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Monday, July 24, 2017

24 in 48 ~ Wrap-up

24 in 48 Read-a-Thon

That was a quick 48 hours and I didn't do as well as I liked. I didn't hit 24 hours, I read for about half that. So, disappointed in that, but not overly. There were some reasons. :)

I started 2 books that I read 5% of and hated both so I moved on to something else, so each time I'd take time to figure out what I wanted to read next. And then, weirdest thing of all, was a little electrical fire with my laptop (these things only happen to us) that had me freaked out for a bit.

But I did more reading than I would have if not for the Read-a-Thon. When nothing is going on, I have only been reading at night lately. So I was glad to have joined, even if I didn't read as much as I would have liked.

24 in 48 Stats

  • I completed 4 books, started 2 others, continued 1 other
  • I read 1,111 pages
  • I completed 2 novellas on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 2 novels as audiobooks
  • I continued 1 re-read of a paperback
  • I read for 13h and 15m (3h 15m on Kindle, 1h paperback & 9h on Audio)

Started but not Completed:

DNF both at 5%

Continued a Re-Read of:

Completed Books:

Closing Survey

How many books did you read? Pages?
Started and Completed 4 books, read parts of 3 others. Read 1111 pages total.

How many hours did you read?
Just over 13 hours. Not nearly as much as I wanted, but something, so YAY!!

What do you think worked well in this readathon?
Not sure, I only checked in a few times and focused on reading.

What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
Ditto, sorry. :)

Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
Probably! Just need to remember about it and not decide to do it very last minute! :)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

24 in 48 Read-a-Thon

24 in 48 Read-a-Thon

I decided pretty much last minute, as in about 10 minutes ago, to go ahead and participate in the 24 in 48 Read-a-Thon. I only hesitated to join in because I've been mainly playing video games lately, instead of reading. But that's exactly the reason I decided to join in, I need to get some books read since I'm behind on my overall GoodReads yearly challenge.

So here I am, joining in a bit late to the party, but gonna get started here soon. I'm going to TRY to finish one book before taking a break for my game. :) I'm addicted to Overwatch right now (Love D. Va! LOL!) Anyone else play on PC?

I don't do Twitter (ugh, I hate Twitter) so you'll find me right here on my Blog, and I would LOVE to visit other bloggers, if you want to leave me your link.

Intro Survey

Where in the world are you reading from this weekend?
I am in a little tiny town in Northwest North Carolina. There's nothing to do here in this small sleepy town and I don't know anyone here. Stinks sometimes, but leaves me a lot of time to read and play games! :)

Have you done the 24in48 readathon before?
I think I've only done 24in48 once before. I've definitely done it at least once, might have been twice. Can look through my blog to see, maybe later. :) But yeah, I love read-a-thons and have done it before.

Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first?
Not my first but a friend let me know it was coming up. I hadn't followed 24in48 for a while so didn't know it was happening now and she let me know. Much thanks to my WW for that! :)

What book are you most excited about reading this weekend?
I'm not sure? I really don't have a plan yet. I picked out some shorter books so I can, hopefully, get through a handful. None are anything I've been dying to read, so I hope that one just grabs my attention and I love it. I've been wanting to read a really really great book for a while. :)

Tell us something about yourself.
I just hit 40 (yuk) though I feel most like I'm in my teens, I've always been young at heart and I act a lot younger than I really am. I am an avid and voracious reader. I read over 200 books a year (last year was a new record with well over 450 books read) and I read a variety of genres, there's very little I won't read. I love read-a-thons and reading challenges and most of the time I'm reading books that fit for any number of challenges I might be in. (Shameless Plug ~ I started a new Challenge group at GoodReads that has harder, longer and more intensive challenges there's a link to the right, the paw print with BARC, for Badass Reading Challenges, on it.)

Remind us where to find you online this weekend.
I'll be right here on my blog. I'll probably only check in a few times, but I'll be around, and I will check out other blogs after the read-a-thon is over, so link me up! :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Come join us at BARC!

Open now at Goodreads:

A new Breed of Reading Challenges!!

