish it! :) So I will see you all at 9 and I am hoping to participate the whole time in the fall read-a-thon!