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

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!