Current Challenges include Stand Alone challenges such as:

          Anorak's Almanac
          Author Chain
          Continuous Color Collection
          Find Yourself
          Pages of Chance
          Rainbow Connection
          Sequential Numbers
          Spitting Image Covers (SIC)
          Title Waterfall

          Rebuilding Universal Orlando

We also have Current Challenges that are Ongoing challenges such as:

Create Your Own :
          Amusement Park
          Family Tree

Fetch! :
          Fetch! Challenge
          August Fetch ~ signups open 7/24

Legacy of :
          Robin Williams
          Bill Paxton

Paw Holidays (PaW) :
          Repeat Day ~ June 3rd
          Red Rose Day ~ June 12
          Take Your Dog to Work Day ~ June 23rd
          Meteor Watch Day ~ June 30th
          International Kissing Day ~ July 6th
          Different Color Eyes Day ~ July 12th
          Next PaW Holiday ~ July 24th

Pick Ur Path (PuP) :
          Awesome Alliterations

Randemonium :
          The Random-ness

And join us for Return to Hogwarts starting July 31st!

What are these challenges? 
You'll have to join us to find out!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Badass Reading Challenges

Coming Soon to Goodreads:

A new Breed of Reading Challenges!!

Coming in JUNE 2017!!
Members who click "Join Group" now will be approved when group opens.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Wrap Up

Bout of Books

Another Bout of Books come and gone. How did you all do? Did you have fun? Did you meet your goals?

Despite not doing the last few BoBs and jumping into this one last minute, I met my book goals, the only thing I didn't do is get to any comics. Just wasn't feeling up for them, I suppose because I'm doing a group challenge (when am I not) and comics wouldn't have counted for that. I like what I read to actually count for the challenges I'm doing. But I met my book goal and that was what mattered.

Finally getting to visit all the blogs that I didn't get to go to during the week. Always bummed to see how many sign up but then how it drops off regularly with people who don't post updates. 349 signed up to participate and by Day 2, not even half that posted updates and by Day 6, just 72 updates. There's always a decline, but seems like it's more and more. Anyways, I've enjoyed visiting everyone so far, but only posted to a few blogs. I love the chatty blogs, those are my favorites. I love chatty people and I love people who say HI!. So I see you few people that visit me, not the following I used to have, but I'm getting some views, and rarely does anyone say Howdy. I won't bite, so feel free to say HI!!

My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
  • Complete at least FIFTEEN (15) books ~ Met Goal, Completed 16
  • Complete at least FIVE (5) comics ~ DNF, Didn't read any
  • Complete challenges that interest me ~ Didn't do any, none interested me

Bout of Book 19 Stats

  • I completed 16 books, started 1 other
  • I read 4,700 pages
  • I completed 6 novels and 2 novellas on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 8 novels as audiobooks
  • I read for approximately 60 hours (29 hours on Kindle, 31 hours on Audio)

Started but not Completed

Completed Books

Recap of Daily Updates

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 6

Bout of Books

Day Six was a mix of reading and not. Started and finished two books and started two others, one of which didn't let me go so I stayed up all night listening to it. Tired, but already have a book finished for the last day of BoB. :)


Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 7 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 1 hr
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 14
Current Book: Gray Wolf Island
Pages Read Today: 618
Total Pages Read: 3,977
Time Read Today: 8 hr
Total Time Read: 51 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 5

Bout of Books

Day Five ended up only being a partial reading day. After finishing up the book that seemed so much longer (see the Day 4 wrap-up) and reading one other short book, I decided to take the rest of the day off from books. I needed a bit of a break. :)


Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 2 hr
Day Time Audio listening time/pages:
Kindle reading time / pages: 2 hr
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 12
Current Book: New Spark
Pages Read Today: 230
Total Pages Read: 3,359
Time Read Today: 4 hr
Total Time Read: 43 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 4

Bout of Books

Day Four was a long day of reading, with little to show for it. I started reading "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits" on the 9th and though only 383 pages, for me it felt more like 600. For one thing, the audio was nearly 16 hours long. Geeesh. So I ended up reading most of it during the day yesterday and only listening a little at night before falling asleep. I read off and on for at least 6 hours yesterday and still didn't finish it til today. It seemed so much longer and read so slowly for me. Glad it's over really. Because of that, I only started/finished one book on Day 4. :(


Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 2 hr
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 3 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 6 hr
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 10
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 550
Total Pages Read: 3,129
Time Read Today: 11 hr
Total Time Read: 39 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 3

Bout of Books

Day three ended up being a good day of reading, despite not reading for a chunk of time during the middle of the day. Ended up going back to a new-to-me series I started a week or two ago and really got into it. They were all on the short side, so I was able to read 3 books in the evening/night.


Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages:
Kindle reading time / pages: 11 hr
Number of books I've read today: 4
Total number of books I've read: 9
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 1,027
Total Pages Read: 2,579
Time Read Today: 11 hr
Total Time Read: 28 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics: