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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-11-07 03:25
Review: It
It: A Novel - Stephen King

So it only took me forever, but not because the book was bad (obviously).  I'm just a slacker.

 

I don't know what to say about it other than it is another gem from the master, Stephen King.  It was well written and had the right amount of creepiness, horror and humor.

 

There are some triggering scenes with animal abuse that were discomforting to me.

 

And am I the only one who felt bad for It in the end?  I think it was the mom in me feeling a little softhearted as It begged for it's life and for the life of it's progeny.  But, of course, I know It couldn't be left to survive, nor could it's young.  But for a brief moment, I felt It's pain; the need to save itself and it's children.

 

All in all, it was quite the roller-coaster ride.

 

 

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text 2017-10-28 00:15
Reading progress update: I've read 1000 out of 1168 pages.
It: A Novel - Stephen King

So close I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  This books is so creepy, but good.  I can't wait to finally finish it.

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text 2017-10-22 22:19
10th Anniversary Dewey's Closing Survey

Now that I've slept, gone to work for a few hours, and steered my older son through a mountain of homework, I finally have a minute for the Dewey's Readathon closing survey.

 

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Definitely Hour 16 as I tried to finish up before my planned bedtime


Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

I read 1 book – The Girl With All the Gifts

and 1 short story – The Call of Chthulu

For a total of 428 pages


Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

The Girl With All the Gifts is a great choice to read in one gulp.

I typically recommend picture books for the transition times, and that’s worked better than the dense short story I picked this time.


What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?

I loooved the cheering mini-challenge in hour 12 this time and hope it continues.  I’ve really missed both being a cheerleader and having folks cheering for us non-Twitter people.  The rad thing you could do would be to open up the list of anticipated attendees a few days before the event so that those of us who like to cheer could select folks to cheer for as part of our pre-readathon prep rather than having to steal reading time to wade through the participant list.


How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?

Schedule permitting, I’ll see you on April 28, 2018.  I also hope to see you during 24in48 in January.

 

Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

I was a GoodReads co-host for the first time and enjoyed that. I’d definitely be willing to help out on the day of, and might well sponsor a Book Depository prize next time.

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review 2017-10-22 02:37
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey

WOA!  WOW!  

 

What a great book to read in one sitting.

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text 2017-10-22 00:52
10th Anniversary Dewey's Update #2
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey

It's Hour 12 of of the Readathon and time for the mid-event meme

 

1. What are you reading right now?

Still working on The Girl with All the Gifts  


2. How many books have you read so far?

Part of 1 (up to Page 317)


3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I'm looking forwards to reading scary short stories after dark, once I finish The Girl with All the Gifts


4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Of course I've had interruptions!  This is why I don't even try for 24-hours straight reading


5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

No real surprises, but I LOVED co-hosting over on GoodReads and the Cheerleading Challenge

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