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text 2020-08-08 07:47
Dewey's Reverse Read-a-thon [August 2020]: Hours 1-6

Whew what a rough start to everything!  Bad morning, meh day at work, very bad commute home.  I'm tired and in pain, but I'm pushing forward.  I had a glass of Stella Red and some jerky and a few pringles.  I'm currently drinking a Real Sugar Pepsi.


I finished Born A Crime  and am continuing with my "Tolkien Project" with the Silmarillion audiobook...I've realized that I've messed up the reading order, but I can't make myself care right now, because this is an audiobook, and the other is not and I don't think I can do ereader or paperback at this current moment.  I'll fix it later when I'm in better shape mentally and physically.  I'm really trying to continue with the positivity, but the negative me creeps out with little rants and offhand remarks.  I'm a sarcastic Negative Nelly at heart, but I'm also a W.I.P. and ever evolving--thus the repeated attempts at being positive.


Hubby and I have appoints with the chiropractor for massages and adjustments this morning, so that's another break from reading.  And I know I won't last much longer, but so be it!  I think I may try The Princess Bride later today when I'm "better".  I think I can use the whimsy.


This is like the worst update ever. I hope everyone is having a good readathon.

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text 2020-04-26 20:26
Dewey's Read-a-thon [April 2020]: Closing Survey

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? 4 1/2 stars
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was literally just to enjoy myself and I did.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Pringles.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Perhaps. My schedule is unpredictable, but I may be willing to do something. Stay tuned for the recap post!





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text 2020-04-26 19:54
Dewey's Read-a-thon [April 2020]: Hours 19-24

Mental/Physical Update: I tried, but failed to make it to hour 24. Excuses, excuses, but A girl was just exhausted. I had a good time. I napped a bit at hour 20, then struggled to focus on reading. I got a second wind and got some reading in but it was slow going. Right around hour 22 or 22:30 I wasn't taking in what I was reading and I started doing that long blink, so I tagged out. I still call this readathon a success! I'll get to my wrap-up a bit later. Still a bit sluggish.

Pages Read: 30....ish

Minutes Listened: 0

Books Completed: 0

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text 2020-04-26 07:42
Dewey's Read-a-thon [April 2020]: Hours 13-18

Mental/Physical Update: Starting to have trouble with concentration now. I was doing well until about 1:30-2.  With having a not-so-great night of sleep, the struggle will be real now. I've finished World War Moo and begun Shattered Hourglass.  I may have to set an alarm and take a 30-60 minute nap. I will try to soldier it out like always, but it's more about quality reading than quantity of reading.

Pages Read: 275

Minutes Listened: unsure

Books Completed: 2

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2020-04-26 06:46
Review: World War Moo
World War Moo: An Apocalypse Cow Novel - Michael Logan

This was...wowzers.  It was a very good sequel.  I'm not sure how I feel about that ending, but I also do not think it could have ended any other way.


Note To Self: Write a better review after the readathon.


Updated Review (too many days later):


So this was a bit more serious that it's wackier predecessor.  We are reunited with the survivors of Apocalypse Cow and are met with some new characters.  Now the secret is out that the British Government created a biological weapon, and that they inadvertently let out of the laboratory.  The virus, which was engineered for animals, has now mutated and made the jump to humans.  There is an entire island of infected people trying to make the best of the life they've been cursed with.  Meanwhile the rest of the world believes they have the right to make the decision about whether or not these infected people have the right to live.  The fear is that the infection will eventually escape the island and infect the rest of the world.  Both positions are understandable and even defensible.


Our heroes are thrust back into the thick of things.  Geldolf learns that his mother was right to hide him from his grandfather, who is a greedy old man concerned only with profits and securing his legacy.  When the man learns that his daughter is still alive on the island, he tasks his grandson with hiring a team of mercenaries to infiltrate Scotland and rescue her.  Geldolf invites himself on the mission, Both to escape his grandfather and to see his mother again--not positive that the rescue mission will work.


There are a lot of shenanigans by both sides, threats and posturing and both secretly plan to destroy the other.  The problem is that each side is only seeing things from their own viewpoint.  In the end members from both sides seem to see reason, but will the powers that be agree?  It's a bit of an open ending, which...meh.  Based on how the plot played out, it makes perfect sense.  It would have been hard to create a truly good ending choosing either side.  However; there is also and opening for another sequel, without the absolute necessity for one.  I enjoyed this very much, but am still not certain how I feel about the ending.  I'll go with neutral.

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