Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Wrap Up

 

#Readathon Update

I had a blast, and I hope everyone who participated did, too.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who works so hard to make this happen. I even won a door prize, which was such an awesome surprise!

time

Between my books and reading with Sunnie, I managed around 12 hours off and on. I took a break when we went to visit friends for a few hours in the evening. When I got home, I could only manage to stay up for an hour, but then I got up early Sunday morning to get in some more reading. Overall I read a lot more than I ever anticipated! Just finishing a book is winning for me. I had fun following everyone’s posts on Intagram and Twitter, too.

food

PIZZA AND WINE. So, it was awesome.

adulting

I really did very minimal adulting, and had to make up for it on Sunday. But that’s okay! It was worth it.

books

I finished Fractured by Catherine McKenzie and started Always by Sarah Jio. Sunnie read 4 of the books in her stack! I took her to the bookstore yesterday and let her pick out a new book as her Readathon reward. 😉

 

Sign me up for the next one!

 

 

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Game Plan

 

It’s almost time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I’ve been really excited for this day.

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I have participated twice in the past. Once I ended up being really sick and couldn’t read as much as I wanted. The other time I was only able to read 4 hours, after everyone went to bed that night. Because it’s impossible to read all day with a toddler. I’m really excited that I’m able to join in this weekend!

So, how am I preparing for the readathon? Well, I haven’t done a whole lot yet, but here’s my game plan:

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There’s no sleeping in in our house, so I will be up and ready to go for the 8 am start. Normally I would get in a run in the morning, but since I’m temporarily out of commission in the running department, I feel zero guilt about laying around all morning in my pj’s and reading. Saturday is officially my rest day, and I’m not even going to care if I don’t hit my 10,000 steps.

Originally we had no plans for the day, but we are now going to friends for a fire later in the evening, which I’m really looking forward to. So, I plan on getting as much reading done as I can until we leave (around 6 pm). And if I’m not too tired when we get home, I’ll stay up as long as I can to read. I definitely won’t be staying up all night, but I’d like to make it to midnight. It’s unrealistic to think I will be able to read ALL day – just a few hours is winning for me!

I probably won’t do too many challenges, if any, and I won’t do a blog post until it’s over. But I will be posting on social media and checking in with my friends who are participating! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

food

I’m not much of a snacker, but coffee, protein bars, and wine are must haves. We’re ordering pizza for dinner. Minimal effort and clean up!

adulting

I can’t relax and read all day if my house isn’t clean. Friday night I plan on getting my house cleaned so I won’t have to do it on Saturday. I’m putting off grocery shopping and laundry until Sunday. My hubby will be fishing for most of the day, so I won’t have to worry about him. When he gets home, he’ll be glued to the TV watching college football. 😉  And Sunnie is excited to do all the reading with me. When she’s not reading, she’ll most likely want to watch a movie and these days she’s really great about playing independently.

books

I am a moody reader and really have no idea what I’m going to be reading on Saturday. I want to pick something fairly easy that I know I’ll be able to read quickly. If I could read one book cover to cover, that would be awesome. I am going to look at my TBR list the next two days and get a few books in mind. Maybe a novella to break things up. I have been trying to read books from my Creepy October TBR, but have only managed one (and one DNF). No matter how hard I try, I just can’t stick with any TBR list!

I took Sunnie to the library last night and she picked out a nice big stack of books to read! She’s just as excited to read Saturday and keeps asking me if it’s time for the readathon. I love it!

 

hAPPY READING, FRIENDS!

 

 

{Bout of Books 17} Wrap Up

Bout of Books

 

Considering what a busy week it was, I think I did pretty well! I had no expectations, and went into the week knowing I would only read if I had the time. I’m surprised I was able to finish two books and start a new one. I think it had everything to do with my book selection. I read Dark Matter in a few days because it was SO GOOD. Such a different book than what I would normally read, and I loved it. I started The One That Got Away, and it’s also really good. I didn’t want to put it down last night. This author is quickly becoming a favorite.

No challenges for me this time, but I did participate in one of the Twitter chats. Overall not a bad week!

I hope everyone had fun with BoB!

UPDATES

Friday – Sunday

Number of pages I’ve read this weekend: 404

Total # of pages read: 636

Books I read from: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch & The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase

Books I finished: The Widow by Fiona Barton and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

#todayinsixwords: everyone needs to read Dark Matter!

 

Wednesday & Thursday

Number of pages I’ve read today: nada. Too much going on and too tired.

 

tuesday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 132

Total # of pages read: 232

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Books I finished: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: really happy I finished a book!

monday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages read: 100

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: read more than I thought – yay!

 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

{Bout of Books 17} Day Two

Bout of Books

 

I finished a book! This week is going better than I had anticipated. I’m really excited to start reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch today.

UPDATES

tuesday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 132

Total # of pages read: 232

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Books I finished: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: really happy I finished a book!

monday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages read: 100

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: read more than I thought – yay!

 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

{Bout of Books 17} Day One

Bout of Books

 

I have time to do a quick update. Not participating in the challenges, but I did have fun participating in the Twitter chat last night! Those are always fun. And I got more reading done than I hoped, although I stayed up too late, and I’m paying for it right now. Gimme all the coffee.

UPDATES

monday

Number of pages I’ve read today: 100

Total # of pages read: 100

Books I read from today: The Widow by Fiona Barton

#todayinsixwords: read more than I thought – yay!

 

 

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team