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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: 2017

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
          Baseball
          Computers

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
GOALS
  • 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. :)



Saturday

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. :)



Friday

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. :(



Thursday

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.



Wednesday

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:



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 2

Bout of Books


Day two was productive, despite a headache that lingered all day. Finished the book I started on Monday and started/finished two others.



Tuesday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages:
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 4 hr
Kindle reading time / pages: 3 hr
Number of books I've read today: 3
Total number of books I've read: 5
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 706
Total Pages Read: 1,552
Time Read Today: 7 hr
Total Time Read: 17 hr
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics:



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bout of Books 19 ~ Day 1

Bout of Books


Considering I haven't done Bout of Books since BoB 14, I did rather well and about what I wanted to do. I wanted to finish up my last book but just couldn't stay awake anymore to finish it up. If I hadn't had a headache hit, I might have been able to but I just wanted to sleep and get my headache gone, though now, the next morning, it still isn't. :(

Still, my first day, finished 2 books and almost all of a 3rd, so I'm on pace for the goals that I decided to set. Hopefully my headache goes away soon so I can jump back into some books today, though I'm getting a later start than I had planned.



My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
GOALS
  • Complete at least FIFTEEN (15) books
  • Complete at least FIVE (5) comics
  • Complete challenges that interest me


Monday

Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1h
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 9h
Kindle reading time / pages: 1h
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 2
Current Book: Evil Spark
Pages Read Today: 846
Total Pages Read: 846
Time Read Today: 11h
Total Time Read: 11h
Challenges Participated in today: None
Today's Completed Books/Comics: