24in48 Readathon – February 6-7, 2021

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It’s time for the 24in48 Readathon!!! I have so much reading to do for book clubs and buddy reads, that this will be good for me and will help me buckle down. I’ve missed this readathon. It has been too long.

When does the Readathon begin?

Hour 0, aka the official kickoff of the #24in48GroupRead readathon, will be at 12:00am on Saturday, February 6th, Eastern time.

What are my Readathon goals?

Time:
I worked a lot of overtime this week, so I believe I may be a bit too tired this weekend to read the full 24 hours, but I am definitely going to try to read for at least 18 hours.

TBR:
These are the books I hope to finish this weekend:

  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Books I will read if I finish the above:

  • What Women Want by Fanny Blake
  • The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Modern Roman by Aziz Ansari

Social Media:
I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Are you joining me?

If you want to participate in this readathon with me, visit the 24in48 homepage to sign-up. Also visit the FAQ page for more information about this readathon.

Stay Healthy and READ!

WWW Wednesdays – October 28, 2020

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I had a great week of reading thanks to Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon. Check out my readathon wrap-up. I always have such a good time! This is the second time in a row that I stayed up for the full 24 hours. I am happy with the results. I completed 5 books and read 1,200 pages. I’ve been needing to jump start my reading life again, and this definitely helped. 

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Club: The Theban Plays by Sophocles – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Jar Pick: The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below about the books I’m reading, the books you are reading and/or your own WWW link.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP READING!

Completed 24-hour Readathon – October 2020

readratI made it! I read for 24 hours! It was fantastic! Here is my closing survey:

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I did as well as expected and am always a bit shocked when I make it the full 24 hours.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I read in all formats. I think audiobooks are really important as they allow you to continue to digest literature while moving around. 
  3. What was your favorite snack? candy corn 
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Maybe. I’ll look forward to future posts.

Here is how I did on my goals and reading:

Goals

  • Complete 5 books – Completed 5 books
  • Read 800 pages – Read 1,200 pages
  • Read at least 18 hours – though it would be great to make it the full 24 hours – Read for 24 hours
  • Post at least 10 times to social media – Posted to social media 22 times
  • Get Bingo – Got bingo

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Books Completed

  • The Theban Plays by Sophocles – print book
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – print book
  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook
  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook

Books Started

  • Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump – print book
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook

I am a bit sad that this readathon is over. I always get a bit sad and wish to keep reading even though I really need to get some sleep. I had such a great time. I am especially happy that I managed to hit my yearly goodreads goal during the readathon too.

If you participated, how did you do? Feel free to comment with links to blog posts.

Hour 12 of 24 Hour Readathon – October 2020

20201024_183558I’m halfway into Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon and thoroughly enjoying my peaceful day of reading. I’m making a slight dent in my TBR pile that includes print books, ebooks, and audiobooks. 

I started the readathon at 7am local time, wearing cozy bookish apparel (pictured above) and drinking a good portion of a pot of coffee. Besides having comfortable reading apparel and cozy reading spots, delicious food and snacks always help make it through the full 24 hours. I had some french toast for brunch and had some melon as a snack.

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Books Completed:

  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook
  • The Theban Plays by Sophocles – print book

Currently Reading:

  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – print book
  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook

If you are participating, leave me a comment letting me know how you are doing. Very excited for the second half of the readathon!

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24-Hour Readathon Begins! October 2020

readathon1_lgIt’s almost time!!!! Just a few hours until the semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!!! As always I’m super excited and ready to go! This is officially my 7th time participating in this readathon. I have been thoroughly enjoying the time I have spent preparing my TBR pile, snacks and some cozy ready spots. I am very much looking forward to this readathon and am going to try to read for the full 24 hours!

Goals

  • Complete 5 books
  • Read 800 pages
  • Read at least 18 hours – though it would be great to make it the full 24 hours
  • Post at least 10 times to social media
  • Get Bingo

TBR Pile

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – book
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery – book
  • The Theban Plays by Sophocles – book
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – book
  • Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump – book
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – book
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook
  • Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti – ebook
  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook
  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
  • The Stand by Stephen King – audiobook

Social Media

I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Are you participating in this readathon? If so, let me know in the comments what you are most looking forward to and let me know what you plan to be reading.

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Bout of Books 28 – May 2020

I’m gearing up for the Bout of Books 28! Readathons have been a blessing for my reading life during this period of quarantining and social-distancing, when things are consistently distracting me from my books. If you don’t know what the Bout of Books Readathon is, here is a description created by the hosts:

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

Here are my goals for the readathon:

  1. Participate in challenges.
  2. Complete book for virtual book club.
  3. Complete 3 additional books.
  4. Read 750 pages.

