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text 2019-04-07 14:43
Dewey Read-a-thon Master Post - Update #4
Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Corned Beef & Casualties - Lynn Cahoon
Water in the Well - Zoey Summers
Mother's Day Mayhem - Lynn Cahoon
Pick Your Poison: Supernatural Witch Cozy Mystery - Zoey Summers

 

Update #4

Got half way through Saga volume 8 when the read-a-thon ended, but kept reading until the end of volume 9 - whoo boy that was a rough on my heart ending. I did meet my page goal and got caught up on two series I follow, so it was a good if half-assed participation on my part.

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Update #3

Finished Water in the Well by Zoey Summers and then listened to two chapters of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson last night. Finished Pick Your Poison by Zoey Summers this morning while making breakfast for the kids. I'm so not meeting my time goal or pages goal this read-a-thon.

 

Going to knock out the Saga volumes, which should take me to the end of the read-a-thon, maybe I will also get the chance to get another chapter in The Twentieth Century done too. 

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Update #2

Read for 5 hours. Started and finished both Tourist Trap Mysteries novellas, finished a chapter in The Twentieth Century while waiting for the husband to leave work. and read to the kids for a half hour (Where the Wild Things Are and Ballerina Rosie). Saving the Sagas for tomorrow morning when I have some sleep in me and can really lose myself in the storyline. Going to knock out a couple of the Zoey Summers short stories before heading to sleep. Getting up extra early with the husband as he was called in to come to work tomorrow a hour earlier, so I figured I can get a few hours of reading in before my Wild Things wake up.

 

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Update #1

I'm not starting the read-a-thon until 4pm due to schedule conflicts. Here is my opening survey:

 

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Brandon, Suffolk (UK)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Saga Volume 9, just to know what everyone is talking about - although it may break my heart 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzerella cheese with balsamic vinegar
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Stayed out late last night to go see a comedy show at the enlistment club on base. Early morning today, so definitely caffeine is in order
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Nothing, I think I have these read-a-thons down to what I like to read and eat and how I go about participating

 

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Reading List:

1. Saga Volumes 4-9 by Brian K. Vaugn and Fiona Staples (volume 4 is a re-read to remind myself the story, then the rest is to get me current on the series)

2. The Maid's Quarters by Holly Bush (70 pages)

3. A New Life by Merry Farmer (92 pages)

4. Mail Order Cowboy by Maisey Yates (94 pages)

5. A Fresh Start in Holly Blue Bay by Cathy Blossom (94 pages)

6. Mail Order Majesty by Sara Jolene (92 pages)

7. Water in the Well (26 pages), In the Cards (31 pages), Pick Your Poison (36 pages), Founder's Night (29 pages), and Magic in the Swamp (34 pages) by Zoey Summers

8. Corned Beef and Casualties (Tourist Trap Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon (78 pages) - Done!

9. Mother's Day Mayhem (Tourist Trap Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon (65 pages) - Done!

 

Goals:

1. Post every three hours.

 

2. Read 750 pages.

              Stretch 1,000 pages

 

3. Read for 12 hours. 

 

 

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text 2019-04-06 16:45
My miminalist readathon

I'm not really doing Dewey today - but my husband just left to help out a friend, and my son is 19, so I won't see him for hours, and it is pouring this morning. I am therefore going to take this opportunity to hunker down with a cup of coffee, a quilt, and a book. I am with the readathoners in spirit if not entirely in practice!

 

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Portland Metro area, Oregon


2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don't really have a stack today, but I am looking forward to Silverhill by Phyllis Whitney, which is next up on my TBR.


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Again, no planned snacks today - but I will be taking my son to Starbucks once he gets up for his free birthday drink, and I might spring for a chocolate croissant!

 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am drinking my coffee from a Minnie Mouse mug.


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 generally only  fully participate in the fall readathons for some reason. I am just going to read until I don't want to read anymore!

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text 2019-04-01 09:00
April 2019 Reading List
Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War - Julie Summers
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years - Sonia Shah
The Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation - Susan Williams
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage - Edith B. Gelles
1968: The Year That Rocked the World - Mark Kurlansky
Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War - David A. Nichols
The Twentieth Century: A People's History - Howard Zinn
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation - Dan Fagin

I am a little over halfway up the Snakes and Ladders board, so hopefully I will be having my BL friends voting on my final book sometime this month. My NOOK and physical book shelves are gathering a lot of dust since I went on my library binge, so April will be mostly about my own copies (probably May's reading list too).

 

1. Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War by Julie Summers (Physical Non-Fiction List)

 

2. The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,00 Years by Sonia Shah (Science Reading List)

 

3. Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation by Susan Williams (Physical Non-Fiction List)

 

4. Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith B. Gelles (Physical Non-Fiction List)

 

5. 1968: The Year that Rocked the World Mark Kurlansky (Nixon Reading List)

 

6. Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis/Suez and the Brink of War by David A. Nichols (Physical Non-Fiction List)

 

7. The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn (Physical Non-Fiction List)

 

8. Tom's River by Dan Fagin (Science Reading List)

 

Plus I have a separate list for the Dewey Read-a-thon (April 6, 2018).

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