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! :)


Saturday, April 21, 2012

April Read-a-thon 10pm

Going to try to get a few hours of reading in - now that the kiddos are in bed! :)


I am so sad I am sitting out this read-a-thon!!  So sad...  my 3 year old and I seem to be at war today so it's just not in the cards - I will try to get a few hours in tonight I am there in spirit!

Teen Challenge

I have joined a Teen Challenge to read all the books nominated for YALSA, Oct. 14-20, you can join at

I am going to TRY to read all 24, but that will be a challenge - hopefully a lot of them are on CD!  :)