Here is what I intend to be reading this week:

If any of you are interested in participating in the Bout of Books Readathon, you can sign up here. It’ll be an amazing time!!!

STAY HEALTHY AND READ ON!!!

WWW Wednesdays – April 29, 2020

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

Last weekend I participated in the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon. There really was no 20200428_160817better time to do this with a Stay-At-Home order still in effect in my area. I might as well read with the thousands of others around the world participating in this readathon. This was the best thing for my reading life. I managed to complete seven the books and read more than 1,100 pages during that time. This included some classics, my Spring Reads and the Gilmore Girls Reading List. It was a lot of fun!

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Gratitude Daily by Nataly Kogan – audiobook =  ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Mount TBR: Murder with Mirrors by Agatha Christie – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Gilmore Girls Reading List: Stuart Little by E. B. White – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Gilmore Girls Reading List: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Reading Classics: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Harder – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Breathing Method by Stephen King – ebook = ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

Hope everyone is doing well! What have y’all been reading? Please feel free to comment on these books and/or post your WWW link below!

Stay safe and healthy and Read On!!!

 

Completed 24-Hour Readathon! April 2020

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I DID IT! I officially read for 24 hours straight! I’ve only managed this feat once before, so I am pretty excited that I was able to do it again.

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I read more during this readathon than ever before!
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? While I love all the challenges, I really haven’t been reading much lately, so I wanted to primarily stick to reading this time.
  3. What was your favorite snack? I washed down my taco dip with an Aperol Spritz. 
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! I might be interested in volunteering for the next readathon.

Books Completed

  1. Murder with Mirrors by Agatha Christie – print book
  2. Different Seasons by Stephen King – ebook
  3. Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien – audiobook
  4. Tess of d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy – print book
  5. Stuart Little by E. B. White – print book
  6. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres – audiobook
  7. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson – audiobook

Pages Read

  • 1,116 pages read

Postings on Social Media and Other Challenges

  • Litsy = 5
  • Instagram = 5
  • Twitter = 9
  • Blog = 2
  • Bingo Challenge on Goodreads:

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I did not participate in many of the challenges this year. I decided to just focus on my reading, because I had a lot I wanted to read. Plus, I finally finished a couple of books that I started years ago. I also found that listening to audiobooks while puzzling is a great way to stay active and awake.

I had a great time! A big thanks to the hosts, and I’ll be looking forward to the next time!

Until Next Time….Stay Calm and Keep on Reading!!!

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24-Hour Readathon Begins! April 2020

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It’s that time!!!! Time for the semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!!! As always I’m super excited and ready to go! This is officially my 6th time participating in this readathon. In the past I have spent a whole week preparing for this readathon, buying snacks and picking out my bookish wardrobe. However, with the way things are in the world right now, I am not able to indulge in snacks and bookish gifts. I did pick out a great stack of books to read that I am very much looking forward to though and am going to try to read for the full 24 hours!

Goals

  • Complete 4 books.
  • Read 1,000 pages.
  • Attempt to read the full 24 hours.
  • Cheer on others who are participating.
  • Submit at least 10 of the Hourly Photo challenge.

If there are other challenges, I will also try to do a few of those as long as they don’t distract me from my listed goals.

TBR Pile

Books I have already started and hope to complete:

  • Tess of d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Different Seasons by Stephen King
  • Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Complete Part 4 & 5 for Buddy Read)
  • Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier
  • Murder with Mirrors by Agatha Christie

Will read the following when the above are completed:

  • The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
  • Sandition by Jane Austen
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel
  • Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  • Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Social Media

I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Are you participating? Let me know in the comments and leave any blog post links, so I can cheer you on! This is a great way to spend your social-distancing time!

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End of 24in48 Readathon – March 2020

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Congratulations to all those who participated in the Social Distancing 24in48 Readathon over this past weekend! How did y’all do? I actually did not manage to read for the full 24 hours, as I surprisingly found other distractions over the weekend even though I am housebound like so many of y’all. Here are my readathon stats:

Readathon Reads (Finished & Started):

  • The Joy of Missing Out by Tonya Dalton – audiobook
  • Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge – book
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – book
  • The Girl Who Loved Twice by David Lagercrantz – audiobook

Pages Read:

I read a total of exactly 583 pages.

Reading Time:

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Social Media Updates:

I posted many updates on social media regarding this readathon:

Thank you so much to the lovely 24in48 Readathon hosts! You all are amazing! I had such a fun weekend and can’t wait until the next one!